Wall Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

These Odd Furnace Noises Are a Warning!

Monday, January 8th, 2024

Your furnace will always make some amount of noise. But that noise should be consistent and unsurprising. Basically, you should just hear the usual whoosh and hum. What if your furnace is making other noises? Since your furnace has limited means of communication, you should take any odd noises as a signal: your furnace needs repair! Here’s what the sounds might mean.

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Can I Perform Any Repairs on My Furnace on My Own?

Monday, December 25th, 2023

When something goes wrong with your furnace, especially if it happens during a cold snap, you want it dealt with right away. Scheduling an appointment at some time in the future is frustrating and inconvenient. Paying for emergency repairs when there’s an urgent heating failure on a weekend or holiday can be overwhelming.

If you’re generally a handy person, and enjoy doing projects and fixing things around the house, you might start to wonder: Is it possible to perform furnace repairs yourself?

No! We’ll explain why, but we’ll also tell you how you can troubleshoot. You might not need repairs at all!

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What Those High Heating Bills Might Mean

Monday, December 11th, 2023

How high is your heating bill? Most people will always say that it’s too high. In fact, according to the US Energy Information Administration, the average American spends $2,284 a year between gas and electric bills, and a significant percentage of that goes to heating. But the cost of energy aside, is your heating bill actually higher than it should be? Is your heating system wasting energy?

Because of its high financial cost and also the environmental impact, it’s important to prevent energy waste. If there’s an issue with your heating system that is causing it to consume more fuel or electricity, you need heating repair in Lawrenceville, GA before that problem gets any worse. So what might the problem be?

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Why Is the Heater Unevenly Heating My Home?

Monday, November 27th, 2023

It’s important to be able to be warm, no matter where in your home you are. One of the most annoying heating problems is having parts of your home be an ideal temperature while others never quite get warm enough. Clearly, the heater is running … so why won’t those spaces warm up?

As the weather gets chillier, you deserve to be comfortable and cozy throughout your home. There are a variety of reasons why your heating system might not be distributing heat evenly. Here are the most likely possibilities.

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Important Gas Furnace Safety Tips

Monday, November 13th, 2023

How’s your gas furnace doing? Will it keep you cozy this winter? More importantly, will it keep you safe? We’ve got some tips about your gas furnace. Follow this checklist to help ensure that you and your family stay safe and warm this winter. 

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What to Do If Your Furnace Won’t Come On

Monday, September 18th, 2023

It’s almost that time of year again: autumn, when the weather turns crisp, and you start to think you might need your furnace soon. But are you prepared for the cold weather? Is your furnace prepared? If the cold hits and you need to crank up the heat, will the furnace come on? What will you do if it doesn’t?

We’ve got you covered. Just follow this checklist. 

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It’s Already Time for Heating Maintenance

Monday, September 4th, 2023

While autumn activities are barely beginning, and autumn weather hasn’t hit yet, it’s time to get prepared for colder days. This might mean locating the box of sweaters you put away last spring, or swapping a screen door for a storm door.

While you’re getting ready for the weather to change, one thing you absolutely must not forget is heating maintenance. Here’s why.

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4 Ways Maintenance Saves You Money Over Time

Monday, February 20th, 2023

We often emphasize just how important heating maintenance is. We talk about how often it needs to be done. We sometimes mention that we have a maintenance plan that can help you stay on track with your maintenance and even offers discounts and priority service. But if you’re concerned about paying for a maintenance appointment, it might be more helpful to you if we explained how much money you can save by making sure your heating system is properly maintained.

Here are the top four ways that you’ll have more money in your pocket when you get annual heating maintenance from qualified professionals.

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Bad Heater Airflow Can Lead to These Problems

Monday, February 6th, 2023

When you’re chilly outdoors and come into your home, you expect—and deserve—to warm up thanks to plentiful hot air coming from your vents. It’s absolutely miserable to have just a trickle of warm air and be unable to get your home warm enough. 

Insufficient airflow through your heating system can have a variety of causes, and it’s important to address it, because it can also cause a variety of other problems. What are those possible causes, and what heating troubles could occur because of that low airflow? We’ll lay out some details for you.

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Understanding the Dangers of a Cracked Heat Exchanger

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

A gas furnace is an effective and reliable way to heat your home. Because of the cost of natural gas as compared to electricity, it tends to be the more affordable option, as well. And as technology has improved, gas furnace efficiency has increased significantly. But what people sometimes wonder is just how safe it is to use a gas-burning furnace to heat their home.

On the whole, the answer is a simple yes. Driving a car, an everyday thing you might not consider risky, is thousands of times more dangerous than having a gas furnace. The improvements in technology that have allowed efficiency to go up have also improved safety. And as long as you have working carbon monoxide detectors and make sure your furnace receives routine maintenance, it’s perfectly safe. If you want to know exactly how to best ensure your safety when you have a gas furnace, though, you should learn about the heat exchanger.

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