Bell Home Solutions Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Trouble from your heating system rarely arrives unannounced. While some issues result in a sudden shutdown — usually due to a safety concern such as leaking gas or because of imminent danger to some component in the system — many will advertise themselves with subtle signs that something is wrong. This is the time of year when those signs often make themselves apparent. You can spot them if you know what to look for.
Monday, January 22nd, 2018
Most homes in the Denver area rely on centralized heating and air conditioning, with a furnace the warms the air in the winter (and an AC unit that cools the air in the winter) connected to a series of ducts through which the heated air is blown with a fan. It’s a simple and effective process, and it works quite well. One major drawback to the system is that it heats the whole home without any focus or control. You can set the temperature you like, but you have to set it for the whole home. The ducts carry it indiscriminately through the house.
Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
Denver, CO gets cold winters and this year is no exception. If your heating system is on its last legs, you may need to schedule a replacement session before the spring. To do otherwise is to risk a major breakdown in the middle of a serious cold front.
But there’s more to installing a new heater than simply popping it into place. Several very important calculations need to be made, including the proper power levels of the new system. Most people know that an underpowered system can be very problematic since it will run constantly and never really get the home warm.But they may be surprised to learn that overpowered heating systems are ever worst.
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
We often take our thermostats for granted, especially in the winter. They serve as the control system for your heater and air conditioner, and as such are remarkably important to keeping your home comfortable. Thermostats are designed to last for a long time, and if yours is more than 10 or 15 years old, congratulations on getting such good value out of your system. You may have missed some of the recent innovations in the field, however, which might merit a replacement. A broken thermostat is more readily replaced than repaired in most cases, but you don’t need a breakdown to upgrade an older thermostat with something more up to date.
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
With winter officially here and freezing cold temperature the norm for the next few months, your furnace is going to be put to the test every day. There’s nothing more frustrating than suffering a breakdown just when you need the system the most, and having to rush around arranging repairs while your home slowly turns into an icebox.
Our team can provide swift repairs in the event your furnace needs it, but we also believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. That means stopping repair issues before they start and one of the best ways to do that is with a timely maintenance session from a trained professional.
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
Cold weather is officially here, and your furnace is likely seeing regular use every day. That means you’re likely to spot the early signs of problems now, which actually isn’t a bad thing. Most serious issues with your furnace give off symptoms well before the furnace actually breaks down. By noticing these issues now, you give yourself plenty of time to summon a repair technician before the winter gets any colder.
Among the most common signs of an issue with your furnace is the reduced flow of air from the vents. It may not sound like much, but it’s usually the sign of a serious issue. The good news is, you can usually notice it simply by feeling for the flow of air from your vents, or trying a piece of ribbon to the vents and watching periodically to see if the flow of air has dropped. If it has, turn off the system and call in a repair service immediately.
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
Most of us are accustomed to traditional forms of heating in our homes such as boiler-fed radiators and forced-air furnaces. But they’re not the only type of heating system out there and if you’re looking for a viable alternative for your home this winter, you might want to consider one. In particular, we recommend the benefits of a radiant heating system, which use the floors of your home to keep you comfortable. Here’s a breakdown of how it all works.
Monday, November 13th, 2017
Heating season is officially here, and with your furnace or boiler running pretty much every day, you’ll have an excellent opportunity to check your heating system for signs it needs repair. Doing so now is very important. With winter on its way, you need your heating system to function without a problem, and if there are any issues in your heater, it’s a good idea to find out about them now. It gives you several weeks before the cold weather hits to get them properly addressed.
Monday, November 6th, 2017
Chances are, you already have need of a reliable furnace, with temperatures in the area dropping further every day. But what if your furnace is getting old and you’re not sure whether it can survive another winter? That means you need a new furnace in place, and doing so may mean getting it done before winter starts.
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
It can be easy to let lingering repair issues on your heater slide in the face of more pressing costs and issues in your home. It’s very natural to do so. Most signs of heater trouble don’t involve the system shutting down, but can gradually creep up on you. making it easier to ignore them until they actively interfere with your household comfort. This is especially true now, during the fall, when the demand for a warm house is lower than it will be in just a few short weeks. But that’s precisely why you should take care of heating repair issues now, instead of waiting until an emergency arises.