Bud Matthews Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

Monday, February 4th, 2019

waterIf you’re asking this question, you’re probably a bit confused. After all, furnaces don’t use water to run, do they? A boiler uses water, but a furnace heats up air with either gas burners or electric heating elements, and then sends the air into the ducts.

And yet, there is it: water leaking out of the furnace cabinet onto the floor. What’s happening? And does it mean you need heating repair in Chapel Hill, NC for your HVAC system?

We’ll take a closer look into this apparently odd, but actually common, heating problem.

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Uneven Heating: Why It’s Happening in Your Home

Monday, October 15th, 2018

cold-sweater-manWe know the weather is still warm, but it’s already time to consider your home’s central heating—because soon it will be one of the most crucial systems in your house. We strongly advise you have regular maintenance for your heater with our technicians. We make it simple with our HVAC maintenance agreement. Once you have this service completed, your home’s heating system has the best chance of running through the winter without major problems.

However, maintenance cannot stop all problems, particularly for an old heating system. One trouble you may run into is uneven heating around your home. Family members may start to complain about their rooms feeling too cold, while elsewhere you may encounter rooms becoming too stuffy. Why does this happen? There are several possible explanations.

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Heat Pump Problems in Winter… That Aren’t Problems

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Are you spending your first winter season with a heat pump providing you with comfort? Maybe you had the heat pump installed in the spring to replace an old AC and furnace, or perhaps you’ve moved into a new home with a heat pump previously installed.

Regardless of the reason, you may find some of the behavior from the heat pump during cold weather a bit odd. In most cases, this isn’t because of malfunctions. It’s due to you being unaccustomed to how a heat pump operates.

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Danger: Cracked Heat Exchanger in a Furnace

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Putting the word Danger! right at the front of a title of a blog post about furnaces may make it sound like gas furnaces are inherently hazardous pieces of equipment. The truth is that natural gas furnaces—which are found in more homes than any other type of heater—are built for safe operation. If you take regular care of your furnace through annual maintenance inspections and prompt repairs when necessary, you shouldn’t expect to run into any dangers.

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A Furnace’s 1st Day on the Job: Notice Any of These Issues?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

The furnace that does the important job of keeping your home warm has probably been “on vacation” for most of the summer and well into the fall. But it’s almost time for the furnace to get back to work: temperatures are dropping, and winter lurks right around the corner.

When you turn your furnace on for the first time during the season, keep a close watch for any signs that it’s malfunctioning. You want to have repair issues taken care of as soon as possible—that way you won’t end up with a non-working furnace on the coldest day of the year!

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Steps to Take During a Loss of Heating in Your Home

Monday, November 7th, 2016

The serious cold has yet to arrive in Durham, but now is the time to prepare your home for those freezing days. We hope you’ve already arranged for heating system maintenance from our professionals, because there is no finer way to defend your heater—no matter what type it is—than routine inspections and check-ups.

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Should There Be Ice on My Heat Pump in Winter?

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Heat pumps are an effective way to provide year-round comfort for a house, and advancing technology has made them more energy efficient during colder weather than they were previously. If this is the first winter you’ve used a heat pump for cold weather comfort, you may have some questions about its operation. One of the more common concerns that new heat pump owners have is the presence of ice along the outdoor unit. Is this supposed to happen, and should you call for repairs when you notice it?

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Signs That You Need to Call for Furnace Repairs

Monday, December 14th, 2015

When a gas or electric furnaces stops working entirely, you’ll know right away that it needs repairs. But not all malfunctions in a furnace will create such immediate signs that there is a problem. During the early days of the heating season, take special care to watch for smaller warning indications that your furnace has operating issues. If you notice any of the signs below, don’t wait to call for repairs. A furnace malfunction will only worsen, and you could face a completely busted furnace, or even one that runs unsafely.

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