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

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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Always Adjusting the Thermostat? You May Need Heating Help!

Monday, February 15th, 2021
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Do you know how best to set the thermostat in your house for both comfort and energy efficiency in winter? It isn’t difficult to learn. You only need to remember two things: 1) keep it set at a steady temperature during the day and a lower temperature at night, 2) aim to make the daytime temperature around 68°F. 

If you follow these basic guidelines, you should enjoy a warm house without needing to touch the thermostat except to make the adjustment between day and night or before leave the house. And if you have a programmable or smart thermostat, you won’t even need to do that much!

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Help, My Furnace Isn’t Turning On!

Monday, January 18th, 2021
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We can certainly help you if you’ve got trouble with your furnace. It’s our job, after all, and we guarantee same-day service: “Service today, or you don’t pay!” When it comes to any type of heating repairs in Conyers, GA and the surrounding areas, you only have to get in touch with us and then relax knowing the best people will soon be on the job.

But we want to go a little further into why your furnace isn’t coming on. There may be a simple explanation, and we want to help you sort through a few of those possibilities—as well as look at the more serious cases where you’ll definitely need our professional assistance!

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A Heat Pump That Won’t Heat: What’s Going On?

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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A heat pump is one of the easiest HVAC systems to control. When you want to change from cooling mode to heating mode, all you have to do is set the thermostat temperature lower than the current temperature of the house. This signals the heat pump to change the direction it circulates its refrigerant, and this switches it over to begin moving heat into the house. The heat pump doesn’t operate much differently in the two modes (it’s still evaporating refrigerant in one coil and condensing it in the other), so it’s an easy change to make.

Except right now, for some reason, that change hasn’t happened for your house, even though it’s the season for it. If you have a heat pump that isn’t sending out heat or is actually sending out cold air, you may have a problem that requires heating repairs in McDonough, GA. Let’s take a closer look at the possible causes.

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Why the Cracked Heat Exchanger in a Furnace Is a Serious Problem

Monday, December 21st, 2020
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We’re going to get into some serious business here when it comes to furnace repair in Conyers, GA. We always take our business as HVAC technicians seriously because it makes a huge difference in the lives of our customers. But safety is a special concern we have, and we want to see that our customers are able to enjoy the warmth from their gas furnaces during the winter without the worry about leaks of toxic combustion gases.

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Why Is My Home Not Getting Warm Enough?

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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You want to stay warm and toasty through the season in your house, especially since you’ll be spending more time indoors than usual. If you discover that your house isn’t as warm as it should be, what can you do about it? 

You might first think that the answer is to turn up the thermostat more until you feel warm. But how much more are you planning to turn it up? Higher than you normally do? If so, that’s not right. Something else is wrong with your HVAC system that’s resulting in less cold-weather comfort. 

Rather than putting on a parka when you’re indoors, call our experts to see what needs to be repaired. We’re the local pros when it comes to heating and AC services in Monroe, GA.

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Why You Must Only Hire Professionals for Heating Service

Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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Of course, we want you to call us when you need an HVAC company in Covington, GA. But we also want you to know why you need professionals like us when you have problems with your heater and need help. 

You have other options when it comes to heating repair: You can try to fix the problem yourself. You can look to a local neighborhood “handyperson” who “knows a few things” to see what they can do. Or you can call an unlicensed heating contractor who offers super cheap prices but says they can get the job done.

Please don’t take any of these options! Professionals HVAC technicians are the only people to turn to, and for some excellent reasons:

1. They’ll keep you safe

Safety is always the top priority when it comes to heating services. Most homes in the area rely on natural gas furnaces for winter heat, and work on any natural gas-powered appliance is potentially hazardous without the proper training and tools. In fact, it might be illegal in your local jurisdiction for a non-licensed person to work on any appliance connected to a gas main. You put your family at risk when you allow for amateur work on your heating system.

2. They have insurance to protect you

In order to have an HVAC license, a contractor must be able to show they have sufficient levels of insurance. This insurance is to protect the customer in case something goes wrong on-site. An injured worker or damage to the house may end up costing the customer because the contractor didn’t have the proper insurance. This isn’t a chance you want to take—make certain you have a fully-insured contractor. 

3. They have the best tools and know how to use them

The technology of heating and air conditioning advances constantly, and the only people who will have the best tools to get repair jobs and other services done are the professionals. Not only do pros have the best tools available to them, but they’re also trained on them and receive continuing training to keep up with the newest advances. 

4. They take responsibility

If you bring in an amateur fly-by-night contractor for a repair, they may do a quick fix that seems to get the job done, and then leave and you’ll never hear from them again. This is a problem because that “repair” they did has a good chance of failing because of the sloppy job they did. Professionals take responsibility for their work, and they’ll follow up when a customer isn’t satisfied. 

5. They save you time and money

The “appeal” of amateur or DIY work is that it will save time and money. But they actually do neither. Poor workmanship on a heating system means having to call in other people to fix the problem later, and there goes that time and money. Professionals will never rush a job, but they’ll still get the work done in a timely manner, and they’ll get it done right so you won’t need them again. 

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