Ever wonder why?
This combo is very popular among new home builders. So, if your home was built after about 2005, chances are you have this gas furnace/electric water heater combo as well. Why does this matter? Read on!
Whether you’re having a new home constructed or you need to replace a dying heater, the Comfort Bear is here to help! This can be a difficult decision—what is the best type of heater for your home? Should you just stick with what you’re used to? But what if it’s not as effective or efficient as it could be?
Most homeowners in our area are used to furnaces, and for good reason! But these systems require a network of air ducts to carry heated air into various rooms. This is fine, but if you don’t have room for ducts, or if your existing ducts are old and damaged, you might want an alternative.
The Comfort Bear can’t let another moment go by without suggesting that you consider a boiler installation! These heating systems operate differently from forced-air heating. They use a process called radiant heating, which is heating up objects in rooms so they send out heat waves throughout the space. Boiler systems can utilize radiators, baseboard heaters, or in-floor piping to spread warmth throughout a space.
Selecting a new boiler system for your winter comfort can be a hard decision, but there are a number of reasons why it’s a good decision!
When it comes to home comfort, the Comfort Bear would like to ignore strange noises coming from appliances in the home—but ultimately this would be a bad idea.
It’s easy to deny that something may be amiss with our heaters when they start making an odd sound, since fixing it can be a nuisance. But just like the Comfort Bear, you shouldn’t neglect these signs of furnace disrepair.
A rattle may be something as benign as an easy-to-fix loose panel, or it could suggest a cracked heat exchanger which can lead to a hazardous carbon monoxide leak. It’s important to protect your family—if you hear anything outside of the normal cycling of your furnace and air whooshing through your vents, please give us a call. We’ve listed below some of the common sounds you should alert us to.
Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be haunted—by furnace problems, that is. We don’t mean to be dramatic, but the truth is if you don’t keep up on your furnace maintenance appointments, you can find yourself facing scary heating bills, operational troubles, and even unsafe conditions when it comes to your furnace. The Comfort Bear doesn’t get spooked easily, but this is definitely scary!
Have you scheduled your tune-up yet? The good news is, it’s not too late if you haven’t! The only time it’s too late is if your aging furnace completely fails on you and is beyond repair. Today’s furnace models are built with efficiency, performance, and safety in mind. We can only guarantee these qualities if you allow us to professional tune-up your heater. Doing so will help you avoid the following haunting problems.
Climate Control Heating & Cooling wants to help our neighbors in the KC area
If you are in the St Joseph area and you experienced recent flooding, you probably want to just get back to normal life as soon as possible. A lot of things are probably running through your mind like how you are going to clean up and how to repair water damage to your home. You may not realize this, but if your HVAC unit was submerged during the flood, you may have a whole list of other issues.
Sure, the outside of your air conditioner or furnace may look just the same as it did before the flood! It is highly likely that water-damaged HVAC equipment may not work or may not work for long after being flooded. Furnaces, heaters and boilers have gas valves and controls that are especially vulnerable to water damage. Even electric furnaces have coils that are susceptible to corrosion if flooded.
What should you do?
“Comfort Bear, why are you clutching that furnace?” you may be asking. Well, you see, this furnace has been with me since the very beginning. And now, I’m suddenly being told that I have to replace it!
We’ve been through some intense winters together. In return, I vowed that I’d always be there for it: through all of its maintenance checks, through all of its repairs, every time it fails to start, even during that one time it triggered the carbon monoxide alarm…
Well, okay, maybe I’m being a bit sentimental. I guess it’s time to let go. When I think about it objectively, I suppose there are a lot of good reasons for knowing when to replace your furnace:
Comfort Bear, here. Earlier today, I did an internet search for “how to save money on heating,” and I decided I would try out some of the energy-saving tactics. As I type this, I’m now wearing five layers of clothes, three pairs of socks, I’m only eating hot soup (and washing it down with hot tea), and I have the oven open. I’ve also lit several candles because each one is supposed to heat the room by approximately 1 degree.
But I don’t see how anyone can live this way! There are much more reasonable ways to cut down on heating costs, and you can achieve them with just a few Independence, MO HVAC services.
When it comes to HVAC, and heating specifically, there are many methods homeowners have to choose from. Forced air systems that use ductwork to transport hot air throughout the entire house, or radiators, electric radiant heat/radiant heating systems, and more. There are cost-effective, energy efficient options for home heating, and most homeowners are happy with their heat source, so long as their heating works!
As it pertains to consistent performance with the most evenly spread heat transfer per square foot, a radiant floor heating system in the subfloor or concrete slab is tough to beat.
How would you like to never write another check for HVAC services?
With Climate Control Heating and Cooling’s new special, we won’t make you do anything for the next 10 years.
For just $129 a month on approved credit, we’ll treat your HVAC system like it was our own.
The full plan includes:
- 10 year parts and labor warranty
- 10 years of maintenance, one visit a year
- 10 years of flame sensor cleaning
- 10 years of blower motor cleaning
- 10 years of outdoor coil cleaning
- 10 years of service fees*
- 10 years of service repairs*
- Wifi thermostat**
*Excludes duct modification, duct cleaning/sealing, IAQ, insulation, fees and repairs for non AIO options
**Customer responsible for WI-FI connectivity, required hardware and mobile device
The All In One special puts the entire responsibility of your HVAC system into our hands. Even if your system has an issue that maintenance can’t prevent, it’s still covered by the All-Inclusive special’s ten-year warranty. You won’t even have to buy your own air filters!
You won’t find this deal anywhere else in Kansas City.
Contact Climate Control Heating and Cooling today to learn more about the All-Inclusive special.
When it comes to an air conditioning or heating system, safety is always at the top of the list. Homeowners not only want systems that perform greatly, provide excellent indoor air quality and reduce energy bills; but they want their heating & air conditioning to be safe for them and their loved ones.
With heating systems there are many choices from mini-splits to heat pumps to natural gas furnaces. Some are ductless, some are electric, some have a pilot light and use flammable/combustible gas to build-up heat in the home. Regular furnace maintenance is key to any system, having consistent seasonal tune-ups from a reputable company in your service area and keeping the furnace filter changed can help keep your HVAC system running correctly and safely.
One of the most effective furnace safety tips and means to keeping your family safe when using a gas furnace or water heater is to have carbon monoxide detectors placed throughout the home, with fresh batteries installed on a regular basis. If your HVAC system develops a CO2 gas leak and you do not have carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home you run the risk of being exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Natural gas furnaces, as well as water heaters, are hugely popular and are used across the country to heat homes in winter months, and any HVAC system that utilizes a gas furnace will come with some safety concerns that homeowners should be aware of.