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

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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Why Is My Furnace Dripping?

Monday, February 13th, 2023

Combustion of gas into warmth sounds like a simple process when we’re describing what a furnace does. But combustion is far from simple! Burning gas releases a whole lot of different chemicals into the air, from carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide, and even water vapor. These chemicals are then sent out of your port exhaust so you don’t have to deal with them anymore, but sometimes there can be a hiccup in the system.

With some of our recently cold days, we’ve depended more and more on our furnaces. It’s understandable if you found a puddle under your system and immediately thought to call for furnace repair in Tallahassee, FL. A puddle is never a good sign and a leaking furnace can sound like a disaster, but it’s more common than you think!

Either way, continue to read this blog for more information and don’t forget to call our team for expert help if you need it.

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Is Now Too Late for Heating Maintenance?

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Well, no not really. But you probably didn’t come to a blog to hear a one-phrase answer, right? You probably want the juicy details, the information, and all the stuff that makes our opinion actually worth something! Well, we won’t disappoint.

The idea of “late maintenance” is one that doesn’t really make sense in a seasonal sense, but it does in a routine sense. Heating maintenance in Tallahassee, FL is a service that you should be getting for your heating system once every year, but not many homeowners know why that is. And, when it comes to what time of year is the best, we usually recommend fall, but that’s another preference and not the rule.

Basically, as we’ll get into below, it’s more important that you have your heating system maintained regardless of when it is. As long as you invest in this service routinely, you’ll be in good shape.

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Three Big Choices for Your Next Purchase

Monday, January 16th, 2023

So, you’ve decided together as a family that you’re ready to invest in a new heating system. This winter has just been too long, too unpredictable, and too difficult with the system you have now. Wouldn’t it be nice to spend the wintertime doing fun and enjoyable things without having to worry about your heating system? That’s a possibility, but you’re going to need to do some research.

There are a lot of different heating installations in Tallahassee, FL. There are heat pump systems that can both heat and cool your home. There are furnaces, both gas and electric, turning fuel or electricity into heat, and we’ve even got radiant heating units that can transfer heat through the objects and furniture of your home, making your home feel really cozy as the heat wafts up through floorboards.

Before you settle on one system, make sure you know what else is out there or what decisions you need to make first.

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Start Saving on Your Next Big HVAC Purchase

Monday, December 19th, 2022

Heating, cooling, and air quality. These are all things needed to keep your home nice and comfortable. Sometimes it can feel like keeping your home healthy and happy without breaking the bank is difficult. In some cases, doing so ends up breaking your budget and causing you to miss out on the better things in life, like that vacation you wanted to take or a trip to the theme park.

Well, we’re here to help! We know that it might seem a little strange that your local HVAC team is going to help you with paying less for these kinds of expensive installations, but that’s the fun part about it, we can both win in this situation.

When homeowners take advantage of tax credits, rebates, and other great ways to save money on an expensive HVAC service in Tallahassee, FL, then we get to be the happy ones to provide those upgrades for you.

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3 Perks of Heater Maintenance

Monday, November 21st, 2022

We know that the rest of the country is starting to hunker down for the colder months of the year. Around here though, the holidays are often marked by sunshine and warm weather. But just because we don’t see snow doesn’t mean it doesn’t get chilly at times.

The next few months are going to get cooler, especially at night, which means we will be relying a bit more on our heating systems. When you need to turn on your furnace or your heat pump, you should know that it will warm your home effectively and efficiently. Heating maintenance can ensure this is the case.

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Signs That You Need Furnace Repairs

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Living in Florida, it is easy to take our warm and sunny weather for granted. We get that. For the most part, your heating system is really the last thing on your mind.

Until you need it, that is. And especially until you need it and it’s not functioning properly!

While we may not have the dangerously cold temperatures and heavy snowfall that they get up north, we certainly have enough chilly weather in the winter season to need our furnaces to operate reliably.

And, since there is no such thing as a 100% reliable furnace, we definitely need to know what signs of furnace trouble to be aware of. Keep the following tips in mind, and let us know if you suspect the need for repairs.

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Common Heating Repair Needs

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Heating systems may not seem as important to home comfort in Tallahassee as it is in other parts of the country, especially since we pretty much seem to use our air conditioners all year long.

However, if you do have a furnace or heat pump system in place, you still need it to work well when you are using it, right? We encourage our customers to keep a close eye on their heating systems’ performance so that you’ll know when it’s time to call us for professional repairs.

Read on as we go ahead and list out those common types of heating repairs that you might run into. And give us a call if you notice any strange heating system symptoms.

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