Does My Furnace Need Replacing?

November 30th, 2015

Furnaces can last quite a while, but they won’t last forever. The more stress a furnace is put under, the more likely it is to develop problems and break down. Considering winter is the time of year when furnaces are used the most, it’s also the time when furnaces are most likely to break down. You don’t want to have your furnace break down on you in the middle of the coldest season of the year. So, it’s a good idea to replace it now if you need to. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your furnace needs replacing. (more…)

What to Do if You Have a Plumbing Emergency

November 23rd, 2015

Plumbing problems aren’t really known for waiting until a convenient time to occur. If you have a pipe rupture on you in the middle of the night, there is no time to wait for an appointment several days down the road. You need to take action right then if you want to limit the damage as much as possible. So the question is: “What am I supposed to do?” Read on to find out what you can do if you have a plumbing emergency. (more…)

The Advantages of Ductless Heating

November 16th, 2015

Winter has arrived. Hopefully, you’ve already got a good heating system to keep your home warm for the rest of the season. If not, though, it’s not too late. Consider installing a ductless heating system. Ductless mini split heaters offer a lot of unique advantages, due to their construction. Read on to find out how ductless heating systems work, and the advantages that they provide. (more…)

Why Your Furnace Is Making Strange Noises

November 9th, 2015

If you have had your furnace for any real length of time, you are probably familiar with the kinds of noises that it commonly makes. So when it starts to make unusual noises it can be pretty alarming. There are all sorts of reasons why your furnace may start making unusual noises, none of them all that good. Let’s take a look at some of the more common noises your furnace might make, and the problems associated with them. (more…)

Boiler Kettling What You Need to Know

November 2nd, 2015

Have you ever noticed your boiler making a deep rumbling sound during operation? That sound is called “kettling,” and it’s a serious problem that can cause widespread damage if left unchecked. Your boiler isn’t going to explode or anything catastrophic like that, but the heat exchanger could very easily rupture if the problem isn’t dealt with. Let’s take a look at what causes boiler kettling, and what can be done about it. (more…)