Ace Hardware Home Services Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Why Is My House Always Cold?

Monday, April 15th, 2024

Ever wondered why your house feels like an icebox, even when your heating system is supposedly doing its job? You’re not alone. A chilly home can turn your cozy home into a less-than-comfortable abode. But fret not! There’s usually a fix, and it starts with understanding the why behind the brrr.

Let’s dive into some common culprits of the cold and how a little know-how, plus a bit of help from our team, can turn things around. We’re here for your HVAC repair in Huntersville.

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3 Safety Mechanisms of Your Furnace

Monday, February 19th, 2024

One of the major hangups that people still have with gas furnaces is the safety factor. Just saying the phrase “gas furnace” when compared to an electric furnace feels more dangerous, even if it isn’t based in facts.

To be truthful, there are plenty of electrical fires and safety hazards caused by electrical heating systems and space heaters as well, so there’s nothing inherently more dangerous about a gas furnace than an electric furnace. But one of these systems does use combustion to heat your home, and only one of them has been responsible for house fires, explosions, and carbon monoxide poisoning.

But how does a furnace manage safety? What components require furnace repair in Charlotte if you want your furnace to remain safe? That’s what we’re going to cover in this blog today.

Hopefully, after this blog post, you can rest easy knowing that a gas furnace is perfectly safe to have in your home.

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Protect Yourself From the Cold

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Walking outside of your home, it would probably be hard to tell the difference between your neighborhood and the Siberian wasteland. With temperatures reaching almost the single digits, this cold spell has gotten quite a grip on our everyday lives. Luckily, you’ve got a powerful heating system that can make your home feel comfortable until the weather finally warms up this year.

But is there anything else you could be doing for your home comfort? What if we told you there were a few secrets that could make all the difference while temperatures are so cold?

Well, the truth is that there are, but you might also consider investing in HVAC repair in Charlotte for your heating system. Our heating technicians are specialists in the industry, and we can get even the most worn-down system to keep working for just a few more weeks while temperatures are reaching record lows.

Keep reading for some more tips on what you can do to stay warm.

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“What’s the Deal With My Rattling Furnace?”

Monday, December 25th, 2023

A furnace is never supposed to rattle just like a car isn’t supposed to have a check engine light on. But sometimes, this happens and it’s not really anyone’s fault.

A rattling furnace is one of the most common problems we see, and the causes are plentiful. This is what makes diagnosing a problem so difficult online. Depending on your unique situation and the type of furnace you have, that rattling sound could be coming from a completely different problem than we initially thought. But when you call for professional Shelby heating and cooling work, you get the personal touch of a specialist who can diagnose your system’s issue correctly and quickly.

So, while we encourage anyone to keep reading and learn about these problems on their own, don’t discount calling for a pro when you need it the most.

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Heat Pump Vs. Furnace: Which Wins This Winter?

Monday, December 11th, 2023

Heat pumps are becoming ever more popular these days. With the help of the Inflation Reduction Act and other programs that incentivize homeowners to purchase them, they’re also some of the most eco-friendly systems on the market. But when it comes to a chilly winter, only the most effective heating system will be crowned the king of heat.

So, if you’re trying to maximize both your comfort and the money in your pocket, which system should you purchase? Is a heat pump or a furnace better for your home?

Well, the answer might depend on a few factors, but the race is surprisingly close. While most homeowners would say that a furnace is the best for a chilly winter’s day, the times are definitely changing. Keep reading so you can learn how a heat pump can compete with a furnace as the potential new king of heating and air in Belmont, NC.

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A Dirty Furnace Is Serious Business

Monday, November 27th, 2023

Appliances get dirty over time, this is just a reality of being a homeowner. It’s not just our indoor appliances either, cars, trucks, tools, and even our favorite pieces of furniture gather dust and can get dirty. In most cases, a rag of soapy water or some conventional cleaning supplies will do the trick.

In the case of a dirty furnace, however, you might run into more problems than you might initially think. Furnaces do complicated work in order to keep your home comfortable and safe. Even just a small amount of dust or dirt could clog up the system and cause it to break down or run less efficiently. In some cases, the soot or grime that builds up on the burners could cause your furnace to crack and become unsafe as well.

From the inside to the outside, it’s important to call for furnace repair in Gastonia, NC in case you’ve got a dirty system.

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Exploring the Ins and Outs of Your Heating System

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Sometimes it feels like magic to turn the dial on your thermostat and have your home instantly get warmer. It’s really great, but it’s definitely not magic. This process is more akin to science fiction than it is magic, because there really is some interesting science happening behind the scenes when you change the thermostat.

We’re firm believers in the fact that knowledge is power. The more you know about your heating system as a whole, the more likely you are to call for help when you detect a problem that shouldn’t be happening. Some issues are simple, like changing a clogged air filter, while others are not and require professional support. For those kinds of problems, you can call Ace Hardware Home Services for expert heating repair in Gastonia, NC.

However, it can’t hurt to learn more about the ins and outs of your heating system. Let’s talk about what’s going on behind the scenes and when there might be a problem.

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Fall Maintenance: Everything You Need to Know

Monday, September 18th, 2023

Fall is a time of change. The leaves are starting to change color and fall from the trees. The temperature is starting to lower and it’s finally comfortable enough to sit outdoors and enjoy a day at the park. And, to top things all off, lots of businesses are getting hectic with an influx of calls and appointments, and kids are going back to school.

All of this can seem like a lot, which is why we don’t want to complicate things any further. This blog is going to be a simple one–we’re going to talk about how your life could be made a lot easier with HVAC maintenance in Gastonia, NC. We’ll also briefly touch on why September is the perfect month for this service.

No, don’t worry about doing anything right now. Just keep reading and perhaps you might pick up the phone and give us a call to schedule an appointment after you’re done!

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