Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

Some Signs That Your Heater Needs Repair

Monday, February 7th, 2022

It can be quite frustrating to realize that you are paying a lot of money to heat your home up, but not getting the comfort that you expect. Maybe your heater is running intermittently or perhaps your system never seems to stop running. These are just a couple of the possible warning signs that your heating system may be struggling.

It’s essential that you be aware of the signs that something is wrong with your heating system. Your furnace or heat pump system is going to be pretty important for a few more months still! Read on as we uncover some of the top warning signs that something is indeed amiss with your heating system, and then please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you notice any of these symptoms.

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Have You Scheduled This Heating Service Yet?

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Temperatures around here certainly don’t get as chilly as they do for our neighbors in the midwest or on the Northeast coast. But you’ll find in the coming weeks that it’s time to put away your shorts in favor for warmer clothing.

This change happens pretty quickly, so there is one really important heating service we want to alert you to, especially if you haven’t scheduled it yet this season–maintenance.

Before you ask, yes, heating maintenance is totally worth it! In fact, it’s essential for your comfort and the comfort of your family throughout the rest of fall and as winter begins. Skipping maintenance can be really bad news for your heater. Read on to learn more!

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Tips for Staying Warm When Your Heater Fails

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Hopefully, you’ll never run into this problem at all! Ideally, you’ll have kept up on your annual maintenance appointments for your furnace to ensure that it works efficiently, effectively, and—perhaps most importantly—reliably. When well maintained, a furnace can last about 10-15 years. Beyond that point, it’s time to consider replacement, especially if the system is showing excessive signs of wear and tear or just not working like it used to.

But no matter the age of your furnace, if it fails on you in the middle of a fall or winter day, you’re going to be pretty miserable, right? Well, what if that doesn’t have to be the case? When you’re heater fails, the first thing you should do is call our team for repairs. Then, while you wait for our techs to arrive, you can work to keep yourself and your household warm by:

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How to Spend Less on Heating This Year

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Winter will be here before we know it, and we would like to help you prepare! Sure, it might not get as chilly here as other parts of the country, but our winters pack quite the punch. And that requires a fully functioning heater that works powerfully and effectively.

Having a great heater in place means many things—it means having a system you can rely on and a system that doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg to use. That’s right, you want that heater that works as efficiently as possible. After all, it is too cold for too long for homeowners to be overpaying for winter comfort.

Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take towards bettering heating efficiency that will leave you spending less to heat your home this year. Read on to learn more!

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Get Your Ducts Sealed This Winter

Monday, November 16th, 2015

You probably don’t spare a lot of thought for your ducts, and that’s not surprising. Ducts in homes are designed to be rather inconspicuous, after all. The problem is that even if they are unobtrusive, ducts still play a vital role in your climate control systems. Without them, your furnace would have no way of circulating heat throughout your home. This makes neglecting your ducts a big problem. Read on to find out why you need to get your ducts sealed this winter.

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Why Is My Furnace Making Strange Noises?

Monday, November 9th, 2015

It can be somewhat alarming when your furnace starts making unusual noises. Your mind may dream up all sorts of nightmare scenarios that might be happening to your furnace. Really, though, how much trouble your furnace is in depends on the type of sound you’re hearing. Let’s run through some of the more common strange sounds you are likely to hear coming from your furnace.

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What Is Boiler Kettling, And What Should I Do About It?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

With heating season in full swing, it is important to keep a close eye on your boiler for any developing problems. For example, have you noticed a deep rumbling coming from your boiler when it’s on? If so, you may have a problem with kettling. Boiler kettling is one of the more serious issues that can affect your system, though if dealt with quickly enough it can be prevented from dealing lasting damage. Read on for an explanation of kettling, and how to deal with it.

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The Advantages of Boiler Heating

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The arrival of heating season means different things to different people. For some, it means that it’s time to get their heaters ready for the cold months of winter. For others, it means that it’s time to install a new system entirely. If you fall into that second group, you should consider installing a boiler heating system. Let’s take a look at how boiler systems work, and the many advantages that they can offer you.

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Furnace Short Cycling: What You Need to Know

Monday, October 19th, 2015

The further we move into heating season, the more stress you’re going to be putting on your furnace. That may give rise to a number of problems, the most dangerous of which is known as “short cycling.” Let’s take a look at short cycling, what causes it, and how it can be prevented.

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Why You Need to Schedule Heating Maintenance This Fall

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Summer is over, and the days are starting to get colder. You may not have to run your heater to keep your home comfortable just yet, but that time is approaching soon. If you want your heater to be ready for winter, you are going to want to schedule maintenance for it this fall. Read on to find out more about the benefits of arranging for fall heating maintenance.

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