Cool Touch Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Ready to Replace Your Furnace? Not Sure? Read This!

Monday, November 11th, 2019

question-markWe totally understand that replacing your furnace can seem quite overwhelming — first, you’ve got to decide on a new system, then, you have to spend a whole bunch of money, and finally, you’ve got to deal with those pesky HVAC technicians wandering in and out of your house all day!

But here’s the deal: replacing an old, outdated furnace is definitely worth it, especially if you’re looking to save more money in the long run! So, why wait? There are plenty of signs that indicate the time to replace your furnace has come, and below, we have listed a number of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more! Oh, and of course, remember to call our team for all things HVAC in Surprise, AZ!

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Do You Need Furnace Repairs?

Monday, October 28th, 2019

There’s nothing more annoying than a furnace that won’t work right… especially during a chilly winter night! Of course, we are fortunate here in Arizona to have warm weather year-round, but still, an unexpected temperature fluctuation can leave you reaching for the thermostat!

There are plenty of signs that suggest it’s time to call your local HVAC pros for furnace repairs, and below, we have listed a few of them.  All you’ve got  to do is keep reading to find out more  (and of course, remember to contact our team when you need furnace repair in Glendale, AZ!)

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We Think It’s Time You Think About Your Heater!

Monday, October 14th, 2019

service-timeOkay sure, it’s still pretty darn hot here in Arizona, and while our neighbors in the North are celebrating the arrival of Autumn with pumpkin spice lattes, warm sweaters, and apple picking, we’ve still got plenty of sunshine to look forward to.

However, just because it still may feel like summer here, doesn’t mean that you can just forget about your heater! Eventually, we’ll start having some pretty chilly nights here, and it’s best that you’re prepared. Of course, scheduling your annual heating maintenance services is the best way to do just that!

There are plenty of reasons why you should think about scheduling your heating maintenance services now, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to schedule your HVAC services in Surprise, AZ with our team!)

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Don’t Save Furnace Repairs for Next Season

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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Winter is over, but that doesn’t mean you’re not still using your heater on those particularly chilly nights. And as long as your heater is running just fine, there’s no reason to stop using it, right?

That usually is right unless your heater suddenly develops a repair issue… But what with it being so close to the end of the heating season, it might be better to just stop using the heater, hold off on that repair, and then have it fixed later when it gets cold again.

That’s definitely a solid plan if your goal is to save a few bucks right now, but other than that, we can’t see it being any good for you. We can assure you that having your heater repairs performed as soon as they arise will always be the better option. Here’s why:

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What’s That Weird Smell From My Furnace?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

furnace-repairWhen we fire up our furnaces in the winter after returning from the cold, we think of the nice and cozy feeling of getting to relax without the need for a blanket or sweatshirts. The last thing you usually think about is the smell. That’s why it would be incredibly strange if your furnace started emitting odors all the sudden!

Some odors are completely harmless and will go away, and others might be very dangerous. To help you tell the difference between the two, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common odors that your furnace might emit.

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Low Air Flow Problems in Heaters Explained

Monday, January 21st, 2019

inside-furnaceNothing is more irritating than a heater that just isn’t blowing hot air. The heater could be blowing room temperature air, or maybe it doesn’t seem to be blowing air at all. We understand the frustration. After all, blowing hot air is the one thing it’s supposed to do right!

Along with your airflow woes, the heater may not be displaying any particular symptoms that could help you pinpoint the source of the problem. That just makes it harder to understand why it’s happening at all.

We can’t tell you what the problem is for sure without being there, so the least we can do is tell you about some of the most common issues.

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4 Reasons Your Thermostat is Malfunctioning

Monday, January 7th, 2019

cold-man-inspecting-thermostatIf you’re experiencing problems with your furnace this winter, the natural reaction is to call for an expert in Phoenix, AZ heating services and have them inspect your furnace. But what if they don’t find anything wrong with your furnace? In that case, it could be a problem with the thermostat.

The thermostat is the brain of your HVAC system, but it’s often taken for granted. It’s not uncommon that many people overlook it when troubleshooting issues with their system.

Knowing the difference between an HVAC problem and a thermostat problem might save you from having to make a service call! We’ll explain 5 common issues down below so you can know what to look out for.

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The Best Time to Schedule Heating Services

Monday, December 24th, 2018

One question we get every now and then is:

“When’s the best time to get HVAC repairs?”

The answer to that question is simply, “When you need it!”

Sorry, we know that’s not the actual answer you’re looking for—but it’s true. You typically won’t need to schedule a heating service unless the need arises. The only other time would be when it’s time for maintenance (and we do have some advice for when that time comes).

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What to Do About a Short Cycling Furnace

Friday, December 7th, 2018

technician-inspecting-furnaceIn the past, HVAC equipment was made with one simple objective in mind: heat or cool your home as fast as possible. Often, that meant installing powerful equipment. It was certainly effective—but at the cost of an extravagant energy bill.

Advances in HVAC technology made it possible to introduce a balance between efficiency and power. This was achieved with cycles. But even so, this balance of efficiency and power must be maintained in accordance with the size of your home. If there’s a problem in the furnace—or even a problem with the furnace’s installation—it can cause short cycling.

We’ll explain what short cycling is and what you can do about it.

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Which to Install: Ductless Heat Pump or Furnace?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

question-markAlthough they’re both considered forced-air heaters, ductless heat pumps and furnaces couldn’t be more different. They both have a range of benefits but understanding their differences can make all the difference when it comes time to install a new heater. Keep reading to see how they compare in three different factors.

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