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Don’t Let the End of Winter Be the End of Your Furnace

February 11th, 2019

woman-covering-her-mouth-in-concernTemperatures are staying chilly for just a little bit longer, and then we’ll be able to turn off our furnaces and focus on our air conditioners instead. This means that if your furnace has any repair needs right now, they can just wait until the next time you need your furnace this fall, right? Wrong.

Delaying furnace repairs could mean the end of your furnace. It could also mean misdiagnosing something as a furnace problem when it’s actually a thermostat or ductwork issue—both of which will negatively impact your air conditioner as well. More on that below!

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Signs Your Furnace Needs Replacing

January 28th, 2019

man-looking-cold-in-front-of-thermostatEvery fall, going into winter, we encourage our customers to look for signs that they are in need of furnace repair in Edmond, OK. The reason for this is because we don’t want you to be stuck with a malfunctioning or broken down heater right when you need it the most! We also highly recommend that your heating maintenance is done in the fall, too, to prevent the worst of furnace repair needs.

But just like any other important appliance or piece of equipment, your furnace simply won’t last forever. So, at what point do you stop relying on maintenance and repairs, and instead opt for a full furnace replacement? That’s a question we’re going to answer today, and it’s probably the biggest question you’ll have to face with your furnace.

The good news is, you don’t have to make this decision on your own. Our expertly trained service technicians are here to help make sure you are well informed.

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Are Your Pets Warm Enough This Winter?

January 14th, 2019

cute dog under the warm grey blanketChances are, you didn’t expect this to be a title of a blog on an HVAC page. But the fact of the matter is that many of our customers are animal lovers and pet owners, and we want to make sure that when we provide you with heating (and cooling) tips, we’re considering your whole family!

And actually, on that note, it doesn’t matter if we’re talking about winter or summer—you get a lot of use of your HVAC system and other home comfort devices whatever time of the year it is. So naturally, it stands to reason that you’d like to save as much energy (and subsequent money) as possible when using these systems. Which leads us to the struggle that many of us face as homeowners—how do you protect your budget while doing what’s best for your animal?

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Can Damaged Ductwork Hurt Your Furnace?

December 31st, 2018

Male hands setting up ventilation system indoorsLet’s put it this way—damaged ductwork certainly doesn’t help your furnace, nor your comfort.

We get it, you want your heater to work as effectively and efficiently as possible. Well, then it’s important that you think about the “V” part in “HVAC.” That is the ventilation that connects your furnace (and central air conditioner) to the outside, making the distribution of conditioned air possible. This ventilation system is what’s known as your ductwork, or air ducts, and is usually hidden out of sight behind walls, beneath floors, or in your attic and crawlspace.

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Can a Heat Pump Efficiently Keep Your Home Comfortable?

December 17th, 2018

register vent on wall near floorAll things considered, and compared to other parts of the country, it’s safe to call our average winters “mild.” Of course, even though that’s true, for those of us who have lived here for quite some time, we know that 30° nights can be unbearable, without an efficient and effective heating system in place! After all, you’d like to make it through winter as healthfully as possible, right?

Well if you are in the market for a new heater this year, there are many to choose from, but we want to talk about one in particular—the heat pump. This type of HVAC system is pretty unique in its operation, and our climate is great for this type of system. Keep reading for some of the benefits of using a heat pump to keep your home comfortable.

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Don’t Ignore These Sounds from Your Heater

December 3rd, 2018

woman covering her ears, on white backgroundIdeal scenario: you turn on your furnace. It takes a few minutes for the fan to finally start that familiar “whirring” sound, since the furnace heat exchangers actually have to be warmed up by the burners, and the fan doesn’t start going until that occurs. Once you hear that whir, you are satisfied knowing that warm, comfortable air is about to come flowing through your vents.

Other than this sound, you shouldn’t expect to hear much else coming from your furnace. But what if this isn’t the case? What if you hear unusual or loud sounds coming from the system itself, your ductwork, or your vents? Well, then it is time to call in the pros for heater repair in Oklahoma City, OK. In the meantime though, we’ve provided some insight below into what might be going on when you hear these particular noises.

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Tips for Boosting Furnace Efficiency This Winter

November 19th, 2018

man looking cold in front of thermostatWinter isn’t too far off now, as unbelievable as that might seem! Chances are once it comes, it will come in fast with chilly temperatures and the need for an efficient heating system. Having a good heating system in place is about more than reliability and effectiveness. You want a heater that will work as efficiently and effectively as possible. Our winters are too long and too cold for your comfort and wallet to suffer.

Of course, if something does go wrong with your heater or furnace system, we’re here for quality furnace repair in Edmond, OK. Or even heater replacement. But if you have a newer system and/or you’ve been getting it regularly maintained, then there is a good chance that you don’t have to take such drastic measures to boost your heating system efficiency this winter.

What can you do instead?

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The Safety Side of Heater Inspections

November 5th, 2018

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.Did you know that the gas-powered furnace is the most popular type of heating system used in the country? This is for a very good reason. First off, furnaces today are very efficient, and paying for gas every month is more affordable than paying for electrical appliances as it is a cheaper fuel source. Furnaces produce a great amount of heat, and are a good choice for many homes in our area.

However, whatever gas-powered appliance we’re talking about, it does have the ability to develop safety hazards. This is why maintenance is so incredibly vital. Part of preventive maintenance, aside from cleaning your furnace and alerting you to any repair needs or any other need for HVAC services in Moore, OK, is inspecting your heater. It’s during this inspection we’ll check for anything that needs adjusting or fixing.

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Is It Too Early for Heating Maintenance?

October 22nd, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundThe short answer to this is, “no, never.” Temperatures are cooling down significantly, and it’s just about time to shut off our air conditioners for the season. That also means that, yes, it’s time for this very important HVAC service!

If you haven’t already scheduled yours, now is the time. It is essential to have a fully functional, efficient, and effective heating system in place to get through the chilly winters we have here. And it’s just as important that when you look for an HVAC contractor in Oklahoma City, you seek out a professional who is highly trained and experienced with such a job. Having professional maintenance done on your heater every fall will benefit you in a number of ways, including the following:

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Take Care of Last Minute AC Repairs Now

October 8th, 2018

technician working on air conditioning unitSummer is coming to an end, and we’re experiencing cooler weather. Your air conditioner, while you might still be using it on occasion during the peak times of the afternoon, is probably getting less and less use. But how has it performed? Has it indicated it needs air conditioning repair in Edmond, OK?

We recommend scheduling repairs for a malfunctioning AC system as soon as it becomes evident there are problems with it, no matter how late in the year it happens to be. We understand you might be tempted to wait—after all, in just a few short weeks you won’t need it at all, right? But if you want your air conditioner to work at its best next spring, and not fail on you suddenly, then you’d do well to address any needs the system has now.

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