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

The Smell of a Malfunctioning Heater

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

It’s that time of year where we not only turn our heaters on for the first time, but really start depending on them. Night after night things are only going to get chillier, and it’s going to be up to our heating systems to keep us cozy and comfortable in our beds. Our pets, whether they’re cats or dogs, depend on this heater as well since they don’t get the snuggly body warmth that we do in our cozy beds. Basically, at this point, a malfunctioning heater should be noticeable.

However, a furnace that needs heating repair in Rincon, GA isn’t always going to be noticeable by the noises or the heating bill. Sometimes it will emit a funky smell that you catch a whiff of. If it’s the kind of smell that makes your hair stand on end and you get goosebumps, then keep reading. Some smells are not to be ignored and if you care about the lifespan of your heating system, you’ll call us for help.

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Wait, a Heat Pump Can Heat My Home as Well?

Monday, October 26th, 2020

The last time we spoke, we were talking about air conditioners. While temperatures might have dropped substantially since then, we’re still technically talking about air conditioners. Or, rather, air conditioners that can heat your home as well.

Most homeowners that own heat pumps know that their system can also heat their home. However, those who are just starting to look at the field of new heaters for their home might not know this bit of information. In fact, they might be confused as to how an air conditioning system could heat their home!

Well, fear not. Heating in Rincon, GA is our specialty and so are heat pumps. We’re going to talk about the technical aspect of heat pumps and how they can heat your home. Keep bills low, efficiency levels high, and your home comfortable this winter with a heat pump!

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Heating Benefits from a Zone Control System

Monday, January 27th, 2020

We don’t talk about zone control systems enough, and we’re hoping to change that in the future. When homeowners are looking at ways to save money and maximize their heater’s power, they often only look at the heating unit itself and nowhere else. A zone control system can be installed in your ductwork, being a way to eliminate cold spots and create a more even heating effect through the entirety of your home. So, to help mitigate the tunnel vision of homeowners who focus solely on their heating unit, we’re going to talk about an exterior system that can help increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your heater.

If you’re in the market for a way to improve your heating in Savannah, GA then you came to the right place. A zone control system is an impressively advanced way to increase the output of your heating system without having to upgrade it entirely.

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Why You Could Use a Dual Fuel Hybrid System

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Nobody gets a dual fuel hybrid heating system because it looks cool. If it was economically or situationally effective, we would just hook every one of our customers up with a heat pump and call it a day.

However, heat pumps are not always as effective and affordable as they may seem throughout the year. When temperatures begin to drop below what a heat pump can handle, you’ll start to feel the difference and it won’t make you very happy. While we love heat pump HVAC in Savannah, GA we don’t want homeowners purchasing a system that won’t make keep them content. That’s why we offer dual fuel hybrid systems.

These systems contain the efficiency and year-round versatility of a heat pump, with the power and effective heating potential of a furnace, mixing it all into one system.

Nope, we’re not making this up. Keep reading to see if a dual fuel system is right for you!

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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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Comparing Today’s Top Home Heating Systems

Monday, January 8th, 2018

couple-coffee-floorWe’re proud to offer our customers options when they need to pick out a brand-new heater. The lowest-price system simply isn’t your best bet if you want to save money and see continued performance from your heater throughout the years. That doesn’t mean you can’t get a good deal—it just means you should spend time going over your options so you can make an informed decision that fits your home and climate.

However, we understand this can be tough when you don’t have much of a background in HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). We’re here to offer a comparison between some of the top systems out there, and we’re happy to help you out when you call our friendly customer service representatives!

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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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How Home Heating System Maintenance Protects You

Monday, October 30th, 2017

furnace-maintenance-repairWhen we explain the importance of home heating system maintenance to homeowners, they often tell us it has never occurred to them to schedule it before. We know about the importance of vehicle maintenance—changing the oil, checking the tire pressure, etc.—because we learn about it in drivers’ education classes, and because there are hundreds of store fronts in your area advertising the best deals.

When it comes to heating and air conditioning maintenance, it’s more difficult to see the importance. Having someone come into your home, make adjustments, and inspect your system—is this really necessary for the wellbeing of your system?

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