Archive for January, 2016

Why Your Heat Pump is Icing Over

Monday, January 25th, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter you may notice ice forming on the outside coil. If you do, don’t be alarmed. This isn’t necessarily a problem for the system. In fact, it’s to be expected if the weather is cold enough. Under certain circumstances, however, heat pump ice can actually become an issue. Read on to find out why your heat pump collects ice, and when to call for repairs. (more…)

If Your Boiler Starts Making This Noise, Call for Repairs Immediately

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Have you ever noticed your boiler making a deep rumbling sound? If so, you have a problem. That sound is called “kettling,” and it indicates a serious problem with the system.  If the problem is not properly repaired, it can threaten the health of not only the boiler, but the surrounding area as well.  Let’s take a look at what causes boiler kettling, and what it can do to the system. (more…)

Listen for Strange Furnace Noises this Winter

Monday, January 11th, 2016

As winter gets into full swing, the stress on heating systems across the country is going to increase. This includes furnaces, which run the risk of developing all sorts of different problems under the strain. Heating problems get progressively worse the longer they are allowed to continue, so it’s a good idea to call for repairs as soon as you notice an issue. One of the easiest ways to tell whether or not your furnace is having an issue is to listen for strange noises coming from the system. Read on for some of the more common noises you need to listen for. (more…)

Is it Time to Replace My Furnace?

Monday, January 4th, 2016

No matter how well you take care of your furnace, there will eventually come a point when you have to replace it. The sooner you can recognize when your furnace is nearing the end of its life, the sooner you can have it replaced before it gives out completely. You wouldn’t want to be left without heat for a few days while searching for a new heating system, would you? With that in mind, take a look at some of the common signs that you need to replace your furnace. (more…)