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

Don’t Miss Out on Heating Maintenance Benefits!

Monday, September 30th, 2019

reminderWhile our hot and humid summers are more intense than our relatively mild winter season is, that doesn’t change the fact that you need a great heater installed in your home to get you through the coldest time of the year in the comfort that you deserve. Unfortunately, there are a lot of homeowners out there that take their heating systems and their performances for granted. The simple fact of the matter is that even great heaters will underperform if they’re not properly cared for.

That is precisely why heating maintenance in Chesterfield, MO, is so important.  If you are serious about getting the best that your HVAC system has to offer, be it your heater or your air conditioner, then routine maintenance is the key. Not only do we excel in tuning up heaters and air conditioners, but we also offer an outstanding Maintenance Agreement to our clients that affords them a number of benefits in addition to the great benefits that maintenance always carries with it!

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Is Your Heater Down for the Count?

Monday, March 18th, 2019

furnace-technicianWe’re moving out of the heating season, and you may be tempted to put your heater out of your mind entirely at this point. We want to advise you to do otherwise, though. Why? Because there is at least one serious question that you should still explore relating to your heater, even if you’re past the point of relying on it much this heating season. That question is whether or not your heater should be kept in the game any longer.

We understand that you may be hesitant to think about replacing your heater in Chesterfield, MO, right now. You probably want to divert your attention to your air conditioning system, which you’ll be relying on pretty heavily in the coming months. The fact is, however, that now is the perfect time to make such considerations. You don’t want to wait until you actually need your heater again before you accept that, yes, its time has passed, after all. Consider the following.

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Potentially Dangerous Gas Furnace Issues

Monday, March 4th, 2019

gas-jetsWhile there are a lot of areas in the country where heaters are more heavily used than they are around here, you still need to know for sure that your heater will be there for you when you need it. Of course, that means more than just having a heater that functions effectively or reliably. It also means having a heater that functions safely. If yours isn’t, then you need immediate heating repair in St. Charles, MO.

We are going to be talking about gas furnaces specifically today, but we want to make clear that there is nothing inherently dangerous about natural gas furnaces. Modern systems, when installed, maintained, and repaired properly, can keep homeowners comfortable for years and years without issue. Still, there are some situations that can develop and which you should be aware of. So read on, and remember that our team is here for you when you need gas furnace services of any kind.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cool Air?

Monday, January 21st, 2019

cold-coupleFurnaces, like any other whole-house heating system, need to be sized, installed, and serviced by trained professionals. They are complex in that regard, but they’re also pretty straightforward in terms of actual operation. Basically, they generate heat, they use that heat to warm up air, and then they force that air throughout the house via ductwork in your home. See? Simple. You know what is even simpler, though?

Recognizing that a furnace that is blowing cool air is not a furnace that is functioning properly!

If your furnace seems to be struggling to distribute sufficiently warm air throughout your home, especially if it used to do so without trouble,  then you want to get in touch with a member of our team right away.  Chances are that you’ll need professional furnace repair in O’Fallon, MO, and we’re the pros that you’ll want on the case. Remember, cool air coming from a furnace can have a number of different potential causes.

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Is a Furnace Better than a Heat Pump?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

furnace-serviceWe understand that this can be frustrating for those homeowners seeking clear-cut answers to big questions that they have, but the fact is—it depends. If there were one “best” heating system, after all, we would not have so many different systems to choose from! The question you should really be asking yourself is not “which is the best heater,” but rather, “which is the best heater for me”. The good news is that we can help you find the answer.

No, we cannot say “yes” or “no” definitively to the question posed in the title of this blog. We can, however, help you to understand the pros and potential cons of each system. They’ve all got their fair share of each. That way, you can make an informed decision about which heater you’ll use. And, when you’re ready, be sure to schedule your heat pump or furnace services in St. Charles, MO, with our team.

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How Ignoring Heating Problems Winds Up Costing You

Monday, December 24th, 2018

just-right-temperatureIt is still running, so I’ll just ignore this problem for now. 

Well, it’s not doing a great job, but it’s not really that cold anyway.

Things are getting iffy but, hey, winter’s almost over. 

If you find yourself having these types of thoughts, then this is the post for you. Do not put off any heating repairs that your system may need. Doing so not only puts the condition of your heater in jeopardy. It also jeopardizes your comfort and, in some cases, your health and safety.

Now, it is true that not every problem your heater encounters will result in an immediate breakdown. The fact that your heater is up and running, however, does not mean that you should content yourself with a subpar heating performance. We may not be dealing with subzero temperatures and heavy snowfalls in this part of the country, but it still gets plenty cold enough to demand a great performance from your heater. Leave your heating repair in O’Fallon, MO, to the pros on our team.

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Which Furnace Is Right for Me?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

furnaceHeating your home is an important priority, even if you live in an area where you are not fighting against subzero temperatures and heavy snowfall. Even here in Missouri, where the heat and humidity of the summer season definitely outshine the cold of winter, you are going to need your heater to get you through the season comfortably. If you are in the market for a new heater or you suspect you’ll be looking for a replacement come spring, then chances are that you’ve been giving the furnace some attention.

Furnaces are the most popular home heating systems, and it is not really hard to understand why. They can share existing ductwork with central air conditioners, they’re easier to install than a boiler, and they offer prompt and efficient heating. Just remember that deciding to use a furnace is really only the first step. You’ll still need to decide which furnace is best for you. Not only can we handle your installation, maintenance, and furnace repair in Chesterfield, MO, but we’ll also make sure that you have the perfect furnace for your needs.

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Schedule your Heating Replacement Today!

Monday, November 26th, 2018

dog-under-blanketWinters in Missouri are not going to set any records for cold temperatures or snowfall. If you fail to take your heating needs and your heating system seriously, however, you may set your own record—for fastest feelings of regret! While our winters may be mild, they are not so mild that you can get through them comfortably without a great heating system. And you’ll only get a great performance from your heating system with a great heater installation and maintenance services.

Even when your system is properly installed, expertly tuned up, and professionally repaired, however, it is not going to last forever. At some point, it will need to be replaced. The best way to deal with a replacement is to get out ahead of it. This means being proactive and scheduling your heating replacement with our St. Peters, MO HVAC professionals before a complete breakdown takes place. That’s not always possible, but we have a few points to consider that can help you to decide if the time for replacement has come.

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Don’t Let a Dirty Furnace Filter Cause Trouble

Monday, October 29th, 2018

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Modern heating systems, when professionally installed and serviced, are incredibly reliable. That does not mean that they’re 100% reliable,  though, or that any heater ever can be. If you encounter a salesman or service technician telling you otherwise, we recommend that you reconsider doing business with that individual. Just because no heater is 100% reliable, however, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take every precaution in order to keep yours as reliable as possible. That’s where changing the filter comes in.

It may not sound like that big of a deal, but a dirty air filter can actually lead to a lot of different issues with your furnace. In fact, it can even lead to issues requiring furnace repair in St. Charles, MO. The good news is that changing your filter is really simple, and the filters themselves cost very little. For some reason, unfortunately, many homeowners still fail to keep fresh filters in place. By the time you’ve read this post, we think you’ll understand why that’s such a bad idea.

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Is Your Heater Short Cycling?

Monday, October 15th, 2018

dog-under-blanketWe really value our clients, and that means that we really value their comfort. In a perfect world, we’d be able to install a heater for you that would never encounter operational problems. The temperatures would drop, you’d fire up your heater, and you’d be warm and cozy for as long as the chill of winter lasted. As you probably realize, however, the world is not a perfect place. At some point, you will need heating repair in Chesterfield, MO.

When, not “if”, you do, remember that we are the professionals to call. Whatever the problem may be, you can count on our technicians to diagnose the issue accurately and promptly. Then, we can go about making the repairs necessary for getting your heating system back on track right away. One common issue that homeowners encounter is short cycling. This issue is tricky, because its causes are not always serious. But, in some cases, they’re about as serious as they get!

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