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3 Reasons Not To Wait on Those Heating Repairs

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:

Tips for Boosting Your Heater Efficiency This Year

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.

Don’t Ignore These Furnace Sounds

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.

Troubleshooting a Failed Furnace

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.

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

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.

How to Prep Your Heater for Cooler Weather

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.

AC Installation: Should You Go Ductless?

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Temperatures are just beginning to mellow out a bit. Perhaps you’ve already stopped using your air conditioner on a regular basis for the season. How’s that AC doing? Is it in good shape or is it aging and requiring a lot of repairs?

If it’s the latter, you may be in the position of considering an AC replacement. If you are, we encourage you to consider going ductless! There are a number of benefits to doing so, which we’ll cover below.

Do You Believe This Harmful Refrigerant Myth?

insulated-refrigerant-line-behind-ac-systemThere aren’t too many homeowners out there who really understand how air conditioners work. This isn’t a bad thing or something you’re expected to know a lot about—after all, that’s what the professionals are here for!

However, because many homeowners aren’t well-informed, they can be led astray by amateur repair people or handy people claiming to be HVAC pros. In fact, one of the most common things these folks tell homeowners is that refrigerant is something that gets “used up,” like gasoline from a car, and must be refilled (what we in the industry call recharged) once a year during maintenance or more often. And this is a refrigerant myth that could potentially harm your air conditioner. Read on to learn how!

6 Noises Your AC Should Never Make

woman-listening-closely-holding-hand-to-earWouldn’t it be great if our air conditioners could send us a little warning when something is amiss? Like, we could get a text message to our smartphones telling us when a motor bearing needs lubrication or replacing, or when we have a refrigerant leak?

To be honest, this technology probably isn’t too far off in the future. But for now, we have to rely on other means to know when our air conditioners are suffering. Of course, you can limit the risk of sudden air conditioner problems by staying on top of your AC maintenance each year. But it’s also a good idea to know the signs of AC trouble to begin with. One of the most common signs of AC problems is loud and unfamiliar noises.

What noises are we referring to, exactly? Read on as we uncover what they are.