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

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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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.

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Furnace Noises You Should Never Ignore

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

woman-covering-her-ears-on-white-backgroundWouldn’t it be nice if someone could create an HVAC system that was completely noiseless? Trust us, if they invented this we’d be first in line to install them! But the fact of the matter is, you’re going to hear your furnace making noises. You’ll hear the ductwork fluctuating as temperatures change, and you’ll hear your furnace cycling on and shutting off, plus the whoosh of air coming through your vents.

Of course, there are some noises you don’t want to hear. Truthfully, anything outside of what you normally hear day-to-day should be cause for alarm. There are 4 noises, in particular, you should never ignore, which we’ve listed below.

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Does Size Matter When You Get a New Heater?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

jets-of-a-furnace-firingIf you’re looking for a new furnace this time of year, then you understandably have a lot on your plate. And with options to consider like what fuel type to use, the AFUE vs. HSPF ratings, whether to go with electrical or gas, etc. you may be tempted to go with the first furnace that fits your budget just to get the process over with.

However, we really do not recommend rushing into this type of purchase, for quite a few reasons. The most important of these reasons is—size matters! If the furnace system you have installed in your home is either too large or to small, you’ll be unpleasantly surprised by how quickly things will turn sour for you.

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Have You Scheduled Your Heating Maintenance Appointment?

Monday, October 7th, 2019

technician-working-on-furnaceOkay, it was still in the 90s last week… so why, exactly, are we talking about heating?

Because preparing for the heating season is the best way to ensure you get through it as comfortably as possible, without any costly surprises from your furnace or heating system.

One of the best things you can do for both your home and budget is to ensure your heater receives proper maintenance. Keep reading to see why it’s so important for the health of your system and for your comfort.

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What to Do with an AC System That Won’t Cool

Monday, May 6th, 2019

What to Do with an AC System That Won't CoolFirst, we’ll start with what not to do. Please do not look up an online tutorial on how to fix your air conditioner and attempt repairs on your own. The problem is, an air conditioner that won’t cool may be acting this way for a number of different reasons, and only a trained and experienced professional can accurately diagnose what the problem is (though, we will get into possible causes below).

A lack of cooling coming from your AC is obviously an urgent problem though, particularly as we progress closer to summer. So what should you do if you notice this problem? Give our pros a call! In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about what causes this problem.

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Temperatures Are Warming; Time to Prep Your AC!

Monday, March 11th, 2019

technician-working-on-air-conditionerWith springtime comes spring cleaning projects—do you have any in mind for your home? Is your air conditioner included in your plans?

We’re guessing not, but it certainly should be! Your air conditioner can only work as effectively as it’s meant to if it is properly cared for. This means, first off, investing in AC maintenance. Professional maintenance is vital to the longevity of your cooling system as well as its continued reliable performance. There are a few maintenance tasks you can do on your own, though. And the best time to prep your AC for spring is now, before temperatures start getting very much warmer.

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Why Do Businesses Use Rooftop Units?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Technician is checking air conditionerSummer temperatures are nothing to scoff at in our area. But even with temperatures soaring, if you own or manage a commercial space or a business in the area, you’re likely focused on things like your customers, employees, tenants, and/or bottom line—not necessarily whether or not your commercial space is comfortable.

We get it. It’s not usually something at the top of mind for any business owner or manager. However, it is important and bears mentioning. An uncomfortable commercial space can lead to a number of problems, including a potentially major business interruption.

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