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

When to Repair or Replace Your Heater

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Imagine this situation: you’re going about your daily routine when you suddenly encounter a strange noise coming from your heating system. It was recently maintained this year so you think it’s most likely not a safety concern or a huge issue, but you’re anxious about it. Your heater needed to be repaired last year, and you’re starting to worry about your budget and whether or not heater repairs are going to be a “regular thing” in your life.

This isn’t unique and many homeowners have questions about how frequently they should get their heating in Montgomery County repaired. Well, today we’d like to discuss why replacement might be your best bet in this particular situation.

You always have options in front of you as a homeowner. However, those options will be more or less cost-effective depending on the specifics of your situation. We’ll explain more down below!

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Why Switch to Gas Heating?

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

For many homeowners, it’s not really their fault that they use an electric furnace. The system might have been there when you bought the house, or perhaps you purchased an electric heater because you didn’t have access to natural gas from your municipality. However, gas lines have extended a lot in the past twenty years, and gas furnaces are one of the most effective ways to heat a home.

Take a look around you. If your heating in Bucks County isn’t doing the best job, and it’s forcing you to use space heaters all over the place, or you’re drinking hot tea because your fingers are numb, then perhaps your heater needs to be replaced by one that’s powerful enough to work.

Today, we’re going to make the case that a gas furnace could be that heater!

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How Is Your Furnace Working?

Monday, February 1st, 2021

We often talk on this blog about the intricacies of heating technology. We’re professional HVAC technicians after all, it can be easy for our heads to get stuck in the wires of the machines we work on. Today we’d like to change that by focusing on you, the customer, a bit more.

When heating season is well underway, the problem with your furnace in Doylestown, PA might not be about how it’s breaking down, but in how it’s not heating your home to your standards. How would you describe the heating in your house? How do you feel when it’s on? How much money do you think you pay for your heating bills compared to your neighbors or what you used to pay?

Let’s focus on how your heating feels this week, and hopefully, we can pinpoint an area where we can help.

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Heating and Condensation: Hot Tips for the Season

Monday, December 21st, 2020

We all know how temperatures work. A home can be warm while the outside is cold. That’s just basic math. As long as you’ve got a functioning heater, this shouldn’t really be a problem. And if you don’t, we can help you fix that problem for good.

However, when moisture is brought into the equation, things get complicated. HVAC in Doylestown, PA can seem like it’s all about hot and cold temperatures, but we also have to worry about humidity and moisture. In the summer and winter months, humidity can be a topic of conversation, but we also need to talk about condensation and how to avoid major problems that come with those pesky water droplets.

Today, we’ll talk a bit about what condensation is, why it’s the subject of today’s blog, and what you can do to avoid problems with condensation this winter.

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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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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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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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Winter Storm Tips: Snow and your HVAC System

Monday, March 13th, 2017

During periods of heavy snowfall, snow accumulation can block the fresh air intake and/or exhaust systems for some gas furnaces and water heaters, including tankless water heaters.  The pictures below show common configurations of PVC exhaust piping for such equipment.  It is imperative that these pipes do not become blocked by snow.

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Do I Need a New Heater?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Heating season is upon us, and with it comes a lot of added stress on your heating system. If your heater is not going to be able to keep you warm throughout the cold season, it’s important that you replace it as soon as possible. You don’t want to have it unexpectedly break down on you in the middle of winter, do you? Read on to find out how to tell if you need a new heating system.

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