Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heating Repair’

3 Unexpected Causes of Heating Issues

Monday, January 7th, 2019

blue-question-markHave you ever tried to fix the cause of one problem, only to realize that the problem was due to something else entirely? Sometimes it happens to homeowners with their home heating. In particular, here are three unexpected causes of common heating issues:

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Common Furnace Issues You Don’t Want to Ignore

Monday, November 26th, 2018

turtle-neck-man-experiences-furnace-issuesIt begins with a sudden spike in your heating bill. Or maybe you’ve noticed some strange behavior, such as odd noises or strange operation. These are just a few of the ways that your furnace might begin showing a need for repairs. But, the sooner you spot these issues, the sooner you can get them fixed—before they turn into a full-on emergency.

We’ll keep you on top of it with a list of some common heating repair problems. If you notice any of them, don’t hesitate to call a heating repair expert in Delaware, DE to get a professional opinion. The sooner you have these problems taken care of, the better.

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Heating Systems Benefit from HVAC Servicing

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

heating-system-maintenanceWe’re approaching the end of heating season and temperatures will be rising steadily throughout the next few months. That means you’re going ot be using your heating system less and less, and air conditioners more and more until your heater hardly sees any use at all until next autumn.

That makes now the perfect time for a technician to give your heating system a look and check for any problems. You’d be surprised how many benefits a servicing session can provide.

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How to Respond to a Sudden Heating Problem

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

heating-repair-serviceThe East Coast is enduring one of the coldest winters on record and homeowners need their heating systems to function as needed on a daily basis. To do otherwise risks more than you comfort: it can present a health hazard too. Ideally, your system will get through the winter without a sudden heating problem, but if trouble does show up, you need to know how best to respond to it.

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Why Won’t My Heating System Turn On?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

furnace-won't-turn-onWe’ve just come through a patch of bad weather, signs of a long winter to come. Meteorologists are predicting one of the coldest on record, which means you need your heating system to run every day without fail in order to keep your home warm and comfortable. There are many subtle signs that you can spot when something is wrong, and at least one not-so-subtle one either. When you turn your heater on and nothing happens, or it suddenly shuts down in the middle of running, you can be fairly certain that there’s a big problem. Performing some basic troubleshooting, followed by a call to a repair technician, is usually the best course of action. 

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Beware of Cracked Heat Exchangers in Your System

Monday, December 25th, 2017

heat-exchange-crackedWinter is the time when our heating systems are put under more strained than ever, and when problems arise, they tend to do so just when cold weather hits and you need your system to function the most. It pays to keep a lookout for signs of trouble with your heating system, and call in a repair service the moment you spot one.

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What Causes Low Air Flow in Your Heating System?

Monday, December 11th, 2017

low-air-flowForced-air furnaces are a common type of heating system in Delaware and Maryland: generating heated air either through gas-fed burners or electrically powered coils, then blowing the heated air through the same ducts used by the air conditioning system. It’s simple, effective and inexpensive, which is why such heating systems remain so popular. But it can also give you a quick and easy way to spot one of the most common signs of trouble in your heater: low air flow.

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Replace a Cracked Heat Exchanger Immediately

Monday, January 9th, 2017

A gas furnace makes an effective and reliable means of heating your home during our cold winters. They’re long-lasting and do their jobs without much fuss. But every system suffers from wear and tear, and when it comes to heating systems, you need to keep an eye out for any problems that develop. In particular, watch for signs of a cracked heat exchanger: a serious problem in need of addressing immediately.

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Don’t Rely on Closed Vents to Control Your Air Flow

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Bridgeville, DE has a large number of gas furnaces, which provide effective and inexpensive warmth in an eminently reliable fashion. But like any other appliances, they can run into trouble from time to time, and when they do, you need a quality repair service to get it fixed. Sometimes, you can inadvertently hasten that damage simply by attempting to use the system in a manner that it wasn’t intended. For example, some people will close a large number of vents in their home in order to guide the heat into one particular location. This can work in some cases, but there’s a significant cost.

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Late Winter Heater Problems That You Should Look For

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

When heating problems crop up, they tend to do so in the latter half of the season, after your system has been running for a while and possibly accrued some wear and tear in that time. Regular servicing at the beginning of the winter can spot early problems, but even if you had your system maintained, our Dover, DE winter has been a tough one, and there’s always a chance that something will develop to shut your heater down. If you can spot the signs of late winter heater problems, it can often mean the difference between a comparatively simple problem and a much more serious one. Here’s a list of a few to help you out.

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