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

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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So, Why Do People Love Gas Furnaces?

Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Do you own a gas furnace? You might have had that system installed in your home since you moved in. You probably do not realize how lucky you are. Gas furnaces are a favorite among homeowners. Efficient, effective, and durable, there are many reasons to love gas furnaces.

Are you planning to install a new heating system in your house and want to consider your options? We have provided you with some of the reasons people love gas furnaces, and why we recommend the same to you. As always, if you need furnace services in Glendale, AZ, you should get in touch with us.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Keeping Me Warm?

Monday, February 3rd, 2020
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Arizona winters might not get cold enough that you need to cozy up with your partner in front of a fireplace. However, there still are nights where the temperature does drop, and you want to make sure your furnace is working when it gets cold.

The worst thing that can happen is when you are enjoying the relatively mild winters and suddenly you realize that your home is uncomfortably cold. You turn on your furnace, and all it does is blow cool air in your face. We will discuss some of the reasons why your furnace isn’t heating so you can understand when to call us for furnace repair in Glendale, AZ.

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Pretty Please Change Your Air Filter!

Monday, December 9th, 2019

We like to think that we don’t ask too much of you — other than calling us when you need repairs and remembering to schedule annual maintenance, what else is there for you to do?

Oh, wait… we can think of just one more itty bitty thing! Changing your air filter! 

See, changing out your furnace’s air filter on a regular basis is incredibly important for a number of reasons, and below, we have outlined some of these reasons for you. All you have to do is keep reading to learn more! (Oh, and of course, remember to call us for all things HVAC in Avondale, AZ.)

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Repairs? Replacement? Maintenance? Oh My!

Monday, November 25th, 2019
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As the summer makes way for winter, temperatures in Arizona are getting down to more bearable levels. It is a fantastic time of the year when you don’t need to turn your AC on full blast throughout the day. The temperature can drop so low at night that you need to turn on the furnace that has been lying dormant throughout the year.

However, it is crucial that you understand a few things before you fire up your furnace. Most homeowners are not sure what to do when their furnace is causing them problems in Arizona. Does it need repairs? Do you need to replace it? Does it just need maintenance?

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