Douglas Cooling & Heating Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

How to Get Your Home Ready for Heating Season

Monday, October 29th, 2018

FurnaceThe days are getting colder, which means now is the time to get your home ready for the onset of the heating season! There are a number of different ways you can make sure that your home is properly prepared, some of which are more effective than others. We’re going to cover some of the most common ways below. If you have any questions about preparing your home for the heating season that aren’t answered in this article, give us a call and we’d be happy to provide you with a full list.

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What it Means When Your Furnace Makes Weird Noises

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

furnace-techIf you’ve had your furnace for a while, you probably know what it’s supposed to sound like when it’s running. If your furnace suddenly starts to make rather unusual noises, that is not something you should ignore. Strange noises are often one of the first signs that homeowners notice that something isn’t right with the furnace. If you ignore the signs, you may end up having to pay a lot more in repair costs or even replace your entire system. Have a look below at some of the descriptions of weird furnace noises you may encounter, and what they mean.

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Signs It’s Time for a New Furnace

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Technician-Testing-FurnaceWe’re getting close to the end of winter, which means it’s time to evaluate your heating system to see if it merits keeping for another season. It may seem an odd time to decide whether or not your furnace is ready for next winter. Consider, though, that if you’re not going to keep it for another season it’s a good idea to replace it now. That way you don’t have to worry about replacing it the week before you need to use it. The following are some of the most common indications that your furnace is nearing the end of its life, and should be replaced before next season starts.

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Weird Furnace Noises and What They Mean

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

furnaceWinter is prime time for furnace issues, which makes sense considering the added strain people put on their systems during this time of year. As you rely on your furnace to keep your home warm, it is recommended that you be especially aware of any signs that might indicate a problem with it. One of the most obvious signs that your furnace is experiencing issues is the presence of strange noises during operation. Have a look at some of these weird furnace noises, what they mean, and what you can do about it.

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Which Heating System Should I Install This Fall?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

FurnaceThere are a lot of different heating systems to choose from, if you’re in the market for a new one this winter. Not all will be suited to your specific needs. Some won’t even be able to be installed in your home. Still, there will be plenty that will have something to offer to your home in some way. It’s important that you consider each of the options available to you, so that you can find the system that best fits your needs. Let’s go over some of the most popular heating system types available, and the benefits of each.

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Do I Need a New Furnace?

Monday, November 13th, 2017

furnaceFor most people, preventive maintenance and prompt repairs when necessary will be sufficient to keep their furnace in good condition throughout the winter season. For some, though, their current furnace is not going to be able to make it through the new few months. If your furnace is on its last legs, it’s a good idea to replace it now rather than waiting for it to fail completely. If you’re not sure whether or not your furnace will last you through the rest of the winter, have a look at the warning signs listed below.

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How to Get Your Furnace Ready for the Heating Season

Monday, October 16th, 2017

gas-burnerWe’ll be deep into the heating season before too long, which means now is the time to make sure that your furnace is ready for it. The better you prepare your home for the cold months, the better off your systems will be and the more comfortable you will be. There are a number of ways to make sure that your furnace is properly prepared for the heating season. Read on to find out more about them.

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Should I Replace My Heating System This Fall?

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

furnaceWe’re a lot closer to heating season than you may think, which means now is the time to make sure that your home’s heating system is in good shape. If you can’t rely on the heating system you currently have installed in your home, then it’s time to install a new one now. You don’t want to get deep into winter before having your heater fail on you. There are some signs that you should look for that indicate that it’s time to replace your heating system. Be sure to call a professional if your heater is exhibiting these symptoms, whether you’re using a heat pump or a furnace.

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Some of the Most Common Signs You Need a New Furnace

Monday, February 6th, 2017

thermometerAssuming you do everything right, you can get your furnace to last quite a while in ideal circumstances. At some point, though, you’re going to need to install a new system. If your furnace is unable to keep your home heated through another winter, it’s best to be able to recognize it now. Running the system until it permanently breaks down doesn’t really serve your needs. It’s best to replace it a bit early, so you don’t have an extended interruption in service. Have a look at some of the signs that you really need a new furnace.

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Carbon Monoxide Knowledge That Could Save Your Life

Monday, December 26th, 2016

It’s not a subject anyone wants to talk about, but it’s a serious one that needs to be discussed: carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a rare, but deadly occurrence that happens several thousand times a year in the United States. It can happen as a result of a malfunctioning heater, but it can happen naturally, as well. The best way to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning is to know the signs that it’s happening, and to know how to defend against it. With that, let’s go over some information that can help keep you safe this winter.

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