Cool Care Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Furnaces vs. Ductless Systems: Which Is Right for Your Home?

Monday, March 28th, 2022
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This may seem like a strange time of the year to think about heating system installation, but trust us when we say we have our reasons for talking about this now versus waiting until next fall.

  1. If you’re considering a heater installation now, it likely means your old one is struggling, and whatever is causing its ills can cause air conditioner trouble too.
  2. If your air conditioner is also struggling and you’re considering replacing this system too, then now might be the perfect time to consider going ductless!

Read on as we dive into the pros and cons of both types of HVAC systems.

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It’s Not Too Late for This Important Heating Service

Monday, March 14th, 2022
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It may seem silly to think too much about heating maintenance when you live in a climate like ours. But you know as well as we do that when we do need our heating systems, we need them to function as effectively and efficiently as possible.

The only way to make sure this is the case is to only trust professionals for your services–from installation and repair to, you guessed it, maintenance. Maintenance allows our professionals to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it to help your system perform at its best. Read on to learn why this is so important!

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Heed These 6 Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

Monday, February 28th, 2022
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Few things are more inconvenient than having your furnace give out on an especially cold winter day. Fortunately, if you know the signs to watch out for, you can catch and fix small problems with your furnace before they turn into major problems requiring a costly repair, or worse, a full replacement. When it comes to your furnace, maintenance is the best prevention. 

Here are 6 signs your furnace is in need of repair:

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Does the Size of Your Heater Matter?

Monday, February 14th, 2022

You know what everyone says–everything’s bigger in Texas! However, this doesn’t necessarily mean, that if you’re in the market for a new heater, you should rush out and buy the biggest one in your budget.

Although it seems logical that a bigger furnace would be more powerful, and therefore betting, the size of your furnace relative to your unique heating needs can actually be a detriment to the performance of your heating system, negatively impacting its overall performance.

A furnace installation is no small job, which is why it’s particularly important that you work with a professional before you make any final decisions. A trained and experienced heating professional will assess the size of your home so they can determine exactly which furnace will be the right choice for you. Trust us, you don’t want to have an oversized or undersized furnace in your home–read on as we explain why.

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Caring for Your Gas Furnace

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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Winter is progressing right along. Although it doesn’t usually get as cold as it does for our family and friends up north, if you didn’t schedule maintenance for your gas furnace yet, this is still an important service!

It’s never too late to care for your gas furnace. In fact, it’s essential to not only the operation but also the efficiency of your gas furnace that you have professional maintenance done each year. Consistency matters more than timing here–so even though it may be more convenient to schedule a maintenance appointment quickly in the fall, this service will be beneficial no matter what!

Read on to learn why we tout heating maintenance so much.

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Tips for Boosting Home Heating Efficiency

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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Let’s face it, we’re not exactly known for our bitterly cold and blizzard-like weather. Okay, well there were a handful of days as an exception last year, but normally, this isn’t something we have to deal with a whole lot.

So when winter does roll around and you want to save some money on energy costs, you may be tempted to use your heater as little as possible–only when it’s really cold. But what if we told you that it’s possible to use your heater, stay comfortable, and do so affordably? It IS possible. Read on to learn how.

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“Help! Why Is My Heater Making These Strange Noises?”

Monday, December 20th, 2021
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While we hope this will never happen to you, your heater could break down with little to no warning at all. It can go from seemingly functioning just fine all day long to coming to a halt or it could just not cycle on when you need it.

Of course, this is rare. It’s even rarer if you’re staying on top of your heating maintenance appointments. Maintenance helps your heater work as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible.

Even with routine maintenance though, it’s still a good idea to be aware of the signs of a heater in disrepair, and one of those signs is strange or unusual noises coming from the system. So, you’re right to be alarmed and to be searching for a solution online. Of course, the solution is always going to be to call a professional. But in the meantime, we can let you know what certain sounds might mean for your furnace or heat pump system.

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Tips For Staying Warm When Your Furnace Is Out of Service

Monday, December 6th, 2021
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Okay, okay, so maybe our definition of “cold” isn’t quite the same as our neighbors up north. But let’s face it, we do deal with chillier temperatures in the wintertime, and sometimes (like just last year) we’re surprised with a REALLY cold weather front that we don’t have the infrastructure to support in our city. This means that if your furnace breaks down during a really cold day (or worse, night), you may be without a source of heating for a while before you can have repairs done.

When yours is out of commission, it can definitely feel like an emergency. That’s when it’s time to give our team a call! While you wait for our technicians to arrive though, we have some tips for you to stay warm. Read on!

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How to Detect if You need Heating Repair

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
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When people think of harsh winters, they probably imagine a state up in the midwest or maybe even New England. Still, just because we’re not known for our chilly temperatures doesn’t mean that we don’t need fully effective and efficient heating systems when wintertime does come. You know as well as we do that we can even be surprised by chillier-than-normal temperatures and even snow!

That said, it’s extremely important that you keep up on your professional heating maintenance appointments. Annual tune-ups from a trained and experienced professional will ensure that your system works as best as it can while minimizing repair needs.

But still, there’s always the chance that your system will need repairs between maintenance sessions, and for this reason, it’s a good idea for you to know the signs of a heater in disrepair, which we’ll cover below!

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Don’t Let HVAC Problems Haunt You: Schedule This Service Today!

Monday, October 25th, 2021
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It’s definitely the spooky time of year… but that doesn’t mean that you need to be haunted by HVAC problems! We know winters are pretty brief here in Texas, but if you’ve lived here for a year then you know our weather can absolutely surprise us, and for that reason, we all need fully functional and efficient heating systems in place.

What kind of shape is your heater in? Not sure of the answer to that question? Well, then it’s definitely time to schedule one very important service–heating maintenance!

Unsure if you really need this service or if it’s going to benefit you all that much? Read on as we uncover the benefits of this service, and then give us a call when you’re ready to schedule a tune-up.

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