Climate Control Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Do You Have a Natural Gas Furnace, But an Electric Water Heater?

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Ever wonder why?

This combo is very popular among new home builders.  So, if your home was built after about 2005, chances are you have this gas furnace/electric water heater combo as well.  Why does this matter? Read on!

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Is a Boiler the Right Choice for Your Home?

Monday, January 20th, 2020

pressure-gauge-on-boilerWhether you’re having a new home constructed or you need to replace a dying heater, the Comfort Bear is here to help! This can be a difficult decision—what is the best type of heater for your home? Should you just stick with what you’re used to? But what if it’s not as effective or efficient as it could be?

Most homeowners in our area are used to furnaces, and for good reason! But these systems require a network of air ducts to carry heated air into various rooms. This is fine, but if you don’t have room for ducts, or if your existing ducts are old and damaged, you might want an alternative.

The Comfort Bear can’t let another moment go by without suggesting that you consider a boiler installation! These heating systems operate differently from forced-air heating. They use a process called radiant heating, which is heating up objects in rooms so they send out heat waves throughout the space. Boiler systems can utilize radiators, baseboard heaters, or in-floor piping to spread warmth throughout a space.

Selecting a new boiler system for your winter comfort can be a hard decision, but there are a number of reasons why it’s a good decision!

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These Sounds Indicate a Furnace in Disrepair

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

natural-gas-jets-of-furnaceWhen it comes to home comfort, the Comfort Bear would like to ignore strange noises coming from appliances in the home—but ultimately this would be a bad idea.

It’s easy to deny that something may be amiss with our heaters when they start making an odd sound, since fixing it can be a nuisance. But just like the Comfort Bear, you shouldn’t neglect these signs of furnace disrepair.

A rattle may be something as benign as an easy-to-fix loose panel, or it could suggest a cracked heat exchanger which can lead to a hazardous carbon monoxide leak. It’s important to protect your family—if you hear anything outside of the normal cycling of your furnace and air whooshing through your vents, please give us a call. We’ve listed below some of the common sounds you should alert us to.

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Maintain Your Furnace to Avoid These Haunting Problems

Monday, November 11th, 2019

furnace-being-worked-onHalloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be haunted—by furnace problems, that is. We don’t mean to be dramatic, but the truth is if you don’t keep up on your furnace maintenance appointments, you can find yourself facing scary heating bills, operational troubles, and even unsafe conditions when it comes to your furnace. The Comfort Bear doesn’t get spooked easily, but this is definitely scary!

Have you scheduled your tune-up yet? The good news is, it’s not too late if you haven’t! The only time it’s too late is if your aging furnace completely fails on you and is beyond repair. Today’s furnace models are built with efficiency, performance, and safety in mind. We can only guarantee these qualities if you allow us to professional tune-up your heater. Doing so will help you avoid the following haunting problems.

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Help for Flooding Victims in the Kansas City Area

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Climate Control Heating & Cooling wants to help our neighbors in the KC area

Flooding and water damage can come unexpectedly.

If you are in the St Joseph area and you experienced recent flooding, you probably want to just get back to normal life as soon as possible. A lot of things are probably running through your mind like how you are going to clean up and how to repair water damage to your home. You may not realize this, but if your HVAC unit was submerged during the flood, you may have a whole list of other issues.

Sure, the outside of your air conditioner or furnace may look just the same as it did before the flood! It is highly likely that water-damaged HVAC equipment may not work or may not work for long after being flooded. Furnaces, heaters and boilers have gas valves and controls that are especially vulnerable to water damage. Even electric furnaces have coils that are susceptible to corrosion if flooded.

What should you do?

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Don’t Get Sentimental About Furnace Replacement!

Monday, March 18th, 2019

old-furnace“Comfort Bear, why are you clutching that furnace?” you may be asking. Well, you see, this furnace has been with me since the very beginning. And now, I’m suddenly being told that I have to replace it!

We’ve been through some intense winters together. In return, I vowed that I’d always be there for it: through all of its maintenance checks, through all of its repairs, every time it fails to start, even during that one time it triggered the carbon monoxide alarm…

Well, okay, maybe I’m being a bit sentimental. I guess it’s time to let go. When I think about it objectively, I suppose there are a lot of good reasons for knowing when to replace your furnace:

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4 Realistic Ways to Cut Down Your Heating Costs

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

hairless-bear-inspects-thermostatComfort Bear, here. Earlier today, I did an internet search for “how to save money on heating,” and I decided I would try out some of the energy-saving tactics. As I type this, I’m now wearing five layers of clothes, three pairs of socks, I’m only eating hot soup (and washing it down with hot tea), and I have the oven open. I’ve also lit several candles because each one is supposed to heat the room by approximately 1 degree.

But I don’t see how anyone can live this way! There are much more reasonable ways to cut down on heating costs, and you can achieve them with just a few Independence, MO HVAC services.

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All About Radiant Heating Systems

Monday, February 4th, 2019

radiatorComfort Bear, back again this week to tell you about boilers. Why boilers?

Well, to be honest, they make me a bit nostalgic for the Arctic. That’s because some of the heating principles used in boilers are also used in igloos! The iconic snow houses were used to keep the Inuit people warm with a combination of three kinds of heating: conduction, convection, and radiation.

Likewise, depending on the kind of boiler, it may use variations of those heating methods. But we’ve found that the most comfortable and efficient boilers are the ones that use radiant heating. Today, we’ll talk all about them.

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Introducing the All-Inclusive Special

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

How would you like to never write another check for HVAC services?

With Climate Control Heating and Cooling’s new special, we won’t make you do anything for the next 10 years.

For just $129 a month on approved credit, we’ll treat your HVAC system like it was our own.

The full plan includes:

  • 10 year parts and labor warranty
  • 10 years of maintenance, one visit a year
  • 10 years of flame sensor cleaning
  • 10 years of blower motor cleaning
  • 10 years of outdoor coil cleaning
  • 10 years of service fees*
  • 10 years of service repairs*
  • Wifi thermostat**

*Excludes duct modification, duct cleaning/sealing, IAQ, insulation, fees and repairs for non AIO options
**Customer responsible for WI-FI connectivity, required hardware and mobile device

The All In One special puts the entire responsibility of your HVAC system into our hands. Even if your system has an issue that maintenance can’t prevent, it’s still covered by the All-Inclusive special’s ten-year warranty. You won’t even have to buy your own air filters!

You won’t find this deal anywhere else in Kansas City.

Contact Climate Control Heating and Cooling today to learn more about the All-Inclusive special.

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5 Common Gas Furnace Safety Issues

Monday, January 7th, 2019

technician-inspects-furnace-safelyThis is Comfort Bear, here to tell you more about furnaces. Lucky for me I don’t really need a furnace. To be honest, I’m already looking forward to the feeling of cool air from an AC unit blowing through my fur…

Sorry, spaced out there for a second. As I was saying: furnaces. Gas furnaces are incredible devices, and they’re crazy popular across the whole nation. Even so, you want to make sure it runs safely all year long. Gas appliances are safe when installed by a pro, but even then, they can fall into disrepair and invite some trouble.

Here are some of the common safety issues you can look out for with your own furnace:

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