Heating and Air Quality Advice

Service Maintenance You Need for Your Heating System

Posted by Jennifer Rushing on Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 10:18 AM

A heating system, like your air conditioning system, needs regular maintenance to ensure efficiency in performance, if not to extend its service life. Because the heating system is not used all throughout the year, it needs routine inspections. Not being in use for a certain period can cause the heating system and some of its integral parts to rust or rot. Only a professional can properly inspect the entire heating system and detect issues from minor to major. Regular maintenance of a heating system should take place twice a year—just before and after heating season. So what are the services every heating system should have to make it last longer? Find out below.

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Three Signs Your Air Conditioner is Working Too Hard

Posted by Jennifer Rushing on Fri, May 06, 2016 @ 02:57 PM

If you have an air conditioner installed at home, then you must be aware that it needs regular maintenance to keep it in good condition, lest time would come when it will stop functioning or being optimal in its performance. There are times in the year when humidity is high and you need the coolness of an air conditioner, but there are might also be times when the air conditioner is not giving you the results it is supposed to provide. Could it be that your air conditioner needs some cleaning or parts-replacement?

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The Importance of Duct Cleaning in Spring/Summer

Posted by Jennifer Rushing on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 @ 01:23 PM

If you have allergies, suffer from asthma and other respiratory problems or you have a family member who does, then you have to ensure that your indoor air is free from impurities or allergens. According to American Lung Association, 60 to 90 percent of the time, people stay indoors. If you notice that you or anyone in the family complains of headache, sinus problems and nasal congestion either in the morning or at night, it could be that such conditions are aggravated or caused by indoor air that is already polluted.

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Boilers - A HeatSource Specialty

Posted by Jennifer Rushing on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

When it comes to heating topics on this blog, we’ve written quite a bit about furnace maintenance and repair —both specialties of HeatSource and our talented and knowledgeable staff. You might be wondering, “Do they do installation, maintenance, and repairs on boiler systems?” There’s an easy answer to that—of course!

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Ignoring Regular Furnace Maintenance Is Risky

Posted by Jennifer Rushing on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @ 10:35 AM

Conventional wisdom says that every major piece of machinery or equipment, such as a vehicle or gas furnace, requires regular maintenance in order to function properly and to realize its expected useful life. However, especially in the case of gas furnaces, we don't usually hear why regular maintenance is important. Because of this, many people may assume that it's just a way for furnace service contractors to make more money. This couldn't be further from the truth! An unmaintained furnace likely leads to more high-cost repairs, and eventually the premature replacement of the furnace. These are areas where a furnace contractor makes a profit.

In reality, here at HeatSource Mechanical we don't make a profit when we perform a gas furnace maintenance. Why do them? We hope to develop long term relationships with our clients by providing a low cost, high value maintenance service. The reality is that every furnace, like any piece of mechanical equipment, will eventually fail. The key is to do everything we can to make sure the equipment functions optimally for as long as possible. Here are a few ways that ignoring regular maintenance harms your gas furnace and poses a potential safety hazard to your family:

  • My Blower Wheel is Dirty?
  • Dangerous CO Gas Released Into Your Home
  • Clogged Filter
  • Negligence Voids The Manufacturers Warranty
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Why Tankless Water Heaters?

Posted by Jennifer Rushing on Fri, Apr 11, 2014 @ 03:42 PM

We get asked all the time if we recommend tankless water heaters in our market.  And although our customers all have stories about who told them that they don't work in our market because our water is too cold; we're here to tell you that they do work, wonderfully. 

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Tags: Tankless Hot Water Heater, Reason to love Tankless, Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters, Efficiency of Tankless Water Heaters, Tankless Water Heaters in Alaska

HeatSource & MYHouse - Mission Warmth

Posted by Jennifer Rushing on Fri, Nov 15, 2013 @ 01:06 PM

HeatSource HOLIDAY MYHouse DRIVE

This holiday season we are excited to partner with an amazing local organization called MYHouse.  MYHouse is a volunteer staffed non-profit organization that makesavailable the basic provisions of safety, shelter, warmth and nourishment for young people ages 14-24 in the valley that NEED our support.

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Tags: Heat, holidays, safe, warm, healthy

FurnaceZilla Strikes Again! Prevent a Furnace Apocalypse....

Posted by Jennifer Rushing on Sun, May 26, 2013 @ 04:29 PM

FurnaceZilla can attack any home. It will attack even unprovoked, and will rampage throughout your beloved household or building. When a furnace fails, it can not only waste your money, but it can become dangerous when released carbon monoxide gas. Don’t let FurnaceZilla attack your home; be on the lookout for the following causes to tame your faulty furnace.

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Tags: furnace problems, furnace

How Can I Keep My Air Ducts Clean?

Posted by Jennifer Rushing on Sun, Apr 14, 2013 @ 11:08 AM

Pollutants fill any environment that has air. This unfortunately means that pollutants are everywhere. From pet dander and dust to smoke, your air filter will eventually get clogged and dirty. But how do you clean it? Follow the information, tips and step by step directions below to clean your air ducts!

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Tags: Clean Air, Air Quality, Filters

Things you may not know about your filters and indoor air quality.

Posted by Jennifer Rushing on Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @ 12:23 PM

You might be wondering what the difference between all the air filters are. Well, we've got some answers for you in here. There are a lot of products out on the market and we know that it's difficult to be sure of what you're buying.

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Tags: Air Quality, Filters