House Call Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

3 Nasty Signs You Need Heater Repair

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Heater repair isn’t always obvious. In fact, you’d be surprised by how many homeowners we meet on a daily basis who should have called us months ago for a repair that needed to be made as soon as it became clear. So, we took it among ourselves to help inform any homeowners out there that might be unsure as to the status of their heater and need a nudge in the right direction.

Regardless of how old your unit is or what model it is, these signs of heating repair in Chesapeake, VA are universal. Basically, it doesn’t matter what kind of heater you have. If you’re encountering the following issues, then you should schedule heater repairs as soon as possible because there’s definitely an underlying issue contributing to the problem.

So, buckle up and take a good long look at your heater while we go over whether or not you could use heater repair.

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How a Smart Thermostat Can Help Your Furnace

Monday, January 27th, 2020

For those of you out there with an unreliable furnace, it’s true that your heating system can use all the help it can get! While sometimes we might talk about efficiency tips, routine maintenance, or other ways to keep your furnace running smoothly, today we’re going to talk about smart thermostats.

That’s mainly because when it comes to furnace service in Suffolk, VA there are few things that can mitigate inefficiency problems more than a smart thermostat. These posts are all about informing homeowners of the subtle ways that they can help their heating systems on their own, and a smart thermostat is the perfect way to keep your furnace happy without needing technical expertise.

So, if you’re the kind of homeowner that still wants to help your furnace even though you’ve already had a professional perform maintenance and repairs, then consider investing in a smart thermostat.

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Simple Tips for Better HVAC Efficiency

Monday, January 29th, 2018

money-out-of-chimneyWe all want to live comfortably in our homes, right? Of course. That is why we have heating and air conditioning systems to begin with. What we don’t want, however,  is to have to spend more than we should in order to live in that level of comfort. Yes, heating and cooling your home is going to come at a cost. It should not be a cost so high, however, that you are doing a double take each and every time you open up the utility bills.

That is why we’re taking an opportunity to share with you some simple tips about how you can enjoy better HVAC efficiency all year long. Don’t worry, we’re not just going to tell you to replace your HVAC systems with more efficient models. That will, of course, result in better efficiency, but it is not necessarily an expense that every homeowner is going to be able to handle at any given time. No, these tips from our Chesapeake, VA HVAC pros are simpler and won’t drain your bank account.

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Replacing My Heater: Boiler or Furnace?

Monday, February 27th, 2017

couple-warm-and-cozyDon’t let the arrival of March in just a few short days fool you. There is still plenty of use for your home heating system in the weeks ahead. It can take a while to heat up substantially around here, and it is not uncommon for a warm stretch to come and go, only to let the chill right back in. With that in mind, you should definitely start thinking seriously about your heater in Chesapeake, VA, and its performance quality over the past few months. Once the weather warms up a bit, you may benefit from a heating replacement.

Back in October, we talked about a few of the reasons why you may want to schedule a heating replacement. These included the age of the system, its overall performance quality, and energy efficiency levels. Today, we’ll assume that you’ve decided to replace your heater already, and that you are on to the next big question: which system to choose. Let’s consider two of the most popular: the furnace and the boiler. 

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Use a Zone Control System with Your Heater and AC

Monday, February 13th, 2017

technician-at-workThere are many reasons why homeowners may choose to replace an air conditioner or a heating system. Perhaps the system just is not heating and/or cooling the property successfully. Maybe energy costs are too high. Whatever the case may be, some homeowners wind up tolerating a subpar heating and/or cooling performance just because they are unable to replace the system at the time. There are definitely other options to consider, however, which can help you to get a better performance from your home comfort system(s).

One such option is to upgrade your HVAC systems with zoning equipment. Doing so has a number of benefits to offer, and you may just see a revitalization in terms of your system’s output quality. Consider the following, and let us know if you are ready to start taking advantage of a zone control system in Suffolk, VA.

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Heating Safety Tip: Gas Leaks

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Natural gas is one of the most revered resources in the modern household, and it is not difficult to understand why. Unlike oil or propane, both of which may be used with combustion based heating systems, natural gas does not require delivery, nor must it be stored on-site. Instead, natural gas is piped directly to the home from a gas main, and directly to the necessary appliances via the gas piping system. 

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It’s Not Too Early for Heating Maintenance!

Monday, July 25th, 2016

We know that we are embroiled in the hottest weather of the year at this point, and that running your home heating system is probably the last thing on your mind. As summers tend to do, though, this one will have come and gone before you know it. When the chill of the heating season re-enters the air, is your heater going to be ready to spring into action?

While you may not be using your heater for a few more months, now is actually a great time to schedule professional heating maintenance in Chesapeake, VA. You’ll enjoy many benefits as a direct result of having your system professionally tuned up. Just remember to let one of our fine technicians do the job.

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Why Not Just Increase the Size of My Heater?

Monday, January 18th, 2016

If you have a heater that is failing, or if it has broken down entirely, then you may think that now is the perfect time to replace it with a bigger and badder system. Unfortunately, the “bad” in that description is really the only part that matters. You may think that a bigger heating system is automatically going to do a better job of heating your home, but this really couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, an oversized heating system is going to present you with a number of different problems that you won’t be able to overcome once that system is in place. 

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Be sure to bookmark the House Call Company blog for updates on the latest advances in Air Conditioning and Plumbing technology.

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