Hometown Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Service’

What You Don’t Want to Hear Coming from Your Heater

Monday, February 28th, 2022
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We understand that it can be easy to ignore some of the sounds that the appliances and systems in your home make. It’s easy to deny that something can be wrong with one of those appliances–after all who wants an unexpected repair bill, right?

However, ignoring a sound that your heating system is making could result in an even bigger repair bill later on, and some noises might even indicate potentially harmful problems, such as a cracked heat exchanger that could lead to a CO (carbon monoxide) leak in your home.

Here at Hometown, we get how important it is to protect your household. If you hear ominous noises coming from your furnace, please don’t hesitate to give our team a call. In the meantime, read on as we uncover some specific sounds and what they could mean for your furnace.

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These 5 Signs Indicate You Might Need Heating Repair

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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It can be pretty frustrating to realize that you’ve been paying good money to heat up your home, but not getting the comfort you deserve. Maybe you have discovered that your heater is running intermittently, or perhaps it never seems to stop running. These are just a couple of the potential problems that can befall a heater.

Of course, surprise repair needs are a lot less likely if you invest in routine heating maintenance. This should be done once a year for a furnace or boiler, and twice a heat for a year-round heat pump system. With maintenance, repair needs are less common, but they still do happen, and it’s important that you know the following signs that they’re needed.

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Which is Better, Electric Furnaces or Gas Furnaces?

Monday, December 20th, 2021
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When it comes time for you to buy a new furnace for your household, there are many choices for you to make. The seemingly small decisions you make now can have a big impact on the efficiency and efficacy of your new furnace later on, so it is essential that you do the research and consult with a professional before making your furnace purchase. After all, an improperly matched heating system can leave you with higher bills and an increased need for repairs!

After you choose the make and model of furnace you want, the next decision to make is whether you want a gas-powered system or an electric one. Read on as we provide a quick guide to the differences between them. Oh and spoiler alert–neither is “better” than the other, but you may find one is preferable for your specific situation over the other.

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Don’t Neglect These Potential End-of-Season Heating Repair Needs

Monday, March 29th, 2021
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Wintertime weather is on its way out, making way for the warmer temperatures we’re used to this time of year. However, with us still using our heaters for at least a little while longer, it’s not quite time to forget about them. But, do you know if your heater will make it through the rest of the chilly nights you need it for?

Your answer to this will heavily depend on whether or not your heater needs repairs. If your heating system is struggling a bit, or if you didn’t have maintenance done last fall, then you should really schedule repairs sooner rather than later. Otherwise, you risk a breakdown now, or even next fall when you go to turn it on again. But, how do you know for sure if your heater needs repairs? Fortunately, there are some pretty clear indicators you can watch and listen for. Read on as we uncover what they are!

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Where Does Your Heater Rank?

Monday, January 18th, 2021
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On a scale of 1-5, how would you rank the performance of your heater—1 being “I have absolutely no complaints!” and 5 being, “Uh… my heater isn’t working…”?

Hopefully, you’re closer to 1—your heater has been behaving just fine and giving you efficient, powerful heat. But what if that’s not the case? What needs to occur to get better results?

Read on as we go over what different rankings for your heater might mean and what can be done about it.

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