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

Tips for Preventing Unexpected Furnace Repairs

Monday, March 11th, 2024

It can be a huge inconvenience if your furnace breaks down in the middle of the winter season when you need it most. Even though the current season is winding down, we still have cold days ahead of us. And you want to do everything possible to be proactive and take care of your furnace so that repair needs don’t pop up and surprise you.

That’s why we encourage you to give us a call if you notice any warning signs that could indicate you need furnace repair in Sussex County, DE. You can keep reading to learn more about how a proactive approach can help you stay ahead of furnace repair needs and avoid the unexpected.

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The 50% Rule of Thumb for Furnace Replacement

Monday, February 26th, 2024

As your furnace ages, repair needs may increase. You may face more frequent repairs, more expensive repairs, or both. But there comes a point when it doesn’t make sense to invest more money in repairs. Instead, it may be time for a furnace replacement in Sussex County, DE.

You can keep reading to learn more about the 50% rule we recommend you follow when it comes to deciding between repairing or replacing your furnace. If you can’t decide which way to go, our team is here to help. We can review all of your options with you and help you make the best decision for your family.

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The Bigger Benefits: Furnaces vs. Heat Pumps

Monday, February 12th, 2024

If it’s time to install a new heater in your home, you may be deciding between a furnace or a heat pump. Each one of these systems has its own unique pros and cons. It really comes down to making the selection that best fits your family’s unique needs.

You can keep reading to learn more about the pros and cons of both furnaces and heat pumps. Then you can give our team a call to schedule an in-home assessment to help you decide between furnace vs heat pump in Sussex County, DE.

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How Long Do Boilers Really Last?

Monday, January 1st, 2024

Let’s cut to the chase: a boiler can last for around 15 years in total, but that’s dependent on a few things. On its own, a boiler will stay efficient for a good deal of time, but if you neglect to take care of it over the years, it won’t hit that 15-year milestone you’re hoping for.

So what is a boiler life expectancy you can honestly expect? Let’s go over all the factors that affect a boiler’s total lifespan, and work from there to figure out how long yours will last.

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3 Things You Should Pay Attention to During Heater Installation

Monday, December 4th, 2023

When you’re getting a new heater installed, you should pay attention to the process as best you can. While you’ve done your due diligence and made sure you hired installation technicians who know what they’re doing, it can’t hurt to pay attention as a check-and-balance system. But what do you look for?

During heating installation in Sussex County, DE, there are three things we want you to pay attention to so you can know you’re getting the absolute best service possible.

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This Furnace Problem Can’t Be a DIY Project

Monday, November 27th, 2023

Furnaces have come a long way. Newer models don’t use constantly lit pilot lights, but instead, they use a mix of an ignition source, gas line, and a flame sensor to get your furnace moving.

This may seem like an odd task that we’ve faced during furnace repair in Sussex County, DE, but it’s enough to make your furnace stop entirely. The problem? You can’t DIY this, and we’ll explain why.

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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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