Depreciating Ducts: A Big Problem

January 23rd, 2023

Over time, air ducts are going to become less effective for a home comfort system. Sure, the air conditioner might be brand new, and the heating system might be a long-lasting furnace that’s in great shape, but it doesn’t mean that everything will work smoothly from here on out. Ductwork is another vital component of a forced-air heating or cooling system and it’s going to require professional attention if it’s not in good condition.

How do ducts depreciate over time? And why are faulty ducts such a bad issue? These are the questions we’re hoping to tackle today. Our team provides comprehensive duct repairs in Westchester County, NY, so our number is the only one needed. Duct repair can be fast and simple with a professional team on hand. But for homeowners just now learning about the nature of their air ducts, keep reading to get a good idea of what could go wrong.

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FAQ: Are Gas Furnaces Safe?

January 9th, 2023

This is a question we get all the time and one that customers are burning to know the answer to. When compared to electric heating systems, gas-burning appliances can seem less safe. While it’s true that a gas-burning system uses combustion when compared to electric systems simply using electricity, this doesn’t mean that gas-burning appliances are inherently unsafe. In fact, there are a lot of safety precautions that protect the owners of gas furnaces.

Customers can expect to be kept safe as long as they adhere to some standard best practices and call a professional for heating repair in Larchmont, NY when there’s a need for it. Otherwise, a furnace could start running into problems that turn into safety hazards down the line.

Let’s explore the idea of “safety” when it comes to a gas furnace, and why a furnace is likely safe enough to have in a home.

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How Long Does a Boiler Really Last?

December 26th, 2022

10 Years? 20 Years? Half a century? This question has been pondered by countless customers that we’ve met, and there seems to be a bit of a miscommunication on the matter. Boilers have historically been one of the best ways to heat an entire home, ever since the days of ancient Rome, and they’re still going strong in the United States. However, the lifespan of a boiler system has changed due to the differences with heating in the 21st century.

Boiler systems can last 20 years, but the question isn’t really about how long they can last, but rather how long should they last. The moment a boiler starts running up the heating bill and causing budget problems with constant leaks, a replacement is on the horizon. But let’s talk more about how customers might figure out when boiler service in Larchmont, NY is worth it, and when it’s not.

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A Boiler Should Never Make These Noises

December 12th, 2022

Boilers are common in the tri-state area, particularly because of how efficient and effective they are at keeping spaces warm and comfortable. However, just like other heating systems, boilers can run into serious problems. One of the main ways a homeowner will notice if their boiler system is on the fritz is through sounds it might make. Dripping, rattling, vibrating, and banging are all signs that boiler service in Scarsdale, NY is on the horizon.

Keep reading down below to find out why these sounds might occur and what they might mean. Every sound will be different, primarily because of the source of the problem, and only a licensed professional has the training and tools to handle it in a fast and affordable way.

For anyone out there with a noisy boiler and a stressful situation, this blog post will get to the bottom of it!

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3 Tips for Heating During the Holidays

November 28th, 2022

It’s the holiday season, which means homeowners probably have the calendar absolutely booked for the next few weeks! This is a time of year when we can focus on being thankful for the family, friends, and lucky lives we get to live. Make sure to take a break to eat some good food and enjoy some activities that put a smile on that face.

However, one thing that’s going to be working double-time while we try to enjoy the holidays is the heating system in the basement. Whether our customers have a gas furnace or a high efficiency heat pump, these systems will be working tirelessly to keep the home comfortable so that the whole family can enjoy some time together.

That being said, it’s important to work with the heating system instead of against it, providing some adjustments and maintenance to ensure that it works properly. And, if a heating system starts to struggle, don’t hesitate to call for heater repairs in Scarsdale, NY!

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3 Unique Furnace Noises to Get Fixed

November 14th, 2022

We urge our customers to talk to their friends, neighbors, and family in the area about the type of heating system that’s used to stay comfy during the cold season. Gas furnaces represent the vast majority of heating systems when customers ask around, and it’s not surprising when they find out why.

Gas furnaces are efficient, safe, affordable, and most importantly, powerful. They can handle any temperature drops, from the coldest day of the year to those mild winter days that just feel a bit chilly. However, just because gas furnaces are the system of choice for a lot of homeowners doesn’t mean that they don’t run into any problems. Every heating system has it’s issues, and gas furnaces tend to have some unique problems that exhibit symptoms in specific ways. This blog post is dedicated to detecting the noises those problems make, and hiring a professional to get them quickly fixed.

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3 Complicated Issues With Air Ducts

October 17th, 2022

Homeowners can have a tough relationship with their air ducts. They’re certainly not the most exciting part of the HVAC system, but they’re necessary for almost any forced-air heating or cooling system, aside from ductless units. This is just a natural truth about our industry, so it’s important to view air ducts as a necessary component.

However, air ducts can run into their own problems which can be hard for homeowners to identify. Eventually, when left to their own devices, air ducts can fall into disrepair and become broken. This might make it impossible to feel the comfortable air coming from a brand-new heating system, or a state-of-the-art AC unit. That’s never a situation that anyone wants to be in, so we advise customers to read on and call our team for support

Let’s talk about three unique problems that can cause homeowners to call us for duct repair in Westchester County, NY.

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Go Pro for Generators

October 3rd, 2022

With the recent news of a hurricane that hit Florida and power outages throughout certain parts of the country, the idea of having a whole-home generator is seeming more important by the day. Sure, our power grid is a bit different and we deal with other types of weather patterns, but we can still be the victim of outages, especially due to flooding and windstorms.

The problem we now face is that some people think the generator they installed themselves, or the portable generator they have in the garage, is going to work as well as one installed by a pro. This usually isn’t the case. And for generator repairs in the Bronx, NY, going pro can keep homeowners more comfortable, safer, and feeling like they didn’t waste money on a system that’s supposed to protect them.

Let’s talk about some reasons to contact a pro for generator services.

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Fact and Fiction: 3 Air Duct Misconceptions

September 19th, 2022

Air ducts are an important part of a home’s HVAC system. They’re required for pretty much every forced-air heating or cooling system, instead of ductless mini splits, which are only used by a minority of our customers. This means that when ducts fall into disrepair, they need to be fixed by professionals who know what they’re doing. Luckily, our team provides thorough duct repairs in the Bronx, NY.

But what about those rumors that folks keep hearing about their air ducts? Is it safe to use duct tape when sealing or plugging leaks in air ducts? Or is it easy for customers to try and clean or fix their ducts themselves? The truth is that these aren’t really correct, but it might not be for the reasons that customers might think.

This blog post today is all about separating the facts from the fiction, and we’re going to be doing this so that customers know when to call us for professional duct services!

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It Might Be Time to Go Ductless

September 5th, 2022

In our neck of the woods, space is precious. Country homes might have the space required for a large HVAC system that can clumsily send air through a vast network of air ducts, but many of our customers have homes with a limited amount of space. Even ductwork might not be an option when a home is small enough to require every square inch of space!

Well, in the olden days an HVAC professional would tell a customer that there’s no other choice than to buy a large, bulky heating or cooling system to deal with the temperature fluctuations. However, in the 21st century, there are some great solutions that allow current homeowners to make the most out of limited space.

Introducing the ductless mini split system! Ductless systems in the Bronx, NY are wonderful units that don’t require ductwork at all to function. Let’s talk about some benefits that come from these units.

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