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

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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4 Boiler Repairs You Might Need

Monday, January 13th, 2020

big-blue-question-markStaten Island is still quite cold. After all, the weather up here doesn’t mess around during winter and it can often last a lot longer than we would like. With that said, it is clear to see why it pays to have a working heating system such as a boiler that you can rely on. With use comes wear and tear however and we doubt that, if you have a boiler, you’ve spent any time with this system turned off in recent days.

What we want to focus on is this: Your boiler might have a repair need right now that, while it isn’t impeding on your comfort right now, could worsen and cause your system to shut down. What can help prevent this from happening? Well, for one, knowing what to look for will give you the ability to realize that your boiler needs helps. For two, having a professional team like ours to call for boiler repair service allows you to set up repairs before they get any worse.

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Furnace Age—What Can You Expect From Yours?

Monday, December 16th, 2019

cold-man-with-thermostatWe know age is just a number, but when it comes to your furnace, its a number that counts. This is because the age of your furnace can affect everything from it’s ability to provide heat to your decision about when you need to replace your system.

Of course, there are several factors that can affect how poorly or how well your system runs at (almost) any age. What you will want to know when you are reaching out for furnace service in Staten Island, NY is your system’s age and what could affect it s ability to do its job. After all, even a fairly new furnace can fail if something big goes wrong.

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If You Haven’t Scheduled Heating Maintenance Yet, Don’t Delay

Monday, November 18th, 2019

wrenchesThe year seems to have flown by and you’ve gotten a lot done. It is only now that you realize that with everything you have been doing you blanked on scheduling your yearly maintenance appointment to get your heater checked.

The first instinct might be to say, “Oh well,” because it is probably too late, and promise to make a mental note to schedule maintenance next year. Your heater will make it through winter, no problem!

But we want you to know that it isn’t too late. And late maintenance is most certainly far better than none! You can still easily schedule a heater service with a professional before the temperatures really drop to ensure peace of mind and long-lasting system reliability.

If you are still wondering why you should bother with maintenance for your heating system, we can tell you why.

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Are Ductless Heaters More Prone to Breakdowns?

Monday, November 4th, 2019

ductless-system-repair-technicianNo one enjoys calling for repairs. Repairs for your car, home or phone are never something that any person enjoys scheduling because making that call inherently means that there is a problem.

Having a heating system that operates efficiently and rarely needs repairs can assuage a lot of the stress attached to requiring frequent repairs. After all, you really shouldn’t need to call for repairs to your system more than once a year, if that.

But what if one type of heater inherently requires more repairs? If you are one of the many individuals who uses ductless heating systems in Staten Island, NY, you may find yourself wondering about this. After all it may just seem like a system that operates without ducts would be prone to encounter more problems.

The reality is that this just isn’t true!

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Let’s Talk About Your Boiler and Rust

Monday, October 21st, 2019

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When some people think of rust they might picture an old gate with rusty hinges, or rusty pipes in an abandoned building. Less likely to come to mind if the image of a boiler that is beginning to corrode.

Rust is never a good thing when it comes to your home’s comfort systems. Picturing a rusted pipe probably made you cringe because you know it indicates a leak. When your boiler begins to rust, you should have the same reaction.

But what causes your boiler to rust? And how do you fix the issue?

We can provide you the answers below. In the interim, however, we encourage you to reach out for professional help if you think that your boiler might be beginning to rust.

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Do You Need a New Furnace This Fall?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

AC-units-in-scrapyardIn our last blog post, we brought up the need to plan heating maintenance during the fall. The fall is now officially here, and we hope you’ve already gotten on our schedule through our Bob Mims Maintenance Agreement to have your furnace inspected and tuned-up. If you haven’t, no time like the present! It’s still early in the season and you should have no difficulty arranging for a convenient time with our skilled HVAC maintenance pros.

There is another important fall heating preparation you may need to make. It’s not an annual prep like maintenance, but it’s essential you know when it must be done—and it’s replacing an aging furnace in Staten Island, NY.

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Reminder: Fall Heating Maintenance Is a Must!

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

furnace-repair-technicianWow, it’s already the second week of September, and that means the first official day of fall is almost here. Although the first day of fall doesn’t mean an immediate shift to cool weather, it does signal that it’s time for homeowners to begin preparing for the change in seasons. One of the most important fall preps is scheduling maintenance for a central heating system. All you have to do to take care of your home’s heating system maintenance in Staten Island, NY is to call the team at Bob Mims.

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