Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘boilers’

Should You Turn Off Your Boiler This Summer?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

boiler-residentialWe haven’t yet reached the point where the warm weather will have settled in and our air conditioners will take over as the main comfort systems in our homes. But it’s still a good idea to start planning for that day. The first order of business is to arrange for air conditioning maintenance from a professional HVAC company in Staten Island, NY. You can rely on our technicians for this job—you only have to sign up for one of our maintenance agreements.

But what about your home’s boiler? Should you shut it down for the summer? Hopefully, you already know that you shouldn’t shut your boiler down in winter whenever you go on a vacation, as the pipes might freeze. But is it fine, even beneficial, to have the boiler shut down during summer weather?

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Why Is My Boiler Making Strange Sounds?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

shocked-by-loud-noiseOctober is over, but we want to mention something about “haunted houses”—most hauntings are really noises coming from pipes and plumbing. These noises can be pretty startling sometimes, and they can be more frightening when you know where they’re really coming from.

For example, what if you find your boiler making bizarre sounds you’ve never heard from it before? It’ll probably cause you to worry that something is wrong with it, or that it might burst.

You shouldn’t panic over boiler noises—bursting is extremely rare—but you should be concerned. Call for boiler repair in Staten Island, NY to have the problem investigated and any necessary fixes performed.

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Warnings You May Have a Boiler That Needs Repairs

Monday, January 15th, 2018

wrenchesNot all HVAC contractors work on services to install and repair boilers. That’s unfortunate, since boilers are still popular choices for home heating that offer a number of benefits over using a forced-air system like a furnace. We’re proud to offer complete services for boiler installation and boiler repair in Staten Island, NY. Many of our customers rely on boilers to get them through the winter, and it’s our duty to see those boilers stay in the best shape for as long as possible.

I think my boiler needs to be repaired, but I’m not sure…

Here’s a good rule to live by: if you are unsure about your boiler’s performance, then you definitely need to call professionals to look into it. There’s something making you suspicious, and unless it’s a problem that’s easily solved (like a mistake in thermostat settings), it will take skilled HVAC repair technicians to uncover the actual problem and find solutions to it.

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Reasons Your Boiler Isn’t Doing the Job It Should

Friday, December 15th, 2017

boiler-residentialUsing a boiler is still a common way to provide warmth to a home in Staten Island. Although there are more gas furnaces in use, boilers are mainstays of homes that don’t use ventilation systems. They’re also popular for the energy savings they can provide and the excellent comfort that feels much different than the air blown out from furnaces.

Boilers are reliable systems. But what if the one you have isn’t working right? If you’ve turned on your boiler system to help with dropping temperatures, but discovered that it can’t keep up with the cold or is creating uneven heating around the house, you may have a repair issue that will require professionals.

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Late Winter Heater Problems to Watch For

Monday, February 27th, 2017

cold-sweater-manMarch doesn’t mean winter comes to a sudden stop. After all, the season doesn’t even officially end until March 20th. If you’ve lived through a few winters here in New York, you know that bizarre storms can come sweeping through as late as April.

It’s important during this time of year to keep a close watch on potential repair troubles with your home heating system. All the steady work the heater has done since winter may start to catch up with it, leading to malfunctions and even a breakdown. No matter how close it is to spring and warmer weather, always move immediately to have your broken heater repaired. Our professionals are here to see that any trouble gets fixed, and fixed right.

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Boilers vs. Furnaces: Which Is Better?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

When you are considering the new heating system options for a home, you have many different choices available. One of the big divides is between a furnace, which is a forced-air system, and a boiler, which is a radiant heating system. The type you choose will have a major effect on the house itself, since a furnace uses a ventilation network to distribute heat, and a boiler uses water pipes.

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