Heating System Checked Before Winter

If you are having heating difficulties and need a heating system checked before winter, call a professional for furnace repair or replacement. While work is being done for heater repair let us inspect your ducts in your home.

Heat pump problems range from simple to severe. Some are preventable with maintenance checks, but when your furnace needs repairing a residential heating service will get your unit, repaired or replaced efficiently. During the cold season, the furnace never gets a rest, this piece of machinery works around the clock, many times when you are out. A furnace takes a lot of punishment and can only operate properly if maintained year round. 

Cloudy days require an efficient furnace to keep a home warm. A sunny day only means things get warm that are directly in the sun but the inside of your home will still feel winters chill.  

Wherever you live, make your home comfortable by having a furnace installed or repaired by an experienced crew. Our repair and installation service is qualified to handle duct work, properly install wiring and installing thermostats to control furnace temperatures, helping to conserve energy. Proper maintenance can reduce furnace repairs or help avoid them altogether.  

When starting furnace repair or replacements jobs, take advantage of government tax credits for furnace replacement, this applies to split and packaged systems. Residential Heating Services are able to help you verify eligibility, prices are reasonable, and every effort is made to get customers the best deals.  Heater repair and installation companies catch heating problems before they affect your life. Difficult to discover by the untrained eye, skilled professionals know the signs and are waiting to help correct poor furnace output.

Weather can take some uniquely cold turns and an added heating element in the home increases comfort, taking the strain off the main furnace. Turn the temperature of the furnace down and sit by a warm gas log fireplace. Heating installation technicians make all necessary connections preparing your new fireplace for your enjoyment.  Fall maintenance heating system checks prepare your home for winter and helps you avoid repair nightmares.

4 tips to consider while installing a heating geyser

Most home owners have found that it is essential to install a geyser heating system in the bathroom of the home. This system will provide convenience as well as comfort. However, if a bathroom heating geyser is not installed properly, health hazards can occur. It is very important that home owners follow the proper installation tips if they plan on installing their own unit. Below are four tips to consider when installing a heating geyser.

Space

It is very important to make sure that you have the space for the geyser. The amount of space needed for installation will depend on the capacity of the geyser. You will want to be sure to measure the geyser and the space in the bath room to make sure there is enough room for installation.

Location

Once you have determined that you have enough space you will need to decide the exact location and height of the heating geyser. The geyser should be located away from wet areas, so the installation space should be away from the bathtub, shower, skin or toilet. The unit should be raised above the floor and should be installed at optimum height so the unit can be shut off when needed.

Electrical Connections

A heating geyser needs to have a secure electrical connection to be sure that there is no risk for electric shock. The switches should be placed outside of the bathroom to be sure that electrocution cannot happen. If you cannot place the switch in the outside area, then look for an area that is dry. Each of the electrical connections will need to be insulated from water and then hidden behind the walls.

Water Lines, Pipes and Wooden Support

When installing a heating geyser, it is also important to ensure that there is a proper connection from the water source to the heater as well as vice versa. You want the water pipe to stay clean and free of clogs to provide the unit with a simple supply of water. It may be beneficial to hire a professional to help you with the installation. Normally a plumber or technician would use wooden blocks in the wall to support the geyser with anglers and screws. If the unit is not installed with quality support then the unit can fall or be a hazard. Contact your local technician for assistance before installing a unit on your own if you feel you lack the experience needed for installation.

Facts About Heat Transfer To Save Energy

 

The natural path of heat is that it will flow from a hot area to a cooler area. Heat naturally wants to spread across a space to create equilibrium.

There are three different ways that heat moves: radiation, conduction, and convection.

The first way that heat moves is radiation.  Radiation is the way the sun heats the earth. The sun is so hot that the heat from the sun flows to the earth. When the sun is out, you can feel the heat on your skin. If you skin is exposed to the sun for too long then it will burn from radiation.

Another type of heat movement is conduction. Conduction happens when heat passes through a solid object and heats that object up. This is what happens when you heat a pot on the stove. The heat moves through the metal of the pot to heat the contents.

The third type of heat movement is convection. Convection occurs when heat moves through air or water that is heated. This happens in a forced air furnace. A furnace heats air and then that air is moved throughout a house using blows pushing it through vents into the home.

The home can become heated when it is warmer outside than it is inside. When this happens, we usually want to cool our homes, but we can slow the heat by insulating our houses well. There are ways to help save energy by planting shade trees or with painting with special barrier paint that reflects radiation. This helps stop heat from entering the home. Solar window screens can also partially block the sun. There is also reflective film on the market that can be put over windows to help block out part of the sun’s rays.

This is good during the summer, but during the winter we want to our homes to collect as much as the heat as possible. Shade trees that bloom during the summer, work really well in the winter because they will not shade during the winter.

Insulation slows the absorption of heat into a home by slowing down the movement of the heat. Insulation can be used in attics, ceilings, floors, and walls. The more you have, the move energy efficient your home will be.

Sometimes heat escapes the home and that isn’t what we want. It can escape from around windows, under or above doors, or through vents or chimneys. To help save energy and money, it is best to stop heat from escaping through the areas. So it is best to block any means of escape for your heated or cooled air. By putting weather sealing, barriers, and insulation can help you save energy and money.

 

Cost-Cutting Tips for your Gas Furnace

 

Gas furnace heating options are one that many home owners use to heat their home each and every winter. A gas furnace is a great choice for home owners because the entire home can be warmed during the colder months. It is important to make sure that you can afford to heat your home each month during the winter season and below is a list of cost cutting tips for your gas furnace.

Temperature Setting

A great option to cut cost with your gas furnace is the temperature setting. If you can handle the temperature at around 68 degrees, you will be able to save money each month on your utility bill. If you are cold with this temperature in the home, simply cut back the temperature as you sleep so you can save money on your utility bill.

Gas Prices

If you have the opportunity to purchase your gas ahead of time for your unit, you can be sure to purchase your gas when prices are low. This will help you cut cost and overall save money with your furnace unit.

Space Heaters

Another way to save money is to invest in space heaters or an alternative to your gas furnace. This way, you will use less gas and low power wattage will be used to heat the home during the waking hours.

Cleaning

It is also important to clean your gas furnace regularly. You can do this yourself, or you can hire someone to do it for you. Once your unit is clean, it will be able to continue to function efficiently and help you save money.

Maintenance

Another very important cost cutting option is maintenance. Maintenance service for your heating unit has a low cost and can be conducted on a regular basis. Maintenance services will see a full inspection of your unit as well as cleaning options. Though this service has a cost, you will be able to save hundreds of dollars by keeping up with your unit. Repairs will be avoided and your unit will continue to work at maximum efficiency which will help you save money each month.

Overall, each of these tips can be used to help you save money with your gas furnace system. You can also contact your local HVAC provider to see what other steps can be taken to save even more money with your heating system!