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Call Furnace Repair Services for a Cracked Heat Exchanger

Monday, January 8th, 2018

cracked-heat-exchangerThe East Coast was hit with freezing temperatures and blizzard conditions late last week, and we’re all still assessing the damage. When it comes to your furnace, any damage should be carefully assessed and immediately repaired. It can be tempting to try to “power through” any damage — winter isn’t going to get any gentler anytime soon — but that’s usually a big mistake. And in the case of a cracked heat exchanger, an immediate heater replacement session may be in order. To do otherwise risks more than a chilly home.

What is a heat exchanger and why is damage to it so devastating? We’ve prepared a quick summary below.

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Heater Repair Services Can Address Inefficient Furnaces

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

heating-system-efficiencyWhen your furnace has trouble functioning, even if it doesn’t seem like it’s a huge problem, it’s a good idea to shut it off and call in a heater repair service immediately. Few serious repair jobs take place without giving you warning signs well in advance, and the sooner you can get a trained technician to address these issues, the better.

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Watch for Low Air Flow in Your Furnace

Monday, December 18th, 2017

low-air-flowWinter is almost here, and cold temperatures are going to be staying a good long while. Your forced-air furnace was likely called into action some time ago, and by now you’re likely running it on a daily basis. Hopefully, it’s in good working order and you won’t need to worry about a breakdown during the cold winter months. Trouble with most forced-air furnaces tends to advertise itself well before it forces a shutdown, however, and wise homeowners will learn to spot them before they cause an unexpected shutdown. That way, you can deal with the issue in a timely fashion.

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Why Is Low Air Flow an Issue For Your Furnace?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Many homes in the Winchester, MA area use forced-air furnaces to provide heat in the winter. It’s a simple and effective means of keeping warm, but like any system, it needs to be maintained and you need to be on the lookout for signs of trouble. Among other symptoms, reduced air flow from your vents signals an issue that needs to be treated quickly in order to prevent serious damage to your system.

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Does Your Furnace Need Replacing Before Spring?

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Heating__dreamstime_xl_4035403Furnaces are designed to last a long time, and with proper care and maintenance, you can extend the life of yours well beyond the expiration of the warranty. But winters are harsh here and your furnace in Reading, MA gets put to the test every day when the weather is cold. Ideally, an older furnace can last until the weather warms up, but that might not always be possible. If you need to pull the trigger on the purchase of a new furnace before the spring, it pays to have a professional service onboard as quickly as possible. 

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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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