At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

3 Qualities to Look for With Professional Heating Repair

Monday, February 26th, 2018

heating-repair-serviceWe’re approaching the end of heating season, as winter enters its last few weeks and spring looks to return before too much longer. This is the part of the year where heating repair calls are the most common. Most homes in the area have been running their heaters on a daily basis for several months, and all of that strain inevitable takes its toll. A good heating repair service is invaluable during the last stages of winter, and if your heater runs into trouble, you want to make sure you contact the right service to help.

It can be difficult sometimes to determine which service is the right one, however. There are a number of them in the area and most of them will do a decent job. When it comes to your heating system, however, “decent” just isn’t good enough, and while only you the homeowner can ultimately decide which service will work best for you, there are a few guidelines you can look for that can help separate the merely decent services from the really good ones.

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Cracked Heat Exchangers Require Heating Repair Services

Monday, January 15th, 2018

cracked-heat-exhcangersWith winter in full force and cold weather now the norm in our neck of the woods, your furnace is going to be seeing daily use for months to come.  You can’t always anticipate when a breakdown will occur, but they’re reasonably common this time of year and some of them can be quite dire.

Take the issue of a cracked heat exchanger, for example. It’s a dangerous situation that can actually shut your heater down, and if it happens to your system, you need to call in a repair service immediately.  It’s especially prevalent in older systems where the warranty has expired and wear and tear have taken a huge toll. Here’s a quick look at what it all means.

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Beware of Low Air Flow in Your Furnace

Monday, December 18th, 2017

low-air-flowWinter is almost here, and chances are you’ve been running your heater on a regular basis by now. That’s only going to become more frequent as 2017 draws to a close and low temperatures become a daily part of life. It’s very important to pay close attention to your heater and watch for signs of any trouble. If problems crop up, now is the ideal time to get them treated: before winter begins in earnest when you can schedule repairs at a time that is convenient to you, instead of having to run around to fix a broken heater in the middle of a cold spell later in the winter.

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Heater Repair Services Offer Benefits

Monday, December 4th, 2017

heating-repair-serviceWinter is almost here and most of us are using our heaters on a daily basis by now. That increased use means increased strain on the system as well, and that means an increased risk of a breakdown as the weather gets cold. A servicing session can catch many problems before they begin, and if you haven’t had your heater maintained in the last twelve months, now is an ideal time to schedule a session. But no system is fool-proof, and sooner or later your heater is going to require the services of a professional.

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Watch for Signs You Need Heater Repair Services

Monday, October 9th, 2017

heating-repair-serviceWe’re firing up our heaters more often these days, as the weather grows cooler and fall slowly turns to winter. If you have a problem with your heating system, now is the time to do something about it: when you still have several weeks before the cold temperatures really hit and you can schedule a repair session to deal with the issue at your leisure. That beats waiting for the problem to cause a breakdown – usually in the midst of a cold front – forcing you to scramble for repairs and possibly costing you a great deal more in the process.

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Do You Need a New Heating System?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

heating-replacement-servicesWith the official start of fall just a few days away, temperatures in the area are going to start dropping rapidly. When that happens, you need a heating system that can step up and provide warm, comfortable temperatures for your home all winter long. If there’s a problem with your existing heating system or you don’t think it will be able to last all winter, now is the time to schedule a replacement session. The comparatively mild temperatures of fall give you an excellent window to plan for such a session, and if your existing heater is on its last legs, then putting in a new one now will ensure that your home has the heating it needs all winter with no nasty surprises. But that still comes back to the basic question: do you need a new heating system?

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Time to Evaluate the State of Your Furnace

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Heating__dreamstime_xl_28529517_2-meWinter is slowly coming to an end, and while we still have several weeks of cool weather at least, the temperature is going to start climbing very soon. This makes an ideal time to evaluate the state of your furnace and to make plans for it in the off-season. Spring is perfect to schedule repairs and maintenance if your system needs it, and to plan for a replacement furnace in the vent your existing system just isn’t doing the job anymore. As the weather starts to warm up, you can take some steps to maintain your furnace and plan for further steps if necessary.

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The Benefits of Radiant Heating Systems

Monday, December 26th, 2016

We extol the virtues of radiant heating systems for our customers here in Salt Lake City, UT, and while it’s not right for every home, it offers a number of benefits that could help you considerably. The system itself operates according to very simple principles: placing coils or tubes beneath the floor that warm the room via radiant heat (heating transferred directly from one material to another). That incurs a fairly high cost during installation, since you need to remove and replace the furnishings and floorboards in your home to have it installed. In exchange, however, the benefits your home can enjoy are considerable. Here’s a quick list to give you an idea of what we’re talking about.

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Now Is the Time to Replace an Old Heating System

Monday, September 19th, 2016

With summer officially coming to an end this week, the time has come for South Jordan, UT homeowners to take a long, hard look at their heating system and determine if it can handle another winter. If it can’t now is the time to schedule a replacement service. The good news is that there are quality heating companies available to perform a replacement service for you. But how can you tell if you need a new heating system, and why go through the replacement now?

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Late Season Heater Issues to Watch Out for

Monday, March 21st, 2016

We’re coming to the end of heating season in the Sandy, UT area, but there’s still a few cool days yet to come and while you may be using your heater less often these days, this is the time of year when repair calls on heating systems tend to appear the most. After months of regular use, the wear and tear on your system can sometimes take a toll, and they can make themselves known just as you’re in the home stretch for another cooling season. Luckily, a timely maintenance session at the end of every winter can solve most of these problems, but you should still be aware of various late-season heater issues that can plague your system this time of year.

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