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

3 Perks of Heater Maintenance

Monday, November 21st, 2022
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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
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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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Boost Heating Efficiency with These Tips

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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Since we deal with hotter temperatures most of the year, it seems odd to think about our heating systems at all. But the fact of the matter is, since we spend so much on energy due to AC system use, it actually makes a lot of sense that you’d want to think about how to spend less when temperatures do cool down–for however brief of a time it is.

The good news is, you don’t have to completely avoid using your heater to save money this winter. There are some helpful ways you can use your heater in order to save energy, and subsequently, money. Read on to learn more!

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Have You Scheduled This Important Heating Service Yet?

Monday, December 20th, 2021

If you haven’t thought a whole lot about the condition of your heating system lately, we don’t exactly blame you. After all, we’re known for our heat here in Florida, not chilly weather like our friends and family up north. In fact, temperatures barely drop enough to use our heaters for more than a handful of weeks.

Still though, you do need occasionally need your heater–otherwise you wouldn’t have one, right? And since this is the case, you want to make sure that yours is in good shape, so that it will work as efficiently and effectively as possible for when you do use it.

If you haven’t scheduled heating maintenance yet for this winter, then now is the time! Scheduling it ASAP will take away any concerns you have about it not working when you need it most. Read on to learn more!

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What a Furnace Heat Exchanger Is and Why It Matters

Monday, March 1st, 2021
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Many homeowners in our area have gas-powered furnaces in their households to keep their families warm. A furnace is an excellent choice—it’s powerful and cost-effective. Today’s models even have a higher efficiency rating than just a decade ago, with the highest AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating for a gas furnace being 98%. Trust us when we say that’s an efficient heater!

But in addition to efficiency, you want to be able to rely on safety when it comes to your heating system. That’s not to say that gas-powered furnaces are inherently dangerous. But if you don’t properly care for yours, it can become dangerous.

The most common cause of an unsafe furnace—particularly an aging one—is a cracked heat exchanger. Even if you don’t have a problem with a heat exchanger, if your furnace is 15+ years old, it’s time to start looking into an upgrade. We’ll dive more into the “why” of this below.

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3 Tips for Boosting Heating Efficiency

Monday, February 1st, 2021
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Because our heating season is, oh, a thousand times less intense than our cooling season, it’s easy to downplay the importance of great heating efficiency. Then again, a lot of mistakes are pretty easy to make, aren’t they?

And that’s precisely what downplaying the importance of your heater’s efficiency is—a mistake. We may not deal with subzero temperatures around here like they do in the Northeast, but our nights drop down to the 50s, the 40s, and even the 30s regularly. That is more than enough reason to put some serious focus on your heater in Crawfordville.

Don’t trick yourself into thinking that high heating costs are just a part of the winter season. Make sure that you’re setting your heater—and your budget—up for success by doing what you can to boost its overall efficiency levels.

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3 Ways You Can Avoid Heating Problems

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Living in a hot climate is no excuse for overlooking the needs of your home heating system. When things cool down enough to make your home uncomfortable—which can and will happen—you need your heating system to rise right up to the challenge.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cool Air?

Monday, December 21st, 2020

It is a problem that no one wants to encounter. You are in your home, your furnace is running, but you’re still not feeling warm and cozy. You walk over to an air vent where you discover that not only is the home not warm and cozy, but the furnace is actually blowing out cool air! Not ice cold, of course, but cool. And that is a big problem.

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3 Advantages of Using a Boiler

Monday, December 7th, 2020

These days, you have a lot of options when it comes to how you heat your home. The boiler is not the newest and most technologically advanced of these options. We’re the first to admit that. But you know what? The furnace is absolutely still one of the most popular home heating options out there.

Why?

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