Gibson Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for October, 2018

Why Won’t My Heat Pump—Heat?

Monday, October 29th, 2018

woman-shiveringTemperatures are dropping as we move into the second half of fall. If you use a heat pump for your household comfort around the year, you may already have switched it over to heating mode for the first time. What happened when you did? If you started receiving warm air from the vents around the rooms (or from wall units if you have a ductless mini-split heat pump), then we can only assume you’re reading this post out of curiosity or maybe to plan ahead. Otherwise, you’re reading this because your heat pump either isn’t putting out enough heat to keep your family warm or it isn’t putting out heat at all. It may even still be sending out cold air.

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Can My Furnace Become Dangerous?

Monday, October 15th, 2018

furnace-oldIt’s October, and maybe you’re having spooky thoughts about parts of your house during the evenings. If you have a gas furnace in the basement, you might be a bit startled at the sounds it makes as it comes on if you’re wandering in the depths of the house at night. But is that gas furnace an actual danger? Not just a noise in the night, but something that could turn into a combustion hazard or allow for the leak of toxic gases?

We understand this is a concern some homeowners have, and in this post we want to both assure you about your furnace’s operation, while also cautioning you about how to take care of the furnace to keep it running at its safest.

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The Best Reasons to Schedule Fall Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 1st, 2018

technician-examining-gas-furnaceOnce the calendar turns to October, there’s no denying that fall has arrived. The weather will start to cool down (although a few hot days may still blaze up) and the leaves change color. The kids are back in school, your neighbors are planning their Halloween party, and you’re starting to wonder if your heating system is going to work when you need it.

What? You aren’t worried about your heater? We applaud your confidence, but your heater may not agree. Especially if it doesn’t have its annual maintenance.

Fall is the time to arrange for a professional to come to your home and provide your furnace with an inspection and tune-up. There are many reasons to have this done each fall, and below we’ve listed a few of the most important ones.

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