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

The End of the Season Is No Time to Ignore Your Heater

Monday, March 18th, 2019

technician-inspecting-furnaceTemperatures are still chilly for now. But with spring on its way very soon, you know how fast the weather can turn. Soon enough, you’ll need your air conditioner on a regular basis in order to stay comfortable in your home. So, that means you can shut off your heater once heating season is over and forget about it until next year, right?

Well, sure, if you had it maintained before winter began, you had no problems with it over the season, and it has no repair needs. But neglecting your heating system when you actually need work done on it can be detrimental to the system, leading to potential safety hazards if you’re using a gas powered system, and leading to the possibility that your system will completely die on you next fall when you need it again.

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The Detrimental Effects of a Booming Furnace

Monday, March 4th, 2019

technician-working-on-heating-systemAs we come to the close of winter, we prepare to turn off our heaters for the season and turn our attention to our air conditioners. But around here, we still have plenty of cold weather to contend with in the coming weeks. So facing a broken down heater is likely the last thing you want to do. The good news is that if you detect furnace problems early enough, you can get them repaired before they turn into an emergency, like a premature breakdown of the system.

One of the first signs that many homeowners notice when it comes to furnace problems is noise that’s not normal for the system to make. The one that is particularly concerning, for homeowners and HVAC pros alike, is a booming sound.

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“Can I Make Heating Repairs on My Own?”

Monday, February 4th, 2019

white-question-mark-on-blue-circle-with-white-backgroundDo you have a “handyman” in your household? Perhaps that person is you. This definitely pays off in many ways as you’re able to save money on many small tasks around your home that you don’t need to call in a professional for. All you need is the right tools and maybe a quick online tutorial, right?

Well, for the most part, yes. But not when it comes to repairing your home’s heating system. We do not recommend this for a number of reasons. Sure, you can perform tasks like changing your air filter or resetting a tripped circuit breaker—we encourage you to do these things on your own. But for the reasons we’ve outlined below, we urge you to give our professional technicians a call when you need heating repairs.

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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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