Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog : Archive for October, 2015

Furnace Problems You Should Know About

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Gas furnaces remain the most popular home heating system types in the country, and quite a few people are going to start relying on them to keep their homes warm this heating season. Along with all of that added use is the increased chance of furnace problems cropping up. If you’re one of the millions of people who own a gas furnace, you need to keep an eye out for these problems. Let’s take a look at some of the issues that can affect a gas furnace, and what to look for this season. (more…)

How Zone Control Can Keep You Warm This Heating Season

Monday, October 19th, 2015

This heating season, a lot of us are going to be relying on centralized forced air heating systems to keep warm. That’s all well and good, but if you’re one of those people, you should be aware of some of the drawbacks. Centralized forced air heating systems offer a one-size-fits-all kind of heating solution. They can’t modulate their output from room to room. Every part of the house gets the same level of heat, or none at all. This is a problem, because not all parts of the house warm up or cool off at the same rate. Differences in insulation between rooms means that hot and cold spots are often created in homes that use central heating. Energy is also wasted on rooms that don’t require heating, such as empty rooms. Fortunately, you can address these problems with a zone control system. Let’s take a look at zone control, and how it can help you. (more…)

Boiler Kettling, And What to Do About It

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Boilers have a reputation for being among the sturdiest heating systems in existence. This is because they have fewer moving parts, which means that there are fewer ways for them to break down. Despite this strength, though, they are not perfect systems. Boilers can still develop problems, some of which pose a threat not only to the boiler but to the surrounding area. One of those problems is kettling. Let’s take a look at what kettling is, and what you need to do about it. (more…)

Consider Radiant Heating Installation This Fall

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Summer is over, and people are starting to get their homes ready for the heating season. For some homeowners, that means looking for a new heating system entirely. If you’re one of those people, you should take a look at radiant heating. Radiant heating systems are a great alternative to traditional forced air systems, with many unique advantages to offer. Read on to find out why you should consider installing a radiant heating system in your home this fall. (more…)