WJOL Podcast Featuring Johansen & Anderson Inc

March 14th, 2023

There are big changes coming to the ways that people heat and cool their homes. That’s exactly what our very own Rick Cronholm discussed on radio station WJOL’s recent podcast. 

Rick joined host Scott Slocum and Andy Armstrong, the president of BASE Solutions, to discuss how changes implemented by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) are affecting HVAC manufacturers, contractors, and consumers. BASE Solutions are distributors of York products.

The tax credits and rebates that they discussed are of particular interest to homeowners. You can listen to the podcast to learn more about the tax incentives and point-of-sale rebates that are available when you have a new HVAC system installed.

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A Heating Repair Guide for Newer Homeowners

February 19th, 2024
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Homeownership can be unexpectedly challenging. When you were frantically sorting out down payments and closing costs and inspections and moving trucks, you probably imagined that once the house was officially yours and you were moved in, you would be able to relax. You could breathe a sigh of relief and simply settle in.

While everyone was busy congratulating you on owning a home, did they bother to warn you about any of the things you should expect? Did they tell you about routine maintenance, or did they give you a fruit basket and go on their merry way? We’ll give you clear instructions on caring for your home’s heating system, so you won’t have to wonder, guess, or simply wait until something breaks down.

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4 Strange Boiler Sounds & What They Mean

February 5th, 2024
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Boilers are fantastic heating systems. The heat they provide is very even, keeping your whole home perfectly comfortable. They’re longer-lasting than pretty much any other option, sometimes running for three decades before they need to be replaced. And they also require fewer repairs than other types of heating systems, largely because they have fewer moving parts which can break down.

However, no system is perfect. Nothing works forever without encountering a single problem. So on rare occasions, your boiler will have trouble and need repairs. It’s always best to have boiler repairs done promptly so the problems won’t get worse. How can you tell it’s time for repair? Listen for these sounds.

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Heating Maintenance Is Worth Every Penny, and Might Be Cheaper Than You Think

January 22nd, 2024
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We talk a lot on this blog about heating maintenance. We really want everyone to know just how important it is. Yet the fact remains, not everyone has their heating system maintained every year. There are even folks who never have heating maintenance done! We’re concerned that they might be trying to cut expenses by not scheduling maintenance, when the truth is, they’re actually increasing their expenses.

If you’ve thought that paying to have a technician maintain your heating system sounds like a bill you don’t want to have to pay, please consider what we’re about to tell you. Heating maintenance will definitely save you money, and we believe in it so strongly that we’ve got a great offer that will save you even more.

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Why a Cracked Heat Exchanger Repair Can’t Wait

January 8th, 2024
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Your gas furnace has a lot of different components. Some have purposes related to functionality: they help with the generation of heat. Some have purposes related to safety: they prevent things from going dangerously wrong. Your heat exchanger does both. It is critical to the function of the furnace, and it is also critical to your safety.

Sometimes, people postpone having furnace repairs done. If their home just isn’t getting quite toasty enough, or the heat doesn’t seem like it’s evenly distributed, they might feel like it’s not an urgent enough concern to address immediately. If you suspect that your heat exchanger is cracked, you absolutely must get it repaired right away. Here’s what you need to know.

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Should I Repair or Replace My Water Heater?

December 25th, 2023
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Water heater problems are a huge inconvenience! Whether you’re experiencing basement puddles or cold showers, you can’t just let the problem keep getting worse.

But it can be hard to tell exactly what needs to be done. How can you tell whether you should have your water heater repaired or replaced? Here are some key things you should know that can help with your decision.

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A Healthier You in the New Year: Air Filtration Systems

December 11th, 2023
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According to the National Institutes of Health, the most common category of New Year’s resolutions is those related to physical health and well-being. However, exercise and dietary change can be time-consuming and frustrating. How about a resolution about breathing? You do that all the time anyway. What if you could do that in a healthier way?

During the winter, the air in your home is easily contaminated and not easily aired out. Contaminants and germs can build up and cause illness. What can you do to make the air you breathe healthier? Let’s talk about the wide variety of air filtration systems and how they can help.

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Boiler Repairs That Can’t Wait

November 27th, 2023
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There are so many reasons why boilers are an ideal home heating system. They’re long-lasting and very effective, providing more even heat than most systems. And one of the best things is that they don’t generally need repairs as often as furnaces or other heaters.

But even the almighty boiler occasionally experiences a problem. The important thing is to recognize that a problem is happening and get repairs promptly before a small issue becomes a big one. How do you know when your boiler is having a problem so you won’t neglect an urgent repair need? We’ve got some information for you.

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Is Your Water Heater Ready for the Holidays?

November 13th, 2023
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Happy holiday season! Fall and winter are about to bring you all the best holiday gatherings of the year. You’ll be washing your hands a hundred times while making those big holiday meals, and then washing what seems like a hundred holiday dirty dishes. Your guests will be washing their hands, too, and also taking showers.

Holidays cause major increases in hot water usage, and they’re also a time when you don’t want to have to call a plumber. Is your water heater ready?

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Why You Need a Professional for Commercial HVAC Repair

October 16th, 2023
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Owning a building, commercial property, or business is a lot of pressure. Any time something goes wrong, the responsibility for it is entirely on your shoulders. When you’re pressed for time or money and you have tenants or employees making urgent complaints about being too hot or too cold, it’s tempting to take shortcuts.

Should you attempt to DIY a repair on your commercial HVAC system, or hire a general property manager or handyperson to do the work? Your repairs need to be done by a qualified HVAC technician, and not one who only has residential experience. You need a commercial HVAC expert. Here’s why.

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Should I Get a Ductless Mini Split?

October 2nd, 2023
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Autumn is the perfect time of year to evaluate how your AC performed during the heat of the summer and consider whether it’s time to make a change. As you look into the available options, you might realize you don’t know much about ductless mini splits. The more you know, the better able you’ll be to make a choice you’ll be happy with for years to come.

We’d like to give you a primer on ductless mini splits. Consider the benefits, the reasons some people choose them, and whether one would be right for you. 

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