Gibson Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

Don’t Ignore Late-Season Furnace Problems!

Monday, March 7th, 2022

furnace-testingIt’s already March! And March means the official end of winter—at least at the close of the month. But anybody who has spent a few winters in New Jersey knows, the “official” end of winter doesn’t mean we suddenly enjoy warmer temperatures. March can often end with furious storms, and even April can experience them. This is why we want to draw special attention to the need for furnace repair in Marlton, NJ at this time of year. We understand that homeowners may think they can put off supposedly “minor” troubles with their furnace when it’s getting close to spring. After all, they soon won’t need their furnace running, so why not put off those pesky repairs until later?

The purpose of this blog post is to tell you not to delay when it comes to furnace repairs for malfunctions, no matter the time of year, no matter how small the problem may seem. There are several good reasons for this, which we’ve listed below.

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Strange Sounds From Your Heater: What Do They Mean?

Monday, February 7th, 2022

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The heating system that keeps your home comfortable during the cold of winter makes sounds you find familiar—they’re simply part of the season. Modern furnaces, heat pumps, and boilers are designed to run with minimum noise, and for the most part, you won’t pay much attention to the sounds your heater makes. 

When you do need to pay attention because the sounds coming from the heater are loud and/or unusual, it likely indicates something is wrong. Strange noises often warn that you need to call for heater repair in Cherry Hill, NJ

Below we’ll look at a list of some of the more common warning sounds from heating systems and what they portend. When in doubt, always call our professionals to investigate and see if the heater needs to be repaired.

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Why Does My Furnace Keep Shutting Off Early?

Monday, December 20th, 2021

furnace-testingAs the temperatures drop at the start of the winter, you’ll have your home’s furnace running more often. Your furnace, however, may have other plans: it may start shutting downs far earlier than you expected. It may run for only ten minutes, or it may have the burner flames come on for only 30 seconds before going out again. No matter the situation, you’ll need it fixed for your home to enjoy comfort. 

Below we’ll look at potential causes of this problem to help you know when to call us for furnace repair in Cherry Hill, NJ.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Repairing a Heating System

Monday, March 16th, 2020

furnace-repair-technicianWe still have to worry about keeping heating systems in good shape for another month or so. If you need to have heating repair in Cherry Hill, NJ to keep your furnace running, than you should definitely call us to schedule the work. It’s no good to “wait it out” during spring.

In fact, that’s one important thing people often don’t know about heating repairs:

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How a Thermostat Can Make Your Home Heating Go All Wrong

Monday, February 17th, 2020

thermostatWhen a thermostat goes rogue, it’s a big problem. A thermostat may look small, but then termites are small as well, and everyone knows they can be one of the worst problems a house can face. A bad thermostat won’t create as major an ordeal as a termite infestation, but it can still lead to unpleasant days and nights, large utility bills, and even a busted heating system.

We would love to help you avoid heater repair in Cherry Hill, NJ and all those other headaches a misbehaving or broken thermostat can cause. And we’re always ready to help when you think you’ve got a broken thermostat.

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How Long Can You Expect Your Furnace to Last?

Monday, January 20th, 2020

basement-furnace-openA furnace is not designed to run forever—no mechanical device can do that. But modern furnaces are built to last for many years before they start to malfunction on a regular basis, cost too much to run, or simply breakdown so completely that the labor involved in getting it working again would be prohibitively expensive.

What you want to know is… how long before your furnaces reached one of these points?

The answer is, as with so many other home comfort decisions, “it depends.” We can make a few generalizations about furnace age as well as signs of a steep decline that will tell you when a furnace is near to the end.

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Reasons Your Boiler Can’t Keep Up With the Cold

Monday, November 25th, 2019

condensing-gas-boilerAny heating system installed in a home is supposed to keep up with cold weather, no matter how far the outdoor thermometer drops. That is the baseline expectation for this type of equipment, and professional installers look for units to match the heat requirements for a house and which can deal with the coldest days and nights.

So when you have a boiler that simply cannot maintain the comfort levels you want, you have a problem. But what is the problem? And what can be done about it?

You’re asking the right people, since we have a decade of history making sure homes stay warm in the Cherry Hill area. We’ve listed some of the possible reasons you have a boiler that isn’t making the grade.

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Did You Know About These Benefits of Heating Maintenance?

Monday, September 30th, 2019

hand-check-markingFall is when we make sure our customers know that it’s time for heating maintenance. This is an essential home service for heating in Cherry Hill, NJ, and it’s important not to skip it, much the same way you shouldn’t skip regular oil changes and tune-ups for vehicles.

We have plenty to say about the amazing ways heating maintenance benefits a home. We’re going to look at some of the benefits our customers are often unaware of. Sure, most people know that professional maintenance for a furnace or other heating system makes it less likely the heater will breakdown and leave them in the cold during the middle of winter. But they often don’t know about these other benefits…

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Heating Repair in April? Yes, You Still Need It

Monday, April 15th, 2019

wrenchesThe calendar may say April, your mind may be thinking spring—but that doesn’t mean you can ignore problems with your home heating system. We know it’s tempting to delay on having repairs done because the summer weather is approaching and we’re already enjoying warmer days. But please, if you think you need heating repair in Medford, NJ in April, call our technicians as soon as you can to have the system looked at and fixed.

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End-of-Season Questions to Ask About Your Furnace

Monday, March 18th, 2019

couple-in-kitchenWhen winter ends, we recommend homeowners make a short evaluation of their central heater and how it performed over the last few months. This evaluation is all in service of the Big Question: “Should I replace the furnace during the spring?”

But several smaller questions build up to the Big Question, and we’re going to go over a few of those smaller questions for the end of the season. You can make an estimate about whether you should call us to schedule a new furnace installation or to continue with the furnace for another year (or more) and rely on heating repair in Medford, NJ if problems do come up.

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