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

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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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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How’s Your Boiler Doing? 4 Classic Signs You Need Repair

Monday, April 1st, 2019

boiler-repairsWith the end of winter, we’re seeing temperatures start to improve around here. However, it’s far too soon to be saying that we don’t need our heaters! We’ll be running them for just a bit longer, especially during the night.

But as you do, please keep your boiler in mind. It has been running since the beginning of the season. If there are any dormant repair issues in your boiler, they’ll most likely start showing up after all of this continued use.

Four signs that your boiler needs some early maintenance include:

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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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HVAC Contractor Services Need to Install your System Right

Monday, February 5th, 2018

commercial-HVAC-systemsIf you’re looking to install a new HVAC system in your home or business, the smart move is to contract a dedicated HVAC contractor service to perform the operation the right way. Countless problems with heating and cooling systems – both residential and commercial – can be prevented simply by ensuring that the right team installs your system the right way. We’re in the throes of winter right now and big projects like HVAC installation will likely need to wait until spring. But now is the time to start planning such installations, and with a strong contractor service in your corner, you can make sure your new system works exactly as intended.

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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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What to Look for in an HVAC Contractor

Monday, October 30th, 2017

HVAC-contractor-servicesA good HVAC system starts with a good contracting service: a team that knows how to work with your group to install the best heating and air conditioning system that the property deserves. That means a team that knows what it’s doing and has the skills you need to provide an outstanding HVAC installation. Naturally, every project is different, and you likely have a very specific set of criteria you need in an HVAC contractor. But there are still a few general guidelines you should look for with any contracting project. We’ve spelled out a few of them below:

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