Heaters: Here comes the winter.

Many people are now turning off their air-condition to give way to their heaters. Are your heaters still in tiptop condition? What are the things you did to maintain it for the whole waiting of winter? Let’s share some ideas here. I may have some suggestions that is not yet part of your list and vice-versa.

RighTime-HVAC-Guarantee-300x255First, did you have your annual maintenance for the heater? Your heating company like in heating repair Palm Springs CA, provides annual inspection for your heating system. They usually do this inspection during the time you least use it just like in summer or the beginning of spring. One thing they advise you to do is to start checking your heating system by autumn where you feel like starting to use it because of the cool weather then you can have a repairman or any professional repairing this system to observe the machine. Here, they will diagnose and will suggest if you need to have some parts repair or replace to be made. This is the best time to do so, yes, beginning of Autumn or by the end of Summer before the peak of a cold weather.

There are some places where they often use their heating system if you live like in Colorado for example. This one needed to have an inspection at least every 6 months or as needed more.

There are just limited suggestions that you can do to help your heating system but these are very important suggestions. Checking the coils of the system is also important especially when it is in used. You need to make sure that this part is always clean and dust free. This can be maintained by simply washing off the coils with water by a garden hose or simple by the dipper. But I still suggest to use the garden hose or if you have a compressor for it, just like what they use when you wash a car to make sure that every dust in every detail is cleaned.

Another tip is to check the filter. If air-con has filters, so does our heater. Make sure to clean or change it at least once a month. Check also the air vent over the coils, sometimes there are too many dirt and dust storing in this part that will prevent the proper heat flow of the machine. You may notice then right away the heat is not equally spread all over the room.

So basically, these are just some heating system tips to avoid having a repairman visit you frequently. What else to expect if you have schedule for a heating system inspection??? If you have never done this before, here are some important run down you may want to take note. You have nothing to worry about this as long as you call a reputable repair service in your community so always check the reputation of the company before booking one.

Once the service crew arrive in your house, sometimes they come alone or group especially for basic service, greet them with a warm welcome just like how you welcome your friends. They will then ask about the location of your heating system. You can tell them where it was installed and everything else connected in it and needed to avoid in that location. Right then and there, you can voice out your concern about the heater if there were problems occurred for the past time you were using it. They can give answers right away or maybe look into it first before providing the solution. One more tip, you may write down all your concern even before they arrive as for you not to forget the important concerns that you have. You don’t want them to come back again and again after they are done with their job, don’t you?

Once completed, they will tell you what they have discovered or if any problems found in the system. They will suggest and give you options what needs to be done next. Sometimes, they may need extra time to have additional check-up for the system. They need to observe something else that will require more time before going with the procedure.Make sure to pay attention to what they are saying so you will know where you stand when its time to pay for the service.

Replacement parts maybe costly but not as costly as replacing your whole system. Repair services are here to cut the cost we may have instead of buying a new one.

Heating Repair Company in Phoenix

It’s that time of the year! Holidays are coming! Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year..what do they have in common? Holidays in cold weather! Yes, Autumn is about to end and winter is coming and yet your heater is still there stuck because it was broken the last time you used it and you cannot find a reputable heater repair to fix your machine.


Heating Repair Phoenix is really hard to find now. With many companies claiming they are the best in what they do, they will still leave you hanging with the same problem. Here is a contractor that we have trusted through the years that I have refered to my friends and even companies. They repair heating and cooling system or help you install a new one. Choosing one to help you with his is very essential since this kind of weather really freeze us.

Using furnace to make our houses warm to keep us dry and comfortable is important especially for our family. When you ask for the contractor to fix your problems with the heater, they will have to consider and take a look at other parts such as the chamber which is very crucial for repair services. Many of us will sacrifice or might put the furnaces in danger by trying to fix it on their own or calling on what think a cheaper contractor but never dependable. Furnaces, chambers, and compressors are really expensive that’s why this company will do their best to have it repaired before replacing which is very rare for them since most of the time they get it fixed, unless it’s a very old one that needs to retire. To avoid this damage on your pocket, go directly to a reputable company and consult your heater problem.

heating-repair-2What I like about them too is their after service is very proactive. They need to remind you about maintenance, what to do and what not to do. They will advice and help run through easy steps of simple problems like filter cleaning like if its clogged and all that, and many more services. Remember that not everything that is expensive are good and something cheap are bad…There is a company that is affordable though higher than other competitive but is very true to their service. Always trust company that is refered and trusted by real customers and not just paid ones. We know how much you need your heating system so don’t go for anything less.

Now that its warm, time to grab a movie, warm chocolate and just relax the night. Oh lovely it is to have your heater safe but no sound keeping you and your family warm.

Choosing the Right Ducts for your Heater

heating repairYou really shouldn’t take any chances with your heating system. I remember during the summer months in Arizona, before moving in here in Litchfield Park, it was a struggle to hire a trusted repairman for my cooling system. I found one before but they have moved in into another place near Phoenix and now I don’t know how to contact them since I need one for the heating system. I remember before, I was advice about my ductwork for my heater.

Have you considered the importance of your ductwork to your heater system? The ductwork is the one that connects the outlets to its heating unit, it is usually installed in the floor or ceiling. People may always forget or don’t even know about gas furnace or a heat pump because this part is usually out of sight, hidden through the walls, floors, or ceilings. If your ductwork have suffered from bad leaks, broken connections, poor construction it can affect your heater big time possible leading to replacement or hopefully will work on repair.

Most of the time, this ductwork affects the heater because it is not fit or didn’t get the correct size for it. Some installers will put your ducts and will accidentally or carelessly picked the wrong size..it may be too large or too small. So you have to be careful on checking on this with your repairman or else you and your heater will struggle.

One indicator that it is time to schedule heating repair is the sudden increase in the costs associated with heating your home. Unless the usage drastically changed or temperatures have taken a big droop or you have altered your home heating habits, heating costs should not fluctuate that much. A sudden spike in heating costs points towards a decline of efficiency, which in turn likely requires professional heating repair.

Here are some of the heating repairs that we often encounter because of poorly sized ductwork.

Remember that if your ducts are too large there will be a visible impact once you start using your heater. You may hear some noise from the airflow or hear some vibrating sound that is louder than the normal sound. The cause of this is airflow from the construction that is building up pressure inside the ductwork.

Not only with the pressure, it will also cause low airflow that will result to uneven heating inside your house since the air will not be able to reach all the vents in your home. Don’t settle of stop telling yourself that a problem is just minor and no need for repair. This is a not a simple wound in our body that will naturally heal. Rather, treat it as a disease that is just minor and will prevent it from getting worse. T Putting heating repair off until these more serious problems manifest themselves will only result in increased heating repair costs and we don’t like that, do we?

One more thing to consider is the design. Yes, design. Improper ductwork design can cause as much as a 60% loss in heating efficiency. This will not only harm your pocket and your family but will harm mostly your heater which will struggle to reach your target temperature and imagine how you and your family might suffer if your heating system will not work. This means more repairs to things such as motors, fan belts, and compressors that can also end up with a need for an early retirement for your heater and the expense of getting a new one.

Never settle for anything less. Make sure to pay attention to every detail of your heater repair and need to know what parts you really need. Go only with professional and certified repairman. Trust only the advise of heating repair Litchfield Park AZ. Not only you will from them about repair, hear also the tips and do’s for your maintenance.

Running the errands

heating repairHow was your weekend? Well, for me it was all planned out since last week that I will have my RnR or even a “Me Time” but it turned out the opposite. I guess being a mom will give your RnR or Me Time a different meaning. On my list then was a spa in the morning, some relaxation at the salon, manicure and pedicure treatment plus footspa for my pitiful toes and legs since last week was mainly about running, like literally running the errands to and fro. I am not complaining though as what I always state wen I blog about mommyhood. It just that sometimes, you will still look for that time where you can pamper yourself but I think that’s just a cliche now. Looking myself in the mirrow, taking a nap is now a luxury for me. But all is well, this is how I spent it and I’m glad I did.

I went to the grocery today to buy some house stuff and dropped by also at the department store to check what’s new for my home especially for this Christmas Season. I saw the home section and made me drool my eyes over the lamps, wall stickers, flowers, vases and Christmas Decors. I also like that my favorite scented candles, oils, incense are on great discount.

But what really got into me are the promotions they have for heating repair. You know how I badly need this. Just before the Spring this year started, my heater suddenly gave up on me. I heard some drilling sound before it finally shut off. I don’t have the time to have it fix after summer and now that autumn is almost over and its starting to freeze again. I just can’t have it replaced like that knowing how much it would have me cost again to buy a brand new one plus the installation again. I really like I discovered this ad at the supermarket and checked on their website right away. My heater is just 6 years old so I’m sure they can find ways to fix it maybe just some cleaning or mechanical problems in it. My brother who has a little knowledge with this said that the compressor is still working fine which I think sounds good to me. He told me that their company hired someone from this company who repaired their heater and air-conditioner and it was working like a brand new one. On the first company they consulted advise them to have it replaced, good thing that they have opt for a second opinion and got to know this reputable company heating repair Tempe AZ. I will give them a call by tomorrow because as early as now the temperature is dropping.

It was never my plan to look for a repair for my heater and air-conditioner, I really like that I bumped into this ad. It made me check this must to do list but I should have done a long time ago. I asked the lady from the mall who’s giving out this ads if how long I should wait for a technician to arrive at home. She told me that they dispatch right away as soon as there is an available technician so I have to book my appointment with them now because this is their peak season. I will sure save their info and have my heater maintained as often as possible. The cold is killing me and I can’t afford to buy a new heater. Not now, especially the Thanksgiving is coming plus the sales and discounts that goes with it.

Did someone say Thanksgiving? Black Friday? Oh, I can’t wait! The reason why I’m here at the supermarket is to look for cheaper rates that I need for the dinner because I’m sure after the Thanksgiving, everything will increase for Christmas. Well, I hope not.

So have you started making your list? Make sure to check them twice.. I haven’t started with my Christmas shopping yet but I hope I can finis it by end of November because I just don’t like the Holiday madness and traffic we have during this season. Not that I’m a pooper but I just can’t really stand the crowd and the traffic, of course, Black Friday is an exemption.

Affordable Warmth for Everyone

I have this cousin of mine who I met a couple of days ago at a restaurant here in our place. It has been a while since we last met so we really had a lot of stories and problems to share. He was with this lovely wife and two beautiful kids. One thing he was asking advice for is his problem with his home in Birmingham. He mentioned that he and his family are having problems in keeping his home warm because their boiler just broke and that the insulation of their wall is not good enough. Problem is, they are also on a tight budget and they can’t afford a new heating system for their home. I mentioned that he could apply for affordable warmth loft insulation grants. I heard it on the news a few months back. I just want to share it to everyone especially to those having the same problem. Check out what I found. Hope it helps.

Having problems keeping your home warm? Do you have any affordable warmth scheme questions? Take a look at some of these tips below to learn more about it and to see if you qualify for this scheme.

They use the term Affordable Warmth for Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation. They obliged energy suppliers in the UK to improve the energy efficiency for the homes of low income earners.

Answer to affordable warmth grants questions:

This is a financial support system for homes in the UK to improve their wall insulation, loft and crappy boilers. Isn’t that great? You’d get a warmer and healthier home for you and your family at a more affordable price, cheaper electricity bills and easier terms of payment.

How would you know if you are available for these Home Insulation Grants? Here are the requirements:

  • You receive Pension Credit
  • You receive Child tax credit
  • Have an income less than £15,860

If you don’t qualify with any of these, don’t you worry there is another option for you and it is called the Green Deal. It provides a finance option to install energy saving measures in your home.