Fresh Air Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Why Furnaces Short Cycle

Monday, March 30th, 2020

furnaceIf you encounter an HVAC technician or an equipment salesperson that claims to hold the secret to eliminating the need for HVAC repairs entirely—find someone else to work with! There is nothing that can be done to guarantee 100% reliability with any mechanical system, HVAC systems included. That does not mean that you have to actively contribute to problems with your heater, though! Today we are going to talk about how you might be doing so.

Short cycling is one sign that you need furnace service in St. Charles, MO, but it may not be as clear of a sign as you think. There are actually a few items that you can check on your own here. Like most furnace issues, however, there are multiple causes of short cycling. If there is not an obvious fix, as detailed below, then you will have to schedule service with the trained professionals that you can trust—us!

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Is It too Late to Worry About a Furnace Repair?

Monday, March 16th, 2020

furnace-technicianWe know what some of you out there are thinking. Well, my furnace seems to be struggling a bit. But hey, it’s nearly spring. I won’t really be needing it too much longer. I won’t really be pushing it as hard. I’m sure that everything will be okay if I just let this issue wait until next season. Right? Right?

Don’t come looking to us for reassurance if that’s the path that you’re planning to go down. Will your heater squeak by for the remainder of the heating season? Maybe. Who knows. Is that a chance you’re willing to take? Are you comfortable grinding your heater into the ground as it suffers from an operational issue of some kind? Well—we hope not! If you think that you may need furnace repair in O’Fallon, MO, then we strongly encourage you to schedule service promptly. It’s just not a gamble worth making. 

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Keep Your Heater As Reliable As Possible

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

woman-coldIf you are looking for a heater that is always going to be there for you whenever you need it, we’ve got bad news for you. There is simply no such thing as a heater that is 100% reliable. If you encounter anyone telling you that they have a 100% reliable heater to sell you, we strongly recommend that you find someone else to work with! You won’t ever hear us say this, because we don’t make false claims.

What we can tell you is that it is possible to keep heating repairs in St. Charles, MO, to a bare minimum, provided you take some important precautionary steps. That’s what we want to talk about today. No, you can’t eliminate them entirely. However, you can prevent them as much as possible, and keep their effects as minimal as possible. So read on, and be sure to reach out to us if you have any suspicions that there is trouble brewing with your home heating system.

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You Cannot Afford to Skip Your Heating Tune-Ups

Monday, February 17th, 2020

furnaceDon’t rock the boat, you may be telling yourself.  There’s nothing wrong with my heater—why would I service it when there’s nothing wrong? Just to give a contractor the chance to find something wrong and charge me for it? No thanks! Look, we understand that a lot of homeowners want to believe that an operational heater means a properly functioning, problem-free heater. This just isn’t the case, though. A functional heater does not mean a heater performing at peak levels!

Routine maintenance may be the most vital HVAC service in O’Fallon, MO, that you can schedule. Repairs are obviously important, and unavoidable, and a professional installation is a must. It is the maintenance of your heater, though, that allows it to work as well as possible, for as long as possible. Still not sure of the benefits that heating maintenance has to offer? Then let’s use this opportunity to explore the reasons why you simply cannot afford to skip your heating tune-ups!

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Why You Want Heating Repairs Handled ASAP

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

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We understand that scheduling heating repair in O’Fallon isn’t exactly something to get excited about. However, it is something that you’re going to have to do eventually. And, when you do have to schedule heating repair, you want to be sure that you’re doing so as soon as possible. There are a few different reasons for this, which we’ll get into further below. Trust us when we tell you that prompt heating repair is always in your best interest.

Of course, your heating repairs are only going to benefit you the most when you schedule them with trained, experienced professionals. If you entrust your heating services to a nonprofessional or unqualified party, then, at best, you’re looking at a subpar performance. At worst,  you’re putting your own safety and the safety of your family at risk. Learn to recognize the signs of heating problems, be ready to call us when you notice those problems, and heat your home safely and reliably, just like you deserve.

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Why Does My Furnace Cost So Much to Run?

Monday, January 20th, 2020

filterWhen it comes to your comfort, we really don’t think that you should have to make compromises. If you ask us, everyone deserves to be comfortable in his or her home. However, the cost of heating one’s home can sometimes come into conflict with their overall comfort and what they’re willing to pay for it. If your furnace is leading to sticker shock every time your utility bills arrive, then you have to take action.

And no, that does not mean that you need to replace your furnace with a more efficient model! Make no mistake, upgrading an old, inefficient furnace is definitely a great use of your money. It can lead to long term savings while also boosting your general comfort. But a full system replacement is not always in the cards. Sometimes, upgrading single facets of the system, or even scheduling furnace repair in St. Charles, MO can do the trick. Today, we’ll look at some reasons why your furnace may be costing so much to run.

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Keeping Furnace Repairs to a Minimum

Monday, January 6th, 2020

serviceWhile relatively mild compared to the northeast or the midwest, our winters are still cold enough to demand an effective heating performance. In an ideal world, you’d never have to worry about getting that type of performance from your heater. Well, we hate to break it to you, but this isn’t an ideal world—certainly not when it comes to heating systems. Modern heaters are certainly a reliable and efficient breed in general, but not heater is truly problem-free.

The best that you can hope for is to keep your furnace repairs in St. Peters, MO, to a minimum, and hope alone won’t get you there. Keeping the following information in mind can, however, so let us share with you some simple ways in which to keep your furnace repair needs as few and far between as possible. The best part is, keeping your furnace as dependable as can be is actually quite simple, so let’s take a closer look!

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Forced Air Heater? Get a Fresh Filter!

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

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Forced air heating systems, like furnaces and heat pumps, are very common. Furnaces burn gas or use electric resistance to generate new heat, while heat pumps transfer existing heat from the air outside into homes, making them incredibly efficient. While they may actually get heat into homes in different ways, there is one major similarity among these systems. They use air ducts in order to distribute heated air throughout the house. (The exception  is ductless heat pumps, but that’s a different subject!)

If you use a forced air heating system, then it is vitally important that you keep a fresh air filter in that heater.  Doing so allows for a number of great benefits, including helping to prevent heating repair in St. Peters, MO. While the winter weather in our area may not be setting any national records, it is definitely more than cold enough to make a dependable heating system very important. Let’s take a closer look at the air filter issue.

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How to Keep Your Furnace Running (Mostly) Problem-Free

Monday, December 16th, 2019

furnaceWhile we’d have loved to have left that “mostly” out of the title of this post, we do want to manage your expectations a bit going into this topic. We’ve got some simple and effective tips for keeping your furnace running reliably, but the fact remains that no furnace is ever going to be 100% problem-free. At some point, you’ll find yourself in need of furnace repair in O’Fallon, MO. When you do, remember that there’s no time to spare!

Okay, now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s focus on the positive—things that you can do to ensure that your furnace does operate as reliably as possible. While we may not have the most frigid winter weather in our part of the country, it still gets plenty cold enough to necessitate a great heating performance. And, when you keep these tips in mind, that’s the type of performance that you can expect. Protect your comfort this winter!

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3 Warning Signs of a Furnace Emergency

Monday, November 25th, 2019

gas-jetsWe’re sure that you probably know when your heater is underperforming, but do you know when your heater is about to put your home in danger? Unfortunately, it’s a lot more common than you might think.

We’re not in the business of fear-mongering so we don’t want to scare you. We’re not saying that furnaces are inherently dangerous. In fact, they’re really the opposite. A furnace is one of the safest and reliable heating systems that you can have in your home. The problems arise when you don’t treat this system with care. We can come to your air when you need furnace repair in O’Fallon, MO. Make sure that you schedule an appointment with our team members when you want quality work.

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