Balanced Air, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

How Can I Fix My Furnace on My Own?

Monday, February 6th, 2023
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We understand if you want to manage as many repairs and home improvement tasks as possible on your own or with the help of a few friends. It’s a good way to save money, and people are always looking for ways to cut down on expenses they don’t absolutely need.

But not all household jobs are equal in complexity and safety. Reattaching sagging gutters is one thing. Fixing a gas furnace is something quite different. The simple answer to the question “How can I fix my furnace on my own?” is “You can’t. Call professionals to do it.”

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My Furnace Keeps Shutting Off Early—What’s Wrong?

Monday, January 9th, 2023
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Right at a time when Florida has gotten fantastically cold winter weather and you need your home’s furnace more than ever, it starts shutting down early on you. What’s happening and how can you stop it?

The simple answer is that your furnace is short cycling and you’ll probably need to call our experts for furnace repair in Wesley Chapel, FL to make it work right again. 

There’s a longer answer as well, and if you want the lowdown on your furnace slowdown, follow up below.

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Why Your Electric Furnace Is Tripping the Circuit Breaker

Monday, December 5th, 2022
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Electric furnaces are common for home heating in St Petersburg, FL. Although it often costs more to run an electric furnace than a gas furnace, in Florida this is less of a concern because we don’t rely on heating as much during the year. For all-electric homes, electric furnaces are a cost-effective way to provide warmth during the occasional cool days of winter.

Although electric furnaces are generally reliable, they can sometimes create issues. One problem you may run into with your electric furnace during the season is tripped circuit breakers. Your furnace is working great when suddenly it shuts off and doesn’t turn back on. You check the circuit breaker panel and discover the breaker for the furnace has tripped. You reset it, but the problem keeps recurring. What’s going on?

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Your Heat Pump Is in Heating Mode … But It’s Not Heating

Monday, February 7th, 2022

cold-house-warm-houseWe think that heat pumps are one of the best ways for homes in the Tampa Bay area to enjoy year-round comfort. A heat pump works like an AC—a powerful AC that can handle the heat and humidity of our summers. But a heat pump can also work in reverse as an energy-efficient heating system. Although a heat pump can struggle to provide heat in freezing temperatures, we don’t have to worry about those days in Tampa Bay—a heat pump can stay energy-efficient through the winter.

Because heat pumps change between two different modes, heating and cooling, they can fall prey to a specific malfunction: failure to change from one mode to another. For most heat pumps, the default mode is cooling, so they can run afoul of a problem where they won’t switch into heating mode. 

If you have this problem with your heat pump, you may need us for heat pump repair in Land O’ Lakes, FL. We’ll take a look at why this might be happening with your heat pump.

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Don’t Delay Any Heating Repair—Here’s Why!

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

wrenchesIf you told someone who lives in Milwaukie that they shouldn’t dilly-dally calling professionals to repair their heater when it breaks down, they’d likely laugh at you. Of course, they’ll move fast—it’s super cold in Wisconsin in the winter! 

The situation is different when it comes to heating repair in Clearwater, FL. We don’t have the same cold weather, and sometimes a malfunctioning heater may seem like a problem you can just get to later. 

While you may not be in danger of freezing when your heater malfunctions in the Tampa Bay Area, it’s still wise to act fast to have repairs done, and for several good reasons.

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Forecasting the Future of Your Home’s Heating

Monday, March 15th, 2021

analog-clockWe’re not here to show you how to use crystal balls or perform magic tricks or anything like that. We want to help you forecast the future the same way the weather forecaster forecasts the weather—using current facts and predictive models.

It’s easier than it sounds, and we hope that by the end of this post you’ll have a better understanding of where you need to go with your household heating in Land O’ Lakes, FL. You will still need to rely on professional services when it comes to realizing that future, but since you’re already on our website, you know the people to call for that part!

Let’s forecast by asking a few basic questions: 

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Last Chance for Heating Repairs? (Well, If You Need Them, Don’t Ignore Them!)

Monday, March 1st, 2021

outdoors-winterWe know the title makes it sound as if this is the last chance you’ll ever have for heating repairs. Of course it’s not. Nor do we mean you should schedule heating repair in Clearwater, FL if your heating system is working fine and showing no signs of anything going wrong. (If there is, we’ll catch it during heating maintenance in the fall.) We just wanted to startle you a bit with a reminder that you should never ignore a heater in trouble, even if it’s late in the winter season. And yes, that includes a warm place like Tampa Bay. 

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Can My Gas Furnace Become Dangerous?

Monday, February 15th, 2021

natural-gas-furnaceBurning natural gas in any appliance produces byproducts that can potentially be harmful to people. This is the basic way that combusting fuel works—after all, a fireplace can be dangerous if the smoke from the fire isn’t allowed to vent up the chimney and instead gets pushed into the home.

This is a way of saying that, yes, a gas furnace can become dangerous the same way that combustion of any kind in a home can create dangers. That doesn’t mean that it’s common, or that you should feel afraid that your gas furnace is always on the verge of becoming a danger for your family. The modern gas furnace is built to extremely high standards and must pass numerous government requirements before one can be allowed into a house. 

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My Furnace Is Making Weird Noises! What’s Wrong?

Monday, February 1st, 2021

surprised-by-loud-soundAlthough odd noises coming from your furnace may be annoying, there is a good reason to be thankful for them: they can warn you when something is wrong that needs the help of HVAC professionals to correct. Furnaces aren’t yet advanced enough where they can automatically determine what their malfunctions are and communicate the data to their owners. Maybe someday we’ll have that technology. For right now, you’ll have to settle for paying attention to warning noises so you know to call us for furnace service in Wesley Chapel, FL.

Anyway, let’s look into what these sounds might mean…

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Midwinter Blues? It May Be Time for a New Heating System

Monday, January 18th, 2021

setting-thermostatA Florida winter may not be a bone-chiller, but it can get damp and drafty—especially for a home that doesn’t have a proper heating system in place. 

But let’s say that you do have a good heating system installed. Professionals put it in and it’s provided reliable heat for you through several winter seasons. Now you’re starting to feel the pinch of cold. You just aren’t feeling comfortable indoors. You check the thermostat, and it’s set where you usually have it. You start to push it up further to see if that will help… 

Whoa, stop right there! If you are having to raise the thermostat from the setting you usually find comfortable, something is not working with the heater (or possibly the thermostat). If you’ve had your heating system for more than a decade, it may be time to consider getting a new one.

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