Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Is Ductless Heating the Most Efficient Form of Home Heating?

Monday, March 27th, 2023

Ductless heating has become an extremely energy-efficient and powerful form of home heating, but is it really as good as everyone says? Is it the most efficient, or could you actually get better heating efficiency from a different type of HVAC machine?

While we do ductless heating installation in Sussex County, DE, we also install other systems. From our experience, we have a few things to say about the efficiency of ductless heating. Let’s talk about it.

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Those Weird Furnace Noises Explained

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Your furnace is reliable, always there when you need it, and you barely notice it’s on. That is, until it starts making a ton of noise.

Once your furnace makes itself known through excessive (and unsettling) noise, that’s when it’s usually time to call for furnace repair in Sussex County, DE.

Let’s walk you through some of these sounds and what they mean so you can be prepared for anything that comes your way.

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3 Most Common Reasons Your Furnace Breaks Down

Monday, November 7th, 2022
Repairman opening the front panel to a furnace to begin inspection and repair.

You don’t want to call for furnace repair in Sussex County, DE, but lo and behold, your furnace broke down again. It’s important to know what to look for before you contact a technician to come out and repair the issue. These are three of the most common problems your furnace runs into that can lead to breakdowns if left unchecked.

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Late Winter Heater Problem? Don’t Put It Off!

Monday, March 28th, 2022

As we start to move out of the cold winter months and into spring, we tend to think less about our home heaters. Why should we anyway, when it’s starting to warm up?

Even though you may not be using your heater as much as you would in the middle of winter, it is important that you keep it maintained. Otherwise, you could find yourself in a tricky situation if it fails when you need it when a cold spell arrives.

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Here’s How Heating Maintenance Benefited You This Winter!

Monday, February 28th, 2022

When it comes to heating maintenance, several different processes can help reduce heating problems you face over the winter, as well as in other seasons of the year. But, unfortunately, many people think that heating maintenance doesn’t benefit them at all or that they don’t need it.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. Here’s how heating maintenance in Delaware benefited you this winter!

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4 Ways You Can Make Heating Repairs Less Expensive

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Here are four ways that you can make heating repairs less expensive for your home

1. Call as soon as there’s a problem

Once you begin to notice problems with your heater, contact a professional immediately. Ignoring the problem can cause it to get worse, which will eventually lead to an expensive repair. Minor issues, which are often ignored, will turn into bigger problems over time. Your wallet will thank you for it.

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Possible Reasons Your Electric Furnace Isn’t Working

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Natural gas furnaces are the most common type of home heating system in our area, but not all homes have access to natural gas. For all-electric homes, the most popular option for central heating is an electric furnace. These furnaces are safer than gas-burning appliances and they can also last for five years long on average. They also need fewer repairs in general because they have a simpler design and don’t suffer from the strain of combusting gas.

But a gas furnace can still malfunction, and this winter you might need the help of our professionals for furnace repair in Dover. We’ve put together a list of several reasons for your electric furnace to quit working. Some won’t require a professional repair, only an adjustment. Anything more complex, however, needs trained experts.

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Why Your Furnace Is Overheating and What Can You Do About It?

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Any powered mechanical device can potentially overheat. A furnace, a powerful device designed to generate heat, is especially susceptible to overheating. You’ll know that your home’s furnace is overheating if it keeps shutting down early and you notice a burning odor coming from the vents. You may also notice a humming sound coming from the furnace, which indicates a motor that’s overworking. 

The first thing you need to know in this situation is that the furnace is acting the way it should in case of overheating: it’s shutting off. Gas furnaces are designed with safety features that will shut the system down when overheating occurs. The furnace’s limit switch detects a temperature that’s too high and turns off the heating cycle.

You still need to have furnace repair in Milford to fix the furnace—you absolutely don’t want to risk any potential furnace dangers, and continuing to run the furnace puts it at risk of burnt-out motors and even more expensive repairs. 

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How Boilers Can Help Save You Money on Home Heating

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Boiler heating systems aren’t common in large parts of the country. But you’ll find many of them here in Maryland and Delaware, often in homes that don’t have the ductwork for a forced-air heater like a furnace. This isn’t a disadvantage, however! Boilers are excellent options for home heating, and if you’re considering one for your home, we encourage you to check out some of the ways a boiler can help you save money on heating each winter.

We’re local professionals who offer service for boilers, from boiler installation to boiler repair in Maryland. If you are considering a boiler installation, we can provide you with the expert service you need. We’ll help you decide if a boiler is the ideal heating installation for your house. (We also work with other central heating options like furnaces, heat pumps, and ductless mini splits.)

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A Furnace That’s Leaving Your House Too Cool? This Might Be Why…

Monday, October 25th, 2021

You may not have turned your furnace on yet for the season, but the time is approaching rapidly. We recommend you have regular maintenance for your furnace before the first true winter weather day, since this is the best help you can give to your heating system to make it through the season without trouble. 

It’s furnace trouble that we’re here to talk about today, because one of the most common complaints the people who call us for furnace repair in Dover have is that their furnace cannot compete against the cold the way it used to. Instead, it’s leaving the house or certain rooms too chilly, and people are cranking up the thermostat to try to get more heat. 

Calling us to investigate is the right step. You don’t want to open up the furnace yourself and tinker inside it—it’s potentially dangerous. We can help you better understand what might be happening by looking at several reasons why your furnace is falling behind on its job.

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