Parker Services Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Tallahassee’

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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Why It’s Time to Upgrade Your Home’s Lighting

Monday, November 20th, 2023

Lights are everywhere. They’re part of modern living and they’re also a part of what makes the holiday season so special. From outdoor lights to the track lighting that keeps your kitchen sparkling, we all depend on it in one way or another.

However, lighting has changed a lot in the past twenty years. Those old bulbs and track lighting system that was installed years ago is likely using more electricity than you’d like and will start becoming a hassle due to outdated components and broken fixtures. Before this starts becoming a headache, we think it’s time to talk about home lighting upgrades.

This is just one of many aspects of electrical installation in Tallahassee, FL that we can help you with. Once you’ve got a good idea of what’s bothering you, our team can quickly and effectively address it.

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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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Why Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

Monday, September 11th, 2023

This is a simple question that we get asked pretty regularly. Sure, you might find different opinions online about whether you should clean your air ducts, but we figured our customers would rather hear it from the experts.

Yes, duct cleaning can be very beneficial for your home in a number of different ways. But some of those ways might surprise you. This is why we decided to write a whole blog post about this service and why we offer it. Duct cleaning might go a long way toward reducing your expenses and making your home feel more comfortable overall.

Think of it this way, there’s no reason we would offer duct cleaning in Tallahassee, FL if it wasn’t a valuable service that gave our customers some kind of benefit. And today, we’d like to teach you about those benefits and why your home might be a perfect candidate for this service.

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Lukewarm Air: What’s the Problem?

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Imagine this: It’s a sunny afternoon and temperatures are scorching hot. Your phone is blowing up with weather alerts about a heatwave but you feel confident that your home’s air conditioning is in good working order. That is–until the temperature starts to rise. You check the thermostat, but nothing looks correct. You’ve set the temperature at a mild 75, but it’s nearing 85 and shows no signs of stopping.

This can be a very stressful situation, especially for our customers with busy schedules or who work from home. It’s right in that zone where you might be able to make it through the day, but you’re wondering whether you need to call for air conditioning service in Tallahassee, FL.

Whether it’s lukewarm air coming from the vents or no air at all, we’ll get to the bottom of it. Keep reading to learn about a few clues as to what could be happening.

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Is It the Heat Pump or Thermostat’s Fault?

Monday, August 14th, 2023

When something goes wrong, there’s a serious art to diagnosing the problem. This is why many HVAC companies charge a diagnostic fee, since it’s practically half of the job and it takes a lot of effort.

Luckily, as a homeowner, there’s a bit of troubleshooting you can do on your own to narrow down the possibilities and make diagnosis easier when a professional does it.

For instance, if your heat pump is having trouble switching from heating to cooling mode, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure it’s a problem that needs professional help, or if you can take care of it on your own.

Most of the time, heat pump repair in Tallahassee, FL will require professional support. But if you call our team and tell us about what you’ve observed with your system, it will make the process of diagnosing and fixing the issue a lot easier.

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