Evans Plumbing Inc Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

When to Upgrade Your Heating System

Monday, February 26th, 2018

furnace-open-oldAny home in our area needs a heating system. But that doesn’t mean it’s something you, your friends, and neighbors spend a lot of time thinking about. Your heating system runs from a hidden location, forcing air through ducts hidden in the wall, and all you have to do is touch a few buttons on the thermostat.

Once your furnace reaches a certain age, though, you might start to wonder…should I be thinking about upgrading soon? Although we’re not the type to push for homeowners to purchase a heater they don’t need, there is a point where it just makes more sense, economically (in the long run) and for your comfort.

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4 Heating System Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore

Monday, January 29th, 2018

ignore-noise-cover-earsIt takes a few minutes for the fan of a furnace to finally start that familiar whir sound. That’s because it takes a few minutes for the furnace plenum to actually heat up after the burners light, and the fan does not start running until it is warm enough to deliver air to the vents in your home. Once you do hear that spinning, whirring blade and the rush of air through the vents, it’s a satisfying sound—unless it’s accompanied by an unfamiliar noise.

Other than the sounds you are familiar with as your furnace starts up, you should not expect to hear much else as the system runs. If you notice noises from the vents or the unit itself, it’s usually time to call in technicians. Here are 4 of them you cannot afford to ignore.

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What You Should Know about Heating Efficiency

Monday, January 15th, 2018

money-green-homeEnergy efficiency is a hot topic in today’s world, and why shouldn’t it be? The more efficient a system is, the more you save on your energy bills. It’s easier than ever before to find something more efficient than a system you had 10 or 15 years ago, whether you’re upgrading a microwave, a dishwasher, or—as we’re here to discuss today—your heater.

Yes, heaters are far more efficient than decades ago, and the standards just keep going up. Here’s what you should know about the state of heating efficiency today: what to look for, what to avoid, and how to keep your heating system efficient.

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3 Signs of Heating Failure to Watch Out for

Monday, December 18th, 2017

cold-man-thermostatWhen your heating system breaks down on you, it’s a major inconvenience. In fact, in some cases, it’s dangerous, leaving you without any heat on a freezing night, and you have to pay for the hassle of bringing someone in for an emergency repair.

What if there was something that could have been done? Often, we neglect to notice or to take heed of warning signs that caution a heating system is on its way to failure. When this happens, we miss an opportunity to keep repair costs low and save ourselves some trouble. Watch out for these signs to be prepared!

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Is a Gas Furnace the Right Heater for My Home?

Monday, November 20th, 2017

natural-gas-furnace-flameYou probably know someone with a gas furnace. In fact, most homeowners you know are likely to have one if they have central heating. It’s the most common system there is! However, that doesn’t make it the right system for everyone. Sure, it has its advantages. But there are other systems that may be right for your needs!

We’re here to help you decide. When it all comes down to it, you have to make the right choice for your home and, of course, your budget. Contact our team to help you get the right heating system for your needs this year.

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The Most Important Factor in Selecting a New HVAC System

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

green-home-handHeating and air conditioning systems are a must-have for many homes throughout the country, which means they are often a “distress purchase” of sorts. Homeowners may only really buy a new heating system or a new air conditioner when it’s an emergency, leaving them little time to consider their options. In many cases, they simply stick with the cheapest system they can find, but we think this is a mistake.

Whenever possible, we think it’s important for homeowners to take the time to compare efficiency ratings and find the best HVAC system available for their homes. Today, we take a look at why this is.

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What’s the Difference Between a Furnace and a Boiler?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

natural-gas-furnace-flameIn order to get the service you really need for your heating system, it’s important to know the proper terminology. When your heater needs repairs or if you are shopping around for a new one, you should be able to identify whether you are thinking of a boiler or a furnace.

Don’t worry; it’s not uncommon to confuse the two. Sometimes, you get so used to hearing one term or the other, the differences may not occur to you. Or, you may move from a relatively warm climate to somewhere homeowners have all kinds of different systems in place.

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Keep Home Systems from Failing During the Holidays

Monday, December 5th, 2016

This holiday season, as you’re decorating the home and gathering friends and family for a feast, don’t forget to take care of your home’s most important systems. The holidays are tough without a working garbage disposal, heating system, or piping system, and you should do everything in your power to keep these afloat for a joyous, stress-free season.

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4 Things to Do for a Safe and Healthy Winter

Monday, November 28th, 2016

This winter, don’t forget to do whatever you can to make your home a safe and healthy place. When you run your heating system, there’s a possibility of a carbon monoxide leak or another dangerous issue that could affect your family members, and that’s something you want to avoid at all costs. Here are our tips for making sure your home is safe and healthy all season long.

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The Earlier the Better: It’s Not Too Late for Heating Service

Monday, November 14th, 2016

If you haven’t already scheduled fall maintenance for your heating system, it’s not too late. We strongly recommend that you do this ASAP, and the earlier you get it done, the better.

The most important thing is that you don’t skip this service altogether. If you have not already had a trained heating and air conditioning technician check out your heating system and give it a complete tune-up, now is the time.

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