Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

My Furnace Smells Like Burning. Do I Need Repairs?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

The furnace is one of the most popular of all home heating systems, which will come as no surprise to anyone that has ever basked in the consistent, reliable comfort that such heating systems allow for. They can use a variety of fuels in their operation, including natural gas, propane, or simply electricity, and their method of forced air heat distribution means that they can heat homes as promptly as they do effectively. For all of their pros, though, you must remember that even the furnace is not perfect. You are going to need furnace repairs in Ludlow, VT eventually. Keep your eyes out for signs of trouble—or, in the event of a burning odor, your nose.

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Problems with Low Air Flow in Your Furnace

Monday, December 28th, 2015

It doesn’t sound like a huge deal. You turn on your furnace to keep warm on a cold winter’s night and the air doesn’t emerge from your vents at the speed you were expecting it. It suggests a minor problem at best, especially here in Southern Vermont where heating difficulties can run the gamut in the cold months of winter. But in point of fact a lack of air flow in your furnace is a big problem, which can result in serious repairs if you aren’t careful. Considering how early we are in the heating season, you should treat any problems with low air flow in your furnace promptly. (more…)

Is My Furnace in Need of Repairs?

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Wouldn’t it be great if you could invest in a new heating system, have that heater installed by a trained professional, and then never have to worry about its performance or condition again? Well, great as that may sound, this is simply not the reality of the situation. When you use any heating system in your home, furnaces included, you are going to encounter operational problems of some sort eventually. When you do, prompt repairs are always in your best interest. The use of furnaces in Springfield, VT is quite common, and these systems are quite reliable. They are not 100% reliable, though, so contact HB Energy Solutions to schedule furnace repairs if you notice these, or any other, signs of trouble with the furnace in your home.  (more…)

Can a Mid-Winter Maintenance Appointment Prevent The Need For Furnace Repair Down The Road?

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

It’s been a cold and extra-snowy winter here in Vermont so far, and your furnace may be feeling it. There’s no reason to wait until you need furnace repair for your southern Vermont home to find out; instead, schedule a mid-winter maintenance appointment with your HB Energy Solutions technician and get ahead of potential repairs.

How Maintenance Helps Reduce Repair

There are a few reasons why maintenance can help reduce the level of repair that your furnace may need. The first is that your technician will conduct a thorough inspection of your entire unit. This helps the technician detect any developing or existing problems with the system. If small things are found, like a loose fan belt in the blower or frayed wiring, the technician will repair these items before they can become bigger issues. Another way a mid-winter maintenance appointment can help you get ahead of repairs is the cleaning, lubrication and adjustment aspects of the appointment. Your technician will clean and remove dust and dirt build-up on components, including the burner, and lubricate all moving parts so that no issues of grinding develop. Some components can shift or loosen during regular operation, and maintenance allows the technician to see this kind of issue and re-adjust the component so that it is positioned correctly.

Other Benefits of Mid-Winter Maintenance

Not only does a maintenance appointment help prevent future repair, it also helps with the following:

  • Better energy efficiency – the cleaning, adjusting, lubrication and small repair your system receives during a maintenance appointment allows the system to work optimally, which can help increase its energy efficiency.
  • Better performance – when your system is in good working order, as it will be after a maintenance appointment, you will get better performance from it.
  • Extends life of the equipment – systems that are well-maintained are far less likely to work under stressful conditions, which helps eliminate premature aging.

If you have concerns that your furnace in southern Vermont may be heading for a repair appointment, call HB Energy Solutions today and schedule a maintenance appointment with one of our experts.

Does My Furnace Need Repair, or Is It Time for a Replacement?

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Whether to replace or repair a furnace is a question we hear a lot during the fall. Fall is a good time to replace, if that’s what’s needed, but you should first assess whether or not your furnace needs replacing. There are some key factors to consider when deciding whether or not to replace your current heating system, and we’ve outlined them below. Whether you need replacement or repair for your furnace in southern Vermont, HB Energy Solutions has the trained technicians to assist you with all your heating needs.

Signs It May Be Time for Replacement

There are some telltale signs that it may be time for you to replace your current heating system:

  • Constant repairs – did you make a lot of repairs to your system last winter, and are facing more this year? Repair costs can add up, sometimes to the cost of a new system. It may be worth looking at where your money is better spent.
  • Rust, cracking and corroding components – it is normal for your system to incur some general wear and tear, but if you are seeing clear signs of physical breakage, it may be time to consider a replacement. Cracking and corroding parts can be dangerous – carbon monoxide may be able to escape from them – and it isn’t always possible to repair or replace the broken areas.
  • High energy bills – did you see high energy bills last winter, despite not changing how you use your heating system? Decreased energy efficiency is a symptom of a poorly-performing system.
  • Age – the average lifespan for a furnace or boiler is about 15 years. If your system is over this age, and is experiencing any of the above problems, you may be better off investing in a new heater.
  • Decreased comfort – an aging system may no longer be able to meet your heating needs. This is usually indicated by hot and cold spots in your home, or an inability to achieve the set temperature. If your heater is not operating effectively, it may be time to consider a replacement.

The best way to truly assess whether it’s best to replace or repair your furnace in southern Vermont is to work with an expert.

For all your furnace repair needs call HB Energy Solutions today and make an appointment with one of our heating specialists.