Fresh Air Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘heating repair’

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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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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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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How to Keep Your Furnace Running (Mostly) Problem-Free

Monday, December 16th, 2019

furnaceWhile we’d have loved to have left that “mostly” out of the title of this post, we do want to manage your expectations a bit going into this topic. We’ve got some simple and effective tips for keeping your furnace running reliably, but the fact remains that no furnace is ever going to be 100% problem-free. At some point, you’ll find yourself in need of furnace repair in O’Fallon, MO. When you do, remember that there’s no time to spare!

Okay, now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s focus on the positive—things that you can do to ensure that your furnace does operate as reliably as possible. While we may not have the most frigid winter weather in our part of the country, it still gets plenty cold enough to necessitate a great heating performance. And, when you keep these tips in mind, that’s the type of performance that you can expect. Protect your comfort this winter!

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Need Heating Repairs? Wasting Time Can Cost You Big Time!

Monday, November 11th, 2019

thermostatWhen you need heating repairs in O’Fallon, MO, you need to act fast. Why? Because delaying in scheduling your heating repairs is only going to cost you more in the long run. We’re going to get into some of the consequences of putting off heating repairs in the post that follows. We also recommend that you check out our previous post for some tips regarding how you can recognize the need for heating repairs to begin with.

When you do find yourself in need of heating repairs—and yes, we do mean when, not if—you need to be sure that you are scheduling your heating services with skilled, experienced professionals that you can trust to do the job right. The good news is that your’e reading this, and that means that you’ve already found the company to count on! So take heed of this fair warning, and remember to dial our number for heating services of the highest quality.

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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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There’s Ice on My Heat Pump. Do I Need Repairs?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

iceBecause our winters are relatively mild in this part of the country, the heat pump is a great option to consider for year round comfort. These systems work just like central air conditioners in the summer, evaporating refrigerant indoors to remove heat from the air in the house and then condensing that refrigerant outdoors in order to release it into the air outside. In the winter, however, that process is reversed and heat from the air outside is absorbed, the refrigerant is then compressed, and it is condensed indoors to heat the house very efficiently.

Like any other residential HVAC system, of course, heat pumps are subject to occasional operational problems. And, like most other HVAC system problems, issues with your heat pump may not always be what they seem. If you see ice on your heat pump, then you certainly may need to contact a professional HVAC contractor in Wildwood. Sometimes, though, that ice is actually to be expected. Let’s take a closer look at the issue, and remember that we can answer any questions that you may have.

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Which Heating Services Can I Do Myself?

Monday, February 4th, 2019

furnace-technicianYou might think that we are going to pull something of a bait and switch and tell you that there are no heating services that you can handle on your own. Well, we’ll admit that we’re going to focus a lot on those services you cannot handle and, more importantly, why you need to hire a pro. However, we’ll also be looking at some steps that you can take on your own in servicing your own heater.

It may not be that extensive of a list, but they are tasks that you should be aware of. As always, we encourage you to reach out to a trained professional if you are uncertain about any HVAC services in O’Fallon. Even if it is technically something DIY appropriate, you still don’t ever want to bite off more than you can chew. Different homeowners will have different comfort levels in terms of what they’re willing to take on. Here are a few tips to keep in mind. 

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