Fresh Air Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘heat’

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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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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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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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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Heating Repairs FAQ: What Are Some Common Signs of Trouble?

Monday, October 28th, 2019

cold-manThe last thing that you want to experience is a heater breakdown just when you need your system the most. Unfortunately, that is just when your heater is most likely to break down! Think about it—if there is a problem with the heater that is causing it to struggle in its operation, it only makes sense that it will break down entirely when the most stress is put on it.  That leaves you and your family in a tough situation.

By scheduling heating repairs at the first sign of trouble, and treating all operating issues as potentially serious problems, you can help to prevent such an unfortunate experience with your heater. The St. Peters, MO, HVAC professionals on our staff have some tips to help you do just that. Keep the following information in mind, and remember that it is always better to play it a little safe than to wind up a lot sorry! Voice your concerns promptly.

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Is This the Year for a New Heating System?

Monday, October 14th, 2019

cold-manOne of the nice things about living in Missouri is not having to worry about very frigid temperatures, heavy snowfall, and icy commutes in the wintertime. Of course, one of the bad things about living in Missouri is that our relatively mild winters can lead to a false sense of security at times. Sure, you may be thinking, our nighttime temperatures regularly drop below freezing, but things typically warm up to a more manageable level during the day. My heater is probably good for another season.

Here’s a tip—if you’re trying to convince yourself that your heater has another year of quality service left in it, then your heater probably doesn’t have another year of quality service left in it. We may not be at Minnesota levels of cold, but it is more than cold enough around here in the winter to necessitate the use of a great heating system. That’s why you need to work with the O’Fallon, MO HVAC pros on our team!

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