Ambient Comfort LLC Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Should You Go Ductless?

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Young Happy Woman Sitting On Couch Operating Air Conditioner With Remote Control At HomeWe do hope that you are not reading this right now because your heating system broke down and you need a new heater, like yesterday. But if you are, we still encourage you to read this post, since we never advise anyone to rush into a heating system purchase. We understand the temptation to do so, especially if you’re desperate to get that comfort back. But carefully planning your next comfort system purchase now can save you a lot of money in the long run.

You may have already heard some of the benefits of ductless heating, and what we want to do is share some of the economical benefits of using a ductless system for both your heating and you cooling needs. Be sure to keep the following information in mind, and remember to schedule your installation services with our team if you decide to go with this type of system.

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Here’s How to Use Your Heater as Efficiently as Possible

Monday, January 7th, 2019

cardboard house in the hand against the blue skyAs we progress into winter, chances are you’re relying more and more on your heater to stay comfortable indoors. Given how chilly it get in our area, living without a heater wouldn’t just be inconvenient, it would be unbearable.

But we don’t think you should have to pay more than necessary each month to heat your home. You should be able to enjoy being comfortable at an affordable rate. This starts by doing everything you can to boost your heater’s efficiency—including keeping up on important Camden County, NJ heating services, such as maintenance! Read on for more efficiency tips.

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“I Need a New Furnace! Can I Just Get the Biggest One I Can Afford?”

Monday, December 24th, 2018

furnace venting outsideIf you’re shopping for a furnace this week, then we’re going to assume that you had an emergency breakdown. And we get it, you want to get a new heater in place ASAP. But this is not a purchase or an installation that should be rushed.

When it comes time to purchase a new furnace, we want you to know that size really does matter. Whether it’s too large or too small, an improperly sized furnace will have quite the negative impact on your home, energy usage, and budget.

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Furnace Noises You Should Never Ignore

Monday, November 26th, 2018

woman looking shocked and surprisedWe probably don’t have to tell you that the dead of winter is about the worst possible time to have a furnace develop issues. But, it’s actually the time of year when heating systems are most likely to experience problems, due to the added stress they’re under. If you can detect problems early enough, however, you can have them repaired before they develop too much further.

However, you’ll need to be particularly vigilant if you hope to catch problems early on. One of the first indicators that something is amiss with the furnace is the presence of strange noises while the system is in operation. Keep reading for more information about common problem noises, and what causes them. And when you do need quality Camden County, NJ heating services, get in touch with our team.

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Heater Repair Needs You Want to Avoid

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Inside a gas furnace. Focus = the top of the middle flange. 12MP camera.Of all the problems or issues to deal with in your home during the winter, a broken down or malfunctioning furnace is probably among the worst. When you live in our area, it’s vital that you have a fully functional and efficient heating system in place. To accomplish this, you’ll first want to ensure that you schedule routine maintenance for the system before the season begins in earnest. For a furnace system this means once a year, while for a year-round heat pump or ductless system it means every 6 months.

Next, you want to ensure that you manage any need for heating repairs that you’re either alerted to during maintenance, or you suspect. Two heater repairs needs in particular that we get the most calls for as temperatures fade from comfortable fall levels to chillier winter levels is about a furnace system that won’t start, or one that won’t stop. These are definitely repairs you want to avoid, but what do they mean?

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Obviously, a furnace blowing cold air is just not a good sign. There are several common causes for such an unlucky scenario, some of which are easily resolved by homeowners, while others require the attention of a heating professional.

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Prepare Your Heating System For A Snowstorm

Friday, December 8th, 2017

When a snowstorm is predicted, it takes more than a trip to the grocery store and stocking up on food to make sure you can ride out the weather comfortably. Inspecting your heating system and performing some basic preventive maintenance in the home will help make sure your family stays safe and comfortable, no matter the temperature.

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Lowering Your Thermostat Just One Degree Saves Money

Monday, November 27th, 2017

The debate went on for years about whether lowering your home thermostat when you’re not at home saves money. (The argument against it states that it takes more energy to bring a cold home back up to a comfortable temperature than it does to maintain it at that level.) Home heating professionals finally concluded that lowering your thermostat even slightly can save money and energy.

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Preparing Your Heating System For The Holidays

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The holiday season is meant to be enjoyed relaxing and visiting with family and friends. Before it arrives, make sure your home heating system is in good condition so you can avoid any unplanned expenses for repairs and a house full of cold guests.

Now is the right time to have a home heating specialist service your heating system to make sure it is running efficiently. No machinery can run forever without attention, and an annual inspection is the best way to forestall problems. The fall is the best time to do this, just before winter will put the system to its heaviest use.

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Maintenance agreements make sense for heating and cooling equipment

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

So many everyday purchases now come with a maintenance agreement option. Long available on motor vehicles and major appliances like clothes washers and refrigerators, they are now offered on computers, phones and many other electronic devices. Hearing the familiar refrain “would you like a maintenance agreement or extended warranty?” at the check-out counter has become too familiar and not always welcome. Sometimes, the item might be so unlikely to fail, or the extra protection might cost so much, that it just seems like one more scam.

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