Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Possible End-Of-Season Furnace Repair Needs

Monday, February 21st, 2022
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Springtime is just around the corner–especially for those of us in Southern California who’ve never actually experienced a “real” winter. That said, you know as well as we do that a cold spell can surprise us, and even if it just lasts for a few days, you’ll want a fully functional furnace system to see you through. Plus, don’t you want to have a great furnace in place for next year, too?

If you had professional maintenance completed on your heating system this past fall, and also took care of any pending repair issues at that time, then you probably have little to worry about in terms of unexpected furnace repair needs. It’s a good idea, though, to be aware of signs of a furnace in disrepair, so that you can rely on it now and in the future. Read on to learn what some possible end-of-season furnace repair needs are, and call us if you notice any of these symptoms!

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“Will a Dirty Air Filter Hurt My Furnace?”

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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If you’re one of many homeowners in our area who uses a furnace for your home’s heat, then you know how satisfying it is when the system kicks on and provides you with all the heat you need. True, it doesn’t get as cold here as it does in other parts of the country, but still, when you want your heater to work, you want your heater to work!

However, there are some things you might be doing that can have a negative impact on your furnace. For instance, not changing your air filter can lead to problems. We’re talking about the air filter that comes standard with your HVAC systems. These should be changed every 1-3 months depending on the type of filter and the level of contaminants in your home. For example, a home with pet hair and/or cigarette smoke will have different needs than a home without either of these things.

But what really happens when you fail to change the air filter and instead leave a dirty filter in place? Read on to find out.

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Heed These Signs You Need Heater Repair

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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If temperatures lately have been any indication, we may be one of the sunniest states in the country but our winters still get pretty cold for our tastes! Sure, it’s not snowing outside… but it’s cold enough to necessitate a powerful and efficient heating system.

So what if something is wrong with yours? Do you know what signs to watch for that might indicate something is wrong with yours?

First off, we want to mention the importance of maintenance. If you haven’t already had your professional furnace tune-up done this year, it’s not too late. Maintenance helps your heating system work as effectively and efficiently as possible, for as long as possible. Plus, maintenance helps you avoid up to 85% of the repairs a heater might ever need.

Of course, maintenance doesn’t make your system immune to repair needs, which is why it’s important to know those indicators we alluded to above. Read on to learn a few signs that you might need professional heater repair sooner rather than later.

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Have You Considered Going Ductless This Winter?

Monday, January 10th, 2022

While this isn’t the most popular time to replace a heater, since temperatures are already cooling down, there’s not a whole lot you can do about it if you’ve found yourself too cold this season due to an inefficient or ineffective heating system. That said, if the time has come for you to replace your heater, you’d do well to consider the installation of a ductless mini-split. Why? Read on to learn some of the benefits!

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Why It’s a Bad Idea to Skip Out on Heating Maintenance

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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If you’ve ever had heating maintenance done before, then you likely know some of the benefits. It helps your heater work more efficiently, it reduces repairs by as much as 85%, and it helps your heating system last as long as possible. A well-maintained heating system can last about 10-15 years.

So, what can happen if you don’t have heating maintenance done? Well, your heater could have potential dangerous risks–especially if it’s a gas-powered furnace. It also may only last about half of its intended lifespan. Read on as we uncover more reasons it’s a bad idea to skip out on heating maintenance!

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Beware These 4 Noises Coming from Your Furnace

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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It may not get as bitterly cold here in our part of the country as it does others, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need a fully functioning, efficiently operating furnace in our homes, right?

Hopefully, you’ve already scheduled maintenance for your furnace to ensure it works as effectively and efficiently as possible the rest of this fall and this upcoming winter. If you haven’t, however, it’s not too late!

Even with maintenance, it is possible that you’ll have some repair needs crop up every now and then–this is a normal part of wear and tear. The important part is that you know when to call for professional repair services. One of the biggest indicators is if your furnace is making some ominous noises. Read on to learn what these are.

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How to Use Your Heater as Efficiently as Possible

Monday, November 1st, 2021
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With the holiday season upon us, it’s easy to want to tighten up our wallets and use our budgets for more enjoyable endeavors than our heating systems, whether it’s for gifts or fall and winter excursions.

As a result, you might try to use your heating system as little as possible and just “deal with it” as temperatures cool, in order to save money. After all, our winters aren’t bitterly cold right? It’s not like you really need to be as comfortable as possible.

Well, all we have to say to that is… you deserve comfort! And our team can help you stay as comfortable as possible, as affordably as possible! This starts with routine maintenance. If you haven’t scheduled your fall maintenance tune-up yet, now is the time!

Maintenance isn’t the only way you can ensure efficient and affordable use of your heater though. Read on as we uncover some relatively easy tips for you to follow so you can stay comfy without sacrificing too much of your wallet.

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Beware This Potential Furnace Danger

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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We want to reassure you upfront that natural gas furnaces are not “dangerous” appliances to have in a home. If they were general health hazards, they wouldn’t be allowed into homes in the first place. Modern manufacturers of HVAC equipment build furnaces to the highest safety standards and with multiple precautions built in. If you’ve regularly maintained your furnace and scheduled furnace repair in Pasadena, CA whenever it wasn’t working right, there is minimal chance of the furnace operating unsafely.

But any appliance that burns natural gas can potentially create health hazards because of toxic gas byproducts, and it’s important to know about what may go wrong. In this post, we’re going to look at one potential gas furnace danger and what to do about it: the cracked heat exchanger.

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Here’s Why Now Is the Perfect Time for a Heating Tune-Up!

Monday, October 4th, 2021

We don’t get the kind of seasons around here that we see in movies and on television. That’s a good thing in our opinion since we get beautiful sunny weather and mild winters for the majority of the year. No crazy snowstorms for us!

That doesn’t mean we’re off the hook though. Our heaters need to be in good shape when the winter rolls around, otherwise, we’ll still be cold and uncomfortable, especially during the night. It’s important that you schedule your heater for maintenance around this time to help it last longer and run efficiently. Heating systems that undergo a routine tune-up every year will not only save you money in the long run, but will also need repairs less often than an unmaintained system.

Today, we’re going to talk about the benefits of a heater tune-up. We’ll specify why fall is the perfect time of year to get your heater serviced by a professional.

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4 Heating Repairs You May Need Near the End of the Season

Monday, March 8th, 2021
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Wintertime temperatures are slowly but surely making way for warmer weather. However, with temps staying in the upper 60s and low 70s for now, nobody is likely to be turning on their air conditioners real soon. Your heater still has some time left before you can stop using it, but do you know if it will make it until the end of the heating season?

The answer to this depends on a number of things—the biggest factor being if your heater is in need of repairs. If your system does need repairs, the best thing you can do is give our team a call. But how do you know when you have that need? Read on as we uncover some of the top warning signs.

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