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The Joys of Having an Electric Furnace

Monday, November 28th, 2022
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If you’re considering replacing your old gas furnace with an electric model, or if you’re building a new home and weighing your options for how to heat it, you’ve come to the right place! Many people are more familiar with gas furnaces and have questions about how electric furnaces work, what the benefits are, and whether going electric is the best choice for them. 

Well-informed customers are the best customers! You’re more likely to make a choice you’re happy with in the long term if you start out with as much knowledge as possible. Happy customers are more likely to be returning customers, so if you’re satisfied, we’re satisfied.

With that in mind, we’d like to provide some background information about electric furnaces as well as some details about what sets them apart from their gas-burning brethren.

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How Can I Tell If My Furnace Needs Repair?

Monday, November 14th, 2022
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When your heating system is working, it probably rarely crosses your mind. You might only notice a problem when it becomes so severe that the system fails entirely. While people tend to be aware of early signs of their own illness, realizing they need to rest or see a doctor before they collapse and have to be rushed to the emergency room, we don’t always recognize the warning signs when our furnace’s wellbeing is starting to take a turn for the worse.

But if you don’t notice the early warning signs, you can end up with a heater that’s not working at all. This is absolutely miserable if it happens on a cold January night, and emergency repairs are more costly than those you can schedule in advance. We’d like to save you some trouble and give you the tools to avoid heating problems or catch them early, before they get any bigger.

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It’s Time for Heater Maintenance

Monday, October 17th, 2022

technician-repairing-heaterThat time is upon us once again: temperatures are dropping, autumn activities are filling our calendars, and winter is getting closer every day. It may be tempting to ignore it, waiting until it’s really here to acknowledge winter. But it’s definitely better to get ahead of it, so you’ll be ready when it gets here. To prepare for cold weather, it’s important to have heater maintenance done. There are several reasons for this, including ensuring your safety, avoiding inconvenience, and saving money.

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5 Ways to Avoid Heating Repair in the Future

Monday, March 21st, 2022

hand-drawing-check-box-on-a-white-backgroundIn our last blog, we talked about a few signs you might notice if you need furnace repair. Once you notice these problems, it’s easy to have one of our professionals address them and fix them in a flash. At this point, most people think they’re done with their home’s heating issue. There’s nothing wrong with stopping here, but if you want to do your future self a favor, take some time to figure out what caused your past heating repair issues. This is something that can help you avoid future headaches. If you had a heating problem this winter, then you know that there’s nothing worse than encountering a heating problem right when the weather is the coldest. The good news is, you can always trust us to assist you with your heating system.

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Key Signs That Your Furnace Needs Help

Monday, March 7th, 2022

Nice blue cottage. With spruce, clouds, and snowDo you sigh every time you head over to your furnace to turn it on? Are you having trouble either getting warm or staying warm in your home? Have you noticed a spike in your home’s energy bills? These are all signs that you should invest in furnace repair in Clute, TX

We know that you might not want to invest in furnace repair when a professional recommends you do so, but we can assure you that it’s the best move. Addressing your furnace repair needs as soon as possible stops them from developing into bigger issues like breakdowns. We’re available when you need furnace help. 

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Why Wireless Thermostats Are Worth It

Monday, February 21st, 2022

studio-shot-of-modern-thermostatYou’re looking at your thermostat mounted over there on the wall and you’re starting to have your doubts. These days, you’ve realized you have to babysit the system much more than you’d like to just to get the comfort you’re used to at home. This isn’t a good sign and it’s a clear indicator that you should upgrade to a wireless thermostat in Lake Jackson, TX

When we talk to homeowners about this upgrade, we get many questions surrounding the work, the reasons, and the method. We’re here to answer all your questions today. We’re unique because we’re a team of HVAC professionals who understand that information is just as important as the  services we provide. Let’s get into it below…

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5 Things You Need to Know About a Gas Furnace

Monday, February 7th, 2022

In warm climates like Texas, air conditioners tend to get the most attention. But, when temperatures go down, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not your heater works.

Knowing some facts about gas furnaces and what to look for if things start to go awry can go a long way toward being more comfortable and confident in your home. Here are five things you need to know about a gas furnace in Clute, TX.

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How to Improve Your Furnace’s Heating Ability

Monday, January 24th, 2022

Furnaces are an excellent heating solution. With the ability to achieve higher heat output than most heating systems, they are energy-efficient and reliable. In addition, you can use the furnace to improve your home’s indoor air quality by installing an air filtration system, humidifier, or air purifier right inside its system.

Generally, furnaces are a handy component in the home when it comes to keeping yourself or your family warm and comfy during the cold months. While older low-efficiency units cannot match some alternative heating solutions newer high-efficiency models can rock up to 98% efficiency, which balances well when you factor in fuel affordability.

Nonetheless, no matter the rating of your furnace, here are tips to help you improve its efficiency and bring down your energy costs.

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Is a Heat Pump Right for You?

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Now that winter is officially here and it’s been cold for a while, you might realize that you need a better heating system. This is a common realization that many people come to during this time of year. Although it’s a common realization, it doesn’t make the job of replacement any easier to handle. If you’re looking for help concerning your new heat pump installation in Lake Jackson, TX, then we can provide it.

All our team members are friendly, professional, and experienced. You can trust us to help you from the moment you consider installation or replacement. We’re available to discuss various models with you, assess the needs of your home, and install your unit with care.

Today, we want to focus on a system we get many questions about: a heat pump. 

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Pay Attention to These Signs of Heating Trouble

Monday, December 27th, 2021

gas-burnerHave you ever considered what to do if your heater gives you problems? Maybe you’ve heard your heating will go out and aren’t sure how to fix it. Or perhaps you already know something needs fixing, like a broken compressor in your furnace, but don’t know the best approach for making repairs.

Regardless of the situation, it’s essential to understand the signs of heating trouble so you can effectively repair and prevent these issues.

Heating systems are essential and intricate appliances; you need to ensure regular maintenance to function efficiently. To avoid your heating system malfunctioning in the middle of the cold season, you need to schedule routine heating repair in Clute, TX. Below are the signs to look for when you suspect that you have heating problems.

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