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

Common Signs of Furnace Trouble

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

heating-repair-callsWith autumn officially here, your furnace will be seeing more and more use. That makes now the ideal time to check for signs of potential trouble. It gives you some time to schedule repairs before the weather gets too much colder. Only a trained technician can properly diagnose a problem with your furnace, but you’ve likely become very accustomed to the system’s normal functions. If there’s any change in those functions, you should shut the system down and call in a service technician to perform a formal diagnosis and repair. 

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Why Is Low Air Flow a Problem in Your Furnace?

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

heater-low-air-flowAutumn is here and the weather is getting cooler by the day. If you own a forced-air furnace, you should check it regularly for signs of trouble. Doing so now gives you ample opportunity to get it fixed before the weather gets too cold, and while you need a trained technician to properly perform a diagnosis, you can still spot the obvious symptoms that something is wrong.

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Sizing a New Heating System

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

heating-system-installationWith the coming of fall comes an increased need for a reliable heating system, and if your older system has come to the end of its life, now is the perfect time to replace it with a new system. Getting a new heater put in now means you’ll be ready to go by the time the first snow falls, and can enjoy the benefits of improved efficiency and the like all winter long.

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The Importance of Heating System Maintenance

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017


Fall will be here in just a few days, and as we’ve already seen down south, this winter is looking to be a long, cold and brutal one. The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting cold temperatures in excess of what we’ve seen in previous years. That means your heating system is going to have to be up to the challenge of keeping your home comfortable and warm every day, no matter how cold it is. One of the best ways you can ensure that is to schedule a maintenance session for your heater from a trained professional.

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Time to Give Your Heater a Look

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

heating-maintenance-sessionsWarm days are still here, but cool ones will be taking over before you know it. When that happens, your heater is going to be called upon to carry the load of your home’s comfort. The last thing you want is a nasty surprise hitting your system on the first cold day of the year, especially if it’s something you could prevent. With summer winding down, now is an excellent time to contact a heating technician and schedule a maintenance session.

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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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