Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heating Maintenance’

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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Now is The Time for Heating Maintenance

Monday, December 11th, 2017

heat-pump-maintenanceHey, you know what would be terribly inconvenient? Having your heating system break down in the middle of winter. You know what’s fairly likely to happen in some fashion if you don’t do anything about it? Having your heater break down in the middle of winter.

The best way to make sure that this does not happen is to schedule preventive maintenance for your heater, regardless of what kind you’re using. Preventive maintenance doesn’t guarantee that you won’t have problems, nor does going without it guarantee that you will. However, preventive maintenance is a great way to lower the chances of problems developing as much as possible.

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It’s Almost Time for Heating Maintenance

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Summer still has a few weeks left in it, but fall is not far off at all. It’s hard to think about keeping your heating system in good shape when you’re in the middle of a heat wave, but it’s still important that you schedule maintenance for your heater before the temperature starts to drop. Let’s take a look at the benefits of heating maintenance.

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Why You Need to Change Your Heater’s Air Filter Regularly

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Not all heating systems use an air filter, but if you have a heating system that does, it is important that you, or a trained technician, change it every three months. The systems that use air filters are furnaces (both electric and gas), and any system that uses a heat pump (including geothermal and high velocity systems). Why is it so important to change your air filter? We’ll explain more below.

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Fall = A Great Time to Schedule Heating Maintenance

Monday, September 21st, 2015

We know you don’t want to think about the fall, but the equinox is already here. Fall brings lots of nice things, though, like harvest time, apple baked goods, and beautiful fall foliage. It’s also the time when we turn on the heat, at least in the mornings, to get rid of the growing chill. Make sure your heater is in the best shape it can be in for this fall and winter by scheduling maintenance for your heating system now.

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3 Benefits of Heating Maintenance

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

No one wants to think about preparing for winter, but it is coming. With the Fall Equinox passed, winter will be here before we know it, and with it, your need for heating. No one likes to experience that first flick of the heating switch and hear nothing, and one of the best ways to prevent this from happening is by scheduling heating maintenance in Doylestown. Since 1976, Carney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has helped our customers stay comfortable through the cold Pennsylvania winters, so call us for a maintenance appointment today.

Why Schedule Maintenance?

There are 3 key things that happen during a maintenance appointment:

  • Inspection
  • Cleaning
  • Adjusting

During a maintenance appointment, your entire system is thoroughly inspected so that any existing or developing problems can be detected. Once the system is inspected, the different components are cleaned. Dirt and dust can build up on a system, and a system that is dirty simply doesn’t run as well as it should. Removing this dirt and dust allows the system to operate as it should. Lastly, there are components that may need adjusting and tightening, and your technician will handle this during the appointment.

So what are some of the benefits of scheduling maintenance? Here are a few:

  • Better performance – a clean, lubricated system runs much better than a dirty, worn one. This helps reduce energy usage.
  • Better comfort – when a system doesn’t run well, it doesn’t heat well. By doing the proper maintenance, you help your heating system work as it’s supposed to, which means it will heat as it’s supposed to.
  • Helps extend life of the system – allowing your system to operate while it’s dirty and not well-maintained contributes greatly to premature aging. No one wants to replace their furnace earlier than expected, and maintenance can help you avoid this scenario.

Maintenance can sometimes be underrated, but the truth is, it really does make a difference to the operation and life of your system.

If it’s been more than a year since your last heating maintenance appointment in Doylestown, call Carney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today and speak with one of our trained specialists.

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Can Heating Maintenance Save Me Money?

Monday, September 30th, 2013

In Pennsylvania towns like Hatfield, heating maintenance is an absolute necessity. A warm and comfortable home becomes more than just a luxury when winter falls; it keeps your family safe and healthy. With that comfort, however, comes the question of cost. Repairs are inevitable in even the sturdiest units, but you can defer or even eliminate those costs with a reliable and steady maintenance program. Can heating maintenance save you money? Almost assuredly yes.

In the first place, maintenance helps improve your unit’s efficiency. A proper cleaning, along with tightening of loose bolts and replacing of minor components such as fittings and washers will eliminate leaks and other drains on your system. As a consequence, your heating unit won’t have to work as hard to do its job, and the saved energy will result in a lower monthly heating bill. Multiply that by the life of your furnace, and the savings could amount to quite a bit.

Even more importantly, heating maintenance helps identify potential problems when they’re still small and easily manageable. Noting a single worn part and replacing it in a timely fashion could prevent a larger component from failing completely, costing you time and worry in addition to more money. Even worse, such a breakdown can take place just when you need the furnace the most, forcing you to deal with a cold house while you wait for the repairmen to arrive.

Sooner or later, everything wears out, and your furnace will need to be replaced someday. But with regular maintenance you can postpone that day for quite some time, ensuring that your furnace functions at peak capacity and lasts well past its warranty date. In Hatfield, heating maintenance and repair falls under the purveyance of Carney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We know how heating maintenance can save you money, and will work with you to set up a plan that fits your needs. When the time comes for maintenance, we conduct our operations with professionalism and care. Contact us today to set up an appointment. We’ll show you the best ways to save money this heating season and help you make the most out of your furnace.

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