Posts Tagged ‘heat’

The End of the Heating Season: A Great Time to Reflect

Monday, March 18th, 2019

RadiatorNo, we are not saying that you should reflect on your wins and losses throughout the course of this past heating season, though certainly, this type of introspection has its benefits. What we are recommending is that you take stock of your heating system and how it performed over the course of this past heating season. Were you satisfied with its performance in every way? If not, why? And, most importantly, what do you think you should do about it?

In some cases, replacing that heating system in Asheville, NC, may be the right decision. This is obviously a major investment for the majority of homeowners, so it is not a decision that you should rush into.  So, if you do think that this may be the last year for your existing heater, feel free to reach out to a member of our team. We’re happy to help you decide if a replacement is the right move for you.  (more…)

Late Season Heating Repairs Are Always Worth It!

Monday, March 4th, 2019

cold-manWe know, we know. We’re into March now.  Sure, the heater is making a strange sound. Sure, the heater is not putting out quite as much heat as you’d like it to. But, whatever—like we said, it’s March! Surely the issue can wait.

Well, no. Not really.

Is every problem with your home heating system going to cause a complete breakdown? No, of course not. Is every issue going to render the heater completely incapable of heating your home halfway decently? No. But this does not mean that it’s not worth addressing any problems with your home heating system as soon as possible. If you plan on waiting to schedule heating repairs in Asheville, NC, until next winter is upon us, we suggest that you reconsider.

Simply put, it is always in your best interest to schedule prompt heating repairs when something goes wrong with your home heating system. The longer you wait to do so, the greater the risk.

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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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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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