Advanced Mechanical Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

There’s Smoke Coming From My Heat Pump!

Monday, December 24th, 2018

scared-womanWhen cold weather starts and you switch your heat pump to heating mode for the season, you don’t have to make many adjustments. A heat pump works in a similar fashion whether it’s in cooling or heating mode.

But you might look out a window one cold morning and see something alarming: smoke rising off the heat pump’s outside cabinet. That doesn’t look good! Are the heat pump motors burning out? Is the unit on fire?

Before calling an HVAC contractor in Clifton, NJ to rescue your heat pump, read about the most likely explanation for what you’re seeing. In most cases, you don’t have a problem—the heat pump is working as it should.

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Why Boilers Make Great Home Heating Systems

Monday, December 10th, 2018

boiler-pressure-sensorThe furnace rules the roost when it comes to sheer numbers: there are more furnaces heating homes in the US than any other type of comfort system. But numbers alone don’t mean a furnace is the best pick for every house. Boilers have been around for hundreds of years, and they aren’t going to vanish any time soon—not unless someone discovers something as convenient and inexpensive as hot water for transferring warmth!

If you are currently thinking about installing a heating system for a new home that doesn’t have a ventilation system in place yet, we recommend you place a boiler high on your home comfort shopping list. Boilers offer some terrific benefits when it comes to winter comfort, and a boiler may turn out to be perfect for your new household.

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Is Your Furnace Already Giving You Trouble?

Monday, October 29th, 2018

furnace-oldIf you’ve turned your furnace on at least once so far this season, you’ll have some idea if it’s working the way it should. We still recommend you have it properly maintained by our professionals if you haven’t scheduled this service yet (it’s necessary every fall), since this is the best way to ensure quality furnace performance.

But what if your furnace—even with maintenance—is already showing signs that something is wrong with it?

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Preventing Heating Disasters With Regular Maintenance

Monday, September 17th, 2018

serve-ice“Wait, I should start worrying about my heater now? It’s still warm outside!”

Yes, that’s one of the reasons that “now” is a great time to take care of your home’s heating system to prepare it for the colder weather (not as far away as you might like). You don’t need to cut into your cold weather comfort while a technician maintains the heater—because you don’t have cold weather!

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Shutting Down Your Furnace for the Season

Monday, April 30th, 2018

furnace-burnersApril has been a cold month so far here in the Northeast! Sometimes it feels as if the winter will never end. But we’re almost there: the turning point where you won’t need your home’s furnace working on a regular basis. This brings up a good question: should you take any special steps to shut down the furnace for the summer?

What kind of furnace do you have?

If you use an electric furnace, there isn’t much you need to do about the furnace before summer arrives. You simply have to stop using it. We recommend changing out the filter before you switch over entirely to the air conditioner, since the AC and furnace use the same filter—and with all the work the furnace has had to do, the filter may be clogged. All the other work necessary to keep an electric furnace in good shape will be taken care of during the regular maintenance appointment in fall.

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How Your Gas Furnace Stays Safe

Monday, April 16th, 2018

furnace-with-pipesHave you ever thought that your natural gas furnace might be dangerous? Or have you resisted the idea of even installing a gas furnace because you think it might create health hazards in your house?

You’re not alone: people are often concerned about gas-burning appliances in their homes because they could release carbon monoxide or cause explosions. However, modern natural gas furnaces are designed to run at high safety levels, and they have to pass many regulations in order to be permitted to work in homes. As long as you keep your furnace well-maintained and have it repaired promptly when anything seems wrong with it, there is little chance that it will create any dangers.

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Heating Repair in April? If You Need It—Call for It!

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

hand-holding-wrenchDo you have a heating system that’s showing signs it isn’t working right, but you think it doesn’t make much sense to call for professional heating assistance in April? No matter the month, if you need heater repair in Garfield, NJ, never hesitate to call on a professional HVAC contractor to do the job. Look for a contractor who offers 24/7 emergency service so you can receive the response you need, fast!

Why bother with heating repairs so close to warm weather?

We can hear the objection: “My heating system is about to go on a long spring and summer hibernation. Is there much point in repairing some small problem when I soon won’t need the heater at all?”

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Did You Know Your Boiler Doesn’t Actually Boil?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

boiler-residentialThe boiler isn’t the most common type of home heating system—that’s the natural gas furnace—but it remains a popular way to provide heat thanks to advantages like energy-efficient performance and long service lives. Boilers offer fast heat distributed evenly through rooms and they help reduce the amount of dust and other debris blown around in the air.

If you have a boiler in your home, you probably already know about these advantages. But here’s something you may not know: your boiler doesn’t actually boil anything.

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The Sequencer and How It Works in Your Electric Furnace

Monday, March 5th, 2018

electrical-furnace-repairHas this ever happened with your home’s electric furnace? You switch it on one day—maybe the first cold day of the fall season, or maybe deep into the winter—and instead of starting to heat up, it immediately stops working entirely because it flips a circuit breaker.

You’re not alone. An electric furnace requires a large amount of electricity to run, and all this demand on the circuit can cause an overload, which the breaker trips in order to protect the electrical system.

But if the electric furnace needs that much power to operate, why doesn’t it always trip the breaker in the electrical panel when it turns on? There’s a reason, and it’s in a component that is one of the most vital for operating an electric furnace reliably: the sequencer.

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Watch Out for Mid-Winter Furnace Problems

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

furnace-repair-technicianIt’s now mid-winter, and the days are still only gradually getting longer—while the weather continues to grow colder. There’s still a good stretch of frigid weather to go before the spring thaw. The furnace keeping your home warm during this time has already undergone plenty of stress, and with so much work left to go, you want to make sure the furnace keeps working away.

It’s vital not to wait when you need to contact professionals in Paramus, NJ for furnace repair services. We’re going to look at some of the common furnace issues that strike this time of year to help you be aware of when to call us for a cure to your furnace troubles!

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