Premier Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

What to Do About Uneven Heating in Your Commercial Property

Monday, January 30th, 2023
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Commercial spaces present big challenges when it comes to heating and cooling them. Even smaller commercial facilities are larger than the average-sized home and have far more people in them. Businesses often contain large, heat-creating equipment and have special climate requirements. For example, server rooms need to have specialized cooling and ventilation to prevent computer equipment from overheating.

One of the major challenges for commercial heating is ensuring proper heat distribution. A home may be able to get away with a few rooms that are colder than the others, but this isn’t something that should occur in a commercial space (unless by specific design, such as in a server room). If you begin to hear complaints about cold spots in your commercial business from employees, customers, clients, tenants, etc., it’s something you’ll want fixed. We’ll look at the ways our professionals can help improve your commercial heating in Covington, GA when it’s uneven.

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Is Your Upper Floor Getting Too Hot When the Heater Is On?

Monday, December 19th, 2022
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Heat rises. This is a basic scientific fact that most people learned in elementary school. It’s also a fact that can turn into a problem when you live in a two-story home. Heat moves through the floors to collect at the top of the building, creating too much warmth in second-floor rooms.

When you use a central heating system for your house, you expect the heater to provide an even distribution of warmth to all the rooms. But you may run into the problem of an overheated upper floor in your home when your heating system is running. You have the heater sending heat to both levels, and then heat from the lower floor rises to the upper floor, resulting in temperatures possibly too high for comfort.

Is this something you just have to “deal with”? Or are there solutions?

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Why Won’t My Electric Furnace Heat Up Enough?

Monday, November 21st, 2022
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Because we don’t get winters as deeply cold as more northern states, many of our homes can get by through the winter with the power of an electric furnace. Electric furnaces don’t have the heating capacity of gas furnaces, but they can still do the job of providing warmth around a house. They also have the advantage of fewer malfunctions and long service lives. 

But the reliability of an electric furnace isn’t ironclad. You may run into a problem where your electric furnace turns on, but you aren’t getting the usual level of heat from it, even if you crank up the thermostat as high as possible. What’s causing this?

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Even at the End of Winter, Never Delay Scheduling Repairs!

Monday, February 28th, 2022
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The weather is warming up as we move into March—although it’s not yet spring, and March is notorious for hurling cold weather surprises at us. However, you’ll soon begin wrapping up the time of year when you run your home’s heater the most. With warmer weather on the horizon, you’ll find it tempting to put aside any repairs you think the heating system may require. “It can’t be too urgent, and I won’t need the heater that often anyway,” you may think.

But heating repair in Covington, GA is important to schedule promptly, no matter the season or the upcoming weather forecast. If your heating system is acting strangely or isn’t working right, call us as soon as you can to arrange for our technicians to fix it. 

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How Your Furnace’s Ignition System Works

Monday, February 14th, 2022
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You might still have a furnace that uses a standing pilot light to ignite the burners, but this style of furnace ignition is fading away as improved technology takes over. Fewer new furnace models use standing pilot lights, and if the current furnace you have was built after 2010, then it almost certainly uses a different type of ignition system—an electronic one. 

The year 2010 was when most natural gas furnaces shifted from standing pilot lights to types of electronic ignition. If you want to know how these ignition systems work, you’ve come to the right place.

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Can I Fix My Furnace Myself?

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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We know that when it’s cold outside and your home’s furnace stops working, you’ll want it repaired as fast as possible. This makes it tempting to see if you can do the repairs yourself—maybe you can find an online guide that will show you how. You might even be able to save money if you do the repairs on your own.

There’s nothing wrong with doing basic troubleshooting with your furnace to see if there’s a simple reason why it isn’t running properly. But, troubleshooting is different from trying to actually repair a furnace: opening up the cabinet and using tools to fix a problem. We can’t stress this enough: do not attempt to repair your furnace if you cannot find a basic explanation for why it’s not working. Always call for licensed professionals for your furnace repairs in Decatur, GA.

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A Heating Repair You May Not Have Thought Of: Fixing the Ducts!

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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You want your heating and cooling system to function efficiently, but you aren’t sure what kind of heating repairs in Decatur, GA that it needs to operate at its best.

One item to add to your to-do list is repairing your ducts. The ducts are responsible for transporting cool or warm air from the central portion of your HVAC system to different areas of your home.

Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of fixing your ductwork, including a few signs that your ducts need repairs.

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Are Gas Furnaces Dangerous to Have in Homes?

Monday, December 20th, 2021
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Any natural gas-burning appliance in a house has the potential to become hazardous. This is true of any appliance that burns any type of fuel. Electrical devices can create dangers from high voltage shocks or electrical fires. 

This is a way of showing that, although a gas furnace can present dangers for a house, it isn’t much different in that way than many other appliances you use regularly. Because of the power of gas furnaces, people often find them intimidating and worry about them more—but if they were significant dangers, they would never be allowed into residential homes in the first place.

Your gas furnace can create hazards for your house, but you can prevent most of them through some basic steps. Modern gas furnaces are built to high standards of safety, and with the proper attention, you can minimize the possible harm to almost nothing. That’s what we’ll focus on in the rest of this post.

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Want to Pay Less for Heating This Winter? Here’s What You Can Do

Monday, December 6th, 2021
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When cold weather arrives, the cost to heat your house rises. That’s common sense and you expect it, just the way you expect to pay more to run your AC during the summer.

You’d like to pay less for home heating, of course, but you may not think that’s possible. “Heat costs are what they are,” you might say. But the truth is really that heating costs are often more than they should be. You don’t have to be a fatalist about heating costs—you can take steps to pay less and still enjoy comfort. 

We offer several heating services in Conyers, GA that can help you wrangle control over your heating bills this season. There are also several steps you can take on your own to help. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Why Is My Heater Shutting Off Early?

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
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The HVAC system in your home is designed to turn on the heating system when the thermostat registers that the household needs warmth. The thermostat signals the heater to start its heating cycle, and then it runs until the thermostat detects the home’s temperature has reached its target setting. The thermostat then has the heater cycle down until it’s needed again.

As the winter temperatures continue to fall, you’ll notice your heating system will run in longer cycles. This is normal: your house will lose more heat to the outside, requiring the heater to run for longer to reach your desired temperature. (We recommend a setting of 68°F, which not only makes the heater run less often but also slows down heat loss to the outdoors.) 

But you may be experiencing something … different. A heater that seems to run in shorter and shorter cycles, shutting off early before it can heat up the house enough, then turning back on a short time later and repeating the process. Why is your heater doing this? And what can you do about it?

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