April 2nd, 2018
Even the best furnaces from the most trusted manufacturers in the industry are not going to function with 100% reliability. Furnaces are, like all other heaters, mechanical systems. They suffer wear and tear that will cause problems down the road, even when a routine maintenance schedule is adhered to. Routine maintenance is certainly the best way in which to avoid the need for furnace repair in Cincinnati, OH, but problems are still a matter of when, and not if.
While the majority of heating maintenance tasks do need to be handled by trained professionals exclusively, there is actually one item that you can check off the list yourself. That is changing the air filter in your furnace. Yes, your maintenance technician will do this when tuning up your system. However, this is something that really has to happen more than once a year, so that won’t really cut it. These filters are cheap and easy to replace, so don’t let a dirty filter cause problems for your system.
March 19th, 2018
It’s always a good idea to replace an older heating system as soon as you learn a repair is no longer an option. You might think it makes sense to wait until next winter or until the system breaks down altogether, but this is not ideal. You might end up rushing to find a good system, which can result in a shoddy installation, or you may have to deal with a complete heating system breakdown when you need it most!
We’re here to help you learn the basics of efficient heating installations, so that you can start on the process ASAP and know where to begin when you call local technicians. When you need a new heating system in Middletown, OH, you have a lot of options, but our recommendations for efficiency are listed below.
March 5th, 2018
You assumed you had a few good years left with your heating system, but it’s suddenly showing signs that it’s giving out. Unfortunately, you may have to replace it, but you want to know…what went wrong?
It’s not always an easy answer. But we give you a general idea of what could be amiss with your furnace in today’s guide.
February 19th, 2018
With all of these storms lately, you’re probably spending a lot of time indoors with the heater on. Your heating system is a great comfort—at least until you get your monthly bill. We know that heating your home can cost quite a bit, but there are some simple things you can do to lower those bills without so much shivering.
Think the only way to save money on heating is to shut off your system altogether? Sure, this is an easy step to take, but the advice we have below isn’t that much more difficult. Here are 4 easy ways to keep bills low without missing out on comfort.
February 5th, 2018
During a winter storm, many homes in our area are left without power. While there are certainly ways to cope with the lack of lighting, there’s one system you cannot go long without: the furnace. However, if you have a gas furnace, you might not worry too much about this possibility. After all, the natural gas line is not affected by a power outage, right?
While it’s true that you should still have natural gas coming to your home during a regular power outage, that does not mean all gas appliances will still work. Unfortunately, most furnaces will not work in the event of a power outage in your home, and we explain why (and what you can do) in today’s guide.
January 22nd, 2018
Here is a common scenario that happens in the modern home. You notice that the heater has not cycled on in quite some time. The air is getting chilly, so you go to the thermostat. You try turning it a few degrees warmer, but nothing happens. You call out to your spouse, or say to yourself, “I think the thermostat is busted!”
As heating technicians, our jobs would be a lot easier if the thermostat really was the source of most heating system breakdowns. While this is rarely the case, it is possible that your thermostat is at fault for your low heating or complete system shutdown. Read on to learn when this is the case, when you can solve the problem on your own, and why you may have to call in our expert technicians.
January 8th, 2018
Every forced-air heating system, like a furnace, has a filter (or it should). When you run your heater, it first sucks in air from around the home and then heats it before blowing air back out to the rooms. Any dust or debris in the air could get sucked in and forced out with it, but the furnace helps to prevent this and protect your heater from damage that could be caused by that incoming debris.
However, this doesn’t mean that air coming out of the vents is always healthy. With winter comes viruses, bacteria, and other potential causes of illness that are airborne, so you should consider taking additional steps to protect your indoor air quality. Here are our suggestions.
December 25th, 2017
The hum of your heating system as it starts its cycle as usual is, of course, nothing to be alarmed about. You know the normal noises your heating system makes, which means you know when something is off. Typically, a sound from your heating system may not mean that your system is in any immediate danger, but it often still means you should call in technicians ASAP.
Want to know what those noises really mean? Check out our guide to some common sounds below, but be sure to reach out to your local technicians for boiler or furnace repair the moment you notice a problem!
December 11th, 2017
As winter draws near, there are a lot of things to concern yourself with around the house. Winterizing the home means covering windows, filling up air leaks and tackling drafts, packing up the garden hose and winterizing the outdoor faucets, and insulating wherever you can. It means checking the storm drains again, inspecting the fireplace and chimney, and digging winter décor and blankets out of storage.
But perhaps the simplest step, you may think, is to switch that thermostat over to heating mode and turn up the temperature. Well, experts say there’s more to it than that. With all the work you have this winter, let’s not forget about home safety, first and foremost—particularly when it comes to a furnace that runs on natural gas.
November 27th, 2017
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems may not be the simplest of systems in a home, but you know enough to get by. You know how to use your thermostat—for the most part—and how to save some energy while you use it. For example, you should shut the vents in a room you’re not using so you don’t waste it…right? Most HVAC experts would tell you that one’s not quite right.
Homeowners mean well, but many of the things they think they believe about air conditioning and heating systems are just common misconceptions. We want to help clear up the idea of closing up vents and other common myths in today’s guide.