Earthwise Home Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

heat-pump-systemWe live in a part of the country with cool but relatively mild winters. That presents homeowners with an opportunity to change up their heating and air conditioning options if they so wish. Most homes around here use centralized heating and air conditioning systems, which are typically two separate units (an AC and a furnace or similar type of heater). Heat pumps offer a different approach to that equation: combining the functions of a heater and an air conditioner into one single unit. That can provide a number of benefits to your home, and if you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, now is the ideal time to consider them.

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How to Tell When You Need Emergency Heating Services

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

furnace-repair-servicesHeaters serve as far more than a luxury during our cold winter nights. You need yours to stay warm and comfortable when the temperatures drop, and if trouble arises, it can turn your home into an icebox in a matter of hours. This is problematic for any home in the area, but especially homes with vulnerable family members, such as infants or the elderly.

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Is It Time for a New Furnace?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

heater-maintenance-serviceOur winter temperatures don’t get as low as they do further east, but cold weather is still fairly common this time of year, and most homeowners will still need their furnaces to run on a daily basis in order to keep their homes comfortable. If you have an older heater and it’s on its last legs, a repair call may need to turn into a heating replacement rather than try to push it further. But how can you tell? What’s the best way to determine if a breakdown in the middle of winter is enough to warrant a new furnace, or if it can keep going with a little work?

In the end, only you can make that decision. However, there are a few firm guidelines that can help you on your way. They usually boil down to cost: whether it will cost you more in the long run to pay for a repair on an older system or invest in a new system instead of throwing good money after bad. There are two specific factors you should focus on to help make that decision.

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Why Are Power Levels So Important in a New Heater?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

heater-maintenance-serviceNo one likes to think about having to install a new heating system in the middle of the winter, but it does happen sometimes. When it does, you need to move quickly and get the new system installed before the cold weather turns your home into an icebox. Having said that, there are still some very important steps you need to take, most notably the power levels of the new system. Believe it or not, they can play a huge role in how effective your heater can be.

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What to Do in the Event of a Cracked Furnace Heat Exchanger

Monday, December 25th, 2017

heater-maintenance-serviceWinter is officially here, and our heating systems will be put to use daily: increasing the stress and strain on them considerably. A problem of any kind should be grounds for turning the system off and calling in a repair service, but few furnace problems are graver than a cracked furnace heat exchanger. If you suspect you have one, summon a professional technician immediately.

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Low Airflow Could Be a Sign of Furnace Trouble

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

low-air-flowWinter will be here this week, and chances are you’re already running your furnace on a daily basis. You need to keep a close eye on the system for signs of trouble. In most cases, there are usually telltale symptoms letting you know that a problem is getting bigger. By taking notice, you can call in a repair technician and get the issue fixed before it causes a sudden breakdown in the middle of a cold spell. And it’s simple enough to pay attention to anything that may be amiss.

Among the most common signs of a problem with your heater is a lack of airflow from the vents: either gone entirely or moving much more slowly than you are accustomed to. It may not sound like much, but low air flow is usually a sign of big trouble if you don’t get the issue addressed. If you spot it, shut the system down and call in a repair service immediately.

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What Our Guarantees Mean

Monday, December 11th, 2017

HVAC-system-servicesWhen it comes to home appliances such as your heating and air conditioning system, you need to make sure that any problems are handled the right way. That includes installation and replacement services as well as repairs when things go wrong. With winter on its way and the weather getting colder every day, it’s more important than ever to ensure that such systems work exactly, precisely the way they’re supposed to.

Good HVAC services depend on delivering their promises, and most companies offer some kind of guarantee or another. As a potential customer, however, you should understand exactly what they mean and what you can expect when you see such guarantees for any service. We believe that our guarantees spell it all out clearly.

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Signs You Need Heating Repair Services

Monday, November 27th, 2017

heating-system-repairWinter is closing in fast, and with temperatures already dropping, chances are you’ve been using your heating system on a regular basis for some time already. If there are any problems with your heating system, now is the time to get them fixed. Doing so means you won’t get caught by surprise when a cold front hits and your heater suffers from a sudden breakdown. It also means you have time to schedule repairs at your leisure, instead of scrambling in the middle of winter.

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Maintenance Plans Help Your Heating System

Monday, November 13th, 2017

heater-maintenance-serviceFall is here and winter is just around the corner. That means your heating system needs to be ready to run every day without trouble, and if your system needs repairs or similar care, now is the time to find out about that. You can spot the signs of trouble by checking your heater, but few laymen can detect the kinds of potential problems that a trained technician can. That’s why we recommend regular maintenance for your heating system every fall, before the weather gets too cold.

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Monday, October 2nd, 2017

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Call Earthwise Home Services for all your plumbing, drain and sewer, water heaters, water filtration systems, air conditioning, heating, and indoor air quality needs.

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