Air Creations, Inc. Blog : Archive for November, 2017

When Is Furnace Repair No Longer Worth It?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

furnace-gas-with-pipesNo appliance lasts forever, and when you consider how much strain a home’s furnace undergoes during New Jersey winters, it’s impressive they last as long as they do. If you keep up with maintenance for your furnace and always call for repairs as soon as you notice anything wrong, you should enjoy a long life from your natural gas furnace.

However, the next time you need a furnace repair in Summit, NJ or elsewhere in our service area, you might find yourself in a situation where a repair isn’t the best solution—it’s time to have the furnace replaced. Let’s take a look at some of the cases where repairs should stop and a new installation arranged instead.

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It Isn’t Too Late for Heating Maintenance

Monday, November 13th, 2017

heating-in-homeYour home needs heating in Summit, NJ during the winter—there’s no way around that! And unless you are just moving into a new home, you already have a heating system to take care of the comfort of you and your family during this coming winter. Is the heater ready to handle another chilly season?

The best way to answer that question with a strong “Yes!” is to schedule fall maintenance for the heating system. We recommend all homeowners do this in early fall to get a head start on the cold weather. It’s mid-November now—does that means it’s too late to have it done and maybe you should just skip it this year? Definitely not!

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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch to Heating Mode?

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

heating-cooling-zones-homesFurnaces are the way the majority of homes keep the chill of winter away from their families. But heat pumps are becoming more common, thanks to the advantages they offer the right homes: a two-in-one operation that takes care of air conditioning needs in summer, energy-saving performance in winter, and increased safety in general.

You’re probably about ready to turn your heat pump over to heating mode, where it will stay for the next few months. There’s nothing complex about doing this: you make an adjustment on the thermostat to raise the indoor temperature rather than lower it, and the heat pump automatically switches the direction it moves refrigerant so it brings heat into the house, rather than removing it.

But… what if you make the changes and instead of feeling warm air from the vents, you feel either room temperature air or cold air? This might be a simple mistake, but in some cases, a heat pump that’s stuck in one mode requires you call for heating repair in Westfield, NJ or wherever you are in our service area throughout Central and Northern New Jersey.

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