Johansen & Anderson Inc Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

These Furnace Repairs Shouldn’t Wait

Monday, April 1st, 2024

In general, we always advise against postponing heating repairs. If something is going wrong with your furnace, continuing to run it while it struggles can worsen the problem. In addition, a struggling heating system will use more energy in order to keep trying to get the job done. This means postponing repairs will drive your utility bills up.

But it’s just about springtime! Surely if there was any time to put off heating repair, it would be now. You’re almost done running the heat. Can’t your furnace repairs wait until fall? Certain heating problems are bigger concerns than others. Here’s what you should never delay repairing.

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Yes, Your Boiler Needs Annual Maintenance

Monday, March 4th, 2024

Boilers are truly fantastic heating systems. They’re great at keeping the temperature in a home very consistent. They use water to heat, so they don’t blow around dry air and dust like a forced-air furnace does. And they’re also less likely to require repairs than a furnace. This is because they have fewer moving parts and are less prone to corrosion.

But you know the one basic truth of the universe: nothing works perfectly forever. If you keep running that boiler, eventually, you’re going to run into a problem that requires repair. But there is something you can do to make it even less likely that your boiler will need repair: annual maintenance. It has other benefits, too!

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A Heating Repair Guide for Newer Homeowners

Monday, February 19th, 2024

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

Monday, February 5th, 2024

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

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

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

Monday, January 8th, 2024

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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Boiler Repairs That Can’t Wait

Monday, November 27th, 2023

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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Why Boilers Are Still Popular for Home Heating

Monday, September 4th, 2023

There are many options for how to heat your home these days. Forced air heat can be provided by a furnace that uses gas, propane, heating oil, or electricity to heat air that’s conducted through the same ductwork your central air conditioner uses. Heat pumps can warm your home, not by generating heat but by transferring it from one place to another.

It might seem like boilers are a very old-fashioned way to heat a home, and you might imagine ornate, antique radiators when you think of them. Modern boilers are not quite the same as the old-fashioned ones, and they’re still a popular choice for home heating. Here’s why.

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5 Signs You Need Boiler Repair

Monday, May 1st, 2023

Boilers are extremely effective and reliable heating systems. In fact, they’re based on technology that dates back to the 1600s! Today’s modern boilers are a bit more complex, but they apply the same principle.

Despite their reliability, there are times when something goes wrong. If you’re able to spot the signs that your boiler needs repair, you can catch issues early and keep problems from getting bigger. Here are five things to keep an eye out for, so you can get repairs when they are needed.

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It’s Finally Time to Call for Heater Repair

Monday, February 20th, 2023

How’s your heater doing? Has it been having some problems? Were you hoping that you could squeak by for the rest of the winter without getting it repaired? Here are some signs of heater problems that you shouldn’t ignore as well as the most important thing you can do to decrease the need for repairs.

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