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

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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What to Do in a Furnace Failure Emergency

Monday, February 18th, 2019

dog-under-blanketThe recent intense cold that tore through New Jersey probably has made a lot of homeowners evaluate their heating systems. What if those heating systems had broken during an intense chill?

It’s definitely good to think about potential emergency situations like this, since people are more likely to arrange for regular heating maintenance before the winter starts and pay attention to signs it’s time either to repair the heater or have a new heater installed.

But nothing can stop all heating system disasters. We have tips on what you can do in case your home’s furnace stops working abruptly.

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Why Your Furnace Just Isn’t Getting the Job Done

Monday, February 4th, 2019

cold-sweater-manIt’s frustrating to have your furnace running during the winter, and yet still fell the nip of the cold around your home. If this a new experience—the furnace has always done the heating job you need before—then you may need heater repair in Marlton, NJ. You might even need a new furnace!

But let’s not jump ahead. We’re going to go down a list of reasons the furnace may not be providing the heat level you want or is unevenly heating the house. But please, don’t ignore the problem and instead push the thermostat up higher to try to compensate for the heating loss. The issue has to be solved at the source, or you may end up with a completely busted furnace, enormous high heating bills, or even a hazardous heater!

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Weird Furnace Noises: What They Could Mean

Monday, January 7th, 2019

service-technician-furnaceSome day in the future, all furnaces will come equipped with precision self-diagnosing computer systems that will immediately diagnose operational issues and alert their owners to the exact problem and then send a request to a professional to service it. We’re not quite there yet—but your furnace does have ways to inform you when something isn’t right, such as higher heating bills, poorer comfort, or strange sounds.

We’re going to talk about the last one in today’s post, because it’s often the first warning sign a homeowner receives about a furnace issue. In most cases, these sounds indicate its time to call for an HVAC repair professional who knows furnaces in Cherry Hill, NJ to do the diagnosis and find out what service is necessary.

Below is a list of the more common warning noises your furnace might make:

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Please Leave Heating Repair to the Professionals

Monday, November 26th, 2018

furnace-repair-technicianA rough winter in New Jersey places a lot of stress on a home heating system. Even with the finest regular maintenance, a heater may be overwhelmed and malfunction—most likely at the worst time possible. (You know it’s true!)

So what do you do when you have a failing or failed home heater during a chilly winter day? You may be tempted to find some tools, punch up a DIY guide on a tablet, and see if you can fix whatever is wrong on your own. And that may seem like the fastest and cheapest route. But it’s neither fast nor cheap. It might not even be legal and it can also be extremely dangerous. Please, if your heating system needs a repair, get in touch with a professional HVAC contractor to handle the work. After all, it’s what we do, and we’re focused on seeing repairs are done both fast and right!

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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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Don’t Let Gas Furnace Repairs Go at the End of the Season

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

hands-opening-heating-cabinetApril may bring showers, but it’s also a time when the annual climate starts the ascent toward staying warm through the summer. Good news in most ways—but unfortunately one way it isn’t good is that it makes it more likely for homeowners to ignore a malfunctioning gas furnace. When people know they soon won’t need the furnace running for a long stretch, they might shrug off what looks like small malfunctions. Those can wait until the fall, can’t they?

We don’t recommend anyone take this approach! It’s always best to have gas furnace repairs done as soon as possible after you notice something is wrong. Arrange for a heating contractor to come to your house, inspect the system, diagnose the problem, and have it remedied.

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