Dewees HVAC Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Ways to Tell You May Need a New Heater for the Coming Winter

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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October is a month to start considering your heating needs for the approaching winter. The true cold weather is still some distance off, but the mild weather of this time of fall is ideal for having heating maintenance and other important jobs taken care of. One service you might need this fall is getting a new heating system.

You might already have suspicions that your current heater is no longer up to the challenge of winter and it’s best to retire it. This is a big decision, and you don’t want to make it hastily. We can help! In fact, you will need professionals to take care of any heating installation in Little Rock, AR, so consult our technicians early if you’re unsure about the condition of your current heater. 

Below we’ll examine some of the tell-tale signs of a heating system ready for replacement.

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Can a Gas Furnace Become Dangerous?

Monday, March 8th, 2021
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This is a question people often ask when they’re considering installing a gas furnace or if they already have one but have noticed odd behavior from it. We understand why people might have worries: natural gas combustion creates carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless, odorless, and highly toxic gas. Any use of natural gas in a home has some possibility of creating either CO or fire hazards. 

This is much different than saying a gas furnace is a “dangerous” appliance. We want to assure you that if you use a gas furnace in Conway, AR for your home comfort, you aren’t in serious danger from the furnace provided you take care of standard upkeep on it. This means annual heating maintenance from professionals and always calling promptly for repairs when something seems wrong with the furnace. 

The short version: Yes, a gas furnace can become dangerous, but it’s easy to keep it running safely.

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The Benefits of Radiant Heating for a House

Monday, February 8th, 2021
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What is radiant heating? Not many homeowners are aware of what makes this type of heating different from the “standard” options found for home heating in Conway, AR. In this area, most homes rely on forced-air heating. If you’ve used a furnace (gas or electric) or a heat pump in the past to provide comfort to your house, you’ve experienced forced-air heating. These systems operate by heating up air and then using blower fans to push the air into the rooms of a house. 

Radiant heating doesn’t use a fan and doesn’t heat the air. What it does instead is raise the temperature of an object in a room, and then heat waves from that object radiate into the space and warm other objects they contact, without heating the air in between. This is the heat you’ll feel coming off asphalt on a sunny day, or from the heating elements in an electric range when it’s turned on.

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Why Isn’t the Furnace Heating the Home Evenly?

Monday, January 11th, 2021
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Now that you’re running your furnace regularly for the colder weather of winter, you expect to get heat all around the house. That’s why you have a central furnace, after all! Not every room will get to the same temperature because of the way heat rises and other factors, such as insulation. However, you have a good idea what an even spread of heat feels like when your furnace is on.

And right now … you’re not feeling it. Some places in the house are colder than others, and you’re hearing complaints from family. People are looking for space heaters, and you’re wondering if maybe you should crank up the thermostat.

Don’t do that: uneven heating is often a sign you need to have heating repair in Conway, AR from our pros. There are several different problems that may lie at the heart of the issue:

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When to Replace Your Furnace Rather Than Repair It

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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One of the big questions for home comfort is “repair or replace?” It’s the “to be or not to be” of the HVAC world, but thankfully it has much easier answers. With the help of our Conway, AR furnace professionals, you can soon find out if it’s a better choice to leave aside the repairs for your old furnace and schedule a replacement with us. We’re dedicated to always doing right by our customers, no matter how hard it is, and we’ll provide you with honest answers about your heating system.

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Be Wary of These Gas Furnace Sounds

Monday, December 14th, 2020
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Although furnaces are built to run quieter than ever, there’s no way to completely eliminate the sounds of the blower fans and the gas burners. In fact, people often take comfort in these gentle noises as a simple part of the soundscape of the winter. Maybe not as comforting as the crackle of the fire in a hearth, but something similar. 

Then there are the odd sounds that gas furnaces can make—ones that aren’t cozy. They may be loud, sudden, or just strange, but they’re often the way your gas furnace warns you that’s something wrong that may require calling professionals. (And you absolutely must have professionals when it comes to repair services for your furnace in Conway, AR. Amateur work on a gas furnace can create safety hazards, and in many jurisdictions only certified technicians are legally permitted to do the job.)

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Tips for Lowering Heating Bills This Coming Season

Monday, November 16th, 2020
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We’re not in winter yet, but the cooler weather will affect our homes soon—and that means turning on our heating systems to stay comfortable.

Are you dreading having to do this because you don’t like the way your utility bills start to rise? That’s a common reaction. Heating costs money; there’s no way to avoid that. But you may be spending more than necessary because of locked-in habits, equipment problems, or simple mistakes.

We’re experts at not only cooling homes in the Conway area, but heating them. We prize efficiency, and we have advice you can use this fall and winter to pull those heating costs down to something reasonable.

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Install a New Heating System and Get Free Preventive Maintenance

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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The fall chill is in the air. Now is the time to ask yourself: “Is my home’s central heater in good shape to handle the coming winter temperatures?” If your answer is, “I think so,” you’re probably in good shape … but you definitely need to schedule regular maintenance with our team to make certain. You should schedule maintenance even if you think your heater is in terrific shape, because maintenance is what helps any heater stay in peak form. A well-maintained heater will rarely malfunction, last for many years, and enjoy high energy efficiency.

But what if you think your heater is over-the-hill and you need a new one? There’s no time better than the fall to call us to arrange for a new heating installation in Conway, AR. We install all types of furnaces and heat pumps, and we can locate the ideal new heating system for your house. 

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Fall Means It’s Time for Regular Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 19th, 2020

We hope you are enjoying a safe autumn season. As we want you to enjoy a safe and warm coming winter. The best way to help you do that is through preventive maintenance for your central heating system. This is one of the most important services we offer, since it keeps a heating system in prime condition for years to come, lowers costs, and makes your life more convenient. All you have to do is sign up for our preventive maintenance program, and we’ll come to your house and only a short time later leave you with a heater that’s ready for any cold weather.

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