AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. Blog

Why the Furnace Is Cycling On and Off So Much

February 19th, 2018

question-mark-blueHere’s something you probably already know: your home’s furnace is not meant to stay on 24/7. It should turn on, heat up the home to the temperature on the thermostat, and shut back off for a while. However, this doesn’t mean it should be turning on and off repeatedly, with barely a break in between.

If this is happening in your home, you’re off to a good start: you know something is not quite right. But there are some things you don’t know yet. Is the problem serious? Will your furnace need replacement? A technician can answer these questions for you during your next heating repair, but we’ll give you an overview today.

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Can You Save Money on a New Heater?

February 6th, 2018

piggy-bank-coinIf you’ve got an older heating system, you’ve probably got one big thought any time it starts to run into trouble: “I hope it’s not broken down for good!” The last thing you want to do is replace a heater, as this is usually an expense you haven’t planned for. However, a repair isn’t always the best thing. And a new heater may not be as expensive as you think!

Finding out you may need a new heater is certainly no picnic, but it may not be as bad as you think. There are some ways to save money, if not on your installation then in the long-term. At the very least, there are ways to make the whole process more affordable upfront.

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Heat Pump Repairs You May Need This Winter

January 22nd, 2018

cold-man-thermostat-handsA versatile heating and cooling system in one, the heat pump is what we recommend to so many of our customers looking for heating and air conditioning. It’s highly efficient and can keep you warm throughout the winter, but that doesn’t make it immune to problems.

Heat pumps can suffer from a number of problems in the summer, when it works as an air conditioner, or in the winter, when it works as a heater. Today, we want to focus on problems that tend to occur in the winter—some of which may surprise you!

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Comparing Today’s Top Home Heating Systems

January 8th, 2018

couple-coffee-floorWe’re proud to offer our customers options when they need to pick out a brand-new heater. The lowest-price system simply isn’t your best bet if you want to save money and see continued performance from your heater throughout the years. That doesn’t mean you can’t get a good deal—it just means you should spend time going over your options so you can make an informed decision that fits your home and climate.

However, we understand this can be tough when you don’t have much of a background in HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). We’re here to offer a comparison between some of the top systems out there, and we’re happy to help you out when you call our friendly customer service representatives!

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Furnace Repair FAQ: Is the Pilot Light Out?

December 25th, 2017

furnace-flameWhen your furnace won’t work the way you need it to, you might look to the usual suspects. Hopefully, you check the thermostat first, ensuring that you’ve got it set in heating mode with the right temperature set. Then, you start to troubleshoot the system by asking questions that may help you to get to the bottom of the problem before you call in a technician.

You may have heard that a simple solution to a furnace that won’t turn on is that a pilot light is out. Maybe you even have some experience relighting a pilot light in the past. However, this isn’t always the issue.

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Common Problems with Industrial HVAC

December 11th, 2017

industrial-hvac-pipesAt home, you might notice the occasional issue with your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. Commercial and industrial heating and cooling systems have their own set of problems. They get a lot more use than a home heating and air conditioning system may get, and they require even more maintenance. That’s the only way to prevent issues with such large equipment and lower their frequency.

If you own or manage a commercial or industrial property, you’re likely to come across your share of issues, and the following causes may explain these problems. Be sure to call a qualified industrial HVAC contractor to handle these issues!

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Which Furnace Is Your Home’s Best Choice?

November 27th, 2017

man-servicing-furnace-techThere are fewer purchases more frustrating than those requiring you to replace household fixtures like heating, air conditioning, and plumbing systems. These are typically known as “distress purchases” because they tend to be made at a point of emergency, like in the middle of winter when you’re stuck without any heat.

Hopefully, you have a bit more time so that you can consider all of the options and features in a furnace we detail below. There is no one “right fit” for every home, so consider your unique needs and check out our guide.

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Why We Never Recommend DIY Heating Repair

November 13th, 2017

tools-maintenance-repairReady to take on your next do-it-yourself project around the house? Great! We appreciate artists, crafters, woodworkers, and general DIY-ers. Painting the kitchen, making a scrapbook, upcycling an old dresser, and replacing the grout in the kitchen are all admiral projects to take on. However, there are some things that should always be left to the professionals.

When it comes to your heating system, DIY work is rarely if ever a good idea. Repairing a furnace or heat pump can waste more money than it saves. Besides, it’s not worth risking your heating system or your health. When you notice a problem with your heating system, call a qualified contractor. Learn why DIY heating repair may not be your best bet in today’s guide.

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How Home Heating System Maintenance Protects You

October 30th, 2017

furnace-maintenance-repairWhen we explain the importance of home heating system maintenance to homeowners, they often tell us it has never occurred to them to schedule it before. We know about the importance of vehicle maintenance—changing the oil, checking the tire pressure, etc.—because we learn about it in drivers’ education classes, and because there are hundreds of store fronts in your area advertising the best deals.

When it comes to heating and air conditioning maintenance, it’s more difficult to see the importance. Having someone come into your home, make adjustments, and inspect your system—is this really necessary for the wellbeing of your system?

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What Makes a Heat Pump the Best Choice for Home Comfort?

October 16th, 2017

dog-home-comfortEvery home has unique heating and cooling needs, requiring a different system for homes of different shapes and sizes. The biggest heating system or cooling system is not necessarily the best. In fact, choosing an air conditioner or heater that is too large for your home can result in short cycling—the system running too often and wearing down its parts. And of course, a system that is too small will not do a sufficient job of heating or cooling your home.

While homeowners will choose different efficiency ratings for their comfort systems based on what they can afford, and while sizing changes based on the size of the home, there is still one type of system we recommend time and time again. In our area, the heat pump is the way to go.

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