Parker Services Inc Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

3 Tips for Deciding When to Replace or Repair Your Heater

Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

One of the toughest and most stressful periods of time to be a homeowner is when one of your appliances is too old. From dishwashers to laundry machines, an old system is going to be both inefficient and unreliable, causing you to wonder day in and day out if it’s ready for replacement.

With these kinds of systems, the most that can happen when they break down is a serious inconvenience. A broken laundry machine means you’ll need to spend a few visits at the laundromat before you can get them replaced. But a heating system can be catastrophic for your life when it breaks down. You can’t go a few weeks without heat, especially if a bad cold front is on its way. That can completely halt your life and cause things to get out of hand.

So, how can you tell when your heating system is about to go, or if you just need heating services in Tallahassee, FL? Our three tips should help you figure that out.

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When a Furnace Fix Is a Big Deal

Monday, February 12th, 2024

The term “big deal” means different things to different people. Some people think that a miscalibrated thermostat is a big deal that warrants addressing immediately. While others might think that a furnace problem isn’t much of a big deal at all, especially as we near the end of winter.

However, there are some things that are universal big deals that we’d like customers to know more about–like gas leaks or issues with your blower fan. Separating furnace repairs in Tallahassee, FL into two categories (big deals and small issues) could be an excellent way to figure out whether you need an emergency response now, or if you can wait until the temperatures warm up to get your system fixed.

Just make sure you work with our team of licensed and insured professionals to diagnose your problems, regardless of whether they’re big or small deals.

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Staying Warm When Heat Is Scarce

Monday, December 18th, 2023

People don’t often associate areas like Tallahassee, FL with being cold. In fact, it’s pretty obvious why people associate warmth and beach weather with the “sunshine state.” We’re happy with being the best location for retirement and some truly excellent theme parks, but people should still be wary of getting chilly during the winter.

All it takes is one chilly night during the winter months to call your comfort into question. That old furnace might not be as reliable as it once was, now that it’s almost 20 years old. It’s even been a few years since you turned it on, so maybe it’s more of a health hazard than a heating appliance at this point.

Well, we’d first argue that customers should have a plan in place and call Parker Services Inc for HVAC installations in Tallahassee, FL. But for those who either can’t afford that kind of work right now or need some time to save up, here are some tips to stay warm when heat is hard to find.

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Winter Maintenance: Is It Worth It?

Monday, December 4th, 2023

Heating maintenance in Tallahassee, FL can be a tough sell. For starters, most people in this area just don’t rely on their heating systems nearly as much as people even slightly north of us. And, to make matters even more complicated, people rely on all sorts of different heating systems. This can make having a “one size fits all” solution or bit of advice a little tricky.

The good news is that every single heating system requires maintenance at least once a year, and some require it twice. So if you were on the fence about investing in maintenance, this blog post will hopefully give you the tools you need to finally pull the trigger and invest.

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Parker’s Guide: Choosing the Right Heater

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Heating systems come in all shapes and sizes, which can sometimes make a new customer’s head spin. From heat pumps to gas furnaces, you’ll hear everyone boast about their favorite system or the one that is the most efficient, but they’re all so different.

This blog isn’t about convincing anyone that one heater is better than the rest. That’s simply not true. Each heating system is suited for a specific lifestyle and budget, and it’s important that new customers get a heater that they’re happy with, not that they’re convinced to buy. We want to honor this process and let you choose the heating installation in Tallahassee, FL that’s right for you. We’ll just guide you along the way!

So, let us introduce you to our 2023 breakdown of heating systems. We’ll mention each system we install and some of their unique advantages, and leave the ultimate decision up to you.

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Common Radiant Heating Issues

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Radiant heaters heat your home differently than a forced-air heating unit might. The calculations are different because depending on the method of heating (electric baseboard or water), it’s not concerned with heating the air in your home as much as it is the space itself.

This means that problems like cold spots, leaks, and electrical failures can have unique causes and concerns with radiant heating units. Let’s go into detail on each type of radiant heating problem and how it can specifically be detected, but remember that this is no replacement for professional radiant heat repair in Tallahassee, FL.

In fact, you can mitigate most of the headaches you’d normally get when detecting this kind of issue by calling for help as quickly as possible. Our team will give you an accurate estimate and diagnose the problem easily.

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No Heat? Here’s What to Do

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Picture this: you arrive home after a busy day of work, and it’s finally starting to feel like fall. For many customers, it’s getting a lot easier to sleep now that the temperatures are getting chillier at night. However, you go home to check on how your furnace is doing, and it doesn’t turn on. Oh no!

When your furnace doesn’t work, it’s only a matter of time before your home becomes freezing. But don’t worry, we’ll give you some immediate assistance so you don’t have to encounter chilly weather for very long.

First, make sure you call our team to at least get a furnace repair in Tallahassee, FL on the books for a future appointment. This will ensure that your home gets heated eventually. Then, follow our lead on what to do while you wait for service.

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Heating Maintenance Expectations in Tallahassee

Monday, September 25th, 2023

Many homeowners don’t think they need heating maintenance in Tallahassee, or they’ll at least look at you like you’re strange when you consider it. This makes sense because we live in Florida and we don’t deal with the temperature drops that many of our northern neighbors and family members do, but that’s still not the whole story.

We’d argue that heating maintenance in Tallahassee, FL is actually perfect for those of us who live closer to the tropics, and we’ll prove it. It’s true that we might not use our heating systems as much as someone who lives in Montana or New York, but we’re also less likely to upgrade our heating systems due to this limited usage. This means that you’ll want your heater working for longer, which is what maintenance is all about!

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The Pros and Cons of Radiant Heating

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

There are two main types of heating systems in the world–forced-air heating and radiant heating. Contrary to some popular beliefs, they’re actually quite different from one another.

A forced-air heating system is something like a furnace or a heat pump, heating the air of your home which then allows everything else to stay warm. A radiant heating system in Tallahassee, FL is going to radiate heat through walls and objects using either electrical resistance or hot water.

Each heating system has its own pros and cons, and different homeowners enjoy them for different reasons. So, if you’re on the fence about your next heating system and you’ve never explored radiant heating, now is your chance! Keep reading to learn more about our radiant heating systems and why they might be perfect for your home.

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The Best Commercial Deal You’ll Get This Season

Monday, April 24th, 2023

In the world of business, there are two terms that have a huge importance–supply and demand. These two words pretty much drive the entire business world, from supply chains to services. As a business or building owner, you’re likely well aware of this existence, which is why we think you’ll like this tip that we have.

As many commercial clients start shifting their focus to indoor air quality and air conditioning, commercial heating installations in Tallahassee, FL get left in the dust. This service will likely sit aside for half a year before the chilly temperatures return and commercial clients start investing in them. But because of supply and demand, the cost of a whole new installation might go up between now and then. Luckily for you, the price of a new commercial heating installation is likely to be lower now than it would be in the fall. This can be a big deal if you’re trying to save money or if you’re encountering problems.

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