While forced-air furnaces may be considered "the norm" when it comes to residential heating systems, they're far from the only option available. In some homes, boiler heating systems actually utilize water instead of electricity or gas to distribute heat throughout a home. Specifically, boilers work by pumping hot water through radiators or radiant flooring systems to keep a home comfortable. If you have a home with a boiler furnace (or are thinking about installing this type of heating system in your home), there are some important maintenance tips you should know.
29 April 2020
When it comes to home additions, an upgrade to the heating system is often the last thing on the homeowner's mind. However, any time you add on to your home, it's essential you make an update to your heating system if you want to ensure the new area is warmed. To ensure you have seamless heat delivery throughout your home, learn more about the options you have to upgrade your heating system to support your new addition.
7 April 2020
When you think about a hot summer day, it's hard to imagine that an air conditioning unit can ever get too cold, as it can cause the unit to fail. However, not only is it possible, but it's not a good thing, as an air conditioning unit that gets too cold will freeze. Learn about some of the factors that can cause a cooling unit to freeze and how to address the problem.
2 March 2020
When a furnace is in good working condition, it will turn on, run for awhile, and then turn off when the temperature inside the home has reached the set temperature. Unfortunately, a furnace can develop problems as it ages, and one of those issues is short cycling. Short cycling is when a furnace turns on, runs for a couple of minutes, and then turns off. In most cases, a furnace that is in need of repair will short cycle multiple times an hour.
28 January 2020
Becoming a first-time homeowner is a huge step in life. In addition to securing a home for your growing family, you have just made an important financial investment toward building net worth. But along with the benefits, homeownership also comes with some pretty hefty responsibilities, such as those associated with maintaining the structure of the home and its major systems. For example, instead of calling a landlord when the heating system isn't working, homeowners have to find a good furnace repair contractor and then pay for repairs or maintenance in order to continue enjoying a warm home.
13 December 2019
The holidays are just around the corner. If you plan to decorate your home this year, it's time to schedule an appointment with your electrician. You may not think that you need an electrician right now, especially if you're not experiencing electrical issues, but that's not the case. The fact is that the holiday season is the perfect time for a service call from your electrician, especially if you're going to be plugging in light-up decorations around your house.
9 November 2019
Have you been struggling to keep your home warm during the past few winters? How about how hot it gets during the summer? In some homes, even with the best heating and cooling equipment, the temperature inside seems impossible to regulate. Here, you'll find a few reasons why your home may not stay as comfortable as you would like it to. Little to No Insulation If you live in an older home, there's a good chance that there's little to no insulation in the walls, and possibly the attic.
4 October 2019