Signs That You Need to Replace Your Boiler

December 28th, 2015

Boilers tend to last quite a long time, far longer than other traditional heating systems. This is primarily because they are much simpler systems. They have fewer moving mechanical parts, and that means they have fewer ways to develop problems. They don’t last forever, though. If you have a boiler heating your home, there will eventually come a time when you will have to replace it. It’s best to be able to recognize the signs that your boiler is nearing the end of its lifespan so that you can replace it before it breaks down completely. You don’t want to suddenly be left without heat in the middle of winter, after all. So let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to have your boiler replaced. (more…)

Furnace Problems to Watch for This Winter

December 21st, 2015

The most stressful time for furnaces is during the winter, when they tend to be used on a daily basis to warm homes. That means wear and tear increases, which then means that the chances for serious problems occurring also increases. Since furnace issues grow progressively worse the longer they are allowed to continue, it behooves you to look for signs that your system is in trouble. The faster you can get the system repaired, the more damage you can prevent. So read on to find out which furnace problems to watch for this winter. (more…)

What to Do if There’s Ice on Your Ductless System

December 14th, 2015

If you’re using a ductless mini split system to keep warm this winter, you may notice ice forming on the outside unit during operation. Don’t worry, this isn’t necessarily a problem. You should be aware of why it happens, however, as it can quickly become an issue if the system malfunctions. Let’s take a look at why ice forms on the outside portion of ductless systems, and what to do about it. (more…)

Why You Should Have Your Ducts Cleaned This Winter

December 7th, 2015

Winter is heralded by more than cold weather. Instances of illnesses like the flu rise dramatically during winter, for a number of reasons. One of those reasons is dirty air ducts. While it may sound counterintuitive, the state of your air ducts actually has a sizeable impact on health throughout your household. Read on to find out how your air ducts can affect you, and how air duct cleaning can improve your health. (more…)