Why Your Boiler is Rumbling

November 30th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

If your boiler is rumbling like a giant tea kettle, don’t panic. Your boiler isn’t going to explode, but it does have a serious problem that needs to be fixed. That problem is boiler kettling, and it can damage not only your boiler but the surrounding area, as well. The best way to address boiler kettling is to call for repairs as soon as you notice it happening. While you’re waiting for the technician to arrive, however, let’s take a look at what causes kettling and why it’s such a big deal. Continue Reading

Why It’s a Good Idea to Install a Humidifier in Your Home This Winter

November 23rd, 2015 by Bill Chronister

Your indoor air quality is affected by a lot of different factors, and affects you in turn. Your health and quality of life can be substantially impacted by poor indoor air quality, without you even realizing it. One of the biggest problems for indoor air quality in Southern California, especially during the winter, is chronically low humidity. Dry weather is more than simply uncomfortable; it can lead to you getting sick more often, as well. Read on to find out why it’s a good idea to address chronic dryness with a humidifier this winter. Continue Reading

Should I Replace My Furnace?

November 16th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

Winter is upon us, and now is the time to make sure that your furnace is in good shape. If your furnace isn’t up to the task of keeping your home warm for another winter, it’s time to replace it. No one wants to have their furnace break down on them in the middle of winter. So, it’s best to replace it now before the weather gets really cold. Read on for some of the signs that your furnace is in need of replacement. Continue Reading

What is Furnace Short Cycling?

November 9th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

If you’ve ever noticed your furnace turning itself on and off every few minutes, you have a short cycling problem. Short cycling is a serious issue that not only affect the furnace’s ability to heat, but shortens its lifespan and increases the chances of a breakdown, as well. Let’s take a look at what causes this serious issue, and what to do about it. Continue Reading

Advantages of Installing a Heat Pump for Winter

November 2nd, 2015 by Bill Chronister

With winter right around the corner, now is a pretty good time to make sure that your home’s heating situation is in order. If you’re one of the many people looking for a new home heating system, you should consider installing a heat pump. Heat pumps offer a unique range of advantages for those who install them. Let’s take a look at some of those advantages now. Continue Reading

Why You Should Install a Hydronic Boiler System

October 26th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

The days are getting colder, though perhaps a bit more slowly than some of us would like. Even so, though, it’s a good idea to make sure that you have a reliable home heating system in place before winter begins. If you don’t have a reliable home heating system installed already, you should consider installing a hydronic boiler system. Read on to find out how a hydronic boiler system works, and why you should install one in your home. Continue Reading

Heat Pump Problems to Watch for this Fall

October 19th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

As we move further into fall, you’re probably going to start relying on your heat pump more and more often to keep comfortable. The more you use your heat pump, the more likely it will be for problems to crop up over time. The faster you can get these problems repaired, the better shape your heat pump will be in. Let’s take a look at some of the problems your heat pump can run into, and when you need to call for repairs. Continue Reading

Furnace Problems You Need to Know About

October 12th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

Summer is over, and heating season is here. As you start to use your home’s heating system more and more in the coming months, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for the various problems that can afflict your system. Furnaces, for example, have a number of issues that can decrease performance or cause a breakdown. It is important to know the symptoms of these issues, so that you can call for repairs as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some common furnace problems now. Continue Reading

How Zone Control Helps Improve Your Heating System

October 5th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

Heating season is here, and while we may be in for a few more hot days between now and winter the daily temperature is going to drop steadily. That means it’s time to get your heating system ready for the cold season. While central heating has plenty of advantages to recommend it, there are a few disadvantages that you should be aware of. The biggest issue with central heating is that it is unable to change its level of output between rooms. This causes the system to waste a lot of energy on rooms that don’t need it, such as empty rooms or rooms that are better insulated. Fortunately, there is a way to solve this problem. Read on to find out about the benefits of zone control. Continue Reading

The Problem of Pinhole Leaks

September 28th, 2015 by Bill Chronister

Leaks have always been a problem for plumbing systems, and can never be fully prevented. However, the advent of copper pipes in the 1960’s was a huge step towards lessening the amount of leaks the average homeowner had to deal with. Copper pipes are highly resistant to rust, which was the number-one cause of leaks in the older iron pipes. However, copper pipes are not invincible. Let’s take a look at one of the biggest problems to afflict copper pipes: pinhole leaks. Continue Reading