House Call Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘heating repair’

Gas or Electric: Which Furnace Is Right for You?

Monday, December 16th, 2019

While this might be an easy choice for some people in our area, the question isn’t always as simple as it seems for others. We get it, if you’ve got the natural gas pipelines already installed in your house then it’s quite easy and affordable to have a gas furnace installed as a next step.

However, for those that are looking to save every penny they can, what are the exact differences in costs between gas and electric? How much does a natural gas furnace cost compared to an electric furnace in energy costs? What about initial costs?

If you’re wondering these questions then you’re not alone. Hopefully, we can shed some light on the intricate differences between these two types of heaters. If you’re looking to forego heating repair in Chesapeake, VA and you’re thinking about upgrading to a furnace that’s right for your home—keep reading and we’ll give you some tips.

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Why Might a Furnace Blow Out Cool Air?

Monday, March 25th, 2019
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We may be closing out the heating season now that April is nearly upon us, but that doesn’t mean that it is time to push your heater out of your mind entirely. Particularly not if that heater failed to live up to your high expectations this past heating season. It may be late in the game, but you don’t want to put any necessary furnace repairs in Chesapeake, VA, on the backburner.

A relatively common issue that some homeowners encounter with their furnaces is the blowing out of cool air. This air does not have to be as cold as the air outside to indicate that there is a problem. It just has to be cooler than the air that should be coming out of the furnace. If you’ve identified this problem in your home, then the obvious next question is—what gives? Today, we’ll explore some potential causes.

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Malfunctioning Heaters Burn—Through Money!

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Essentially, your heater is a machine that allows you to convert dollars into heated air. “Burning money” is more than just an expression in this context.

While you may not like to think of it that way, it does help illustrate why efficiency is so important. The higher your efficiency, the less money you have to burn.

Lowered efficiency means you need to spend more money to get the same level of heating. One of the biggest drags on efficiency is a malfunctioning heater or HVAC system. Here’s why:

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Why Is My Heater Short Cycling?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

chilly-manDo you think that “good enough” is good enough when it comes to the way in which your heater operates? If so, we’ll be seeing you for heating repair in Norfolk, VA, before long. Don’t you think it makes more sense to have “minor” issues with your heater resolved before they inevitably become major issues? Because even those problems that you think you can live with or ride out are going to hit a point where they either become intolerable or they start to affect your system in a more severe way.

A prime example of this is short cycling. When it first starts, it is easy to say well, I’ll deal with this for the time being. What homeowners fail to realize is that, while their systems are still technically running, they’re not running properly. That leads to a lot of damages that could have been easily avoided if more prompt action were taken. So read on, and be sure to reach out if you have any concerns about your home heating system.

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Why Are Certain Areas in My Home Colder Than Others?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

When you run your heating system during the coldest time of the year, you rightfully expect that system to heat your entire home evenly and effectively. A broken down heater is a very frustrating situation, but walking from one room to another, only to find that there is a big difference in temperature, isn’t all that much better. If your heater in Williamsburg, VA is not able to heat your home sufficiently throughout, there are a number of potential factors at play. Consider the following information, and be sure to hire our technicians when you decide to take action.

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When to Schedule Professional Heating Repairs

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Hopefully you’ve already scheduled your routine heating maintenance service, which will help your heater get back into the groove of things in a successful manner. You must remember, though, as we progress into colder and colder temperatures, that no amount of heating maintenance can ensure that your system operates with 100% reliability. In fact, it is all but inevitable that you will, at some point, require professional heating repairs in Hampton, VA. When you do, you need to act quickly. Even if your system does not break down entirely, any problems with its condition or operation must be resolved as soon as possible. They’re only likely to get worse with time, after all. Review the following points, and call House Call Company with any concerns that you may have.

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