Do You Have a Natural Gas Furnace, But an Electric Water Heater?
Ever wonder why?
Is a Boiler the Right Choice for Your Home? 3 Benefits of a Boiler
Whether you’re having a new home constructed or you need to replace a dying heater, Climate Control is here to help! This can be a difficult decision—what is the best type of HVAC air conditioning/heating option for your home? Should you just stick with the central heating, ductwork and forced air HVAC system you’re used to, or should you get your warm air from a boiler heating system, or other ductless or alternative air heating systems? Whatever HVAC system you choose, natural gas, heat pump, or other, you want to use less energy to get hot air, avoid cold spots and have the most energy efficient home heating system you can possibly get.
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.
We suggest you consider a boiler installation! These heating systems operate differently from forced-air heating, and Climate Control can offer installation services and warranty coverage for these great home heating systems. 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 and can keep you out of hot water!
These Sounds Indicate a Furnace in Disrepair
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.
4 Tips For Proper Furnace Maintenance
Today’s furnace models are built with efficiency, performance, and safety in mind. No matter what heating system you have however, HVAC systems need to have regular attention to be at peak performance. Regular furnace maintenance is key to keeping your air filter changed, your blower motor blowing and your air flow flowing! If you want confidence that your heating system can meet the temp settings on your thermostat, then keep regular maintenance going with these maintenance tips and keep your system’s energy efficiency as high as possible this heating season; as well as the added bonus of lower energy bills!
Why is it so important to keep your furnace maintenance up on a regular maintenance schedule? What can you do to keep the various parts of your system running optimally, and increase the lifespan of your system?
Here are a few things regular maintenance can help avoid and DIY tips to perform them:
Help for Flooding Victims in the Kansas City Area
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?
Don’t Get Sentimental About Furnace Replacement!
“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:
5 Realistic Ways to Cut Down Your Heating Costs
From extra layers of clothes, to candles, to only eating hot soup and drinking hot tea, or using space heaters in certain areas of the home and keeping the ceiling fan on, there have been many ways people have tried to reduce their heating bill and save money on their energy bills.
One of the first things we think of is energy efficiency, and if our HVAC system is Energy Star rated. Energy-efficient heating systems can absolutely help keep home heating energy bills under control, and the Department of Energy wants to see homeowners installing these kinds of heat pumps and central heating systems in place after an energy audit or home improvement project, which then allows homeowners to both see lower utility bills and have a positive impact on the environment.
There are many ways of saving money on heating costs, and you can achieve them with just a few Kansas City, MO HVAC services.
What is a Radiant Heating System?
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.
Introducing the All-Inclusive Special
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.
5 Common Gas Furnace Safety Issues
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.