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

Why Is My Furnace So Inefficient?

Monday, February 15th, 2021

chilly-manNobody is thrilled about paying utility bills  in the winter, right? But it’s not  like  you’re just going to stop heating your home to save some money. That’d be ridiculous. Does that mean that you should just accept your high heating costs for what they are, though?

No, absolutely not. Because there’s a good chance that you can boost energy efficiency in a pretty simple way.

Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the more common reasons why good furnaces have bad efficiency levels. We’ll also talk about what you can do to resolve the problem! So keep the following information in mind, and be sure to let us know if you have any concerns about your furnace in St. Charles, MO.

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When to Schedule Heat Pump Repairs

Monday, February 1st, 2021

condenser-unitDuring the coldest time of the year, you need to know that your home heating system is there for you. By investing in a quality system, having it professionally installed, and scheduling routine maintenance, you are doing everything that you can to ensure that this is the case. Unfortunately, no heater is 100% reliable.

That means that you will need to schedule heater repairs in St. Peters, MO, at some point.

Today, we’re going to talk about some common signs that it’s time to have your heat pump repaired. Heat pumps have surged in popularity in recent years, thanks to advancements in technology that allows not just for great efficiency but a high performance at even very cold temperatures. Keep the following in mind, and let us know if you think your heat pump is in trouble.

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3 Early Indicators of Furnace Problems

Monday, January 4th, 2021

cold-manWhen your furnace is running during the coldest time of the year, it needs to run reliably. Our winters may not be severe, but they’re definitely cold enough to make your furnace an essential system in your home. Unfortunately, like any other heating system, your furnace is going to run into operational problems from time to time. When it does, it’s always best to address those issues as soon as possible.

You can’t repair your heater on your own, but you can play a vital role in keeping its problems as minimal as possible. How? By learning to recognize the signs that furnace repairs are needed early on. Fortunately for you, that is what today’s post is all about. Keep the following tips in mind, and be sure to contact us if you suspect the need for furnace repair in Ballwin, MO.

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Common Signs That You Need Heating Repairs

Monday, December 21st, 2020

freezing-womanNobody wants to deal with heating issues. It doesn’t matter if you live somewhere with mild winters or extreme cold. When you need your heater, you need your heater. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a 100% reliable home heating system. There are a lot of great systems out there, and having them installed and serviced by trained professionals will keep problems to a minimum.

But you’ll need heating repair in St. Charles, MO, at some point.

When you do, ours is the number that you want to call. We do the job right the first time, every time. And speaking of time—it’s always best to intervene as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the worse off your heating system is likely to be. With that in mind, we wanted to share some common signs that heating repairs may be needed.

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3 Reasons Furnaces Blow Cool Air

Monday, December 7th, 2020

cold-coupleOne nice thing about living in Missouri? Our winters aren’t all that extreme. Just because they’re not extreme doesn’t mean that you don’t have to worry about keeping your home warm and cozy throughout the winter season, though. There are plenty of cold temperatures and a decent amount of snowfall around here in the winter season. You need to know that your heater is ready for action when that time of the year arrives. And that simply won’t be the case if you fail to handle any necessary heater repairs in O’Fallon, MO, promptly.

Today, we’re going to talk about a fairly common issue that homeowners encounter—a furnace blowing cool air. The fact that it’s not an uncommon issue doesn’t make it any less infuriating. Don’t take any chances with the condition of your furnace, your comfort, or your safety. The moment that you realize there is a problem with your heater is the moment that you should be calling us to schedule repairs.

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5 Tips To Increase Heater Efficiency

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

woman-coldAs we move even further into the colder months of the year, many of us will begin to battle with the urge to stay comfortable versus keep our energy bills reasonable. It is never fun to get a bill that makes you wonder if you can afford to give the kids more than one gift this year. So how do you find the sweet spot?

Thankfully, with our help, you can enjoy energy-efficient heating that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. We’ve provided some tips to help you optimize the use of your heater so you can enjoy a warm home without excessive bills.

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3 Reasons Why Prompt Heater Repairs Are Cost-Effective

Monday, November 9th, 2020

money-savingWhen something goes wrong with a system in your house, you typically react in one of two ways. You schedule service to address the problem right away, or you convince yourself that it’s no big deal. If you’re the latter type of person, we’ll get to know you well. Because you are going to need much more frequent service than those falling into the former category.

We get it.  You don’t want to “waste” your money servicing a system that isn’t really that bad off. Our point is that it’s best to intervene at the first sign of trouble, before your system is really “that bad off.” Heaters can turn the corner quickly, and you don’t want to wind up with a total breakdown on your hands. In the long run, acting fast will actually save you money over time.

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How Dirty Filters Lead to Furnace Repairs

Monday, October 26th, 2020

man-with-filterReally? You’re telling me that a dirty air filter can lead to problems that will require professional furnace repairs?

Yes, really.

The filter in your furnace is not the most complex piece of equipment in that system. It’s far from the most expensive. And it’s one that you can actually—and should actually—service on your own.

But many people fail to do so. And we wind up visiting those people for furnace repairs, just when they need their systems the most. And that is no fun for them.

Today, we’ll take a closer look at what the filter in your furnace actually does, as well as how neglecting it can lead to the need for furnace repairs in St. Peters, MO. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about changing your air filter yourself.

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Why You Should Heat Your Home with a Heat Pump

Monday, October 12th, 2020

AC-techWhen it comes to HVAC services in O’Fallon, MO, there is only one company to call—us! When it comes to a new HVAC installation in O’Fallon, or anywhere else, there are a whole lot more options to consider, though. One type of system that we often recommend homeowners at least consider installing in their homes is the heat pump. Heat pumps have a very unique method of heating homes that can benefit homeowners enormously.

As great as these systems may be, there is still one factor to consider. That’s the fact that even the best HVAC systems on the market are not going to impress unless they are installed by professionals that do the job right. Around here, that’s the only way we do things. So be sure to keep this information in mind, and don’t hesitate to reach out when you’re in need of quality HVAC services.

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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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