Wall Heating and Air Blog:
Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Tips for Boosting Heating Efficiency at the End of the Season

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

vent-low-on-wallWhen it comes to the weather we’re used to, our recent temperatures have been relatively cold! As such, our heaters are getting quite the workout. Hopefully, you had maintenance done this past fall, to ensure that your system works as efficiently and effectively as possible. This is the #1 way to maintain heating efficiency, actually, by scheduling tune-ups once a year if you have a furnace or boiler and twice a year if you have a heat pump system.

But maintenance isn’t the only way to improve efficiency, and subsequently save money! In fact, there are a number of things you can do to boost efficiency that don’t cost you any money at all. Read on to learn what they are.

Continue Reading

Should You Worry about a Dirty Air Filter in Your Furnace?

Monday, February 8th, 2021

man-holding-air-filterThe short answer to this is, “yes.”

No, it’s not going to make your furnace explode or anything, but a dirty air filter will certainly have a negative impact on the furnace’s performance and your overall comfort.

Many homeowners think that a dirty air filter is a problem because of their indoor air quality. This is due to a pretty common misconception—that the furnace air filter is in place to protect the indoor air quality. It’s actual purpose is something completely different.

Sure, your furnace air filter won’t hurt your indoor air quality, but their intended purpose is actually to protect the interior components of your air conditioner and heating system. Read on to learn more, and to learn how a dirty air filter will impact your home and its comfort, including the life of your furnace.

Continue Reading

“Should I Have My Furnace Installed in the Attic?”

Monday, January 25th, 2021

ductwork-in-atticWhen it comes to getting an HVAC system installed, it makes sense that you want to save as much space as possible. This is especially true in the case of a furnace, in our climate—where you’re not going to need the system for the majority of the year. For this reason, many homeowners opt to have their furnace installed in their attic, but should they?

Typically, furnace installations occur in basements or garages if a basement is not available. Of course, either way, taking up too much space can be a huge inconvenience. So, attic installations have become more common. Read on as we uncover why, or why not it’s a good idea to have a furnace installed in your attic.

Continue Reading

What Steps Do We Go Through During Heating Maintenance?

Monday, January 11th, 2021

checklist-with-red-markerHaving your climate control systems routinely maintained is important for efficiency, longevity, and your overall home comfort during the winter. True, we may not have as bone-chillingly cold winters as other areas of the country, but they still pack quite the punch in comparison to our summers. And so, we need high-quality heating systems in place. This is only possible with maintenance.

Before we go any further with this blog post, we really want to stress the importance of professional maintenance. Maintenance tasks aren’t something that any homeowner can do. We have the training and expertise necessary, as well as the proper licensing to get it done. But what actually happens during a routine heating maintenance appointment? Read on to find out!

Continue Reading

3 Reasons Not To Wait on Those Heating Repairs

Monday, December 14th, 2020

clockIf there’s any year we don’t want to deal with one more thing going wrong, it’s 2020 right? So if your heater is showing signs that it needs to be repaired, it may be really tempting to ignore it. After all, your heater is a sturdy piece of equipment—it will be fine, right?

Well, while a well-maintained heater will certainly give you reliable service, no heater is indestructible. Sooner or later, you’re going to experience an issue or to with your heater, and when this occurs the best thing you can do for that heater is schedule professional repairs ASAP. Yes, dealing with a heater problem can be a hassle, and it’s hardly ever “convenient” for your budget or schedule. But waiting too long can lead to bigger repair needs and more expensive repair costs.

We want you to be as comfortable as possible as we head into winter. True, we may not have the chilly and snowy weather of our neighbors up north, but our winters are nothing to sneeze at. Get your repairs done as soon as you can, for these 3 reasons:

Continue Reading

Tips for Boosting Your Heater Efficiency This Year

Monday, November 30th, 2020

woman-huddled-up-looking-coldWe may not be ready to admit it, but wintertime is right around the corner. True, we don’t get the frigid cold temperatures that households in other parts of the country do. But our winters are still chilly by our regards, right? And each of us wants a fully functional, affordable heating system in our homes to get us through.

Your heater might be reliable. It might be effective, but are you using it as efficiently as possible? If not, it’s very likely that you’re paying way more than you should to actually use it. Our heating seasons may seem relatively brief, but that’s even more of a reason not to overpay for wintertime comfort. Read on as we uncover some ways you can boost your heating efficiency this year.

Continue Reading

Don’t Ignore These Furnace Sounds

Monday, November 16th, 2020

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenThere are certain noises that after a while, are fairly easy to “tune-out.” If you live on a busy street, for example, you may get used to the noise of cars whizzing by and the honking of horns. What you should never get used to though, are noises coming from your furnace that you’ve never heard before.

The reason for this is because those noises are a very clear indicator that something is amiss with your furnace, and you need to pay attention. By calling our technicians as soon as you notice something is up, you can help make sure that your furnace operates as it should and is able to provide you with efficient and effective heating throughout the years.

Not only this, but managing furnace problems ASAP protects the safety of your household. This isn’t to say, of course, that furnaces are dangerous by nature. But when you don’t care for yours properly, then it can become dangerous. We’ve uncovered below some of the noises you should always pay attention to when it comes to your furnace.

Continue Reading

Troubleshooting a Failed Furnace

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

furnace-with-pipesWhen your gas furnace doesn’t come on during a cold winter day, that’s a problem. It may be a big problem. Or it could be a small oversight. You can depend on our expert technicians for the HVAC service in Lawrenceville, GA to restore your furnace to working condition. But before you call us, there are a few basic troubleshooting steps to go through to make sure you don’t have a minor issue you can correct yourself.

Please note: we’re not advocating for you to attempt a “do-it-yourself” furnace repair! Troubleshooting doesn’t involve getting out the toolkit and opening the furnace panel. Don’t go beyond the simple steps listed below to see what’s wrong with your furnace. You only want experienced pros like us to service a gas-powered heating system. We’re licensed and insured, so you can expect the best and safest repair help from us.

Continue Reading

Why You Should Worry If Your Heater Has a Cracked Heat Exchanger

Monday, October 19th, 2020

furnace-burnersGas-powered furnaces are not inherently dangerous appliances. This is something we want to clarify right away! We aren’t looking to panic you just because you choose to heat your home with a gas-powered furnace. But like any other powerful appliance in your home that uses gas, hazards can happen if it’s not well cared for.

When a gas-powered system isn’t well cared for, you risk one component failure in particular you never want to have—a cracked heat exchanger. This is most likely to happen with an aging heater (10-15 years old or older). For this reason we recommend looking into a replacement once your furnace has reached about a decade. Routine maintenance will help you avoid this problem, but it’s still a problem you should be aware of.

Continue Reading

How to Prep Your Heater for Cooler Weather

Monday, October 5th, 2020

tech-inspecting-furnaceFall is officially here and even though our temperatures haven’t quite cooled down enough for consistent heater use, now is the time to think about whether or not you’re well prepared for when temperatures do drop. Fortunately, you have plenty of time to arrange for routine maintenance for your residential heater. This is a job that requires the professional touch of trained and experienced HVAC professionals, which is what we are here for!

Don’t delay scheduling your heating maintenance inspection and tune-up–make sure your heating system is ready to go when the drop in temperatures does occur, no matter how brief or mild our winters may be in comparison to other parts of the country. Read on to learn more about this service.

Continue Reading