The Many Ways a Heat Pump System can Help You This Winter

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Looking for a brand new heating system in the middle of winter would be a pretty desperate move elsewhere in the country. Fortunately, in Florida the weather is forgiving enough that it’s usually not a big deal. Still, you probably don’t want to be without heat in your home for too long. Before you rush to install the same kind of system you had before, though, you should consider the advantages of some of the other options on the market. Like, for example, a heat pump system. (more…)

Thermostat Options You Should Look into When Upgrading

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Over the course of the year, you probably handle your thermostat pretty often. For all that you rely on this part of your HVAC system, however, how well do you think it serves you? The thermostat is arguably the most important part of any heating or air conditioning system. Without it, your climate control systems wouldn’t really be able to function at all. So if you’re looking for a new thermostat to install, it’s important that you find a type that properly meets your needs. There are a lot of different thermostat types available on the market, but there are a couple more common varieties that you should be especially aware of. (more…)

What Short Cycling Can Do to Your Furnace

Monday, January 16th, 2017

You should be keeping close watch on your furnace during the winter season, as it’s the most stressful time of year for the system. More demand on the furnace means more wear and tear, which means a greater likelihood for problems to develop. One of the biggest warning signs that you need to call for repairs is if your furnace turns itself on and off every few minutes during operation. That’s called short cycling, and if you’re not careful it could destroy your system. (more…)

Watch for These Furnace Issues

Monday, December 26th, 2016

You’re probably using your furnace quite a lot to keep warm these days, which is all well and good. However, it also means more wear and tear on the system, which is something you shouldn’t ignore. More wear and tear means a greater chance of problems occurring, so you should keep an eye out for some signs that your furnace is in trouble. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your furnace is in need of repair. (more…)

Furnace Noises, And What They Mean

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Furnace problems are quite common, especially during the winter when there’s more strain on the system. If you want to limit the damage to your furnace as much as possible, the best thing you can do is to watch for any early warning signs that may indicate an issue with the system. One of the best ways to do that is by listening for any strange noises that may be coming from the furnace. Read on for an outline of some of the more common noises that indicate a problem. (more…)

How an Improperly Sized Furnace Costs You

Monday, November 14th, 2016

In our culture, the phrase “bigger is better” has a lot of sway. This holds true when it comes to furnace installations, as well. A lot of people tend to install the biggest furnace they can fit in their homes, and assume that’s the best thing for them. This isn’t true. Both oversized and undersized furnaces can have substantially negative effects. Let’s take a look at some of those effects below. (more…)

Why You Should Replace Your Thermostat This Fall

Monday, November 7th, 2016

If a climate control system gets worn down to the point where it can’t properly do its job anymore, most homeowners are pretty good about replacing it on time. The same can’t be said for thermostats. Though the thermostat serves a vital role in both heating and cooling, it is often neglected until it permanently breaks down. Things should never get that bad before you take action. Let’s take a look at why you should replace your thermostat this fall. (more…)

When to Replace Your Furnace

Monday, October 31st, 2016

We haven’t quite hit the cold season yet, though the rest of the country is certainly starting to feel it. Now is the time to make sure that your home is ready for when the temperature starts to drop. If your furnace isn’t up to keeping you warm and comfortable over the next several months, it’s a wise idea to replace it now. Better to make sure that you have a new furnace to rely on for winter rather than to have your current one break down in the middle of a cold month. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new furnace. (more…)

Is Ductless Ice a Bad Thing?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

As we get deeper into winter, you may start to notice ice forming on the outside part of your ductless system. This isn’t necessarily something to be concerned about, but it can be under the right circumstances. Let’s take a look at where ductless ice comes from, when it can be dangerous to the system, and when to do something about it. (more…)

Make Sure Any New Heating System Is the Right Size

Monday, October 10th, 2016

We have a few weeks left before it gets cold enough to use a heating system on a regular basis. However, plenty of people are shopping for new heating systems now, so they don’t have to go without a heating system for any length of time when it does start to get cold. It can be tempting to just go for the biggest heating system you can fit into your house, but that may actually do more harm than good. Read on to find out why it’s so important to make sure that your heating system is the right size. (more…)