Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Kick off the New Year With a New Heater

Monday, January 11th, 2021

gas-furnace-burners-combustion-chamberDid you make a resolutions list to start off the year? What were your goals? Are you trying to read more? To get in shape? Maybe call Grandma more often? What about resolving to enjoy the best home comfort you possibly can?

Maybe that last idea might seem a little strange but it is a good goal to have. No one deserves to struggle with keeping warm during our winters. If something has been messing with your home comfort this season, despite the fact that you’ve been maintaining and repairing your system accordingly, then it may mean you need to try something new.

We are referring to scheduling a replacement heating service in Staten Island, NY. This will provide better heating for your home without the hassle–a great way to start the new year.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Heating Efficiency

Monday, December 28th, 2020

checkmark-greenA lot of us hurting in the wallet region after wrapping up the major holiday season. This can make things like keeping your energy bills reasonable an important goal to have. Affordable energy bills are going to make a big difference for you after a season of extra spending the same way that increased bills can impact your budget.

We want to help you stay comfortable at a reasonable cost. That is why we’ve provided some tips below to ensure you can get the most out of your heater without incredibly high energy bills. If something is up with your heating system that is driving up your bills, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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Is a Gas or Electric Furnace Better For You?

Monday, December 14th, 2020

cold-sweater-manGetting through the winter season that we encounter around here is no easy task, and it requires a good heating system. No space heater is going to be able to provide the level of comfort that a furnace can offer. Well, it could contend with your furnace if said furnace completely broke down. If that is the case though, you still shouldn’t plan for a whole winter of struggle with your space heater to attempt to warm up.

If something goes wrong with your furnace, your best option is to reach out to us for furnace service in Staten Island, NY. One of our technicians will be able to diagnose whether your system is salvageable or whether it is time to retire and replace it. If you find yourself in the second situation, just make sure you are prepared with an idea of what type of furnace you want next! The goal is to pair you with the one that meets your needs best, after all.

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How Maintenance Ensures Your Furnace Works Right

Monday, November 30th, 2020

wrenchesWhen you think about furnaces what do you picture? Do you picture a big noisy metal beast with flames occasionally escaping around the edges of the door? We hope not because if that is your furnace, that system really needs to be seen by a trained professional.

Furnaces, gas-powered or electric, should operate with a minimal amount of noise, great effectiveness and optimal energy efficiency too. Oh, a no sporadic flames, of course. To keep your furnace in great shape like this, you will want to schedule furnace maintenance in Staten Island, NY on an annual basis. This service will help ensure your system works the way it should when you need it most.

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3 Ways We Can Help Your Boiler

Monday, November 16th, 2020

woman-with-radiatorWe know that all of us are getting a little tired of being inside for a majority of the time. At least the cold weather helps incentivize keeping to the great indoors. We know that there aren’t many people who would want to spend extra time outside when it is cold and wet. The question that we have for you is this: How comfortable is your indoor space going to be these next few months?

A comfortable home can make it even easier to just curl up on the couch to read or watch the game. A cold home, however, may leave you seeking warmth and comfort somewhere else. If your home seems to edge more towards the “uncomfortable” category because of a faulty boiler, we want you to know that we are here to help.

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Is Your Heater Dirty?

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

gas-furnace-burners-combustion-chamberThere are plenty of different issues that your heating system can run into. Did you know that getting dirty can be one of them? We know it can be a surprise but it is true. If the internal workings of your heating system become overly dirty, it can hinder its ability to create heat and can even create a safety risk if allowed to go unaddressed for too long.

So, how do you handle a dirty heater? While it can help to run a dust rag over the inside of your furnace blower door, we urge you to leave the rest to a professional technician. We can address the dirty build-up in your heater and a variety of other issues with our heating maintenance in Staten Island, NY.

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Kick Off Fall With Heating Maintenance

Monday, September 21st, 2020

wrenchesSome people may still be reeling from the high heat of summer but fall has stepped up to the plate and temperatures are already dropping. Most of us can feel safe in shutting down our air conditioners for the year at this point. The next step, of course, is preparing our heaters for the winter chill to come.

If you haven’t scheduled your heating maintenance appointment just yet, you still have plenty of time to do so. With that said, we don’t suggest delaying too long! Getting your heating maintenance taken care of early on is always better, especially because of how much it helps your comfort.

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Schedule Your Furnace Repairs Now!

Monday, March 9th, 2020

wrenchesIs it just us or does wintertime weather seem to last a little longer each season. We know it is likely just perspective because, by March, who isn’t craving some sunshine and warmth? With that said, the effect of months of cold weather doesn’t just have its impact on residents of the Staten Island are, it also takes its toll on your furnace.

While your furnace can’t exactly crave sunlight, there are ways that this system can alert you about the fact that it needs a break. This, of course, is our way of saying that by the end of heating season you should be on the lookout for signs that you need furnace repair in Staten Island.

We will give you a few important warning signs to watch for that you should schedule your furnace repairs ASAP. If you recognize any of these indicators, make sure you reach out to us for assistance before your furnace breaks down during the next cold spell.

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Is the Kettle On Or Is It Your Boiler?

Monday, February 10th, 2020

kettle-and-smart-temperature-meterYour friends are over and, because it has been so cold, you made some nice hot tea for everyone to enjoy. Between the tea and the boiler, you and your guests should be nice and comfortably warm.

Your only problem right now is that you could swear you can still hear the kettle whistling to alert you that the water is hot. You’ve checked the stove is off and the kettle is quiet, so where is that noise coming from?

The source of the sound may actually be from your boiler. And while the tea is nice and warm, if your boiler is making this noise, everyone may not be able to get as warm as you originally thought.

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Quick Tips to Improve Your Heating Efficiency

Monday, January 27th, 2020

warm-woman-coffeeStaying warm here in Staten Island is no joke. While our summers aren’t exactly tepid, our winters certainly aren’t mild either. And when we say that keeping the home warm isn’t a joke we mean it–especially if you have elderly individuals or children in your home.

There are times though that we all might get worried about how hard our heaters are working. After all, most of Staten Island is full of the sound of furnaces and boilers working overtime right now. But what if there was something you could do to help make your heater’s job just a bit easier?

The truth is, there are actually a few ways to make things easier on your heating HVAC system.

If you are interested in helping ease the job your heating unit has to accomplish, we can help. After all, we are a well-known and trusted Staten Island HVAC company that not only provides great services, but likes to make sure we do everything possible to keep our customers in the loop on how to optimize their comfort.

And on that note, here are a few tips to help you help your heater!

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