Bell Home Solutions Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Bell Home Solutions Receives 3 Xcel Energy Top Gun Awards for 2016

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Here at Bell, we’ve always strove to be the best at what we do. We received further confirmation of our expertise recently by receiving 3 Xcel Energy Top Gun Awards for the year of 2016! The awards were for being a Top 10 Rebate Producer for Furnaces and ECM’s, a Top 10 Rebate Producer for Air Conditioning, and a Top 15 Rebate Producer for Evaporative Cooling.

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Indications That Your Boiler Desperately Needs Replacing

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Boiler systems have quite the reputation for being sturdy, above and beyond most of the other heating types available on the market. This is primarily because boilers actually contain fewer moving parts than furnaces or heat pumps, which means that there are fewer ways for things to go wrong with the system. However, just because the boiler is resistant to problems, that does not mean that it is invincible. Eventually, you will have to replace your old boiler. The only question is when, and whether you’ll be able to recognize when it’s time.

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Why You Should Install a New Thermostat

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Thermostats so often get left behind by homeowners when it comes to staying updated. There are a couple of different reasons for this, including that a thermostat can typically stay functioning for over 30 years, and that older thermostats often don’t give off as many obvious signs that they need replacing as climate control systems do. Nevertheless, if you’re still using an old mercury thermostat (or even an older digital thermostat) it’s time that you replaced it with something to better serve your needs.

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What Happens if Your Furnace Air Filter Becomes Clogged

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

A furnace needs a lot of maintenance to keep it operating smoothly. Most of that maintenance is done by professionals, but there is one thing that you can personally do to keep the interior of your furnace healthy. That thing is: clean the air filter. If you don’t clean or replace the air filter every couple of months, it’s going to become clogged. That’s when the problems can start.

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Duct Sealing In-Depth: How it can Help You

Monday, January 30th, 2017


Interior of an air duct.

Ducts are one of those things that are both very important, and consistently ignored by most people. A lot of attention is paid to maintaining air conditioning and heating systems, which is good, but not at the expense of the health of your ductwork. The ducts are like the lungs of your climate control systems. If they’re in really poor condition, it’s going to hurt your climate control far more than you may realize. Fortunately, there’s a fairly simple way to keep your ducts operating at peak efficiency.

Duct sealing is a common process used to patch small-to-moderate leaks in the ductwork. Duct leaks are responsible for massive output losses in the average home, up to 30% in some cases. Many homeowners don’t realize what a massive impact leaky ducts can have on the efficiency of their systems. With duct sealing, though, that lost output can be returned to the system.

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The Benefits of Installing a Radiant Heating System

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Forced air systems are the most common heating system types on the market, but they’re not always the best choice for every home. If you’re looking for a new heating system for your home, you should have a look at some of the other options available before settling on a system that may not fit your needs best. Radiant heating, for example, might be a much better fit for your needs.

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How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Monday, December 5th, 2016

The arrival of winter means a number of things for your home systems. Heating is obviously a concern, but it’s not the only thing you need to worry about. If you want to make sure that your home runs as smoothly as possible over the next few months, there are a couple of different steps you need to take. Let’s take a look at how you can prepare your home for the winter season.

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Check These Things First Before Scheduling Heating Repairs

Monday, November 28th, 2016

It can be incredibly frustrating to have your heating system stop working in the middle of winter. Before you call for heating repairs, though, there are a few things that you should do first. Your heating system may not actually be malfunctioning at all. Even if it is, doing some preliminary checking can identify the problem faster, so your technician can get right to repairing it when they arrive. Here are a few things that you should check before you call your HVAC technician.

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How to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Winter is here, and it’s important that you make sure your home is ready for it. Your heating system should be in top condition, obviously, but that’s not the only thing you should be looking at. If you really want to make sure that your home is as ready for winter as possible, it’s important to take a number of different steps. Let’s take a look at some of those steps now.

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The Pros and Cons of Different Furnace Types

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

If you’re looking to install a new furnace in your home this winter, there are many different options to choose from. Each of these options has its own advantages to offer, and is suited to a different individual set of needs. It can be difficult to select the right furnace for your needs, when you have so many different models and factors to consider. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. Have a look at a couple of the more popular furnace types below.

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