Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

Why Is My Furnace Making a Strange Noise?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

We can’t all be furnace experts, but it doesn’t take an expert to spot the signs that something’s wrong with yours. Furthermore, now is the time to keep an extra close eye on your furnace, since we’re reaching the end of heating season here in Madisonville, TX. That’s usually the time when trouble arises, since your heater has likely been running most days since winter began. The easiest way to spot signs that something’s wrong is to listen for a strange noise coming from your furnace: anything out of the ordinary suggests a problem that needs fixing. The minute you hear such a noise, shut off your heater and summon a repair service. (more…)

Late Winter Heating Repair Issues

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

We’re coming to the tail end of winter here in Huntsville, TX, with a few more weeks of cold weather followed by the beginnings of spring. Your heating system has likely seen regular use for several months. Now is usually the time when repair calls to our offices start to spike, as all that use leads to problems that can’t wait until spring. A timely maintenance session can help catch potential repair issues before they shut your furnace down, but you should also look for any late winter heating repair issues that may crop up. Here’s a list of a few of them for you to consider. (more…)

How to Detect a Cracked Heat Exchanger in Your Furnace

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Between the burners in your furnace that create the heat and that air that needs to be warmed before being blown into your home, sit the heat exchangers: shaped metal designed to transfer the heat into the air while removing the toxic exhaust from the burning gas in the process. It’s an effective system that makes forced-air furnaces one of the staples for heating in Huntsville, TX. Heat exchangers don’t normally have moving parts, but the shifts in temperature that come with running the furnace can cause stress on the metal, and over time it could result in cracks or similar damage. A cracked heat exchanger is a big problem because it reduces efficiency in your furnace, and in some cases may leak dangerous exhaust gasses into your home. Here’s a few ways to detect a cracked heat exchanger in your furnace. If you notice these signs, shut off the furnace and call a repair service right away. (more…)

Make Your HVAC System Happy in 2016

Monday, December 28th, 2015

The new year is here, and with it comes the chance to reflect and make new resolutions for the next twelve months. Most of us think in terms of personal improvement, such as exercising more or watching what we eat. But the same principles can apply to your home, and your HVAC system in particular, which is seeing a lot of use here in Huntsville, TX this winter. A few new habits starting this January 1 can make a huge difference in your system and your household in general. (more…)

Is Ductless Heating Right for Me?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

We’ve officially hit fall here in Huntsville, TX and that means winter won’t be far behind. If you’re looking at installing a new heating system, now is the time to pull the trigger on it. But as you make your deliberations, you might want to consider a ductless heating system over the more traditional centralized models that rely on a system of ducts spreading out through the attic and crawlspaces of your home. Ductless heating won’t work for every home and if your ducted system is working well for you, there’s no reason to switch. But ductless heating can solve a number of problems, and if a ducted system can’t work or is causing problems, you owe it to yourself to ask if the system is right for you. (more…)

Causes of Low Air Flow with Your Heater

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Huntsville, TX residents are getting a taste of cool weather these days, and with that comes an increased reliance on your heating system. When problems arise, they can affect your whole household, and this is the wrong time of year to go without an adequately heated home. Among the most common issues heaters can experience is low air flow, which prevent the heat generated by the furnace from getting to your home. Not only does it force your furnace to work harder to do its job – increasing your monthly bills and the overall strain on the system – but it can leave heated air in the furnace too long, threatening to overheat the system and resulting in a total shutdown. A good technician can identify and correct the causes of low air flow with your heater, but it helps if you have at least some idea of what might be behind it all. Here are a pair of them for you to consider. (more…)

What is the Best Type of Heater for Me?

Monday, October 26th, 2015

If you’re looking at installing a new heating system in your home, there are a number of options to choose from. Most people are accustomed to standard forced-air furnaces, which heat the air with burners and then blow it into your home via a system of ducts. They’re reliable and easy to use, and remain a staple in numerous homes in the Huntsville, TX area. But they’re not the only options out there, nor are they necessarily the best fit for your household. Depending upon what you have in mind, you may find a number of other heating systems that work better for you and your circumstances. “What is the best type of heater for me?” you ask. We’ve prepared a brief list of possible options. (more…)

Things to Consider When Installing a New Heater

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Now that fall has arrived in Huntsville, TX, it’s probably a good idea for homeowners to take stock of their heating system and decide if they need a new one. If they do, then now is the perfect time for it. You can select a good system and have it installed well before the temperatures get too low, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of a heater throughout the winter. As you make your decision, however, you should keep a few pertinent details in mind in order to select the best possible heater for your circumstances. A trained technician can provide more detailed advice based on your specific needs, but here are a few general guidelines to help. (more…)

What Should I Expect from a Heating Maintenance Session?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

We’ve officially entered the fall, and in Huntsville TX, that means your air conditioner will be seeing less and less use, and your heater will be seeing more and more. Before the temperature drops too far, you should schedule a routine maintenance session for your heating system with a trained technician. Maintenance sessions are designed to address the countless little problems that develop over the normal use of your system. They will help your heater perform more efficiently – saving you money in lower monthly bills – and if larger repairs are needed, the technician can spot them and schedule a formal session before you need to use your heater every day. “What should I expect from a heating maintenance session?” you ask. Here’s a brief outline below. (more…)

3 Reasons to Get Your Heater Serviced Now

Monday, July 27th, 2015

We know what you’re thinking. “Heater service? Now? We live in Huntsville, TX! It’s so hot we can fry an egg on the sidewalk! We need air conditioning, not heating!” You’d be 100% right and to be sure, now is the time for keeping your air conditioner in peak shape. But summer will give way to fall before you know it, and while our winters don’t get nearly as cold as they do in other parts of the country, we still need our heaters to function the way they should. Here are 3 reasons to get your heater serviced now instead of having to wait. (more…)