Cool Touch Air Conditioning and Heating Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Five Reasons Why You Should Never Delay a Heating Repair

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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We are now well and truly into the winter months. While Phoenix, AZ doesn’t typically get too freezing temperatures, there are nights when we are truly thankful we have a furnace to keep us warm and comfortable. Imagine, in the middle of a cold night, your HVAC system decides that enough is enough.

Your heating system works harder in the cold months. It’s running nonstop to keep you warm and comfortable, so it’s understandable that this can take a toll on your system.

When things do go bump in the night, it’s often just a minor issue that a little TLC can fix. Many homeowners tend to then ignore the issue until it comes around again, or causes an even bigger problem.

Here are five reasons why you should never delay a heating repair.

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What Are Those Odd Smells From the Heating System?

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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One of the key ways you can identify when your heating system is starting to malfunction is when it begins to make strange sounds: banging, clattering, hissing, clicking, etc.

What about your other senses, though? When you start to notice unusual odors coming from the vents in your house when the heater is running, you may need to call our team for heating repair in Glendale, AZ

We’ll go over a list of some of the strange odors you may detect and what they could me.

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The Sequencer: A Key Part of Your Electric Furnace

Monday, December 20th, 2021
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Electric furnaces don’t have the same level of heating power as their gas furnace cousins, but when it comes to winter heating in Glendale, AZ, this is rarely a problem. Our winters rarely get cold enough to the point where an electric furnace would have trouble maintaining home comfort.

One of the benefits you’ll enjoy from an electric furnace is its longer service life, usually five years longer than a gas furnace. The reason for this longevity is that electric furnaces don’t suffer from wear and tear due to combusting gas and the chemical reactions between gas and metal. They also need fewer repairs because of this. 

However, there are special components in electric furnaces that can go a little … haywire … and we want to focus on one of these components today: the sequencer.

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Do I Really Need Heating Maintenance in Phoenix?

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
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Phoenix and the other cities in the Valley aren’t known for their winter weather. Just the name “Phoenix” implies fire, and to the rest of the country this is known as a location of brutally hot summers and warm winters that make it a popular vacation spot to escape from the snow. This may make it seem silly to think about having to prepare the heating systems in our homes for the winter. We offer heating maintenance in Glendale, AZ and the rest of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, but many people might wonder if it’s something they should bother with.

We wouldn’t offer heating maintenance as part of our Ultimate Service Agreement (which includes air conditioning and heating maintenance service annually) if we didn’t know it was useful. Below we’ll explain why.

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Last Stretch for Heaters: What to Watch For

Monday, February 1st, 2021
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We have short winters here in Arizona, so when the calendar turns over to February, it means we’re in the last stretch before we have to start thinking seriously about having our air conditioning systems tuned-up for the coming hot weather. 

But this time of year is also when you should pay close attention to your heating system in Tempe, AZ. A heater has a higher chance of failing during the end of the winter compared to any other time. This is because, even with heating maintenance in the fall, a heater will have had enough time and labor over the winter to accumulate strain on its parts. This can lead to the heater starting to fail as it nears the end of the season. 

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Why Your Electric Furnace Tripped the Circuit Breaker

Monday, January 18th, 2021
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You don’t run your electric furnace for long stretches during the short winters here in the Valley, but you do expect the furnace to work when you turn it on. If you turn it on one day and it soon after shuts down as if no power is going to it, one of the first things to check is the electrical panel. See if the circuit breaker for the furnace has tripped, and then reset it. An electric furnace uses a large amount of electricity to run, so a temporary power surge from it may overwhelm the circuit. 

However, if the breaker continues to trip again and again, you’re probably looking at something that requires furnace repair in Scottsdale, AZ from our professional technicians. 

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Understand the Electric Furnace AFUE Rating

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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When it comes to heating homes, electric furnaces are common in Arizona. We don’t rely on heating systems as much in our warmer climates, and electric furnaces are effective ways to provide warmth in these conditions. They’re smaller than gas furnaces, cost less to install, and don’t take up much space.

However, there’s some confusion people have about the cost to run an electric furnace compared to a gas furnace, and that’s due to their AFUE ratings. We’re going to look into this confusion in this post to help you better understand how an electric furnace works.

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Yes, You Still Need Heating Maintenance Done in Fall

Monday, October 26th, 2020
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It’s fall and it’s hot here in the Valley. It’s often hot here in the valley, and we can expect warm weather to follow us through most of the rest of the year. That makes it harder to make people think about the heating system in their home. If it’s 80°F or warmer outside, who wants to give much thought to turning on the furnace in the house, or switching the heat pump over to heating mode?

However, as a reminder about the future: temperatures during winter nights can often fall into the 40s. That might sound humorous to somebody who lives in Wisconsin, but it still means needing a heating system to help out. So when we say you need to schedule heating maintenance this fall, it’s because we know you’ll need it.

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Should I Install a Ducted or Ductless Heat Pump?

Monday, March 16th, 2020
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Is it finally time that you decided you need a new heating and cooling system at home? You might be surprised at how many options are available in the market. Unless you are an experienced professional, you might not know what the differences are.

Ducted and ductless heat pumps are two of the most popular HVAC systems homeowners are installing in their homes in Glendale, AZ. We often get a lot of questions from our customers about which one is better for their homes. While many people schedule our services for ductless heating in Glendale, AZ, we try to be impartial towards our preferences.

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What the Heck is That Noise From My Furnace?

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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In an ideal world, all the appliances you’ve installed in your house will make your home a comfortable place to live in without creating any problems. It would be even better if none of your appliances make any noise while they are at it. Unfortunately, the world is not perfect, and appliances like your furnace make sounds when they operate.

However, if you hear odd sounds from your furnace that do not sound normal, it could be a sign that something is wrong with your unit. We will discuss some of the strange noises your furnace might be making so you can understand why you need to call us for HVAC services in Glendale, AZ.

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