Posts Tagged ‘Asheville’

Remember: Heat Pumps Use Refrigerant

Monday, January 21st, 2019

service-timeDo you use a heat pump to keep your home warm throughout the winter season? If so, then you probably don’t need us to remind you of just how incredible these systems are. They provide exceptionally efficient heating when the weather outside is cold, and they have the huge added benefit of providing cooling all summer long. This means that you get year-round comfort with just one system installed on your property. Like any other system, however, heat pumps can run into problems.

It should always be a top priority to have your heater repaired ASAP if you suspect that there is a problem with the system. Just keep in mind the fact that a heat pump does use a refrigerant cycle in order to heat your home. A refrigerant leak is one of those problems that represents a major threat to the integrity of your system at large. If you suspect a refrigerant leak in your heat pump in Asheville, NC, contact us right away.

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Forced Air Heater? You Need Fresh Filters!

Monday, January 7th, 2019

man-with-filterHeat pumps and furnaces, both gas and electric, are what we call forced air heating systems. That simply means that they heat air and then use a fan and ductwork in order to distribute that heated air throughout the house. In addition to this shared method of heat distribution, forced air heaters share another trait in common—their use of air filters. Know what else they share in common? The fact that a dirty filter will cause them problems.

How big of a problem could a dirty air filter really cause? Well, keep reading. We’ve got a whole blog post about it, so that should give you a hint about how serious of an issue your dirty air filter can really be. Not only is it detrimental to your system’s performance, but it can actually lead to the need for heating repairs in Asheville, NC, as well. Don’t let something as simple to handle as a dirty air filter cause big problems for you!

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Why Is My Heater Starting and Stopping So Much?

Monday, December 24th, 2018

cold-manOkay, so a heater that is starting and stopping is not really something to be worried about—provided that it is not starting and stopping very rapidly. Your heater, after all, should not be running nonstop. If it is, then there is a problem of some kind. It may even be too small for your home, meaning that it is running and running to produce a heating output that it really cannot achieve. If your heater starts up and runs very briefly before cycling back down, however, then it is short cycling.

This is a problem for a few different reasons. A heater that short cycles suffers a lot of wear and tear that it otherwise wouldn’t. That means it will degrade faster, shortening its lifespan and resulting in more frequent repair needs. It will also waste energy, as it uses more power to start a system up than it does to keep it running. Ultimately, you’ll likely be paying more for a weaker performance from your heater in Asheville, NC!

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Is Ductless Heating Right for Me?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

ductless-blowerMaybe. We’re sorry for not having a solid, concrete answer for you right off the bat, but there are just too many variables to consider before we can tell you with certainty which system is best for your situation. What we can tell you, though, is that ductless heating has a lot to offer. It also has a few features and benefits that you simply won’t find with other systems. In today’s post, we’ll look at what makes ductless heating so unique.

Because of its design, one benefit that we’ll be discussing is the convenience of installing a ductless mini-split in an existing property. Why spoil that now? Because we want to reiterate that, despite such convenience, a ductless mini-split still demands professional installation services, along with routine maintenance and repairs. The only way to get the most from your ductless mini-split in Asheville is to schedule service with professionals that you can trust. Now, let’s take a closer look.  (more…)

How Do Heat Pumps Heat So Efficiently?

Monday, November 12th, 2018

question-markThe quick answer? Because they use existing heat to heat your home, rather than generate new heat. That doesn’t make much sense at first, does it? If there were enough heat in the air outside to heat your home in the winter, couldn’t you just open the window to let that heat in? Well, the fact is that heat pumps do use existing heat in the air outside to warm up homes. There is a bit more to the process than that, though.

The “process” that we’re really referring to here is heat transfer, and that transfer of heat is the key to the heat pump’s efficiency. When properly installed and professionally maintained, a heat pump in Asheville, NC, can keep your home comfortable reliably while also cutting back on your heating costs. So, let’s take a closer look at what the heat pump is actually doing when it heats your home. That will help you to decide if the heat pump is the right heater for you.

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You Might Want to Replace Your Heater if It’s Doing This

Monday, October 29th, 2018

burner-assemblyWith the heating season just starting, it’s important to take stock of your home heating situation right now. If your current heating system is not up to the task of keeping your home warm and comfortable over the next few months, it might be a good idea to replace it now. You don’t want to risk having your heater break down permanently in the middle of the coldest months of the year, right?

The best way to know for certain whether or not your heating system is in need of replacement is to have a technician examine it for you. Barring that, though, there are some warning signs to watch out for which may indicate your system is in need of replacing. (more…)

Call for Boiler Repairs If You Notice These Signs

Monday, October 15th, 2018

BoilerWith heating season upon us, you’re probably starting to fire up the boiler at least a couple days a week. Hopefully, you’ve already scheduled preventive maintenance for your system to make sure that it’s in top condition. Even if you have, though, you still need to keep an eye out for any and all signs that your boiler might be in need of repair services. There are still plenty of ways that your boiler could develop some sort of problem, and the faster you can identify that the faster you can get it repaired. The following are a few of the more common signs that your boiler might be in need of repair. (more…)

How to Get Your Home Ready for the Heating Season

Monday, October 1st, 2018

gas-burnersThere is a lot to do between now and when the temperature starts to consistently drop. You don’t want to be left out in the proverbial cold when it comes to the heating season, do you? You want to make sure that your home is as prepared as possible for the advent of the heating season. Fortunately, we’ve collected some important tips below that will help get your home ready for the next few months. Read on to find out how to keep your home cozy and warm during fall and winter. (more…)

Warning Signs That Your Heat Pump Needs Replacing

Monday, August 20th, 2018

heat-pump-techYour heat pump can last quite a long time if you take proper care of it. However, it cannot last forever. Eventually, there will come a time when you need to replace your system with a new one. If you don’t want your heat pump to permanently break down on you in the middle of summer, it’s probably a good idea that you know the signs your system is coming to the end of its life. The following are just a few of the indications that you should call for heat pump replacement services, before your current one gives up the proverbial ghost. (more…)

Air Conditioning Noises You Should Never Ignore

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Air-Conditioner-TechAir conditioning problems come in many forms, some of which are easy to spot, and some not so much. We recommend that you have a professional conduct maintenance on your air conditioner every year, so you know that it’s ready for the added strain of the summer season. Preventive maintenance is not a guarantee, though.

There is still a chance that you can have problems come up with your system between appointments, which is why you need to be sure to keep an eye out for signs that your air conditioning system is in trouble. One of the most common ways to tell if your air conditioner is in trouble is to listen for odd noises coming from the system. (more…)