Archive for October, 2016

Why Is Low Air Flow a Problem for Your Furnace?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Forced-air furnaces are a common means of keeping your home warm here in Flint, MI, and with fall officially underway, now is a good time to keep an eye out for any problems with it. For example, you might notice that the air isn’t coming out of the vents as fast as it once did. Low air flow is a serious problem and if it’s not addressed, it can lead to larger issues down the line. The good news is that a trained technician can handle the issue very easily in most cases. But what causes low air flow and why is it a problem for you? Read on for the answers. (more…)

3 Ways to Improve Heating Efficiency

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Winter is on its way in Davison, MI, which means you need a heating system that’s up to the challenge. There are steps you can take right now not only to ensure that your heater runs smoothly every time you need it to, but also that it performs without costing you any more than necessary in heating bills.

Some of these steps are common-sense solutions which you’re likely quite familiar with: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than you might otherwise, for instance, and keeping outside doors and windows closed. Others, however, may be unknown, but can do a great deal to keep those pesky bills from getting too high. Here are 3 steps you can take right now, before the winter begins in earnest. (more…)

Early Signs You Need Heating Repair

Monday, October 17th, 2016

We’re still in October here in Flint, MI, and already your heater has likely seen a lot of use. If you have an older heating system, or even if you don’t but your heater showed signs of trouble in the past, you might experience a breakdown early in the season. There’s actually a silver lining here, since it means you can get the problem fixed before the winter begins in earnest. But you can help your cause by spotting these early sings that you need heating repair, and taking steps accordingly. Specifics vary and only a trained technician should diagnose the exact cause of the problem. But a few general signs tend to crop up in a wide variety of common repair issues: (more…)

Beware of a Cracked Heat Exchanger

Monday, October 10th, 2016

When fall arrives here in Davison, MI, it’s always a good idea to give your heating system a thorough check. This is one of the reasons why we recommend a maintenance session for your heating system every fall: giving you a chance to give your system a close look and follow up with any necessary repairs before the winter begins in earnest. Among the most serious issues to check for is a cracked heat exchanger, which represents one of the most important components in the entire heating system. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works. (more…)

Benefits of Installing a New Heater

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Fall has arrived in Flint, MI and most homeowners are taking a look at their heating system and getting it ready for the winter. If you have an older system whose warranty has expired, now is the right time to think about a replacement. We still have a few more weeks of comparatively warm weather in which to schedule a replacement, and if you don’t think your old heater is up to handling another winter, it’s e last chance you’ll ave before the snow begins to fall. In addition, there are a number of benefits to installing a new heater that you should consider very carefully. They can help make your decision easier. (more…)