Winter is in full swing, and if you live in the northeast, your furnace is likely keeping very busy.
But if your furnace hasn’t gone through routine pre-winter maintenance, you might find yourself dealing with some common heating unit issues. One of these issues is known as “short cycling.”
Some breakdowns are worse than others.
If you had to choose a time for your car to malfunction, you’d probably pick “In my driveway” and not “On the highway.”
The same thing is true when it comes to installing a new heating system: it’s something you’d want to do by choice, and not because your furnace died in the middle of February.
“Did you hear that?”
“What was that sound?”
“Was that the furnace?”
How often do you ask those questions in your home? Living with furnace ductwork can mean living with all sorts of sounds, some benign, some signs of that it’s time for to call a heating service professional.
We’ve written before about the benefits of a ductless mini split heating and cooling system, which offer homeowners better air quality, energy savings and a reduced carbon footprint.
But what does it cost to install a ductless mini split system in Doylestown, PA?
Shopping for a new HVAC system can often mean navigating your way through a jungle of unfamiliar acronyms and abbreviations.
SEER. MERV. AFUE. HSPF.
If all this sounds like a foreign tongue, don’t worry. We’ve written this week’s blog post to help you understand the different HVAC system efficiency ratings before you buy.
There’s a rule in writing that you shouldn’t overuse exclamation points. As F. Scott Fitzgerald put it, it’s “like laughing at your own joke.”
But we felt compelled to use one in the title of this week’s blog post because we want to drive home the importance of having a high-end HVAC system.
Selling your home means asking a lot of questions.
There are the really big questions, like “How much can I expect to get for my home?” or “Do I need to work with a real estate agent?” or “Is this the right time to sell?”
What are you doing with your basement in Bucks County?
Heating your home in winter can be tricky.
Set your thermostat too low, and you come home to an icebox. Too high, it feels like a sauna. It’s an uncomfortable situation, and one that only gets worse when you open your heating bill.
This is where American Standard thermostats can help.
Tell us if this sounds familiar: It’s late November, and you still haven’t turned on your gas furnace.
Instead, you decide to bundle up at home in Bucks County. You burrow under blankets and wear your thickest sweater, and maybe invest in a space heater.
And while we understand the temptation to put off running your heater for as long as possible, this way of doing things can backfire.
You might turn on your furnace for the season and discover any number of heating unit issues that are keeping your home from being its warmest. Let’s look at some common problems with a furnace during the winter.