Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

It Is Time For A Heater Tune-Up?

Monday, October 19th, 2020

furnace-technicianThe weather is starting to cool off at long last. We are reveling in the days when simply cracking a couple of windows can keep the home pleasantly cool and comfortable. However, temperatures are going to continue dropping over the next few weeks and it is likely that you’ve noticed our evenings are already pretty chilly. That’s right: it is just about time to kick your heater into action.

Before you do that, we want to make sure that your heating system is ready to do its job right. Anytime you are about to turn on your heating system for the first time that year, it is vital that you make sure you have a professional look it over beforehand.

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Heater FAQ: Repair or Replace?

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

question-markIt is reaching towards the very end of the season for heating in Charlottesville, VA. Warmer temperatures are fast approaching and are already being hinted at in our day-to-day (like those wonderful cloudy days that peaked around 80°F last week).

While it is likely that some of us are looking forward to a little more sunshine and fresh air, this doesn’t mean that we can just turn off the heater and walk away. The end of the heating season is about more than just a break from requiring warm air and prepping your air conditioner. It is also about doing a last checkup on your heater to make sure it will be able to get the job done next year.

Lets take a minute to review some facts about what signs you should know that will warn you that your heater needs repair … or even needs to be replaced.

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Is Your Furnace on the Fritz?

Monday, March 9th, 2020

furnace-technicianWe are getting the briefest hints of springtime around the corner for Charlottesville. However, while those couple days of sunshine were a treat, it is obvious we still have some chilly weather to contend with until wintertime finally calls it a day.

This is an important time to go the extra effort and make sure that your furnace is going to make it through the remainder of the season. What’s more, you will want to ensure that it will work when you go to turn it on next winter. With that in mind, you should check to see if you need to schedule a furnace repair in Charlottesville, VA.

Repair needs are common toward the end of the season thanks to the wear and tear caused by extended use. Don’t let your furnace go without the help it needs.

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Only Trust a Pro with Your HVAC Care

Monday, February 10th, 2020

AC-technicianAll too often we encounter problems with different HVAC systems in the Charlottesville area that are caused by allowing an amateur to try to “fix” it. This is never a good idea. In all honesty, it is similar to allowing your neighbor to give you a complex medical procedure. Sounds silly right?

When you need service for your heating and air conditioning system, whether it is repairs, maintenance, or a replacement, you should always turn to a professional HVAC company in Charlottesville, VA. If you aren’t sure what kind of a difference this will make, let us tell you!

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Boost HVAC Efficiency with a Smart Thermostat

Monday, January 27th, 2020

smart-wifi-thermostat-appYou depend on your heating and cooling units to keep you comfortable throughout the year. That’s why you like to make sure your HVAC in Palmyra, VA is taken care of so it does its job as well as possible, for as long as possible.

Did you know that caring for your home comfort systems goes beyond just maintenance and repairs though? It’s true! You might not realize it, but your thermostat actually plays a huge role not only in telling your HVAC system to do its job, but it also impacts how well it does the job.

We’ve had our fair share of people come to us for a heater repair only to discover that the real source of the problem was their thermostat. We always suggest a thermostat upgrade whenever possible.

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3 Benefits of Heat Pumps

Monday, January 13th, 2020

ductless-blowerAre you considering a new heating system? Whether you are thinking about installing a completely new type of heater, or just replacing your previous one, we believe there is something to be said for heat pumps in Charlottesville, VA. Heat pumps epitomize the idea of being small but mighty because they offer big home comfort solutions in a package that takes up far less space than other heating systems.

Heat pumps are truly wonderful systems that can keep your indoor climate ideal all year round. Want to know more about the benefits of theses systems? Just keep reading!

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The Most Important Furnace Repair for Your Health

Monday, December 30th, 2019

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Your furnace requires upkeep. It is a simple fact, but one worth stating. Why? Because repairs are a part of that upkeep!

When you need reliable furnace repair in Charlottesville, VA, you know it is best to turn to the professionals. But did you know that some furnace repair needs are more urgent than others?

This doesn’t mean it is a good idea to put off repair needs when they arise. But it does mean that there is at least one repair that may pop up that goes beyond simply keeping your furnace in working shape. That is because the issue causing this repair need  can threaten the health and safety of everyone in your home.

We are, of course, talking about the dangers associated with a cracked heat exchanger.

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How to Help Your HVAC Through Winter

Monday, December 16th, 2019

cozy-holiday-seasonThe temperature has dropped and the holidays are here. We know there is plenty to do right now and probably a lot to prepare for, but we have to ask: is your HVAC in Charlottesville, VA ready for the coming months? Yes, we know that the weather here in Virginia doesn’t get quite as frigid as it might up north, but we still rely on our heating systems pretty heavily this time of the year. The last thing anyone wants around the holidays is a heater that gives up the ghost in the middle of the winter.

With that said, we want to let you know that there are some additional steps you can take to keep your heater in good condition this season. Incorporating some of these tips into your daily routine can help improve your heater’s efficiency and facilitate its job, while saving you money too.

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3 Signs Your Boiler’s Broken

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

broken-heater-no-warmth-cold-womanOkay let us clarify. When we say “broken” we don’t mean unusable. When it comes to a boiler or any type of heating system, broken usually refers to a system in need of repairs. This means that your boiler isn’t operating the way it is supposed because something within your heating system causing problems.

So, the question here is, what is causing your boiler’s issues? There are, of course, multiple problems that could create the need for boiler repair in Orange, VA. And, while there are signs to watch for that could indicate one issue or another, you will normally need the help of a trained HVAC technician to truly identify exactly what’s wrong.

We get that you will want to understand what indicators you should be watching for before you call a pro, though. That is why we’ve provided three keys signs that will tell you when you boiler is in need of repair.

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Humidity, Your Heater, And You

Monday, November 18th, 2019

ductless-blowerZap!

Ouch, that static shock doesn’t seem like much—but it sure can hurt. The air has been extremely dry lately thanks to the cool temperatures in Palmyra, and you may have noticed the side effects like the increased static and chilly air. Lately, it’s seemed to be much colder than the thermostat says, and you can’t seem to warm your home up enough to feel comfortable. Even if you can, the dry air would still make you feel a little too similar to a tanned hide.

If only there was a way to bring a little humidity into your home to help balance things out!

Thankfully there is. If you are curious about how humidity can help increase your comfort and allow you to more easily heat your home, and how we can help set you up with a system that uses humidity and heat together, read on.

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