Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog : Archive for December, 2016

Should I Replace My Water Heater This Winter?

Monday, December 26th, 2016

The arrival of winter brings with it a lot of demands on your time and attention. Though it’s probably pretty low on your list, you should give some thought to whether or not your water heater is in good condition. If the system is not able to serve you through another winter, it’s important that you replace it now. You don’t want to suddenly find yourself without hot water in the middle of winter, after all. Read on for some of the signs that you need to replace your water heater this winter. (more…)

Why Furnace Maintenance is so Important

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Far too many homeowners wait to call for furnace repairs until they notice a problem with the system. This is a serious issue for a number of reasons. Mostly, it’s harmful because a lot of maintenance problems don’t give off any recognizable symptoms until they’re very far advanced. By the time you notice a problem with your furnace, it may be far too late to prevent the majority of the damage to the system. Preventive maintenance is the best way to catch problems early, keeping your furnace in the best possible condition. Let’s take a look at one of the reasons that you should schedule furnace maintenance at least once a year. (more…)

Weird Furnace Noises That Warn of Repair Needs

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Furnaces are placed under much higher stress levels during the winter than they are during the rest of the year. More stress means a higher chance of developing issues over the next several months. If you’re using a furnace to keep warm this winter, you need to be careful of any problems that crop up. Strange noises are a good indication that the furnace has a problem of some sort, so you should listen for them. (more…)

Keep Your Furnace Running Smoothly This Winter With Preventive Maintenance

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Winter is the most stressful time of year for heating systems, including furnaces. People rely on them for longer and longer periods of time in order to stay warm and comfortable. This added demand increases the amount of stress on the system, which in-turn makes it more likely that a problem of some kind will occur. If you want to make sure that your furnace is in the best possible shape to handle the added stress of winter, make sure that you schedule preventive maintenance as soon as possible. (more…)