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4 Ways a Heater Tells You It Needs Repairs

January 11th, 2021

gas-jetsYou spent good money on your home heating system. You hired professionals to install it. And you’re smart enough to have enrolled in our HomeSaver’s Club, too. So your heater should be pretty much invincible, right?

Unfortunately, no.

Don’t get us wrong. Investing in a good system, having it professionally installed, and enrolling in a good maintenance plan will ensure you get the most reliable performance possible from your heater. However, never needing heating repairs in Fort Wayne, IN, simply is not possible. Even the best heaters serviced by the best technicians run into trouble here and there.

And that’s why we want to share some common warning signs with you today. Prompt repairs are always in your best interest.

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Why Are My Heating Bills Higher Than Normal?

December 28th, 2020

money-chimneyYou looked at the first month of your bills since your heating system turned on for the season—and you did not like what you saw. At all. You expect to see utility bills rise after the lull of the fall season between peak AC and peak heater use, but this rise is larger. What’s going on?

There are plenty of possibilities for why you’ve got the high heating cost blues, but be glad you noticed it early in the winter so you can help turn it around. In this post, we’re going to look at some reasons you have more expensive heating bills (aside from an increase in energy pieces) and what can be done about it.

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Is Radiant Heating My Best Option?

December 14th, 2020

alternative-heating-systemsChoosing a new heating system is a major decision. If you’ve started the process of shopping around for a new heater, you’ve probably already discovered 2 truths.

  1. There are a lot of options out there.
  2. Comfort doesn’t come cheap.

Here’s another truth for you—there’s no such thing as one “perfect” or “best” heater. There is a heater that is best for you, though. Finding it can be tricky, but that’s what we’re here for. Let’s take a closer look at radiant heating in Fort Wayne, IN.

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Should I Heat My Home with a Heat Pump?

November 30th, 2020

heat-pumpThat’s not really a question that we can answer definitively. There is no single heating system that is right for every home or for every homeowner. What we can tell you is that you should at least weigh your options and consider the heat pump and its benefits carefully. There may not be a single heating system that’s right for everyone—but the heat pump sure is right for a lot of homeowners!

We’ll dive into what makes the heat pump such a fan favorite in today’s post. But first, a quick reminder. You can spend your money on the best systems and equipment in town, but that doesn’t guarantee a great performance from those systems and equipment. To enjoy the best that any heat pump has to offer, you need to schedule your heat pump services with skilled, trained professionals.  Leave your heat pump services in Fort Wayne to our team in order to do so.

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3 Reasons to Heat Your Home without Ducts

November 16th, 2020

ductless-blowerWhole-house, forced air heating and air conditioning systems are incredibly popular. And with good reason. These systems are efficient, and they’re effective. When you use a furnace and an air conditioner (or just an air-source heat pump) to heat and cool your home, you also only need one heat distribution system to handle your heating and cooling—your ductwork! There is another option to consider, however, and it is one that we cannot recommend strongly enough.

This is the ductless mini split. As the name implies, ductless mini splits (or ductless heat pumps) do not require air ducts in order to distribute heated and cooled air throughout the house. And no, they are not at all just another version of a space heater or window unit. They’re still whole-house systems, just with a very unique design. Read on to learn more about ductless mini splits in Fort Wayne, IN.

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3 Reasons Heaters Shut Down So Soon

November 2nd, 2020

dog-under-blanketIf your house is warm, you may think that there’s nothing to worry about in terms of your heater’s condition. Sure, it seems like it’s starting up and shutting down super frequently, but like you said—the house is warm! That’s all that matters right?

Wrong.

If that’s your attitude toward your short cycling heater, which is the problem described above, then your home may not be comfortable for that much longer. Short cycling can do real damage over time.  The good news? It may be a simple fix! The bad news? It could actually be quite serious. Here’s everything you need to know.

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“Sounds” Like You Need Furnace Repairs!

October 19th, 2020

covering-earsFurnaces are among the most common and reliable of all home heating systems. The natural gas furnace is seen by many as the ideal heater, while those without access to natural gas are more than happy to go with an electric model. Just because furnaces are great heating systems does not mean that they are flawless heating systems, though. In other words, you are going to need heating repair in Auburn, IN, at some point.

When you do, you don’t want to wait for your system to break down entirely.  You want to be sure that you’re being proactive—catching problems early on and resolving them promptly. Easier said than done? Maybe, but there are actually a lot of warning signs to look out for. Or, as we’ll focus on in today’s post: to listen for!

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3 Tips for Turning on Your Heater This Season

October 5th, 2020

Every time the seasons change, homeowners groan at the thought of having to change out their air conditioners for heaters. Although we’ve very physically capable of dealing with the changing temperatures from hot to cold, mentally we’re not always on the same page! That’s why we rely on lists and helpful tips from professionals to make sure all of our ducks are in a row before the cold temperatures reach us.

So, without further adieu, we’re going to give you some major industry tips when it comes to keeping your heater in good shape taking it out of hibernation. We’ll spoil the surprise of one of those tips, which is to always call us for heater repair in Huntington, IN. Make sure you address any problems before the cold weather hits us.

Keep reading and we promise your heater will want to thank you.

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Get Your Furnace Winter-Ready!

September 21st, 2020

Ngas-furnaceot quite ready to be thinking about winter just yet? Well, that’s understandable. But remember that it’s not just winter that brings the cold weather! We’re moving right into October, and those cool fall temperatures can create plenty of need for your home heating system, too. That is why you need to schedule any necessary furnace repairs in Huntington, IN, now.

Of course, the key to keeping your heating repair needs to a bare minimum is with a great maintenance program. You know, one like our own HomeSaver’s Club! The benefits of routine maintenance cannot be stressed enough. So let’s dig into some signs that you need furnace repairs, and how annual furnace maintenance limits such risks.

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3 Reasons to Choose a Geothermal System

September 7th, 2020

geothermal-loopsLooking for a new heating and/or air conditioning system? Feeling a little overwhelmed by the options that you have in front of you? If so, we understand. There is a lot to consider. And we don’t want to overwhelm you further, but we’ve got one more to add to the list. If you’re not paying attention to geothermal technology, then you risk really missing out.

Geothermal heating and cooling in Fort Wayne, IN, is really gaining momentum among homeowners. By the time you’re finished reading this post, you’ll understand why. Is geothermal right for every home and every homeowner? No. No HVAC system can make that claim. However, you may just find that it’s the system you’ve been dreaming about!

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