Scaran Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Consider a Boiler for Your Heating Upgrade!

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Industrial boiler gas regulation and metering moduleThe majority of people across the nation don’t think twice when it comes to the options for heating their home—they opt for a furnace system. We’re not knocking forced-air heating systems, these systems are great. But they aren’t the only effective way to heat your home. If you’re one of the many people who has realized it’s time to upgrade your heating system after running it all winter, consider stepping outside the box with your heating system this time around.

To many homeowners, boilers seem a little outdated. They’re actually a comfortable and efficient means of heating your home especially here in our cold climate in Staten Island. Boilers provide heat for your home differently than furnace systems because boilers are a radiant heating system. If you want to install a boiler in your Staten Island, NY home this winter contact our team. We have nearly 90 years of experience in the HVAC industry and we put it to good use.

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5 Signs That You Need a Furnace Upgrade

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Inside a gas furnace. Focus = the top of the middle flange. 12MP camera.Not sure if it’s time for you to have a furnace upgrade? We know that sometimes it’s hard to make that decision. Committing to buying a new furnace for your home and spending money on the installation services is incredibly expensive, so when you’re ready, you want to be sure. However, you don’t want to wait too long to take action. When you need a furnace upgrade in Staten Island, NY, be sure to contact our team. All our technicians are extensively trained, licensed, and experienced so that we can help you in any endeavors that you need in your home.

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Get Smart: It’s Time for a New Thermostat

Monday, December 10th, 2018

studio shot of modern thermostatHaving trouble heating your home this winter? Your first thought might be to go to what you think the source is—your actual heating unit. We want to encourage you to take a look at your thermostat first before you venture over to your furnace, heat pump, or boiler.

You’ve probably heard people sing the praises of smart thermostats, but you’re hesitating because you don’t feel like anything is wrong with the thermostat you currently have. After all, your thermostat clearly displays the temperature and activates your heater, right? Sure. But a smart thermostat can do so much more than this for you.

A smart thermostat system works for you and helps you save money. If you want to upgrade your thermostat in Staten Island, NY contact our team. We’ll help you find the right smart thermostat to meet your needs.

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Reasons Your Home Is Heating Unevenly

Monday, November 12th, 2018

man-keping-warmIs your living room burning hot, but your bedroom is freezing cold? You’re having trouble with uneven heating, but what’s the cause of this problem? Uneven heating is one of the most frustrating problems to have in your home because it makes it impossible to feel comfortable in every area of the house. There is a wide array of problems that cause uneven heating, but luckily, there are also many solutions for this as well.

If you need a great Edison, NJ HVAC company then you need our team. We can get your heating system running like new again.

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Get a Furnace Check-Up Before Winter

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.Temperatures are cooling off here in Staten Island, so make sure you prepare your home. Something as simple as a furnace check-up before we reach our cold winter weather makes the world of difference to the comfort of your home and it saves you money. You need reliable heating services here in New York so don’t settle for anything less than the best when preparing your home for our bitterly cold winters. When you need furnace repair in Staten Island, NY call our team here at Scaran. We always put the needs of the customer first at our company.

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Is Your Home Still Too Cold? Here Are 4 Possible Reasons

Monday, March 19th, 2018

man-keping-warmWe may be in for a wet and cold stretch here at the beginning of spring—although that’s not much of a surprise in Staten Island. Even though this is the time of year when we recommend customers arrange for a professional inspection and tune-up for their air conditioning system (prep early, you never know what’s around the corner), staying warm is still going to be the first priority for the next few weeks.

But has staying warm in your home been difficult this year? If you’re experiencing cold spots in your house and find more often the family congregating in only certain areas because of the poor heating, there are things you can do about it. But first, let’s find out why it’s happening.

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How a Malfunctioning Thermostat Affects Your Heating

Monday, March 5th, 2018

setting-thermostatThe thermostat appears to be a simple device. You adjust it and program it so you have the indoor climate you want, and probably don’t give much more thought to it than that. (Unless, of course, you’ve got family members arguing over what temperature to set it!)

But many common problems homeowners encounter with their heating systems can be traced to thermostat malfunctions. These problems can be mistaken for issues in the heater itself, and this is one of the reasons you always want to call on professionals for any service for your heating in Staten Island, NY that you might need. The experts can detect if the trouble is in the heater or if the thermostat is at fault.

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Benefits of Having a Ductless Heating and Cooling System

Monday, February 5th, 2018

ductless-mini-split-on-wallDuctless heat and cooling systems, a.k.a. ductless mini split heat pumps, are popular in Europe and Japan and have also become common in businesses in the U.S. Only recently have they started to enter residential buildings, but homeowners are finding they’re a great option to standard central air.

A ductless mini split is a heat pump that doesn’t attach to a single indoor unit, but instead links to multiple indoor air handlers. These units are small and mounted up on walls. They send conditioned air straight into rooms without the need for an inch of ductwork.

What are the benefit of having a heating and cooling system like that? Quite a few!

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When Are Repairs No Longer Enough for a Heating System?

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

question-mark-badgeWhat’s the average lifespan of a central heating system in a home? There’s no single right answer, because it depends on the type of heater, how much it works, and how regularly it receives professional maintenance. (The correct regularity for maintenance, by the way, is every fall.) What’s important about a heater’s lifespan is to recognize when it’s coming to the point where repairs are no longer enough—it’s time to have the heater replaced with a new unit.

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Helping to Prevent Furnace Hazards This Winter

Monday, November 27th, 2017

gas-furnace-flamesThe best way to keep a home warm through the heavy cold of a Staten Island winter is with a natural gas-powered furnace. Few other types of heating systems can provide the level of heating a gas furnace can, so even homes that have trouble with drafts can enjoy the right amount of heating to stay warm. Natural gas is a less expensive energy source than electricity and propane, which helps make those winter utility bills much easier to bear.

However, gas furnaces do require some special cautions to keep them operating safely. We don’t want to give you the impression that these heating systems are inherently dangerous. But any appliance that burns natural gas has the potential for the leak of toxic emissions and combustion hazards, no matter how many safety precautions are built into it. We want you and your family to have a worry-free winter with your furnace, and here are steps to help that happen:

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