Dewees HVAC Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

What’s the Next Step for Your Home Heating System Come Fall?

Monday, April 25th, 2022
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As we start to focus on the warmer weather and the coming summer season, it’s easy to stop thinking about heating our homes. Yes, we may still need to have our heating systems run for a few more days before they shut down for the season, but most of our preparations for home comfort will center on our air conditioning systems. (This is a good reminder to schedule your AC maintenance before the summer arrives.) 

But we want our customers to think a bit about the future of their heating systems as we transition from the seasons. Ask yourself: What’s the next step for my heater when the fall arrives? We’ll look into what this question means and some of its answers below, as well as what actions you can expect to take.

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Don’t Skip a Furnace Repair Even in Spring

Monday, April 11th, 2022
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The weather is warming up, and you’re probably not thinking much about your home’s furnace. It’s soon going to be the season of the air conditioner.

But we want to dwell on the furnace for one post more because there’s something important you need to know about your furnace before it shuts down for the summer. And this is … don’t skip any furnace repair just because it’s already spring. If you’ve recently run into problems with your furnace, you’ll feel tempted to procrastinate with calling us for furnace repair in Conway, AR. We understand why you might feel this way, but we urge you not to ignore the problem and call us as soon as you can to rectify it. 

We’ll explain why furnace repair is important, no matter the season.

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The Nonstop Furnace: Why It Runs for So Long

Monday, March 28th, 2022
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A common problem homeowners may face with their furnace is when the furnace keeps shutting off early, failing to complete a full heating cycle. 

But the opposite problem can occur as well: a furnace that runs for too long, seeming to never cycle down. This creates a huge energy waste, makes a house to hot, and puts so much strain on the furnace that it will wear down rapidly. If you’ve encountered a “runaway furnace,” you’re right to feel concerned. In most situations, a furnace that’s running for too long will need professional furnace repair in Maumelle, AR.

We’ll look closer into this problem and the reasons it occurs.

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How Your Gas Furnace Runs Safely

Monday, February 14th, 2022
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Sometimes, people feel edgy about using a natural gas furnace in their home. They might think a gas furnace is an accident waiting to happen, either causing a fire because of uncontrolled combustion or sending toxic carbon monoxide into the house. Although these problems can occur, they’re rare—especially if a furnace receives routine maintenance inspections and tune-ups each year. When we inspect a furnace during maintenance, we check carefully for any potential hazards and then fix them. For older furnaces, we may recommend a replacement.

We want you to feel safe in your home with your furnace, which is why we’ve created this post about the safety features of gas furnaces. You’ll always need annual maintenance, but these features will prevent most possible safety problems so you can enjoy the powerful warmth from your gas furnace in peace.

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Common Furnace Repair Problems to Watch For

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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We’re experts when it comes to furnace repair in Conway, AR, and we’ve seen our share of furnace problems when customers call us to help them stay warm during the winter. We know you’d like to get through the season without furnace troubles, but even with the best regular maintenance service available, you may still run into a malfunctioning heating system. The best way to prepare is to know some of the more common problems so you can catch the signs early. Then you can call us before you’re left completely in the cold. 

Below we’re going to talk about a few of the most common furnace issues to keep a watch for. Count on us to fix any problem.

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High Heating Costs? We’ve Got Several Ways to Change That!

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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It costs money to heat a home, the same way it does to cool it. You’re used to seeing the seasonal change in your energy bills, both gas and electric, as your HVAC system does more work. 

But if you feel that the heating costs you currently pay are higher than they should be … well, you’re probably right. There are many ways that heating costs can start to rise even when the price of energy and your usage remain the same. If you’d like to lower the cost of heating your home this winter, we can help with these tips.

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What to Do When Your Furnace Won’t Turn On

Monday, December 20th, 2021
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A failed furnace during one of the coldest days of the year is a major problem, one we hope you won’t have to deal with. Regular professional maintenance before the winter starts helps immensely with permitting a furnace failure, but even the finest maintenance can’t prevent all malfunctions with a heating system.

The good news is that our winters in Conway are rarely so cold that a broken furnace becomes a life-threatening emergency. You’ll still want furnace repair in Little Rock, AR as soon as possible, and our team is ready to help you get your house comfortable once more. Before you call us, there are several steps you can take to see if there’s a simple explanation for the furnace isn’t coming on. We’ve listed these troubleshooting steps below.

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Replacing a Heater, Part 2: What Type of Heater Should You Get?

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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In our last post, we discussed when to decide to replace an aging heater. But making the decision to replace a heating system is only step one. Now you must think about what type of heater to install.

“But aren’t all heaters basically the same?” you might ask. At one time, this was semi-true, but today you’ll find a range of heating systems available with unique features and methods of delivering comfort. We’ll look over the different options to help you get a better understanding of the choice ahead of you.

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Replacing a Heater, Part 1: Do You Need a New Heater This Fall?

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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Getting a new heater for your home is a big job, but the good news is that you don’t need to go it alone. In fact, you shouldn’t go it alone! It takes professionals to accurately handle a heater replacement in Bryant, AR, and our technicians are the ones you can trust for the job. 

We’re going to address replacing your heater in two posts. First, we’ll look at how to know if it’s time to retire your old heater. In the next post, we’ll talk about choosing the type of heater to replace your old one. 

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November Is a Great Time to Schedule Heating Maintenance

Monday, November 1st, 2021
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We’re sure that many of you who live in the Conway area are more than ready for the cooler weather to kick in. And we’re getting there! But the cooler weather of fall eventually becomes the colder weather of winter. Even if winter is your favorite time of the year, you’ll need to have a working central heating system in your house to help you get the most out of the season. 

This is where Dewees HVAC can help you! We offer more for our customers than just installing new heating systems and handling heating repair in Conway, AR. We want to help you prevent heating problems and keep your current heater working for as long as possible. Our professional heating maintenance service can help make this possible. It also stops many future repair problems and keeps your heater running at high efficiency so you can lower your utility bills. 

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