Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Symptoms of Urgent Furnace Problems

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

heating-system-repairsAs much as we urge homeowners to have their furnaces fixed at the first sign of dysfunction, we know the truth: many people won’t call for repairs until their furnace has stopped working completely.

With a furnace, that’s not something you want to try and get away with. The combustion of gas is perfectly safe… when your furnace is running properly. Neglecting a furnace repair issue can do more than just drive up the cost of your energy bill. In this post, we’ll go over three furnace issues that you won’t want to ignore.

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Trust a Heating Repair Service for Electric Furnace Problems

Monday, March 26th, 2018

heelectric-furnace-repairFurnaces tend to come in two forms: gas-fed furnaces which rely on natural gas for their fuel, and electric furnaces, which depend on power from your home’s electrical grid to function. Gas-fed furnaces make a lot of sense for city and town residents who have access to municipal gas lines.

But for those homes outside the civic grid – and we have a number of them in our area – the electric furnace makes a much easier option. It runs on your home’s electrical grid – a vastly simpler way to provide heat – which unfortunately entails its own set of parameters when it comes to repair. If you own one, and it needs repairs, make sure you contact a professional who knows how electric furnaces work.

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Call a Heating Repair Service if Your Heat Exchanger Is Cracked

Monday, January 29th, 2018

heating-repair-serviceMost homes in the area use forced-air furnaces to stay warm. They are effective and cost-efficient means of heating the household: using gas-fed burners to heat the air, which can then be blown into your home with a fan.

The heat exchanger plays a vital role in that process, and while it’s intended to last for many years, older heat exchangers can develop cracks and fractures, which are a serious problem. If yours develops such issues, you need to call a heating repair service immediately. It’s all the more important to keep a close eye on your system now, since you’re likely using your furnace more often in January than you are any other time of the year.

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Furnace Service Plans Provide Numerous Benefits

Monday, December 4th, 2017

furnace-repair-servicesWinter is on its way, and we’re already experiencing the drop in temperature that comes with the season. Soon, you’ll be running your heating system every day. The last thing you want to deal with is an unexpected breakdown just when the weather takes a turn for the freezing. That’s why we recommend a furnace servicing session now, before the weather gets much colder. It can provide a number of benefits to your home, and help your system handle the winter much more easily.

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The Pros and Cons of an Electric Furnace

Monday, November 20th, 2017

electric-furnace-installationIf you’re in the market for a new furnace, now is the time to consider your options. The weather is cooling, but not yet freezing cold, which gives you time to explore the possibilities and make a decision that;’s best for you. Most homes in the area use furnaces of one kind or another to keep warm, and that, in turn, leads to a simple choice. Is a gas furnace right for your home, or would you do better with an electric model? Electric furnaces have their benefits and drawbacks, and if you’re looking for a new system, you should think about how they might benefit your home.

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Heating Maintenance Plans Improve Your System’s Functions

Monday, November 6th, 2017

heating-maintenance-serviceWith winter on the way, high temperatures are giving way to lower ones, which means you’ll likely be using your heater much more often in the coming weeks. Soon enough, it will be on every day, if it isn’t on already. That makes now the perfect time to schedule a maintenance session for your heater. Even if it doesn’t need it, it can improve your system’s functions considerably.

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Use These Tips to Keep Heating Repair Costs Down

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

heating-system-repairsWith winter on its way, local homeowners are going to be using their heating systems more and more often. The added stress and strain can often lead to breakdowns, especially in older systems that have seen their share of harsh winters. A good repair service can move swiftly to get the issue dealt with, but an ounce of prevention always beats a pound of cure. The more you can do to reduce the cost of repair calls – or better yet, prevent those calls in the first place – the better off you’ll be.

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Common Signs You Need Heating Repair

Monday, October 9th, 2017

heating-repair-serviceWith fall officially here, most residents are turning off their air conditioners and turning on their heating systems. We don’t get quite as cold in the winter as communities further north do, but freezing temperatures and chilly nights are still the order of the day. That means your heating system needs to perform as expected every time you turn it on. If there’s a problem you want to find out about it now instead of having to deal with an unexpected breakdown in the middle of January just when you need your heating system the most.

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Get Your Heating System Ready for Fall

Monday, September 11th, 2017

heating-systems-maintenanceFall will officially be here in less than two weeks, and while we may still get our share of warm weather, you’ll soon be turning your air conditioner off and your heating system on. If you haven’t run your heater in a few months, now is an ideal time to help prepare your system for the fall. It will pay dividends in the months to come and might even save you a great deal of money and hassle. With a few weeks of relatively warm weather to go, now makes an excellent time to make proper preparations.

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Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Spring

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Air_Conditioning_Air_Conditioner_Repairing_Energy_Efficiency_Mechanic_Maintenance_Engineer-meTexas winters tend to be milder and last for shorter periods of time than winters in other parts of the country. Chances are you haven’t used your air conditioner much in the past few months, but the weather will soon start warming, and before you know it you’re going to be using your air conditioner every day to keep your home cool.

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