Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

3 Heating Health and Safety Tips to Remember

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

The heating season is a bit more complicated than the cooling season. Especially when it comes to heating repair in Montgomery County, there are more safety issues at play than when you’re dealing with an air conditioner. Think about it this way: there aren’t any air conditioners that run by combusting natural gas, so you’ve got to be a bit more vigilant in the winter than you might be otherwise.

Don’t worry, we don’t run into safety issues often. In fact, furnaces and other heating systems that are built today are safer than they ever have been. Gas-powered heating systems are built to be long-lasting and safe operating, so we’re not trying to goad you into care that you don’t need. We’d just like to talk about some of the important fixes that you should be aware of that can keep your home safe and secure.

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5 Heater Problems You Could Be Encountering

Monday, November 9th, 2020

It’s heating season, which means that we’re unfortunately forced to deal with some heater problems all over again. While a few homeowners might be lucky knowing that their system has been well-maintained, many aren’t. Those strange noises, smells, and efficiency problems could be creeping up again causing you stress. We’re here to help.

We’re the experts on heater repair in Blue Bell, PA. We can help you narrow down the prospective problems you might be dealing with, and how they’ll affect your efficiency and your comfort. Don’t neglect these kinds of problems, as they can often compound and cause you more headaches down the line.

Choose the right team for the job and get your heating system working as effectively as possible. Why not get this nipped in the bud now before the cold temperatures settle in for the winter?

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It’s Time to Take Your Heater Out of Hibernation

Monday, October 12th, 2020

For many of us, this is the month for spooky movies, candy, and a lot of frightful screams. For others, it’s the month where cold temperatures really kick into gear and we’re left dealing with the woes of last year’s heating season. Fear not—your heater is there to keep you comfortable, once you take it out of hibernation the right way.

More likely than not your heater has been sitting and gathering dust in your home all summer long. Not only that, but there could be some repairs that need to be done by a professional before the cold season kicks into gear. Whatever your needs may be, HVAC in Ambler, PA doesn’t have to be complicated.

Below, we’ve listed some helpful things you can do when taking your heater out of hibernation. Be sure to follow our guide and let us know if you need any help!

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How to Deal with a Heater Breakdown in the Winter

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Heater breakdowns are no joke, and they can’t be ignored when they occur. While we do everything in our power to keep a heater breakdown from happening, sometimes they do occur. As a homeowner, you might want to be prepared for the effects that come from it. Especially in Pennsylvania, where it can get extremely cold outdoors, you could endanger yourself, your property, or your family without a functioning heater.

First and foremost, you should always contact a professional when it comes to serious HVAC in Bucks County. A professional heating technician will be able to easily understand what went wrong with your heater and give you the proper solution to getting heat back into your home.

However, until that point happens—here are a few things you can do to keep yourself comfortable.

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Common Furnace Problems: How You Can Help

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Gas furnaces are widely accepted as the most common furnace in the United States. Using your existing ductwork, these systems use gas burners to create heat at an incredibly efficient and affordable rate. For the money that most consumers spend on gas, the heating capacity of these systems can keep most families warm throughout the winter. They last a long time and don’t require oil deliveries, nor do they have trouble keeping your home warm when temperatures reach unbearable levels of cold.

Still, furnace repair in Doylestown, PA is going to happen at some point, and you’d rather be ready for it than taken by surprise, right?

We’re going to go into details about the most common furnace problems, what signs you can notice, and how you can help when troubles arise.

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Convert Your Oil to Gas Today!

Monday, September 30th, 2019

wall-radiatorOil, gas, electric … what’s the difference? As long as they heat your home and keep you comfortable throughout the winter, that’s all that matters right? Well, unless you like wasting your hard-earned money, it couldn’t be further from the truth!

You might have heard about oil to gas conversions, or you might not have. Either way, it is something to keep on your radar. While oil and gas systems might do the job when it comes to heating your home, depending on your location, it might save you a lot of money and decrease the number of headaches you receive in a year because of those pesky oil deliveries. Also, if you’re dealing with an obnoxious heating repair in Montgomery County, PA and you know that gas might be cheaper than your already faulty oil system, perhaps it is time for gas conversion.

It’s fine if you’re still not sure. We have some points about gas conversion that will hopefully shed more light on it for you!

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The Benefits of a Furnace Tune-Up

Monday, September 16th, 2019

We’re getting close to the heating season. As we shut off our air conditioners one by one, the heaters will begin to turn on—except for the ones that haven’t been maintained properly. That’s right, if you’ve kept up with our blogs during this cooling season, it’s not just air conditioners that could benefit from yearly maintenance, but furnaces as well!

Homeowners like to think of their furnaces like campfires. As long as they keep throwing fuel in the fire, they’ll burn just the same, right? But a furnace is more complicated than that. Without the right tune-up or repairs, a furnace can become more inefficient, have costly problems, and eventually turn into a safety hazard for a family and home.

Why take the risk? Contact your nearest professional for heating repair in Doylestown, PA. If you’re still unconvinced, then read on!

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Never Leave Furnace Repairs as Fall “To-Dos”!

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Furnace-standardThe end of winter is coming—yes, we all wish it would arrive a bit quicker, but once we enter March we are definitely on the, uhm, march toward warmer weather. This is a time when you’ll start thinking about preparing your home for spring and if your AC is ready for the heat of summer afterward.

However, please don’t leave your furnace alone during the last cold stretch of the season. If you have seen any signs from your furnace that it isn’t working right, call for heating repair in Doylestown, PA from our technicians. It’s never a wise idea to delay having furnace malfunctions professionally fixed. If you choose to leave it for your fall “to-do” list because the furnace is soon going to shut off, it can lead to trouble.

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Using Those Ceiling Fans to Help Heat Your Home

Monday, February 18th, 2019

ceiling-fan-woodenThis is a piece of advice we like to give out in winter—and it often surprises homeowners. “Wait, I can use the ceiling fan to help with heating?”

We understand it goes against normal logic to use a fan for helping with warmth. After all, people think of fans as something used to cool down. Before there was such a thing as mechanical air conditioning, using a fan was one of the few ways available to help people cool off in the heat. Ceiling fans are usually installed because homeowners want to cut down on the energy use for their AC during summer.

It’s true that fans are a fantastic way to stay cool without going directly to the air conditioner. The breeze a ceiling fan creates in a room removes the heat envelope from around people’s bodies, allowing them to release more heat from their skin and feel cooler. The fan doesn’t lower the air temperature, but it does make it feel less hot.

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Sizing Up or Down: How We Know the Size of Your New Heater

Monday, February 4th, 2019

heating-cooling-iconsNobody wants to have to deal with putting in a new central heating system in the middle of winter, but if your old heater has to go, or you’re in a new house that hasn’t had its first installation yet, then you don’t have much choice. But as long as you rely on professional HVAC service in Lansdale, PA, there’s no reason the replacement/installation shouldn’t go fast and end up delivering you the exact right heater for your needs. And a big part of doing the job right is accurately sizing the new heating system.

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