AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace’

Heat Pump or Furnace: Which Should You Choose?

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Both furnaces and heat pumps are solutions to a constant problem—how to combat the chilly winter temperatures we’re dealing with every year. While it might not be as chilly for us as it is for our northern neighbors, that doesn’t mean cold temperatures aren’t uncomfortable at best and dangerous at worst. That’s why having a reliable heater is just as important for us as it is for anyone else!

Though, with many different types of heaters on the market today, how can you tell which heater will benefit your home the most? With so little time in the winter to test them out for effectiveness, it can be difficult choosing the right system, to say the least.

We’re going to discuss two different types of heaters—the furnace and the heat pump. Both function much differently than the other, but they provide essentially the same service at similar rates of efficiency. If your curiosity peaks during this post, make sure to call us for anything involving HVAC in Richmond Hill, GA.

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Why Maintenance is So Important

Monday, April 1st, 2019

You’ve probably heard it 1000 times, but we can’t stress the importance of annual maintenance for your heating and cooling systems enough. Many of you probably don’t think twice about bringing your car in for an oil change because you know that it keeps your car running safely for years to come. Well, the same principle applies to your AC and heater. You paid a lot for these systems, so why not get the most out of them?

There are numerous reasons as to why scheduling annual maintenance is beneficial. And in case you are not yet convinced, we have listed just a few of these many reasons below! So, whether you own a brand new air conditioner or an older furnace in Savannah, GA, you can benefit from a professional tune-up. Keep reading to find out more!

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Can I Have Two Heaters?

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Okay sure, installing two heaters may sound a bit overboard. But actually, the truth of the matter is that having two different heaters can actually make your home more energy efficient. But how?

It’s called dual-fuel hybrid heating, which combines an electric heat pump with a traditional furnace to maximize your home’s energy efficiency during the winter. Installing a dual-fuel heating system in your home can definitely be a worthwhile investment, especially if you are dealing with an especially cold winter. Below, we have outlined what these systems are and what the benefits are. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Why the Furnace Is Cycling On and Off So Much

Monday, February 19th, 2018

question-mark-blueHere’s something you probably already know: your home’s furnace is not meant to stay on 24/7. It should turn on, heat up the home to the temperature on the thermostat, and shut back off for a while. However, this doesn’t mean it should be turning on and off repeatedly, with barely a break in between.

If this is happening in your home, you’re off to a good start: you know something is not quite right. But there are some things you don’t know yet. Is the problem serious? Will your furnace need replacement? A technician can answer these questions for you during your next heating repair, but we’ll give you an overview today.

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Can You Save Money on a New Heater?

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

piggy-bank-coinIf you’ve got an older heating system, you’ve probably got one big thought any time it starts to run into trouble: “I hope it’s not broken down for good!” The last thing you want to do is replace a heater, as this is usually an expense you haven’t planned for. However, a repair isn’t always the best thing. And a new heater may not be as expensive as you think!

Finding out you may need a new heater is certainly no picnic, but it may not be as bad as you think. There are some ways to save money, if not on your installation then in the long-term. At the very least, there are ways to make the whole process more affordable upfront.

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Furnace Repair FAQ: Is the Pilot Light Out?

Monday, December 25th, 2017

furnace-flameWhen your furnace won’t work the way you need it to, you might look to the usual suspects. Hopefully, you check the thermostat first, ensuring that you’ve got it set in heating mode with the right temperature set. Then, you start to troubleshoot the system by asking questions that may help you to get to the bottom of the problem before you call in a technician.

You may have heard that a simple solution to a furnace that won’t turn on is that a pilot light is out. Maybe you even have some experience relighting a pilot light in the past. However, this isn’t always the issue.

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Which Furnace Is Your Home’s Best Choice?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

man-servicing-furnace-techThere are fewer purchases more frustrating than those requiring you to replace household fixtures like heating, air conditioning, and plumbing systems. These are typically known as “distress purchases” because they tend to be made at a point of emergency, like in the middle of winter when you’re stuck without any heat.

Hopefully, you have a bit more time so that you can consider all of the options and features in a furnace we detail below. There is no one “right fit” for every home, so consider your unique needs and check out our guide.

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5 Tips to Make Your Furnace Last for Longer

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Many of us don’t put much thought into the performance of a furnace until it fails for good. But what if you could delay this inevitability, even just a little longer? Replacing a furnace is certainly not something you want to have to do too soon. We have 5 tips that can help you keep your furnace around for longer.

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Is Your Heating System in Shape for the Winter?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

You didn’t notice any problems with your heating system last year, so why would there be anything wrong with your furnace or heat pump this winter? Many people neglect to schedule annual heating services when nothing appears to be wrong with the unit on the outside. However, over a long period of rest and after all of the work your heater went through last year, the system could likely use a tune-up and a thorough inspection.

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Problems Caused by a Dirty Furnace Filter

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Furnaces contain filters designed to keep dirt, dust and other build-up from interfering with its functioning. It’s an important role, which is why you should change your furnace filter on a regular basis in order to keep it functioning as it should.  If you don’t change it, your furnace can develop serious issues that only a qualified Savannah GA heating repair technician can correct. Here’s a short list of the problems caused by a dirty furnace filter.

  • Clogged parts. The burners on your furnace can get clogged with dirt and grime, causing them to perform fitfully or not at all. This can severely restrict your heater’s efficiency, costing you more in monthly bills as it struggles to make up for the shift.
  • Friction on moving parts. Dust and build-up can increase friction on moving components such as the fan motor. That forces them to work harder and increases the chances of a breakdown in the bargain.
  • Reduced air flow. A dirty air filter restricts air flow through your system, and this can cause inadequate heating and can possibly lead to your furnace overheating. Once again, this means the furnace won’t function the way it needs to, and your bills will go up accordingly.

You can prevent problems caused by a dirty furnace filter by changing it often — once every three months at least, and even more frequently if you or a family member suffers from allergies. Furthermore, a regular maintenance visit from a trained professional can clean off dirty parts, as well as tightening loose fittings and ensuring that the furnace is functioning at peak capacity. If you need heating repair in Savannah, GA, you can count on the experts at AAction Air. We’re dedicated to keeping your furnace running as efficiently as possible, so give us a call to set up an appointment today!

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