The Threat of Short Cycling

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Short cycling is a behavior in which your furnace turns itself on and off every few minutes without completing its heating cycle. While this may seem like a random quirk and not really a big deal, it is actually a huge threat to your system. If left unchecked, short cycling can permanently shorten the life of your heating system. Read on to find out more about where short cycling comes from, how it damages your system, and what you can do about it.

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What It Means When Your Heat Pump Has Ice on It

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

If you notice ice building up on your heat pump, don’t be alarmed. It’s not necessarily a problem, but it can become one under the wrong circumstances. Most of the time, you have nothing to worry about. However, it’s important to know when heat pump ice is something to worry about. Read on to find out where heat pump ice comes from, and when you need to call for repairs.

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3 Signs That Your Furnace Needs Replacing

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Winter is here, and it’s time to evaluate whether or not your furnace can get you through another cold season. If your system isn’t up to the task, it’s best to replace it now before the coldest weather arrives. You don’t want your furnace to give out on you in the middle of one of the coldest months of the year. With that in mind, keep an eye out for these 3 signs that your furnace needs replacing.

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Which Furnace Is Better: Gas or Electric?

Monday, November 9th, 2015

“Gas or electric furnace?” We often get this question from homeowners who are in the market for a new furnace. Gas and electric furnaces are both quite popular, but people want to know which one will objectively offer them the most benefit. This is a reasonable thing to want, but the reality is that neither system is objectively “better” than the other. How effectively your furnace helps you depends entirely on your own situation. Let’s go over some of the pros and cons of each, in order to help you decide. Remember, though, that you should always trust your HVAC technician’s recommendation when it comes to things like this.

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Get Your Heating Maintenance Taken Care of Now

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Florida has a luxury that few other parts of the country have: we don’t have to worry about cold weather until December. While we do have a couple more months to enjoy temperate weather, that doesn’t mean we should be slack in getting ready for the cold. If you haven’t already had your heating system professionally checked, you should take care of it soon. Read on for the advantages of getting heating maintenance done in the fall.

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