Balanced Air, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Electric Furnaces and the Tricky Thing About Efficiency Ratings

Monday, December 9th, 2019

heating-elementShopping for a new heating system isn’t exactly most homeowners’ idea of fun—especially during the holiday season. But if you have to replace your old furnace because heating repair in New Port Richey, FL won’t keep it running, then you don’t have much choice.

You do, however, have many options when it comes to furnaces. This is where things can get tricky. There are many types of furnaces available today with energy-saving features and extremely high efficiency ratings. You have to be careful when looking over efficiency ratings because they can be misleading. To ensure you end up with the best new furnace installation to meet your needs, arrange for the replacement with our technicians. We provide honest solutions that take care of your family’s comfort and which will match your current budget.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance: Now’s the Time to Schedule It

Monday, October 28th, 2019

furnace-repair-technicianYou may not think of winter as a “rough” time for weather in the Tampa Bay Area. The mild winters here are one of the reasons we’re a major vacation destination. But mild doesn’t mean we never run into chilly days. Our homes need to have effective heating systems we can trust to come on when we need them, and not to waste money when they run.

This is why we recommend you schedule HVAC maintenance in the fall to prepare your heating system and to ensure the ventilation system is also in good shape. If you have a heat pump, this is especially important: a heat pump works all year round, and after a summer of handling the heat in your home, it might not be in the best shape to handle cool weather. A heat pump must have bi-annual maintenance service to keep it in great shape.

There are other reasons why staying current with annual fall HVAC maintenance is essential:

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The Electric Furnace vs. The Heat Pump

Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Not this kind of electric heater! You need a central electric furnace.

Florida isn’t exactly known for bone-chilling winters. It’s the warm winters that often draw people to live here in the first place. Because of the mild weather, we’re faced with a bit of a dilemma when it comes to home heating systems. We need to have heaters for the colder days, but also don’t want to sink too much money into running one. The standard types of heaters found in colder regions are often not ideal for our homes.

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What to Do If Your Heater Stops Working

Monday, February 4th, 2019

cold-man-with-thermostatWhen a heater stops working in a place where temperatures are frequently below freezing during the winter, it’s an emergency situation. The best course of action is to call for HVAC professionals right away to get the trouble fixed before the deep freeze gets into the house.

Here in Florida, the situation with heaters is different. We don’t rely on them as often, and when one stops working during one of our colder days, it’s more of an inconvenience. That doesn’t mean you should ignore the problem and just hope it somehow “gets better.” It won’t, and you’ll have an unhappy household on your hands pretty soon. You can first take a few steps to check on what might be wrong with the heater before you call for professional heater service in New Port Richey, FL to fix it.

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Here’s Why You Must Regularly Change the HVAC Filter

Monday, December 24th, 2018

pleated-air-filterNo matter if you’re still using your AC routinely or you’ve turned on your gas or electric furnace to run for short times, there’s one job for your HVAC system you need to stick with: regularly changing the air filter. Any central HVAC system that uses forced-air (central air conditioner, furnace, heat pump) has an air filter in place to help it run optimally. The filter eventually becomes clogged with the debris caught in it, and when that happens, the HVAC system will suffer from many problems.

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Wrangle Higher Heating Bills With These Tips

Monday, November 26th, 2018

pile-of-moneyWinters in Florida aren’t harsh, but homeowners often spend more on heating their homes during this time than they should. With mild cold temperatures, it’s easy to develop home comfort habits that just aren’t “best practices.” If you look at your energy bills during the winter months and think they should be lower than they are, you may have fallen into a few heating traps that are draining money.

In this post, we’re going to look at a few ways you can take control over heating costs during one of our winters.

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