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

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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Should I Arrange for Maintenance When My Heater Isn’t Working Right?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

wrenchesThis is a question we often hear from customers, and we want to address it here because it helps to explain what maintenance is and why it’s vital.

When you notice something wrong with your home heating system, whether a furnace, heat pump, or another type of heater, you should call a service professional. This is the right instinct! Attempting to handle repairs on your own rarely solves the problem. In the case of gas-powered heaters, it’s potentially hazardous (and may be illegal). However, what you want to call technicians for is repairs. You don’t want to schedule maintenance to “tune-up” the furnace and stop what’s wrong. That’s not what maintenance is for.

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Heating Maintenance and Your Equipment Warranty: What You Need to Know

Monday, November 26th, 2018

calendar-scheduling-bookFall is when we stress regular maintenance for home heating equipment. No matter if you use a furnace, boiler, or heat pump to stay comfortable during the winter, that heating system needs to have professionals inspect and tune it up before the serious cold arrives. The best way to take care of this is to sign up for a regular maintenance agreement.

This is sometimes confusing to homeowners, who think that as long as their equipment is under warranty, that it’s the same thing as a maintenance agreement. We want to go into this issue a little deeper to help you better understand your HVAC system’s warranty and the importance of routine maintenance.

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The Importance of Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 29th, 2018

FurnaceHeating season is here, which means that before too long you’re going to be using your heating system to keep you warm for multiple hours a day. There are a lot of things that you can do to get your home properly prepared for the heating season. One of the best things you can do, though, is to make sure that your heating system gets proper maintenance. Read on to find out why heating maintenance is so important for the health of your system, and why it’s important that you do it this season if you want to get the most benefit out of it.

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Tips on Getting Your Heating Ready for Winter

Monday, October 15th, 2018

gas-burnerHeating season is here! Before you don your favorite sweater and go find some leaves to jump in, though, you should make sure that your home is ready for the heating season. There are a lot of different ways that you can do this, but today we’re going to cover the parts that we can help you with! Have a look below at some of the best ways you can make sure that your home is warm and cozy over the next few months.

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Want to Destroy Your Heating System? Follow These Awful Tips!

Monday, March 5th, 2018

BurnerNormally, we post here about all the things that you should be doing to keep your home systems in top condition. This time, though, we figured we’d take a slightly different route. We’re going to be using this week to go over some of the best ways to completely ruin your heating system in a short amount of time. In case this isn’t already obvious, you should absolutely not follow any of the tips below! In-fact, you should do the opposite. But, in the interests of having some fun and changing things up, here are some great tips for destroying your heater.

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3 Ways to Make Sure Your Furnace is Short-Lived

Monday, February 19th, 2018

FurnaceThere are right and wrong ways to take care of your furnace if you want to last as long as possible. Most of the time, we talk about all the things that you should be doing to keep your furnace in top condition as long as you can. Today, though, we’d like to cover some of the things you should do if you want to waste your system’s life and replace it as early as possible. Let’s begin.

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What Heater Type Should I Install This Season?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

FurnaceThe middle of winter is a pretty inconvenient time to have to install a new heating system in your home. No one likes to be without heat for any length of time during the coldest months of the year. Still, sometimes you don’t have a choice. Maybe your current heating system just isn’t up to the task of heating your home anymore, or you’re moving into an entirely new home and you don’t have a heater yet. Regardless, here are some possible options for installing a new heater this season.

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