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

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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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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