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

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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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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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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3 Big Rewards of Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 8th, 2018

technician-looking-at-gas-furnaceThere is no better time than October to schedule heating maintenance in Staten Island, NY. We’re in the ideal balancing point of fall, when weather is often still warm and the true cold hasn’t hit. HVAC technicians have fewer emergency calls to handle, making it more convenient to arrange for a time for heating maintenance with them.

But you may wonder if it’s worth it to schedule heating maintenance this year. Are you thinking maybe you can skip it, since you had it done last year? We want to change your mind about this! Every HVAC technician, as well as the US Department of Energy, recommends annual professional inspections and tune-ups for residential central heaters. This includes furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps. Maintenance helps a household avoid many different troubles with their heating during the winter. The benefits far outweigh the small cost of scheduling this job. Here are three of the biggest rewards of having your heater maintained:

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It’s Not Too Late for Heating Maintenance!

Monday, November 20th, 2017

service-written-on-glassWe’re not so deep into the cold weather just yet, and it looks like Staten Island may enjoy pleasantly cool weather for this Thanksgiving. But after that … we all know how fast the winter chill can blow in! So if you have yet to arrange for your annual heating maintenance to inspect and tune-up your home heating system, now is the time to do it. This is one of the last stretches of mild weather we’ll have before winter settles in, and you want your heater ready to handle the work load until spring.

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The Danger of a Cracked Heat Exchanger in a Furnace

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

furnace-burnersIf we had to make a wager on the type of heater you use to warm up your house during our chilly New York winters, we’d always bet on a natural gas furnace. The odds are in our favor because these furnaces are the most popular in the country, and their popularity is higher in places with chilly winters. A natural gas furnace is a cost-effective method of supplying high levels of heat to a house, much more so than an electric furnace, and because most homes have ventilation systems in them, they are also more common than boilers.

Although a gas furnace isn’t a naturally dangerous appliance, any use of natural gas has the potential for toxic gas leaks and combustion dangers. With a gas furnace, the main concern is the development of cracks in the heat exchanger. A cracked exchanger calls for immediate heater repair in Staten Island, NY from our HVAC technicians. Leaving a cracked heat exchanger alone creates the potential for enormous safety hazards.

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How Fall Heating Maintenance Saves Money

Monday, October 9th, 2017

furnace-repair-technicianLast month we encouraged you to arrange for your heating tune-up and inspection to get ready for the coming winter. If you haven’t done it yet, it’s certainly not too late—but don’t wait too long! We all know that the longer we put things off, the harder it is to get around to actually doing them. And this is a simple job to do: all it requires is giving us a call, and we’ll put you on the schedule, come to your house, and have the job done in around an hour. Simple, and your home will be set for the winter!

We want to encourage you to have this job done. We’ve already talked about how it helps keep your heater safe (important for natural gas furnaces and boilers) and reliable so you won’t suddenly have a loss of heat during one of the coldest days of the year. But right now we want to focus on the ways fall heating maintenance saves you money. Basically, regular maintenance is an investment that pays for itself many times over. Here’s how:

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Schedule a Tune-Up for Your Heater Early!

Monday, September 11th, 2017

servince-reminder-clockSome rain, some cloudy weather, some warm temperatures … we’re already starting to feel a bit of fall creep in, even though the official start of fall is (as of this writing) a bit over a week away. Could you stand for a bit of fall planning now? It’s always a smart idea to get started on something you may procrastinate on later. And it’s pretty easy to procrastinate on taking care of your household heating system when you’re deep in the middle of other fall activities and home winterizing.

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Schedule a Deep Cleaning and Tune-Up for Your Furnace

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Before the true winter weather arrives here in Staten Island, NY, it’s crucial that you have your furnace tuned-up so it’s ready to get to work. Arranging for a fall maintenance visit from an HVAC technician is the best way to ensure that your furnace will operate reliably until the spring.

We’re offering something much better than a fast, superficial inspection for your furnace, however. Right now, you can have a deep cleaning and tune-up for your heating system for only $159. Call us today to schedule this vital service.

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