Wall Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

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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What Exactly Is Done During Heating Maintenance?

Monday, December 26th, 2022

We often emphasize just how critical it is to have your heating system maintained annually. It improves the efficiency of your heater, decreases wear and tear on the system, reduces the likelihood that you’ll require repairs, helps your heater live for many more years than it would if it were neglected, and ensures that your heater can continue to operate safely without posing risks such as carbon monoxide poisoning. 

What we don’t discuss as often is the actual maintenance process. Because we believe that well-informed customers are better able to make good decisions about their heating systems, we’d like to provide some more detailed information. Here are the main steps that your heating technician will perform during regular annual maintenance, with the caveat that gas and electric heaters do require some different steps.

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How to Avoid Letting Last Year’s Heater Problems Haunt You This Year

Monday, December 27th, 2021

woman-looking-shocked-with-hands-covering-mouthThink about last winter.

You’re probably wondering, “why?” Nothing special happened–we didn’t have a surprise blizzard or anything.

We want you to consider the small things that might have happened though. Maybe your heater was making a weird noise. Or you noticed that your heating bills seemed to be a little bit pricier than the year before. Maybe you brushed these things off, figuring you’d deal with them later.

Well… it’s later now! Our hope for you is that you are able to take care of your heating repair needs before you need your system the most this year. It is, after all, officially winter, however relatively mild our winters are. If you haven’t already scheduled professional heating maintenance, now is the time to do so–give our team a call! And in the meantime, keep an eye out for lingering problems like the ones we’re about to mention below, and give us a call if you notice any of these symptoms.

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Don’t Ignore These Furnace Sounds

Monday, November 16th, 2020

woman-listening-closely-holding-hand-to-earThere 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.

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Are You Using Your Heater as Efficiently as Possible?

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Young smiling woman sitting on sofa and looking up while drinking hot tea. Young brunette woman thinking at home in a leisure time. Happy girl relaxing at home on a bright winter morning.With plenty of winter weather still ahead of us, we’re still going to be getting plenty of use out of our Lawrenceville, GA heating systems. And understandably, you’d like to do everything in your power to save money on your energy bills, including making sure that you’re using your heater as efficiently as you can.

Even if you had your heater maintained before the winter season began, there are still steps you can take to utilize the system more efficiently, while keeping your home comfortable and lowering your heating bills.

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Which Heating System Is Best for Your Home?

Friday, January 5th, 2018

young woman dressed for cold weather sitting by the window having hot drinkWe are already deep in the heart of winter, so if your heater recently broke down, you’re likely tempted to just go out and buy the first one you can find that fits in your budget. However, rushing like this can be, and most likely will be, a mistake.

You might end up with a heating system that is too small for your home, or too big—both of which create efficiency problems. Or, you may be stuck with a heating system that isn’t the best fit for your home for other reasons, leaving you uncomfortable. But how do you know what heating system is best? We’ve created a brief guide below to help you explore your options.

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