Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Don’t Let the End of Season Delay These Furnace Repair Needs!

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Are you having problems with your furnace?

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Perhaps it’s something really subtle, or something that seems like more of an annoyance than an actual problem. We get it, too. It’s barely that cold around here, so any problem with your furnace can wait, right?

The problem with this mindset is that homeowners often wait too long to address furnace repair needs. What happens is they let the problem go on and on until the furnace breaks down. We’re nearing the end of our heating season, so even this might not seem detrimental. But trust us, when the weather cools back down next fall, you’ll be grateful for tackling furnace repair needs this winter!

We’ve compiled a list below of some of the most common furnace repair needs we get called for. If you notice any of them, please give our team a call—we’re happy to inspect, and we provide reliable repairs and other HVAC services to boot.

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Are Damaged Ducts Hurting Your Heating Efficiency?

Monday, February 10th, 2020
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If your heater were making an odd noise or if it was failing to start up as temperatures dropped through your home at night, then you probably wouldn’t waste much time in contacting an HVAC professional right? After all, it may not get bone-chilling cold here, but you still deserve to live comfortably! This means your heater needs to work flawlessly for the brief time you really do need it, and you’d likely prefer to pay as little as possible for that comfort.

So, what if there’s a problem with your ductwork? What if it’s accumulated tears and damage over time? Guess what? It’s going to have serious implications for your heating system—and yes, it will hurt efficiency. More on that below, along with other reasons leaky and damaged ductwork is a problem.

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Sounds You Don’t Want Your Furnace Making

Monday, January 27th, 2020
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Some of the noises that come from the electronics and appliances in your home can be easy to ignore. It’s also easy to deny anything is wrong, since fixing the issue can be a bigger nuisance than listening to it.

But there are certain noises that shouldn’t be ignored if they’re coming from your heating system. For instance, a rattle could be something benign, like a loose panel. But another possibility is that it’s a cracked heat exchanger making the sound, which is actually quite dangerous.

Here at Kool Breeze, we understand how important protecting yourself and your family is. So if you’re hearing suspicious noises from your furnace, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our techs. Below are some of the noises worth calling in about!

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How to Boost Your Heating Efficiency and Pay Less

Monday, January 13th, 2020
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We’re going to guess that the “pay less” part of that title is what caught your eye, as it should!

The fact of the matter is, though our area of the country isn’t known for drastically cold and snowy winters, the drop in temperature this month absolutely necessitate a fully functional and effective heater. But if you’re staying comfortable this winter and find yourself paying more than you should, then you really aren’t getting the most from your furnace.

There are some simple steps you can take—some that don’t cost anything but a moment of your time—to not only boost the efficiency of your furnace, but help prevent repairs, too. What are they? Read on!

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No, It’s Not Too Late to Schedule Heating Maintenance

Monday, December 30th, 2019
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“Schedule heating maintenance? In Florida? But I barely even need my heater!”

This may be what you’re thinking, but we are going to push back on it a bit. Barely needing your heater is a lot different from never needing it—and when you do need it, don’t you want it to work as effectively and efficiently as possible? Given how much you use your air conditioner, you’re already spending enough on utility costs—don’t make it worse this winter by skipping heater maintenance.

The good news is, it’s never too late to make an appointment. True, if your heater has broken down past the point of repair, then technically it is too late—but it’s more important that you schedule your heater tune-up consistently (once a year) than it is the time of the year you have it done.

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Does Your Heater Need Repairs?

Monday, December 16th, 2019
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Do you know when your heater needs repair? You may not run yours for as long or as consistently as homeowners elsewhere along the east coast, but when you do need your heater, you want an effective one!

Knowing the signs of a heater in disrepair means you can take care of those repairs right away, helping the system last longer and reducing your monthly heating costs. So, what are these signs?

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“Do I Need to Worry about Getting a Heater Tune-Up?”

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

technician-looking-at-inside-of-furnaceWe get it, your air conditioner is the main HVAC system of choice for pretty much 90% of the year. When you use your heater—if you use your heater—it’s for a very brief amount of time, maybe even only at night.

But, when you do use it, don’t you want to make sure you’re doing so as efficiently as possible? The only way to make sure that you do is with heating maintenance. This probably seems like a weird time of the year to start thinking about it—after all, don’t our summers last until January?

But it’s better to have a prepared heater than to be without one, if met with a surprise cool snap this fall.

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Do I Really Need Heating System Maintenance?

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.Obviously, we understand why you’d ask this. Not only do many homeowners believe—mistakenly so—that maintenance isn’t that important, but we live in Florida! We barely even use our heating systems, why schedule maintenance for them?

Well, simply put, because we do use them. Your heating system has an important job and you would likely be able to effectively use it for however brief a period you may need it, otherwise we doubt you’d be reading this blog post right now.

But to make sure that your heater actually functions and you’re not calling for emergency heating repair in Niceville, FL during our brief-but-chilly winter months, then you’ll want to schedule preventive maintenance for your heater, no matter what type of system you’re using. While this won’t guarantee that you won’t have a problem, professional maintenance is the only way to reduce your risk.

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Signs You Have a Malfunctioning Furnace

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

scared-woman-covering-mouthIf you’re like many homeowners in the Gulf Breeze area, chances are that you use a furnace for your home heating needs, during our brief but often chilly winter season. This is a good choice, since furnaces offer powerful, efficient, and reliable performance. Like any important appliance or major piece of equipment, however, it can malfunction, and may need professional attention as a result.

The good news is, you needn’t look any further for a qualified, experienced HVAC team to fix your heater. However, in order to know when to call for furnace repairs, you first have to know that your furnace needs repair. For help detecting problems early so you can call our team ASAP before problems worsen, read on!

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This Simple Trick Can Improve HVAC Efficiency

Monday, November 5th, 2018

green house on seesaw with money symbolOur team is always happy to offer helpful advice when it comes to what type of HVAC system to get, how to use it most efficiently, and when to schedule maintenance (once a year for your air conditioner and once a year for your heater!) The second point, efficiency, is what most of our customers want to know more about. As you probably guessed, a higher efficiency HVAC system will use less energy, and therefore cost less to run than an older or inefficiently working system.

Maintenance is a huge part of keeping this system in good shape, whether we’re talking about your air conditioner or your heater. It’s also important to keep up on repair needs, as a suffering system has to work harder to do its job. But this kind of care isn’t the only thing you can do to improve HVAC efficiency. There is one simple trick that can be surprisingly helpful: use your ceiling fans!

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