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

Furnace Breakdown Checklist

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Let us set up the scene for you. Imagine it’s a chilly spring day as you and your family mind your own business while watching TV or reading your new favorite book—and all of a sudden it starts to get cold. Your heater isn’t turning on and there’s clearly something wrong since your thermostat is usually set at a much warmer temperature than this. Your family looks to you to figure out what’s going on and you’re starting to panic.

We’re not going to sugarcoat things. Furnaces do breakdown and sometimes it can be at the most inconvenient moment. However, the good news is that with a reliable contractor at your side for furnace repair in Wabash, IN, and some nifty tips, you could avoid the worst-case scenario.

Don’t panic, call us, and keep reading if you’re looking for help on your failed furnace.

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Is Your Furnace Making These Noises?

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Furnace repair isn’t a word that homeowners want to hear, especially not when cold temperatures are still hovering at freezing. Though, what many homeowners don’t like to think about is the fact that furnace repair in Plymouth, IN is the end of a long chain of issues that could already be plaguing your home. You might be dealing with the effects of a furnace problem and a repair could make your life much better!

Take noises, for instance. While a homeowner might be dreading their furnace making noises, the outcome of said noises might be worse than the repair cost.

That’s why today we’re going to go over some common furnace noises, what they could represent, and why furnace repair could make your life a whole lot easier when scheduled appropriately. Remember, the longer you wait to address one of these issues, the worse the problem could be!

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AFUE Ratings: Everything You Need to Know

Monday, February 17th, 2020

When it comes to furnaces, homeowners know the basic idea of how they work. A gas furnace burns fuel to create heat that transfers from a heat exchanger to the air duct system of your home. This heat is then distributed through your home, effectively heating your home and keeping each room to the temperature specification you set on your thermostat. Sounds simple enough, right?

Well, not exactly. Efficiency plays a huge part in how well your furnace is functioning. Having an inefficient furnace might function in a similar way to an efficient heating system, but you’ll have much more trouble being able to tell the difference. That’s why we’d like to talk about AFUE ratings, the surefire way to tell how efficient your gas furnace in Columbia City should be running, and the guideline for homeowners who are shopping for a new system. Having basic knowledge about AFUE ratings can give you a leg up when trying to figure out how much money you’ll spend on heating.

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Complete Furnace Rundown: What You Should Know

Monday, January 20th, 2020

You’d be surprised by how many homeowners there are that don’t really know how their furnaces work. While it might be convenient to think of your heater like a magic box that makes heat, it’s more complicated and more interesting than that. Gas furnaces are marvels of modern technology, being able to burn fuel using combustion to turn cold air into warm air, they’re hyper-efficient these days and tend to run very affordably as well.

That being said, when something goes wrong in your furnace or you’re worried about your home’s safety having a gas burner inside of it, it’s always a good idea to have a good idea about what a furnace does and how it works. So, when you need furnace repair in Wabash, IN, you’ll be able to help a professional pinpoint exactly where the issue is and know how relatively expensive that fix should be.

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The Importance of Replacing an Air Filter

Monday, January 6th, 2020

While you might have heard us mention replacing your furnace filter time and time again, we’re still addressing the fact that many homeowners don’t know their furnace even has a filter! This is incredibly important to us because we’re all about providing quality maintenance to make sure that your furnace lasts as long as possible. A happy, healthy, furnace means low heating bills and a comfortable home for many years to come.

Unfortunately, when a furnace’s air filter clogs, it can begin to stifle your heater—reducing the airflow into your system while adding stress on certain components. This means your system will start consuming more energy to complete the same heating task, and you’ll need heater repair in Columbia City sooner rather than later!

So, let’s go over the benefits of replacing your furnace filter. There are plenty of reasons not to ignore this vital piece of your heater.

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Holiday Season HVAC Savings Guide

Monday, December 9th, 2019

The holiday season is right around the corner! That means family, fun, food, and stress over how much money we’ll all be spending on everything. If you’re bombarded by your kids with what they all want for the holidays, the efficiency of your heating system is probably the last thing you want to hear about. Unless you’re coming up on a catastrophic heating repair that needs to be taken care of, you should focus on your holiday needs.

However, if you’ve got an aging furnace that you’d like to last through the season, why not let us help you avoid heating repair in Plymouth, IN? There are some tips that we could fill you in on, that could help reduce the overall cost of repairs, increase efficiency, and give you peace of mind knowing that your heater is in great shape to last out the rest of the season.

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Is Geothermal the Right Fit for Your Home?

Monday, November 25th, 2019

We haven’t written about geothermal heating in a while, and we’re sure that there are more curious customers out there than ever. So, for anyone that’s looking for the most environmentally friendly, reliable, and efficient heating system available on the market today, it’s time to look into geothermal in Plymouth, IN.

The one problem we find with geothermal heating is that most homeowners we talk to about it don’t know how it works at all. After all, it’s a complicated system! Heat pumps are not the simplest devices to get a grasp of, so it can be hard to tell consumers about the benefits of a system like this. So, buckle up and let us take you on a journey through the benefits of a geothermal heat pump, to see if this is a heating system that could be right for you and your home.

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Pesky Pilot Light Problems

Monday, November 11th, 2019

If you’ve got a gas furnace at home, chances are pretty good that you know what your pilot light is. For everyone else, the pilot light is the flame that is used to light the gas burners that eventually heat your home. The pilot light provides a pretty simple yet integral part of the heating process.

So why are we talking about it? Well, problems with your pilot light can mean your heating system comes to a screeching halt, which is absolutely unacceptable during some cold winter days. We’d like to go over some of the more common pilot light problems and the possible solutions for said problems. Obviously, if you’ve got a gas furnace in Plymouth, IN and you’re experiencing any sort of problem, we highly recommend calling our team for specialized furnace care.

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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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Furnace FAQ: Maintaining Your Furnace

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Maintaining a furnace isn’t fun and games, but it requires a little bit of vigilance to avoid any catastrophic problems. Homeowners like to turn the light on in their basements, check on their furnace in Plymouth, IN and forget about it for another year—but we can tell you from experience, that’s not a good idea. Gas furnaces are intense pieces of machinery that require precision maintenance in order to function properly. Not only that, but an issue with a gas-powered heating system could be terrible, like the leaking of carbon monoxide or increased risk for fire.

That’s where we come in! We’d like to give you a few tips that can increase the lifespan of your heater and keep your home safe from any unwanted gas leaks. With this checklist and the help of a friendly HVAC professional, you can go back to forgetting about your furnace until next year.

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