iAir Services Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Old Furnace Broken in Mid-Winter? Here’s What to Do

Monday, January 20th, 2020
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When your home’s elderly furnace decides that today, in the middle of winter, is the day to fail, it’s not fun. Depending on the outdoor temperature, your first concern may be staying warm. You can find tips around the internet for temporary ways for your family to keep warm until the heating problem is resolved. Our local winter temperatures usually don’t make this a huge emergency, but you don’t want to feel uncomfortable for long

What we’re looking at in this post isn’t how to stay warm in the meantime, but what to do about the failed furnace and the future of your home comfort.

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Bad Thermostat, Bad Heating—The Basic Facts

Monday, January 6th, 2020
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When you rely on your heating system during our short winters, you expect the heater to, well, heat. If the heater isn’t providing sufficient warmth in the house, is heating some parts unevenly, or won’t come on at all, you’ll probably assume there’s a mechanical or electrical failure somewhere in the heater itself. But a large number of heating troubles come from a source outside of the heater: the thermostat.

Thermostat malfunctions can cause a range of comfort problems in a home. Unless you’re a professional HVAC technician, it’s difficult to diagnose whether a heating problem is coming from the thermostat or another source. No matter what you guess is the source of the heating issue, please always call for professional heating repair in Kyle, TX.

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Why Is My Furnace Inadequate at Heating the House?

Monday, December 23rd, 2019
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You may not need your furnace running every day during the winter to keep you comfortable. But when it is running, you want it to do the job you expect—keeping the house warm. If the furnace isn’t up to the task and you’re finding cold spots in the house and the family is complaining about the temperature, you may need to consider heating repair in Cedar Park, TX, or even look into getting a new furnace installed.

We’ll look at some of the possible reasons for why your furnace isn’t getting the job done.

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Does My Heat Pump Need Maintenance for Winter?

Monday, December 9th, 2019
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Heat pumps are great for the climate here in Austin. During the heat of the middle of the year, a heat pump is as powerful as the best air conditioning system. When temperatures cool down enough that a house needs a bit of warmth, a heat pump shifts smoothly into heating mode—and uses much less electricity to run than an electric furnace.We’re still enjoying warm weather in December, but the time to change your heat pump over to heating mode is coming up. If you haven’t done so yet, it’s time to schedule maintenance for your heat pump with an HVAC company in Leander, TX.

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The Most Important Repair Your Furnace May Need!

Monday, November 25th, 2019
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During the short winter season when you run your gas furnace, your main concern will be that it works the way it should and provides the heat necessary for household comfort. Safety, however, is another concern. We don’t want to be alarmist and make you think the gas furnace in your house is a constant source of potential danger. Modern furnaces are constructed with the uppermost safety in mind, and few furnaces will create any hazards provided they receive routine maintenance inspections from professionals and are repaired promptly when the need arises.

But there is a specific repair issue we want to address—it’s the most important repair your furnace may need, because it is a major safety hazard. And that repair is…

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Our Maintenance Program Is Here for Your Fall HVAC Tune-Up

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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One of the great advantages of living in Austin is our winter weather. Temperatures cool down, sometimes dropping into the forties during the evenings, but we rarely suffer from any bracing cold spells. Homes, however, still require heating systems to handle the cooler evenings and help with the draftier houses.

We assist homes in Austin, TX with HVAC maintenance in fall through our maintenance plans. Regular maintenance is necessary to ensure a house can make it through the winter and all the way through to spring with minimal problems and maximum energy savings. A heating system may not need to run every day during our mild winters, but it should be able to operate reliably when a home needs heating and without draining excess energy while it runs.

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Do You Have the Right Service for Heating Repair?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

new-heating-systemThe end of winter tends to see the most heater breakdowns and repair calls in our neck of the woods. Heating systems have been running regularly for months now, and while temperatures will start going up again soon, there’s still a few more weeks to get through where our heating systems will be vital. If your system is experiencing trouble and has a serious breakdown, you need a qualified heating repair company to arrive and get the problem fixed right away.

But which service should you call? There are a number of qualified companies throughout the greater Austin area, and in the end, only the homeowner can determine which service is the best fit for their needs. There are, however, several qualities you should look for in service you call that can make that decision easier. We’ve included a list of the most important below.

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HVAC Services Can Upgrade Your System

Monday, February 12th, 2018

heating-upgrade-systemsWe’re in the middle of the coldest period of the year, but here in Texas, the weather never gets quite so cold as it does further north. That makes now a good opportunity to give your heating and air conditioning system a good look and determine whether it could benefit from any additions or upgrades. HVAC systems can be improved greatly by adding new components.

You don’t need to replace the whole system to put them in, and most technicians can ensure that the new components work seamlessly with your existing system. You can see the difference not only in added convenience and new ways to use your HVAC systems, but with considerable savings both in monthly bills and in reduced repair costs as well. We’ve provided a list below of some of the more popular upgrade options to give you an idea of what you can expect.

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Alternative Types of HVAC System

Monday, January 29th, 2018

alternative-heating-systems.Most people in the area use traditional centralized heating and air conditioning systems to keep their homes comfortable. A furnace generates hot air and an AC cold air—both in a centralized location—which is then blown through the ducts in the house with a fan. They’re inexpensive, comparatively simple, and easy to operate, which is what makes them so popular.

They’re not the only means of keeping a home comfortable, however, and in some cases an alternative system might work better. Older houses may not be able to support the ducts necessary for a centralized system, while larger homes may struggle to feel as warm or as cool as they should with a centralized system. If your home can’t support a centralized system or has experienced recurring problems with its effectiveness, you might want to consider other options. We’ve laid out a few below for you to consider.

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Heating Repair Services Are Needed When the Air Flow Is Low

Monday, January 1st, 2018

lower-cooling-costsMost heating systems in the area are forced-air furnaces, which generate heat in a single locale and then blow it through your home via a series of ducts. It’s inexpensive and effective, especially in towns with mild winters like ours. You may find it strange if the air flow out of one or more vents has dropped, but not think much about it. It doesn’t seem to be a huge deal. In point of fact, however, it can signal a serious problem. If you detect lower air flow coming out of your furnace, turn it off and call in a repair service immediately.

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