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

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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Heating Issues: When to Schedule Repairs

Monday, November 12th, 2018

A heating/cooling vent register on the wall of a home, with open/close leverYou don’t want to hear it, and we don’t want to be the bearer of bad news.  That doesn’t change the fact that you will need heating repairs eventually, though. When you do, you need to schedule them as promptly as possible. The longer that you force your compromised heater to keep running, the worse off that system is going to be. This begs the question of just when you are supposed to schedule service, of course.

You just said it—as soon as possible! Well, sure, but how do you know when there is a problem to begin with? If you’re waiting for your heater to break down entirely before you schedule service, then “as soon as possible” is kind out the window, right? Ideally, you’ll notice the problem well before things get that bad. So we’ve got a few tips to help you spot the need for heating repair in St. Charles, MO right away.

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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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Why We Insist on Routine Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 1st, 2018

chilly-manAfter a long, hot, and sticky summer season, the idea of cooler weather may not be that unwelcome. In fact, that change of pace may be quite anticipated. Once the chill of winter does set in, though, you need to know that you are going to be able to live comfortably throughout the season. It won’t be long before you are pining for the hot days of summer if you are not able to cool your home properly with your home heating system.

That is why we recommend that you schedule routine heating maintenance with the O’Fallon, MO HVAC professionals here on our team. We will go over your heater with a fine-toothed comb in order to guarantee that it is ready for anything that winter can throw its way. We may not get pummelled with subzero temperatures and heavy snowfalls the way that they do in other parts of the country, but that definitely does not mean that you can afford to overlook the importance of routine heating maintenance for your system.

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Do You Need a New Furnace Installed?

Monday, September 17th, 2018

furnace-technicianWe know, we know. Temperatures are still pretty warm out there. You are not necessarily looking forward to the winter season, so why are we bugging you about it? Well, trust us when we tell you that we are only looking out for your best interests. If you are thinking about replacing your furnace in Chesterfield, MO, now is the time to start really thinking about it. It is not actually in your best interest to wait until you really need it before doing so.

When you do decide to replace your furnace, there is still a lot more to consider. Gas or electric? Make and model? Your budget? One thing that you don’t have to spend too much time on is wondering which contractor to hire for the job, though. Why not? Because you are reading this, and that means that you’ve already found the contractor that you know you can trust to do the job right! Call today!

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How Can Heat Pumps Both Heat and Cool?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

condenser-green-leavesIf you have expressed to family and/or friends that you are thinking about investing in a new air conditioner, then you may have heard some of them recommend a heat pump.

“It’s great,” they’ve said.

“You’ll save money,” they’ve claimed.

“You’ll be able to heat and cool your home,” they’ve boasted.

“Yeah, right,” you’ve murmured. If it sounds too good to be true, after all.

Well, we’re here to tell you that you should have more faith in your friends and family! They are absolutely right in their assessment of the heat pump system. This is one case where a deal that sounds too good to be true is, in fact, true! But how is this possible? Read on to learn more about how it is that a heat pump in Chesterfield, MO is capable of both heating and cooling your home.

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