March 20th, 2023
If you’re looking to improve the quality of the air in your home, especially if there are people with asthma and allergies in your household, then installing an air purification system is an excellent idea. You can arrange for a great professional installation with our team.
You probably have many questions about air purification systems. We’ll address a few of the most common ones below. Feel free to contact us and ask us anything you want about our indoor air quality solutions.
March 6th, 2023
The end of the winter doesn’t give us much respite from the cold, and this is a time when heating systems are at a greater danger of failing. The heater in your home has worked steadily since late fall, and even if you had regular maintenance done before winter, it still might buckle under all the labor it’s had to do as it nears the finish line.
The best way to avoid becoming trapped with a failed heater is to know the warnings the system is headed for serious trouble. You can then call for timely heating repair in Newtown, PA to rescue the system. In cases of older heaters, you may need to schedule a replacement—but at least you’ll be ahead of the problem!
Here are the warning signs you have a heater on the “emergency watch” list.
February 20th, 2023
You may have heard about radiant heating, an alternative to the traditional home heating method of using a furnace or heat pump that sends heated air through ductwork. Radiant heating isn’t new technology. At the core, it just describes a type of movement of heat. When you feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, or you put your hand near a hot surface, you’re feeling radiant heat energy.
Radiant heat is the movement of thermal energy from one object to another without heating the air between them. This is different from convection heating, the movement of thermal energy through the movement of heated air, which is the type of heating you get from a forced-air system like a furnace.
The most common type of radiant heating system in homes is a hydronic boiler. The boiler heats water and sends it to terminal points in the living space: baseboard heaters, radiators, in-floor tubing. These objects heat up from the water and radiate heat into the rooms.
Installing radiant heating in Bensalem, PA is often a big project, and it’s best done during construction or remodeling. But there are several benefits of a radiant heating system compared to a forced-air one, and these may make you consider going with radiant for your next HVAC system.
February 6th, 2023
If you’re reading this, you might be planning to have a new heating system installed in your home during the coming spring. Or you’re in an emergency situation where your current heating system is failing and you’ll need to call our experts for heating installation in Hatboro, PA soon.
Whatever the case, we’re glad to help! The best way we can assist is to come to your home, look at your current heater and heating needs, and give you our professional opinion about what type of heating system ideally suits you.
To help you get an idea of what’s ahead, here are your major options for a new heating system.
January 23rd, 2023
Most homes have poorer indoor air quality than they should. This is an unfortunate side-effect of the way modern homes are constructed to improve energy efficiency: the homes are built “tight” so little heat is able to escape in cold weather or get inside during hot weather, but this also prevents an influx of fresh air. Unwanted contaminants build up inside homes without any fresh air to sweep them away and replace them.
This is where air purifiers can serve an important purpose. But do these purification systems make any real difference?
The answer is yes and no. Let’s look at the no side first.
January 9th, 2023
This is a question that homeowners often ask HVAC technicians, and it makes sense that they would. There are many home repairs you can manage on your own with the right tools and a bit of know-how. Why wouldn’t this also apply to a home heater?
But a heating system isn’t the same as reattaching kitchen cabinet doors! Modern heating systems are complex, and because of the amount of power they require to run—often burning natural gas to generate heat—trying to repair them without professional training and equipment is risky.
So the simple answer is, No, there aren’t any heating repairs you can do yourself.
December 26th, 2022
If you use a furnace to warm your house each winter, you’re familiar with the sound of the blower, the fan that turns on to move around the hot air through the house. The blower is also responsible for sending air through the furnace to receive heat and to cool down the heat exchanger in the furnace at the end of the heating cycle. This is why you’ll notice the blower continuing to run for a few minutes after the gas burners have shut off.
You might run into an issue with your furnace where the blower constantly runs. It isn’t always sending around heat, but it’s always blowing air. We’ll take a look at what can cause this and whether you’ll need furnace repair in Levittown, PA.
December 12th, 2022
We encourage our customers to look into using heat pumps for year-round cooling and heating. Heat pumps are not only effective at delivering comfort for all seasons, they operate at high-energy efficiency (especially when compared to using an electric furnace for heat), and can benefit the environment because of their low emissions and superior efficiency.
If you’re currently using a heat pump for the winter weather, you’ve probably arrived at this post because your heat pump just isn’t doing the “heat” side of its job. The cold weather has arrived, and you expect to get warm air flowing from the vents. Instead, you’re either getting room-temperature air or even cold air. Why is this happening?
We’re pros when it comes to heat pump repair in Hatboro, PA, and we can explain the common reasons for this problem.
November 28th, 2022
We always stress the importance of having routine heating maintenance done for a residential heating system before winter arrives. It’s not difficult to convince people that it’s vital they have their furnace or other heater in top shape to handle the serious cold winters we experience in Pennsylvania.
It’s a bit harder to convince them of the importance of this same regular service for water heaters—and the reason is that water heaters work around the year and people tend to take them for granted. But water heaters must have regular maintenance to work their best.
One of the most beneficial regular maintenance jobs necessary for any water heater is the tank flush.
November 14th, 2022
Gas furnaces are not dangerous appliances to have in your home. The modern gas furnace is built with safety uppermost in mind, and if they did regularly pose dangers they wouldn’t even be allowed in residential buildings.
However, many appliances can become dangerous if handled wrong or kept in poor condition, and this definitely applies to any gas-powered appliance. Combusting natural gas, such as in a gas furnace, can lead to carbon monoxide leaks and fire hazards. If you know the right steps to take each year with your gas furnace, you can reduce the chances of furnace dangers to almost nothing.
Below are the best ways to ensure a safely working gas furnace this winter.