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

Uncommon Problems That Lead to a Broken Heater

Monday, February 19th, 2024

When it comes to heating repair needs, we’ve seen it all! But there are some problems we see much less often than others. Issues like a broken fan (or failure in the motor that powers that fan) are everyday occurrences for us. But on occasion, we have the opportunity to deal with something much more unusual.

What strange things can happen in your home that cause your heating system to fail? Here are some of the most unusual ones.

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How Long Does an Electric Furnace Installation Really Take?

Monday, February 5th, 2024

You’ve decided it’s time to replace your old furnace. Congratulations! We’re certain you’ll be happier and more comfortable with a new one. And since furnace efficiency has improved in the last couple of decades since you bought your old one, you’ll be pleased with your utility bills now, too. But furnace replacement is a bit complicated and mysterious to the average homeowner.

We’d like to help demystify this process and answer some of the most important questions about furnace replacement. What are the steps of electric furnace installation? What can you do to prepare? And how long will it take? Read on for all the details.

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The Unmistakable Sign That Your Old Furnace Has to Go

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Toward the end of the life of a furnace, homeowners sometimes spend a lot of time and mental energy wrestling with the decision of when to replace it. Of course, if you could get by for a couple more winters, it would feel like a waste to get a new furnace now. But if you wait until it’s completely broken down, you’ll have to rush the replacement so you don’t freeze!

If only there was some way to know whether you should get rid of that old furnace now or try to keep it running, huh? Well, we’ve got some information for you. There’s one thing that means your furnace absolutely must be replaced. Simple, right? Well, it’s a little more complex than that. We’ll explain.

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Are Electric Furnaces Better than Gas Furnaces?

Monday, December 25th, 2023

Is your furnace aging or breaking down? Are you starting to wonder how much longer it’ll last? If so, you’re probably considering your options for furnace replacement.

The first decision you’ll have to make is whether to get a gas furnace or an electric one. When your heating system needs to be replaced, both gas and electric furnaces are good options. But which one is right for you?

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3 Most Common Heating Repairs in the Panhandle

Monday, February 6th, 2023

In our area, the air conditioners get a lot more time on the job than the heaters do. However, it is critical to have heaters that work well during the winter, because overnight lows that are usually in the forties are very unpleasant without heat. Because of our weather, the calls we get about heating trouble can be a little different from those fielded by heating professionals in the snowy, northern part of the US. 

Here’s some information about the heating concerns we have to address most often in Florida and what they might look like if they happen to you. 

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Telltale Signs That You Need Furnace Repair ASAP

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Imagine a person running. If their shoelace comes untied, that might seem like a very minor problem. However, if they don’t stop to tie it, they may trip and fall. Now, a problem that would’ve only required a quick fix has turned into a disaster.

Even when they’re maintained every year, furnaces can develop problems that require repair. It’s important to have those repairs done promptly. You don’t want a loose screw, wobbling fan blade, or slightly cracked belt to cause a major problem by damaging other components in the system. How do you know that it’s time to get furnace repair? We’ll give you a rundown of the signs—some obvious and some subtle—that you shouldn’t ignore.

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5 Electric Furnace Troubleshooting Tips

Monday, November 14th, 2022

An electric furnace is an efficient, reliable way to keep cozy in the winter. Chances are, if you have an electric furnace, you’ve been happy with it and had few problems. With regular maintenance, an electric furnace can even keep you warm for twenty years! However, if you do encounter a problem, it may be confusing or frustrating. Perhaps you’ve previously had a gas boiler, and are used to doing things like checking the pilot light. But how do you troubleshoot problems with an electric furnace?

We’re going to talk you through five common symptoms your electric furnace might experience, and give you some idea of what might be causing those problems. 

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Yes, Even in Florida Your Heater Needs Service

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Everyone knows that the folks who live in the frozen north use their heaters more than half the year. Of course, they need regular maintenance when they see that much use!

But even in Florida, with many fewer days that require heating, it is important to make sure your heater is serviced regularly. In fact, this is the perfect time of year to plan your heating maintenance in Navarre, FL. There are several reasons why.

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Heed These Signs That Your Heater Needs Repair

Monday, January 10th, 2022

A heating system is a major investment, which is why you want to get full value for it. While build quality can determine the natural lifespan of a heater, every unit needs maintenance at some point to stay in top condition.

When a heater needs repair, there are a few warning signs you can look out for so issues don’t compound. Let’s break them down. 

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Why Your Electric Furnace Needs Professional Maintenance

Monday, December 27th, 2021

As a resident of Florida, the efficiency of your air conditioning unit takes priority over your electric furnace. After all, you probably only use the furnace for a short period of time each year.

Regular maintenance on an electric furnace may seem like an unnecessary expense. But maintenance actually helps save you money in the long run. It also provides the following benefits:

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