Max Sr. & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heater Repair’

Tips for Staying Warm When Your Furnace Breaks Down

Monday, December 28th, 2020

woman-huddled-with-blanket-drinking-from-mugWhen your furnace breaks down, the last thing you want to do is think of fun or creative ways to stay warm, right? You just want your furnace fixed, and fast.

We get it! In an ideal world, you’d call up a heating professional and have your heater back up and running within 10 or 15 minutes. But even with our emergency services, this just isn’t the case.

Now, you can prevent an unpleasant surprise like this. It’s possible with professional services like preventive maintenance. Whether you have a gas or electric furnace system, you should be scheduling this maintenance service once a year. It allows our professionals to comprehensively clean, inspect, and adjust the components of your heater to make sure it operates as best it can. Maintenance tune-ups also extend the lifespan of the equipment and make it less likely that you’ll have a surprise breakdown to begin with.

But, we’re going to assume that if you came across this blog post, you weren’t able to prevent your breakdown. We’re definitely the team to call! However, in the meantime, we do want to offer some creative and potentially even fun ways to stay warm until we show up.

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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Heat Anymore?

Monday, January 1st, 2018

question-mark-blue-whiteA heat pump is a highly efficient air conditioning and heating system, all in one. Most heating systems, like furnaces and boilers, have to generate heat using natural gas or large amounts of electricity. Heat pumps use electricity, but they only have to move heat, rather than generating it. This results in much lower energy usage than comparable systems, especially if you purchase a high-efficiency heat pump.

However, like any system, a heat pump can run into trouble. One of the most alarming is when a heat pump just won’t heat! You might hear that the fan has turned on and the system appears to be running—so why don’t you feel any heat from the vents?

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