Common Furnace Problems

December 4th, 2017

cold-manIf there is one system that you really don’t want to gamble with in the middle of winter in New England, it is your home heating system. These days, heaters in general are more dependable and reliable than ever before. However, no heater can truly claim to be 100% reliable. That just is not a possibility. Even the furnace, which stands as probably the most popular and common of all home heating systems, can suffer from occasional operational problems.

If you use a furnace to heat your home, you are going to need to schedule professional furnace repair services at some point. There are plenty of warning signs that you may notice that could indicate a furnace in need of repair. There are also some relatively common furnace problems that you may encounter,  and we’re going to cover a few of those today. Don’t be taken by surprise if you should encounter any of these issues with your furnace in Langdon, NH.

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Listen for These Strange Furnace Sounds

November 20th, 2017

chilly-manDo you use a furnace in Alstead, NH? If so, then chances are that you do not need us to elaborate on just how efficient and reliable these systems can be. The furnace has earned its place among the home heating system elite thanks to its prompt, effective heating performance. Like any other heating system, though, the furnace is not perfect. At some point, you are going to find yourself in need of furnace repairs. Ideally, you’ll realize this early on.

When it comes to having your furnace repaired, “the sooner, the better” is really the mantra to keep in mind. The longer that you wait to have any issues with your furnace resolved, the worse off that system is likely to be. The “good” news, if you can call it that, is that your furnace is going to exhibit some warning signs when trouble is brewing. You just have to know what to look for—or, more accurately, what to listen for. Continue Reading

How Do Boilers Distribute Heat?

November 5th, 2017

boilerTo be frank, we could answer this question with a simple, 2-word response — very well! Of course, we know that our readers here expect and deserve more than this type of reply, so today we will talk a bit more in-depth about how it is that boilers distribute heat throughout houses, and why they are so successful at doing so. The boiler has been a home heating favorite for a long time now, and newer technologies have only made them better than ever!

That being said, it is important to remember that the boiler is not right for every home, every homeowner, or every situation. This is true of any heating system. It is not a matter of finding the “perfect heater,” truth be told. Instead, it is a matter of finding the heater that is perfect for you. With our help, you’ll be able to invest in your new heating system with well-deserved confidence. You may decide that using a boiler in New Hampshire is right for you. Continue Reading

Signs That You Need Heater Repairs

October 23rd, 2017

service-timeWe wish that there was a way for you to completely avoid the need for heater repairs in New Hampshire. Unfortunately, this is simply the case. Eventually, you are going to encounter problems of some kind with your home heating system. The best thing that you can do is learn to recognize the signs that heater repairs are necessary. That way, you can get out ahead of them and schedule your heating repairs promptly, before the problems with your system get any worse.

Routine heating maintenance is the best way in which to keep the need for heating repairs at bay. Even so, your system will fail you in some way at some point. When that time comes, our technicians are the ones that you want handling your heating repairs. We’ll diagnose the problem accurately, and we will resolve it completely. Keep these tips in mind, and dial our number the moment that you notice a problem with your heaterContinue Reading

Simple Tips for More Efficient Heating

October 9th, 2017

cold-man-radiatorWinter is going to strike soon, and chances are that it is going to hit hard once it does. This is just part of living in New Hampshire, right? Well, we can all handle the cold temperatures and the snowfall, but it certainly helps to have a great heating system on your side. You don’t just want your heating in New Hampshire to be effective and dependable, though. You also want it to be efficient. Our winter season is just too long and too cold to be overpaying for our comfort during the most frigid time of the year.

If you think that this is us greasing you up for a sales pitch, think again! We are certainly happy to replace your heating system for you, should a replacement be necessary. However, getting a more efficient heating experience does not necessarily mean that you have to make such a major investment. There are plenty of ways in which you can boost your heating efficiency, and that is what we want to focus on today. Continue Reading

Why Choose a Radiant Heating System?

September 25th, 2017

radiant-heating-tubingNew Hampshire is a very cold place to be throughout the heating season. If you hope to make it through the winter comfortably, you are going to need to have a great heater installed in your home. If you are currently weighing your options when it comes to heating your home, we strongly recommend radiant heating in New Hampshire. There are a lot of great forced air heating systems out there, of course, but the fact is that radiant heating offers some benefits that are really tough to compete with.

The installation of a radiant heating system is a big job, and it may not make sense to have a radiant heating system installed in an existing home. Due to the nature of the system, they are most easily installed at the time of construction. If you have a new home going up, are renovating your existing home, or you don’t mind dealing with a pretty involved installation process in order to enjoy long-term benefits, then let us know and we’ll help you to decide if radiant heating is right for you.

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Will Ductless Heating Get the Job Done?

September 11th, 2017

ductless-blowerHeat pump technology is an outstanding way in which to heat one’s home with minimal energy consumption and the cost that comes along with it. As you may know, heat pumps do not burn a fuel source to generate heat. Instead, they use a refrigerant cycle to absorb heat from the air outside, compress the refrigerant, and then use its heat in order to warm the interior living space. The question that many have is whether or not this method of heating is sufficient in as cold a climate as Vermont.

Fortunately, the answer is yes — for the most part. Ductless mini splits do have their limitations and, as is the case with any heating system, they are not right for every home or for every homeowner. Consider the following information, though, and let us know if you have any questions. We install and service Mitsubishi and Fujitsu ductless mini splits in Woodstock, VT, and we can help you to get the best from yours if you decide to go this route.

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Is a Furnace the Right Heater for Me?

August 28th, 2017

opening-furnace-cabinetFor many homeowners, August is one of the months that hits the old air conditioner the hardest. In this part of Vermont, though, it is when you start to feel the night air chill back down, a sign of autumn just waiting to make its triumphant return. We are just about at the end of August as it is, and that means that it is probably time to start really thinking about your home heating system. This is especially true if you are going to need a brand new heater installed this year.

If so, we recommend that you consider the installation of a furnace in your home. We offer a number of fine oil-fired furnaces for you to choose from, including those from trusted manufacturers such as Thermo Pride and Olsen-Airco. A furnace is a fine fit for many homes and can satisfy the user preferences of many homeowners. However, it is important to remember that there is no single furnace that is perfect for everyone. Read on for more information and feel free to contact us with any questions that you have regarding the use of a furnace in Ludlow, VT. Continue Reading

Replacing Your Heater This Year?

August 14th, 2017

house-in-winterAnother humid and wet summer is nearly behind us here in Vermont, and you know what that means. Soon enough, you are going to shut down your AC for the last time of the year and flip on the heat instead. Were you 100% satisfied with the overall performance of your home heating system this past winter? Have you been thinking about replacing your heater with a newer model? If so, now is definitely the time to start thinking about it more seriously.

The last thing that you want to do is wait long enough for the chill of the season to set in before your new heater is in place. When that happens, some homeowners convince themselves that their existing heaters can handle just one more heating season. These very homeowners tend to be the ones that wind up calling us for emergency repairs or even replacements, just when they need their heaters in Bellows Falls, VT the most.  Continue Reading

It’s Never Too Early for Heating Maintenance!

July 31st, 2017

heating-maintenance-never-too-earlyWhen people hear the term maintenance, the first thing that likely comes to mind is repair service. But heating system maintenance is about more than that. It’s a preventative step homeowners should take to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of their heater all throughout our heating season, which in our area is basically all year-round!

This is why we say it’s never too early to schedule your Charlestown, VT heating maintenance appointment. We typically recommend that you have this service scheduled right before its heaviest period of use, so during autumn. But the truth of the matter is that so long as you are having your maintenance tune-ups done on a yearly basis (or bi-annually if you have a heat pump) then you are taking the appropriate steps to ensuring a fully functional heating system. Continue Reading