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

Prioritize Your Air Conditioning Needs

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Have you ever read a self-help book or one of those step-by-step guides written by famous sports players or movie celebrities? There’s a lot of talk about priorities, and setting clear goals that are bound to make a measurable difference in your life. We’re not experts on life coaching, so we’re not going to tell people how to structure or organize their lives. But we are experts on HVAC technology, and we can give some tips that can help you organize the priorities of comfort!

That’s right, comfort is a priority, and we believe that customers should have access to cooling systems that keep them comfy and happy for a minimal cost. If you’re wondering how much care you should give to your air conditioning in Warsaw, IN, then this is the blog for you. Let’s prioritize your air conditioning needs point by point!

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Reasons to Consider In-Floor Radiant Heating for a Home

Monday, February 4th, 2019

in-floor-heating-installationRadiant heating is a general term for heating systems that work by heating up an object in a living space so it sends out heat waves. Boiler systems are the most common type of radiant heating, and they often work through radiators and baseboard heaters.

But an increasingly popular option for radiant heating systems is in-floor radiant heating. The boiler sends heated water through a series of pipes set into a sub-floor, so the floor itself heats up and sends warmth into a room. If you are currently considering choices for heating a new house, we recommend you take a look at some of the benefits of in-floor rating heating in Warsaw, IN.

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Can You Explain What a Pellet Stove Is?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

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Many homeowners are unsure about the differences between fireplaces, wood stoves, and pellet stoves. To put it simply, a pellet stove is a type of wood stove. The “pellets” are just compact wooden pieces, like extra wood energy pressed into a smaller space. Typically, wood and pellet stoves are great alternatives for homeowners whose homes lack the space for a full fireplace and masonry chimney, or for homeowners who do not wish to go through the extensive remodeling necessary for to put in a full fireplace and chimney. Wood stoves work as space heaters, sending out heat both from the flames and radiating from their heated sides, making them helpful for added winter warmth.

If you are considering a wood or pellet stove for your house, it is best to contact a local professional to help you make the right choice to match your specific needs. Collier’s Heating and Air Conditioning offers fireplace services. There are many advantages and some disadvantages to owning a pellet stove, so it is best to be aware before you make any decisions. Below, we explain both the benefits and potential drawbacks of a pellet stove.

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Failed Furnace—Might Be Time for a High-Efficiency Unit!

Monday, November 12th, 2018

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If your home’s furnace fails, it’s best to have it fail now, before the serious cold of winter arrives. Or maybe you discovered the furnace trouble before it failed thanks to regular maintenance through our HomeSavers program and you know you have to replace the furnace in time for the chill of December.

No matter the situation, if you’re ready to schedule furnace installation in Warsaw, IN, we recommend you consider installing a high-efficiency furnace.

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Can a Geothermal System Really Keep My House Warm in Winter?

Monday, October 15th, 2018

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We may not get brutal Alaskan winters here in North Central Indiana, but when temperatures are down in the 20s, you’ll need to have a dependable and powerful heating system to keep your home livable. A gas furnace is a reliable standby for home heating, but boilers are also common and can deliver a similar amount of heating power.

What about a geothermal system? If you’ve considered the installation of a geothermal heat pump for your home, are you holding back because you aren’t certain if the heat from a geothermal system will be enough for winter comfort? It’s a logical question to ask, and you’ve come to the right people for answers. We’re local experts in geothermal HVAC in Warsaw, IN. In fact, we were one of the first contractors in the area to offer geothermal services to homes. We have the experience with geothermal heat pumps to answer any concerns you may have—and then help you with installation if you decide to geothermal is the best way forward.

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How Do Solar Panels Work at Night and on Cloudy Days?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

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Concern about cloudy and overcast days—not to mention nighttime—cutting into the power of solar panels is one of the biggest reasons why potential customers for solar energy systems sometimes back away from the purchase. Solar panels aren’t necessarily new technology, but their residential use is new to many, and so people are often unfamiliar with how these panels work. These misunderstandings often mean that homes that would benefit tremendously from them don’t end up getting them.

We’d like to shed some light on this “cloudy/night” misunderstanding and help you better see how solar panel installation can help your home. To find out more about solar energy systems in Warsaw, IN or to schedule solar panel installation, just reach out to Collier’s.

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We Offer RV Propane Fill-Ups!

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

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Collier’s is proud to offer many different heating and cooling services throughout Northern Indiana. We not only install, repair, and service furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, and geothermal and solar energy systems, we also run the Fireplace Shoppe to take care of full fireplace needs.

But you may not know of another service we offer: propane fill-ups for RVs in Warsaw, IN! If you’re looking to have the propane tanks for your RV or trailed filled up, stop by our convenient location, right off Lake City Highway (Highway 30) at 2499 East Winona Ave.

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Ways to Tell You Need Geothermal Repairs

Monday, July 9th, 2018

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We’re big proponents of using geothermal heat pumps to supply homes with their year-round comfort. Heat pumps, in general, are excellent comfort systems, and when a house has a heat pump that uses the stable energy of the earth as its source of heat transfer, it makes for an energy-efficient and reliable system. No matter the temperature outdoors, the heat pump always has the energy it needs. Geothermal heat pumps also benefit the environment and can last for decades without needing replacements for the underground loops.

A geothermal heat pump will need repairs at some point, however, no matter how well it’s cared for. If you’re the happy owner of a heat pump, it’s good planning to know the signs that it’s time for repairs. That way you’ll stay a happy owner. Here are some tips about spotting a need for repairs from our experts in geothermal heating and cooling in Warsaw, IN.

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When Does the Refrigerant in the AC Need to Be Topped Off?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

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Here’s a question we often hear from homeowners who want to be sure they’re air conditioning systems work at their best: “When will I need to have the refrigerant in the AC topped off?”

The answer is: “Hopefully, never.” If an air conditioning system doesn’t suffer from problems with refrigerant leaks, it won’t ever need to have any additional refrigerant put into it. Adding refrigerant isn’t a maintenance task, but a repair issue. We’ll go into more details below.

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Why We Recommend Solar Attic Fans

Monday, May 28th, 2018

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When people hear about attic fans, they’re sometimes confused. After all, who spends much time up in the attic? It’s stuffy and gets far too hot!

But that the attic is too hot is the reason for having attic fans, as we’ll explain. And if you decide to have attic fans installed, the type we recommend is solar attic fans, and we’ll explain that as well.

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