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

5 Noises That Mean Trouble For Your AC

Monday, May 16th, 2022

woman-listeningWhat’s that sound? This is a question no one wants to ask when it comes to their AC, but it happens quite often. Hearing any of these five sounds is a sign you need to call for air conditioner repair.

Before we delve into the sounds to watch out for, it’s important to note what sounds are normal to hear from your AC. These include:

  • The whoosh of air. As your AC pushes cool air into your home, it’s normal to hear a steady stream of air.
  • Takeoff noises. Like a plane gearing up for a flight, it may be normal to hear your AC gearing up as it starts its cooling cycle.
  • Clicking on or off. You may hear your AC clicking gently before it turns on or just before it shuts off. Under normal circumstances, these clicks only last for a few seconds.

Now let’s look at five sounds you should never hear from your AC and what they may mean. If you recognize any of these, please reach out to us for expert assessment.

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What Makes a Tankless Water Heater So Great?

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

You don’t want to be without a water heater in your home. While it might not be a huge problem to be without hot water during the summer, it makes it harder to sanitize things and makes showering in the winter the least pleasant experience possible. This is why you need a good hot water heater to rely on.

If you are hunting for a new water heater, it may be worthwhile to consider a tankless water heater in Staten Island. These types of systems are, as the name suggests, able to provide hot water throughout your home without the need for a large multi-gallon tank.

How do they work? And are they worth the hype? We will answer these questions below.

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5 Reasons To Book AC Maintenance Today

Monday, April 18th, 2022

air-conditioning-maintenance-toolsSummer in New York is always hotter than we expect, even when we’ve lived here our entire lives. With temperatures reaching well into the 90s by June, you’ll want to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance in Staten Island as soon as possible.

At the end of spring, we suggest booking a tune-up to make sure your air conditioning unit is in tip-top shape. Beyond avoiding any potential downtime and scorching days with no cooling, there are other benefits to regular air conditioner maintenance that make booking your next appointment a worthy investment.

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Leaking Ducts Can Total Your Home Comfort

Monday, April 4th, 2022

woman-in-front-of-fanThe ductwork is necessary to distribute cooled (and heated) air throughout your home. Without working air ducts, your air conditioner can’t provide the cooling comfort you need throughout your house.

Any leaks in your ducts allow conditioned air or heat to dissipate into the walls, crawlspace, or attic of your home rather than going into the rooms of the house. This causes a variety of problems, the biggest of which is the harm it does to your comfort.

Today, we’re going to discuss the impact leaky ductwork has on your home and why you should get it fixed as soon as possible.

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5 Signs Something Is Wrong With Your Boiler

Monday, March 21st, 2022

tankless-water-heaterYour home’s boiler is an essential component of your home’s comfort. The boiler warms water to provide radiant heat to your home. In some cases it can even help provide hot water to some of your plumbing appliances

When your boiler runs into trouble, it will negatively impact your ability to keep warm. It will be pretty apparent too. This is just one of the reasons why you would want to schedule repairs for your boiler ASAP.

If you recognize any of these warning signs that you need boiler repair in Staten Island, you should contact a professional to get expert assistance.

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6 Ways To Optimize Your Heater Efficiency

Monday, March 7th, 2022

During winter and through the majority of spring, we all know to expect more time indoors, cozying up in our favorite PJs with the heat running. But what many of us never seem to quite fully prepare for is the hike in our energy bills.

Heating your home for months on end can put a strain on your household budget, but that doesn’t mean you have to go without. By looking for ways to improve your heater efficiency, you can get better home heating for less energy and money.

Scheduling an HVAC service in Staten Island can help optimize your entire system, so it lasts longer, runs better, and brings even greater value to your home.

Try these six tips to optimize your heating system starting today.

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Does a Leak Spell Doom for Your Water Heater?

Monday, February 21st, 2022

water-heater-in-the-cornerYour water heater is an essential home appliance, and you may not even think about it until it stops working. Water heaters need routine maintenance to stay in optimal condition. However, even with regular maintenance, there is a chance that your water heater can develop a leak

In the case of a leak, you are likely wondering what can you do, and what the consequences would be if you don’t repair it. We can provide the information on water heater leaks that you need to know here.

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What To Do When You Smell Gas From Your Heater

Monday, February 7th, 2022

terrified-woman-thinks-of-destroyed-air-conditionerHaving a gas-powered heater is a great way to guarantee that you stay warm during our winter season. However, it also means that you need to be on the alert for any signs of a gas leak in your home. The smell of gas coming from your heater can be one of the most troubling things to experience. There are sounds, smells, and other signs that indicate a possible gas leak which should never be ignored.

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The Difference That Professional Repairs Can Make

Monday, January 24th, 2022

ductless-system-repair-technicianDIY heating repairs are more accessible than ever thanks to the internet, but are they really worth it? We’d maintain that the answer is “No.”

A professional offers more than just certainty of a job done right. They can help you prevent further problems and even catch warning signs invisible to the untrained eye. While there are some heating system maintenance jobs you can do alone, like changing your air filter, repairs are better left to a licensed technician.

Here’s what you can expect from our professional heating repair in Staten Island.

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Why a Cracked Heat Exchanger Is a Dangerous Issue

Monday, January 10th, 2022

dog-under-blanketIt’s hard to determine if a furnace’s heat exchanger is cracked by a visual assessment alone. That’s what you should turn to a professional for. An expert can find and diagnose a crack quickly.

If you suspect your heat exchanger could be cracked, it’s important to address it immediately. If you’re in Staten Island, contacting Bob Mims Heating and Air Conditioning for further help is a great way to get your heater repairs in Staten Island taken care of. Read on to learn more about this and why it’s a dangerous issue to have!

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