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

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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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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How to Sniff Out a Bad HVAC Contractor

Monday, December 24th, 2018

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Comfort Bear here. Let me tell you something about my cousins from the Arctic:

When they’re looking for a tasty meal, they rely on a sharp sense of smell. It’s so strong that they can even smell prey from under the ice.

If you humans had a sense of smell that good, you might be able to sniff out a fishy HVAC contractor. A bad HVAC contractor is a huge loss of both time and money, but it can be difficult to spot them.

Of course, humans do have something like this sense of smell, but they call it their intuition and experience. I’ll share some of that experience with you so you can sniff out a bad contractor.

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Why It Pays to Get Furnace Maintenance

Monday, December 10th, 2018

furnace-technicianHere’s the grisly truth about furnace maintenance:

Avoiding it is going to cost you some serious money through the life of your furnace.

The benefits of maintenance aren’t always apparent in the short-term, which is why many homeowners don’t take it seriously. However, after looking at the numbers and doing the math, it will become apparent that maintenance is actually what keeps costs down.

I’ll explain further down below:

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Heating Options to Consider This Season

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Comfort Bear, here. As much as I love talking about heating systems, I really can’t enjoy them. My fur keeps me way too warm, and I’m not about to have it trimmed any time soon (but ask me again in the summer). For you hairless bears, however, heating systems might be the perfect thing to keep you warm through the fall and winter.

Today, I can tell you all about the clever ways that humans have learned to heat up their homes.

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Furnace Issues to Be Aware Of This Fall

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Burner-JetsHeating season is upon us, which means that it’s time to make sure that you have what you need to stay comfy and warm over the next few months. I tend not to worry too much about heating issues, having fur and all. For those of you not adapted to arctic climates, though, you might want to make sure that your furnace is in good shape before relying on it on a daily basis.

Preventive maintenance is ideal for making sure that your furnace stays healthy throughout the winter season. Still, there is a chance that you’ll have to deal with some level of issue during the winter, though, which is why you need to keep an eye out for signs that your furnace is dealing with some kind of problem. The following are some common signs that a furnace is in need of repair.

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Tips On Getting Ready for Heating Season

Monday, October 15th, 2018

burner-assemblyIf you haven’t already, now is the time to get your home all set up for heating season! You don’t want to wait until the temperature really starts to drop before making sure that your home is properly prepared for it, do you? Of course not! Better to take care of it now, so in a couple of weeks you don’t have to worry about it. With that in mind, let’s go over some of the best ways that you can make sure your home is as prepared as possible for the upcoming heating season.

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Make Sure You Check These Things Before Calling for Heating Repair

Monday, March 19th, 2018

thermostatHeating issues are never fun to deal with, especially during the cold days. Before you call a heating professional to take a look at your system, though, you might want to check a few things first. You never know, it might be that your heating system just needs a couple quick tweaks in order to return to working properly. Have a look at the following things before you call for heating repair.

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Look Out for Our Heating Van During the Snake Saturday Parade!

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

It’s that time of year again, folks! Snake Saturday is in a couple of weeks, and we’re going to be there to celebrate with you all! Now, normally we have a float in the parade. This year, though, we’re going to be doing something a bit different. In the interest of keeping you all warm on the parade route, we’re going to have one of our vans present with a heating unit to blow warm air into the crowd. So come out and see us, get warm, and celebrate Snake Saturday!

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Do I Need to Replace My Furnace?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Old-FurnaceIt always stinks to have to replace a climate control system. They’re not cheap, and the replacement process usually means that you have to go without heating or air conditioning for at least a few hours. It’s even worse if the old system has broken down entirely, since it means you’re out of luck until you manage to find a new system and schedule an appointment. That could take days, which is a long time to go without something like a furnace in the middle of winter. It’s better to be able to identify that your furnace is getting close to the end of its life. So that you can have it replaced with as short a lapse in heating service as possible. Have a look below if you’re not sure whether or not your furnace is in need of replacement.

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