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

Should I Replace My Furnace with a Heat Pump?

Monday, February 26th, 2024

As homeowners seek more energy-efficient and versatile heating solutions, the question arises: Should I replace my furnace with a heat pump? In this blog post, we’ll delve into the advantages of choosing a heat pump over a traditional furnace and provide key considerations for those contemplating this transition. From lower energy costs to year-round comfort, understanding the benefits and factors involved will help you make an informed decision about upgrading your home’s heating system.

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Is It Too Late for Furnace Maintenance?

Monday, December 18th, 2023

You’ve probably heard that it’s important to get your furnace professionally maintained each year. And chances are, you know that most people have it done in the fall, before they start the furnace up for the first time when the weather gets cold. Is it too late to schedule maintenance for your furnace? Is it worth bothering now that winter has set in? You should still have it done. Here’s why.

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Furnace Repairs that Are So Expensive, You’re Better Off Replacing It

Monday, December 4th, 2023

A furnace is like any other major appliance: while you might wish it could last forever and always work perfectly, the truth is that it will encounter problems at some point, and it will eventually need to be replaced. But unlike some other appliances, a furnace is truly necessary for your comfort and even, during the coldest winter weather, for your safety.

You can’t just hope for the best–eventually, you’ll need to make a choice that will keep your home safe and cozy. How can you tell whether the cost of a furnace repair is worth it, or whether it’s so expensive that you should replace the furnace instead? Here are some tips.

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How to Avoid Heating Repairs with Routine Maintenance

Monday, November 20th, 2023

As the weather gets chillier, you need to make sure your heating system is ready to handle the challenge of the coming winter. You don’t want to find that when you really need it to work, your heating system is struggling or just won’t come on.

There are many benefits to having your heating system maintained each year, ideally in the fall when it’s about to start working very hard. One of the best things about heating maintenance is that it dramatically reduces the risk that you’ll need heating repairs during the coming season. Here’s how.

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4 Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

Monday, November 6th, 2023

If you notice a small hole in a pair of pants, it might only require five minutes with a needle and thread, and you’ll be all set. If you ignore it and keep wearing the pants, the hole will surely get bigger. Pretty soon it will become a very large sewing project… or you might end up needing a new pair of pants.

This is true of all kinds of problems, including when your furnace needs repair. And since a furnace is a lot more expensive than a pair of pants, it’s all the more crucial that you get repairs as promptly as possible when they’re needed. To help you spot furnace issues early so you can get them fixed before major problems develop, we’ve got a handy list for you of things to watch out for. 

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Tips for Staying Warm When You’re Heater’s Out

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Oh, no! Your heating system has completely broken down! Now you have to wait in winter weather for your HVAC technician as your home gets colder and colder! How will you manage?

It’s not enough to just say, “Just put on a sweater.” We’ve got some fantastic tips that can keep you and your family nice and warm while you’re waiting for heating repair.

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Things to Consider Before You Need Your Furnace Again

Monday, August 14th, 2023

If you’re like most people in late summer, you haven’t thought about your furnace in quite a while. Of course you haven’t! When it feels like a furnace outdoors, the home comfort system you pay attention to is your air conditioner.

But this is the perfect time of year to have a good hard think about your heating system. How well did your furnace work last winter? Did you have any concerns? Does it need repairs? You’d be wise to figure that out before you need to start it up.

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What Are My Options for Furnace Replacement?

Monday, July 17th, 2023

How long does a furnace last? Does my furnace need to be repaired? Is it worth repairing? How can I tell when to start thinking about getting a new furnace? What kind of furnace should I get? If you own a home, these questions will come up sooner or later. We’d like to give you some tips for determining whether it’s time to replace your furnace and deciding what to replace it with.

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This Is How Much You Can Save with Regular Heating System Maintenance

Monday, February 13th, 2023

Heating maintenance is something we care deeply about. To make sure your home heating system is operating safely and to get the best performance from your heater, annual maintenance is critical. But when it comes to actually making sure to schedule that maintenance, it just might help to have another incentive. And what better incentive is there than money in your pocket?

Annual heating maintenance can do more than keep your heater running smoothly, it can save you a lot of money, and we’ll show you just how much. Read on to discover how valuable regular heating system maintenance in Houston can be.

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How Long Are Furnaces Supposed to Last?

Monday, January 16th, 2023

It’s a common question among new homeowners, people with aging furnaces, and those purchasing new ones: how long can I expect a furnace to last before I’ll have to replace it? It’s not a question with a very simple answer. Under the worst circumstances, a furnace might only survive for seven or eight years. In a best-case scenario, a furnace might last for more than twenty years!

We’ll get into some details here to help you understand how long different types of furnaces might last, and how to make sure they live as long as they can.

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