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

Furnace Isn’t Starting? A Few Things You Can Do Before Calling Us

Monday, November 19th, 2018

furnace-oldDuring a rough winter day or night in New York, a busted furnace is one of the last things you want to deal with. If you adjust your thermostat to turn on the furnace when the temperatures drop, and the furnace doesn’t start up, a feeling of panic might strike.

This is a normal reaction, but you can easily get help: call our experts for furnace repair services in Staten Island, NY, and we’ll be out to you as fast as we can to restore the heater.

However, there are some steps we recommend you take before you pick up the phone. There are cases where a small issue or a misunderstanding is behind a non-responsive furnace. Although you should never attempt to repair a furnace on your own (even an electric one), making a couple of quick checks may save you a service call.

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Why Does It Cost So Much to Run My Furnace?

Monday, January 29th, 2018

money-going-up-chimneyIf you’re asking this question, it’s likely because your utility bills are arriving each month with bigger numbers on them than you’ve seen before. Of course it costs money to run a furnace … but should it really cost that much?

The answer is, “Probably not.” Hikes in heating costs could be warnings of malfunctions somewhere in the HVAC system or a sign the furnace needs to be retired and a new one installed. But they also might point to simple heating mistakes you can correct on your own. We’ll go through a list of possible reasons you have a furnace that’s giving you the low winter blues from high winter bills.

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Your Gas Furnace Still Needs Electricity!

Monday, January 9th, 2017

We’d like to clear up one of the major misunderstandings about furnaces that we still hear: a gas furnace will be able to supply a home with heat in case of a power outage. On the surface, this makes sense. A gas furnace uses the burning of natural gas to create the heat that then goes through the ventilation system. It’s like an old-fashioned stove this way: no need for electric power, just plain old heat from consuming another power source.

However, this is not true. If your gas furnace doesn’t have electrical power, it won’t run.

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