Why Is My Heat Pump Not Heating Properly?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

It’s never pleasant to turn on your heat pump, expecting heat, only to be greeted with a flow of cool air instead. It does sometimes happen, however. If your heat pump isn’t putting out enough heat, there are a couple of possible reasons why. Let’s take a look at what problems can cause a loss of heat output, and when to call for repairs. (more…)

Things to Check Before Calling for Heating Repair

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Most of the problems that can occur with your heating system will require professional services to fix. However, there are still a couple of things that you can do before calling for heating repairs. You may not be able to fix the problem yourself, but you can help identify the area that requires attention. Who knows, it may be that the “problem” isn’t really a repair issue at all. Read on for things to check before you call for heating repair. (more…)

What Happens if Your Furnace Is the Wrong Size

Monday, February 15th, 2016

There are a ton of different factors that come into play when deciding on a new furnace, and most of them are given the consideration they deserve. Efficiency ratings, fuel types, and the like are all carefully evaluated by homeowners looking for a new furnace system.

One factor that isn’t given nearly enough consideration, however, is size. Just picking any furnace that can physically fit into the designated space can result in all sorts of problems later on. Let’s take a look at what happens when your furnace is too large or too small. (more…)

Signs That You Need to Replace Your Ductless Heater

Monday, February 8th, 2016

How long a ductless heating system lives is dependent on a number of different factors, like location, repairs, maintenance, and sheer dumb luck. If you schedule annual maintenance for your system, and call for repairs as soon as you notice a problem, your system has a much better chance of living a long life. Nothing lasts forever, though. Sooner or later, you will need to replace your ductless heating system. Read on to find out more about the signs that you need a new ductless heating system. (more…)

Which Furnace Is Better: Gas or Electric?

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Furnaces are by far the most popular home heating system type in the country. They’re affordable, effective, and can operate in a wide variety of different situations. However, furnaces are not a single monolithic type. There are actually many different kinds of furnaces, with the two most popular being gas and electric. Homeowners often ask us which furnace type is objectively “better” than the other. The truth is that the furnace type that serves you best will depend entirely on your individual situation. Read on for some of the pros and cons of each furnace type. (more…)