Cooling Unlimited, Inc. Blog : Archive for January, 2017

Make Sure Your Generator is Ready for Trouble

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Winter is here in Andover, MA, and it doesn’t look to be going anywhere anytime soon. A generator in your home makes a great safeguard in the event a blizzard or similar trouble. But buying the right generator and installing it in your home is just the first step. You need to keep your generator maintained and ensure that it will work when the time comes. You won’t have an opportunity to correct your course when trouble strikes, and the last thing you want to do in the middle of a crisis is to go out or trust a repair service to come to you.

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Make Sure Your New Furnace Isn’t Overpowered

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

If your old furnace is laboring through its last winter, you may be planning to replace it this spring. Or you may be in the unfortunate position of having to replace a failing furnace immediately, before our freezing cold Boston, MA winter turns your home into a popsicle. Either way, there’s a common pitfall in buying a new furnace that you need to be aware of: a system with too much heating power for your home.

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Is a Boiler System Right for My Home?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Many homes in the Wakefield, MA area use forced-air furnaces, which are inexpensive to run and generally effective. But other homes use boiler systems to keep warm in the winter, and while not every home is the same, boilers provide a number of potential benefits that you should consider.

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Steps to Take When a New Heater Breaks Down

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Heaters break down all the time, especially older ones or ones put under a great deal of strain in the face of our freezing Andover, MA winters. But you don’t expect a brand new heater, or one that is just a year or two old, to encounter a serious problem or suffer a breakdown from a given component. That’s why most reputable brands are covered by a warranty: to protect you, the customer from a lemon or a sudden mechanical failure. If your heating system suffers an unexpected breakdown and you purchased it within a year or two, there are some specific steps you can take to determine what happened. It could end up saving you a great deal of money.

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Why Is Too Much Heat Bad for Your Furnace?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

It’s hard to think of excessive heat being a bad thing, especially here in Reading, MA with winter in full force. But overheating is a common issue with gas furnaces, and can be caused by a number of different issues.

Thankfully, most modern furnaces will automatically turn the system off before excess heat causes too much damage, which alerts you to the problem as well as sparing you from higher repair bills. But that still leaves you with a furnace that struggles to function, and with temperatures as cold as they are, that could leave your home and family in serious trouble. The faster you address the problem, the better.

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