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

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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Do I Need To Replace My Water Heater?

Monday, December 30th, 2019

showerhead-dripping-close-upAfter working all day and then visiting the gym, you are really looking forward to that warm shower at home. It is just the thing you need to relax and wind down for the night. This is why, when you step under the stream and instead find it to be not just lukewarm but ice cold, you are pretty upset.

Losing your hot water is annoying at best. At worst, however, it belies a bigger issue: there is something wrong with your hot water heater. Usually your hot water won’t just give out without a warning. But, if you suddenly find yourself without any warm water, or pick up on any of the other signs below, there is a strong chance that you require water heater replacement in Staten Island, NY.

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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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Improve your IAQ with an HRV or ERV

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

comfortable-child-relaxedYou like enjoying the clean warm air that is being pumped out of your vents. But every once in a while, that air can feel a little artificial and you wish you could open up a window and enjoy the fresh air too. Unfortunately, it is too cold out and you’d rather not run your heater just to have the hot air get sucked outside.

What if we told you there was a way to meet in the middle and get fresh air without wasting warmth or energy? There is a way and we think you should know about it. If you are craving fresh air during the cool months when you are running your heater, you may want to look into Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs) and Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs). These nifty systems can provide you the best of both worlds and are available through your local Staten Island, NY, HVAC company.

If you are ready to learn more about HRVs and ERVs, we urge you to read on.

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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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Is It Time for a Water Heater Inspection?

Monday, August 26th, 2019

water-heater-tankA water heater works almost every day of the year. People always need hot water for cooking, bathing, and cleaning, no matter the weather outside. But this system does have to work harder during lower temperatures, mostly because the water entering it is colder and requires more energy to heat up.

As you start planning for the fall and winter ahead, give some consideration to your water heater. It may need to have repairs done. Or it may need to be replaced altogether with a new unit. Proper planning is essential for ensuring your water heater makes it through another year with few problems and high energy-efficient performance.

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When Does Putting in a Ductless AC Make Sense?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

ductless-system-with-technicianYou may already have some familiarity with ductless mini-split AC systems in Staten Island, NY. You can find them in businesses and in older apartment complexes. When you see what looks like a small-sized window AC up on the wall—and with no actual window behind it—that’s the air handler part of a ductless mini-split.

Instead of exhausting the heat from the room directly out the back of the unit the way a window AC does, the air handler of a ductless system connects through refrigerant and power lines to an outdoor condenser cabinet that looks the same as the condenser cabinet of a standard central air conditioner. This outdoor unit can connect to multiple indoor air handlers (from 4 to 8 depending on the capacity of the system) so cool air can be sent into rooms all around the house.

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