S&L Mechanical Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

Don’t Ignore Late Season Furnace Repair Needs

Monday, March 25th, 2019

wrenchesTemperatures are hovering around in the 50s as we move into the spring. Of course, we expect plenty of rain during the spring as well as chilly days that will require our heating system to come on. Even with warmer weather on the horizon, we recommend you stay on top of any furnace repair in Kirkland, WA you might need. Ignoring problems with a furnace so you can “deal with them” in the fall can lead to even bigger problems!

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Cold Spots in Your House? Let’s See What We Can Do…

Monday, February 25th, 2019

cold-sweater-manHere’s a cold-weather irritation you might have pestering you: a house with cold spots scattered around it. Uneven heating can happen in a home for many reasons, and one of the basic ones is poor air balancing. This means the air coming from your furnace or heat pump isn’t being distributed equally through the ventilation system.

There are ways to improve this, and we’ve put together a few things you can try. If the problem persists, you’ll need the assistance of a professional Kirkland, WA, HVAC contractor—sometimes the cold spots and poor air balance are issues that only repairs or a replacement can fix.

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Is Your Furnace Not Giving You Enough Heat?

Monday, January 28th, 2019

cold-man-with-thermostatAs long as the furnace serving your home was correctly sized when it was installed, you can expect to be able to receive the level of heating comfort necessary no matter how cold the outside weather gets. But at some point you may notice a drop in comfort, with some or all of the rooms not receiving the warmth necessary. You may be tempted to push up the thermostat setting higher than normal to compensate, but please don’t. When your furnace is having trouble keeping up, it likely needs repairs—or even a replacement.

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Warning: Never Try to Fix a Gas Furnace Yourself!

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

furnace-oldThe gas furnace—it’s probably the type of heating system you have in your home. We say this because the gas furnace is the most popular heater found in homes across the country. Natural gas is readily available (no need to schedule deliveries), less expensive than electricity, and burns hot so furnaces provide a powerful level of warmth able to deal with even the most extreme cold weather.

Another benefit of the gas furnace is its reliability if properly maintained. But a furnace can still malfunction, and during this coming winter you may find yourself in need of furnace repair in Lynnwood, WA. If that time comes, your first instinct might be to pick up some tools from the garage or basement, open the furnace cabinet, and see if there’s any basic trouble you can fix.

But please don’t do this!

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Heating System Malfunctions Can Strike Early—Be on the Lookout!

Monday, October 8th, 2018

surprised-womanIt’s cooling down as we settle into Seattle’s fall season. Heaters will start turning on in the evenings and maybe stay on longer and longer during the days. But just because your home’s heating system isn’t yet doing its full workload—that will have to wait until January—doesn’t mean it will run without any problems. Your heating system may need repairs at any time, especially if it hasn’t had its regular fall maintenance.

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How Long Should My Furnace Last?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

question-mark-badgeThis is one of the questions we receive the most from customers. It’s an understandable one. Homeowners don’t want to replace a furnace unless they have to, and they want to know how much life they can expect from their current one. People also ask this question if they have an old furnace that isn’t getting the job done the way it used to. In this case, what they’re really asking isn’t “How long should my furnace last?” but “Is it time to replace my furnace?”

No two homes have the same situation when it comes to furnaces, and there are different types of furnaces. There isn’t a single answer to this question, but if you have concerns about your furnace in Bellevue, WA, schedule an appointment with one of our technicians, and they can see if your furnace is at retirement age or if furnace repairs can keep it going.

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How to Tell Your Furnace Needs Repairs

Monday, February 12th, 2018

home-basement-furnaceIt would be great if all heating systems (as well as air conditioning system) came with artificial intelligence that could immediately notify homeowners that something is wrong, what it is, and the next steps to take. Who knows, maybe one day that kind of technology will exist. For the moment, however, if you have a furnace in your home, you’ll need to watch for less straightforward warnings that it needs repairs from professionals.

And it’s important to always have any furnace repairs in Bellevue, WA done by licensed HVAC professionals. With gas furnaces—the most common around here—licensed technicians are the only people who are legally allowed to work on them. Professionals can ensure the job gets done fast and right without any hazard to you and your family.

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