Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

Boiler Kettling: What It Means for You

Monday, October 28th, 2019

We all love those Saturday mornings when we wake up smelling the savory smell of bacon, or the frying of buttermilk pancakes, while the tea kettle begins to rumble with anticipation. Except what if that rumbling wasn’t actually coming from your kettle? That’s a great way to turn a wonderful morning into a moment of panic!

Kettling is not something to joke about. In fact, a boiler kettling can be a clear signal that there is a buildup of pressure in the heat exchanger. We’ll get into more of the specifics later, but we’d like to start with imploring you to hire a professional technician for boiler service in Wabash, IN if you’re noticing a whistling noise to come from your boiler. Many homeowners operate under the assumption that a boiler should be making a whistling noise, or that this kind of noise is just natural. That’s entirely not the case.

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3 Signs That Point to a Heater in Disrepair

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Our slogan—a company you’ve grown to trust—means that we’re here to tell you the truth no matter what that means for our business. Many contractors like to string homeowners along by telling them their heater is failing in order to sell a brand-new unit, but they don’t often like to talk about why. Today, we’re going to be honest with you and talk a little bit about some signs that signal a dire need for heater repair in Etna Green.

Most importantly, we’re going to talk about why these signs can be bad news. We don’t just want you to take our word for it. Take a good hard look at your heater with the information we give you, so you’ve got a clear idea of what’s wrong with it. This can make our job easier when you give us a call for some repairs or a replacement.

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Heating Services for the End of Winter

Monday, April 1st, 2019

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Winter is technically over now that it’s the first week of April. But winter isn’t really over until the weather outside says it is, and we can expect cool temperatures and a few cold days ahead before the spring starts to steadily warm up. As you get ready for the change in seasons, take some time to see if you need any heater service in Columbia City, IN. This may sound a bit strange, but trust us that a few precautions are worthwhile when it comes to your future heating needs.

Below are a few services you might need to schedule for your heating before the cold weather goes on vacation for the middle of the year.

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Why Your Furnace Is Tripping the Circuit Breaker

Monday, March 18th, 2019

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This time of year can be a troublesome one for home heating systems like furnaces. The major cold weather is almost over, but furnaces have run for so many months that they’re more likely to encounter trouble at this point. We can’t emphasize this enough: no matter when you notice trouble with your furnace, or how deep into spring you notice it, always schedule furnace repair in Plymouth, IN right away. Delaying on repairs or letting them wait until fall can mean a worse repair—or a furnace that breaks down right when you need it.

We’re going to look at a specific furnace problem you might run into this time of year, and it’s one you shouldn’t ignore—when the furnace causes a circuit breaker to trip when it comes. Please don’t keep resetting your breaker if this problem is happening! Something is overloading the circuit and it needs to be dealt with.

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How Serious Is Your Boiler Breakdown?

Monday, March 4th, 2019

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A boiler is a great way to enjoy indoor comfort on even the coldest days. But when a boiler stops working—well, it’s just as miserable as when any other home heater stops working. Your first instinct may be to call for heating repair in Syracuse, IN from our HVAC professionals. That’s a great instinct to have because it’s much better and safer than trying to fix the boiler yourself or allowing an amateur to take a run at it.

However, it’s always a good idea to make a few checks on the system that don’t involve using tools or anything extreme. A boiler may have stopped working for a simple reason you can remedy. Before you call for a technician, here are a few things to consider to see if you have a serious boiler breakdown.

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There’s a Burning Odor From My Furnace—What’s Wrong?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

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We understand that any burning odor in a house is a concern. If your electric or gas furnace starts to give off some type of acrid odors (electric, plastic, gunpowder), you’ll want to know what’s going on and if it’s dangerous.

The good news is that the majority of burning odors from a furnace don’t present immediate dangers to your household health. However, they can mean the furnace is on the verge of failure. When you’re worried about furnace odors, shut the system off and then call our technicians for heating repair in Bluffton, IN and elsewhere in North Central Indiana.

We’ve listed some of the reasons you may smell burning odors from your furnace.

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5 Warnings Your Heater Is About to Break Down

Monday, November 26th, 2018

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You’ve got your home heating system running, ready to settle into the routine that will last until spring. If you’ve taken good care of the heater and remembered to schedule regular maintenance for it through our HomeSavers Club, you have every reason to believe the system will get through the coming season without trouble.

But there is no such thing as a heater that’s 100% free from malfunctions. No matter the planning, no matter the care, the heater in your home might fail during the coming months. It may give no warning, but this is rare. As a heater veers for a breakdown, it usually gives off warning signs. If you catch these warnings, you can call an HVAC contractor in Plymouth, IN to come to rescue the system with repair or even a replacement in extreme cases.

Below are five of the common warning signs of a heater close to failing.

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We Know It’s Warm—But It’s Time to Prepare for the Cold

Monday, September 17th, 2018

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Why, oh why would we choose this time, when the weather is often a wonderful 72°F, to talk about heating your home?

Sorry, we don’t mean to intrude, but September and October are the months of the year to start preparing for winter weather. One of the critical prep jobs you can have done easily during these final warm days a maintenance inspection and tune-up for your heater. You can schedule this vital heating maintenance in Syracuse, IN with our team: just sign up for our HomeSavers Club. You’ll have the heating help you need—as well as the cooling help when spring comes.

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Did Your Furnace Need Repairs When You Shut It Off Before Summer?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

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If you’re wondering why we’re asking the question in the title, it’s because at Collier’s we’re preparing for the change in seasons, and we want to make sure our customers are getting ready as well. A furnace that has lingering repair needs from the previous year can cause serious troubles when the first cold weather arrives and the heater has to fire up.

We strongly recommend you get ahead of any problems with your heating system by calling us for furnace repair in Plymouth, IN. The weather may still be warm outside but trust us: the best time to have a furnace fixed is when you don’t need it working.

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Winter Isn’t Done Yet! Watch for Furnace Issues

Monday, February 19th, 2018

woman-shivering-in-winterPast mid-February isn’t the end of winter, even with March around the corner. March is a notoriously unpredictable month—so much so people can’t even keep straight whether the saying is “March enters like a lamb and leaves like a lion” or “March enters like a lion and leaves like a lamb.”

So even with some occasionally warmer days popping up in the future, you shouldn’t let slide the care of your home’s furnace. If you think you need furnace repair in Plymouth, IN or elsewhere in our service area, don’t hesitate to call. You never know how much longer you need to your furnace working.

Here’s some of the warnings to look for that will tell you to call for our help to repair your furnace.

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