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

Why Your Furnace Is Making Strange Noises

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Furnaces make all kinds of noise during operation, and you get used to it after you’ve had one for a month or two. Some noises, however, are indicative of a problem with your system. If your furnace is making noises that you haven’t heard before, it may mean that it’s in trouble. Let’s take a look at some of the more common noises that indicate a problem with your system, and what needs to be done about them. (more…)

What You Should Do During a Plumbing Emergency

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

One of the main qualities of emergencies, aside from needing immediate attention, is that they tend to happen at the worst possible times. That is just as true with plumbing emergencies as with any other type. Plumbing emergencies often don’t happen during business hours as much as they happen at 3 a.m. on a Sunday. If you have a plumbing emergency happen to you, you can’t afford to wait for a pre-scheduled appointment to get it fixed. Read on to find out exactly what you should do during a plumbing emergency. (more…)

The Problem of Furnace Short Cycling

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Furnace short cycling is a behavior in which your furnace turns itself on and off every couple of minutes. Though it may seem like a minor quirk, it’s actually a very serious threat to your system. If left unchecked, it can result in a whole slew of problems and the eventual breakdown of your furnace. Let’s look at why short cycling happens, and what you can do about it. (more…)

The Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump for Winter

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Winter is almost here, which means that it is time to get your home heating situation in order. If your current home heating system isn’t up to the task of keeping you warm through another winter, then time has come to replace it with a new one. If you are in the market for a new heating system, consider installing a heat pump. Heat pumps have a wide range of unique advantages to offer compared to other systems. Let’s take a closer look at heat pumps, and what they can do for you. (more…)

Should I Replace My Furnace?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Heating season is here, and that means it’s time to make sure that your home heating system is in good shape. Sooner or later, though, there will come a time when your furnace won’t be able to get you through another winter. When that happens, it’s a good idea to know the signs. That way, you can have your furnace replaced before winter arrives. You don’t want to have your heating system break down on you in the middle of winter, after all. Let’s take a look at the signs that you need to have your furnace replaced. (more…)