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I Haven’t Gotten a New Heater in a Long Time—What Do I Need to Know?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

furnace-oldYou’ve finally reached that point—after years of service, your home’s heating system needs to be retired and replaced. Or maybe you have a new home that doesn’t yet have a heating system. Either way, you’re in a position you haven’t been in for many years: purchasing a central heating system. Although not as extreme as the first time buying a house, some of the same stresses come with it: “I haven’t had to get one of these in a long time—what do I need to know?”

The good news is you can find great help through this whole process if you work with a licensed HVAC contractor in Blue Bell, PA. We have a few things for you to think about as you start on this journey.

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What You Need to Know About Furnace Short Cycling

Monday, January 18th, 2016

If you’ve ever noticed your furnace turning itself on and off every couple of minutes, don’t ignore it. That behavior is called “short cycling,” and it’s a serious threat to the health of your system. If you don’t have the short cycling taken care of as quickly as possible, you are running the risk of your furnace breaking down very soon. Let’s take a look at what causes short cycling, and what can happen if you don’t get it repaired.

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Common Gas Furnace Repairs

Monday, December 28th, 2015

You probably don’t want to start thinking about heating repairs, but it is very common to encounter repair needs when re-starting your system for the season. Sitting heaters can accumulate dust and dirt that can interfere with the working of your furnace, and if you haven’t had annual maintenance yet, you may encounter problems when you turn on your furnace for the first time. It is never advisable that you attempt to repair or poke around your furnace to see what’s happening – leave that to the experts. The pros at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling can help you with all of your gas furnace repairs in Blue Bell, PA – all you have to do is give us a call!

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Looking to Save Some Money on Heating? Here Are Some Tips from Our Pros

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

It can be a major challenge trying to reduce energy costs during the winter months. For many, winter can be the most expensive time of year, mainly due to heating expenses. But there are some recommended ways you can save energy and thereby money, on your heating bills this winter without taking major steps to do so:

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Why Should I Consider Using a Tankless Hot Water Heater?

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

These days, homeowners have a lot of choices when it comes to installing or replacing a hot water heater in Blue Bell, PA. You may have heard about tankless hot water heaters as they have become a very popular option for a lot of homeowners. The best way to know if this kind of hot water heater is for you is to work with the professionals from Certified Air Systems, Inc., but we want to give you a quick overview of the benefits this type of system can offer.

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Why Does a Heat Pump Need Bi-Annual Maintenance?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

It’s amazing (and for some, probably sad) to realize that the Fall Equinox just passed and we’ve officially passed into the next season. If you own a heat pump system, you know how easy and convenient it is to switch from cooling to heating, and that’s exactly where our weather is right now: warm during the day, cool and crisp at night. This is one of the great benefits of a heat pump system, but also why it’s so important to have your heat pump in Blue Bell professionally maintained not once, but twice, a year.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Your water heater is definitely the kind of appliance that is “out of sight, out of mind.” Unlike a clothes dryer or washing machine, you don’t need to interact with your hot water heater to make it work. This also means that until it breaks down, you are unlikely to pay attention to the signs that your aging water heater may be ready for replacement. If you have had your water heater for more than 15 years, it’s good to be aware of the potential signs that the unit is ready to retire before you have an emergency on your hands.

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How Are UV Lights Different from Other Air Cleaners?

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

As a homeowner, you may be surprised to see just how many different kinds of indoor air quality products are available for your property. And one may stand out, just because it’s somewhat different: UV germicidal lights, also known as ultraviolet lights. How are UV lights different, and why should you consider using them? Let’s take a look.

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Allergy Season Is Almost Here – Do You Need Help with Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Spring is a most welcome season after cold, harsh Pennsylvania winters, but for allergy sufferers, it can be the time of year to stock up on allergy medicine and tissues. While there are both in- and outdoor allergies, allergens from the outside can fairly easily make their way into your cooling system, making your indoors a difficult space for those in your home who have allergies. But there is a way to combat allergens and even improve your AC’s performance: install an air filter or air cleaner in your Blue Bell, PA, home. Our indoor air quality specialists can help determine which type of system will work best for your home and install it seamlessly with your existing air conditioning system. Just give us a call today and schedule an appointment.

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How Will Oil to Gas Conversion Benefit My Heating?

Friday, December 19th, 2014

If you’re one of the few homeowners that still uses oil in your heating system, you may want to consider making a switch to natural gas. Oil is expensive, takes up space in your home, and tends to be far less efficient at heating a home than natural gas. Let’s take a look at some of the ways an oil to gas conversion can help your heating system.

Oil is Expensive

Compared to natural gas, it costs almost half-again as much to heat a home with oil on an average year. You aren’t really getting any extra benefit for that cost, you’re simply paying more money for a fuel that comes with a bunch of disadvantages and doesn’t even heat the home as well as other options. No homeowner wants to pay more money for no reason. That’s why it’s advisable to convert your heating system to natural gas.

Oil is Inconvenient

Oil must be stored by the homeowner who uses it. This means that it has to have physical space dedicated to it, either in your home or somewhere nearby, where it can be readily available if needed. Oil must also be stored carefully, not next to anything remotely flammable. Contrast this with natural gas, which is piped directly into the heating system with no need for additional safety or storage concerns.

Natural Gas is Versatile and Effective

Compared to oil, natural gas has quite a lot going for it. It is the most widely used fuel source in the country, and that makes it quite a bit cheaper than oil. It’s a more efficient fuel source, which makes it better for actually heating your home, as well as saving you money. It’s also safer than oil, with no need for you to store large quantities of flammable fuel in your home just in case there’s a cold day. For all these reasons, you should seriously consider converting your home heating system to run on natural gas instead of oil.

If you’d like to know more, call Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling. We provide heating services throughout Blue Bell.

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