Why Is It Important to Keep Your Outdoor Vents Debris-Free?

A furnace breakdown isn’t something any homeowner wants, especially during the cold winter months. Taking proper care of your equipment will help prevent it from malfunctioning in the middle of winter. One way to avoid heating issues this season is to make sure your outdoor vents remain free of debris and snow.  

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What Color Should Your Furnace Flame Be?

Now that winter is just about here, you should start focusing on ways to keep your home warmer and more comfortable. These include checking your furnace to determine whether it’s still in good condition. But how exactly will you know? If you own a heating system that burns fuel, the simplest way to check is by noting the color of the furnace flame. The premier source of high-quality Bryant® electric heaters, Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc., expounds on this here. 

3 Reasons to Replace Your HVAC System Sooner Rather Than Later

With any major home appliance, it’s better to replace it on your own terms rather than wait for it to give out. This is especially true when it comes to air conditioners and radiant heating systems, as they often break down at inconvenient times, like in the middle of a hot summer day or on a cold winter night. If you’re holding back on replacing your old, worn-out HVAC unit, here are three reasons why delaying the inevitable isn’t such a good idea.

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How & Why to Winterize Your HVAC System

If you live in a climate with cold, harsh winters, then you’re probably already familiar with the tasks associated with winterizing your home: tasks like re-caulking drafty windows, replacing weather stripping on windows and doors and even clearing out your rain gutters. But really, the most important task on your winter to-do list is making sure that your HVAC system is up to speed. 

In today’s post, a reliable radiant heating contractor explains why this process is absolutely crucial this time of year and shares a few tips on how to do it properly.

The Benefits of a Fall HVAC Tune-Up

At Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc., nothing gives us greater pleasure than knowing that our customers are happy and comfortable. That means making sure that their radiant heating systems, furnaces, gas pumps or boilers are running like they’re supposed to, especially during the fall and winter months when the temperature begins to drop. This is exactly why we encourage homeowners to avail themselves of our tune-up services in the  fall. Below are just a few of the great benefits  of regular tune-ups.

Prevent inconvenient breakdowns. There’s nothing more inconvenient than having your heating system conk out in the middle of winter. To avoid suffering in freezing temperatures while waiting for a repair technician to perform emergency repairs in the middle of the night, make sure that your heating system is working properly by scheduling a tune-up in the fall.


Increase energy efficiencyElectric heaters and other heating systems that use electricity perform a whole lot better when they’re well-maintained. This means that they won’t have to work as hard when the mercury drops and you turn up the heat, which translates to huge energy savings for you. Keep in mind that for most American households, heating and cooling makes up roughly 50% of their entire energy expenditures, so making sure your HVAC unit is running as efficiently as possible is definitely worth the trouble.


Extend the lifespan. While most heating systems are built to last, this doesn’t mean that they’re indestructible or completely maintenance-free. Let’s face it, replacing an HVAC system doesn’t come cheap. Investing in regular tune-ups will help your unit last as long as possible and will cost far less than a full replacement. 


Whether you’re in need of HVAC installation services or would simply like to inquire about air conditioner or furnace prices, be sure to give Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc. a call today! You can reach us at (715) 246-2660, or through the contact form on our website.

Capacitor Failure: Why Does It Happen in an AC System?

The capacitor is one of the most important components of an air conditioning system. It’s also prone to failure, and when this happens, it can affect the performance and efficiency of the whole unit. Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc., your trusted contractor for your electric heater and heat pump needs, explains further here.

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What Can You Expect During An HVAC Repair Service?

HVAC experts attest that routine maintenance is key to preserving the comfort of your home. From air conditioning units to electric heatersa timely HVAC repair service can help optimize the benefits of your cooling and heating systems and prevent further problems with components. If you’re a new homeowner or simply an HVAC service first-timer, this brief guide will help you know what to expect during a professional visit.

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Upgrading Your HVAC System

Your HVAC system will, at some point, feel like it’s not doing a good enough job for your home, and you’ll probably start thinking about an upgrade. In this blog, Countryside Plumbing & Heating shares some of the questions you should ask yourself before upgrading your HVAC system.

How Does HVAC Figure Into Basement Finishing Projects?

When finishing a basement, your HVAC system is one of the first things you need to consider. Now that you’re converting your unfinished area into livable space, comfort should be one of your top priorities. To see how your heating and cooling equipment will figure into the planning of this home improvement project, ask yourself the following questions: Read more

Answering FAQs About HVAC Repairs

Because of our dependency on HVAC systems, they unfortunately tend to act up every now and then. Repairs are necessary not only to restore your broken equipment’s functionality, but also to tune up certain parts, and make the units run efficiently again.