Scaran Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

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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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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Why Your Heat Pump May Not Be Heating Your House

Monday, January 8th, 2018

heating-cooling-homesOne of the biggest advantages of a heat pump is that it can work as two different types of comfort systems. During hot weather, it works just like a standard air conditioning system. When the weather turns colder, the heat pump can switch over to working as a heater. Essentially, the function of the two coils switches so the heat pump draws heat from outside and brings it inside.

But what if your heat pump is turned to heating mode, but your home is either not getting warm enough, or it’s not getting warm at all. Let’s take a look at what might be happening, because there are a number of different possibilities. In many cases, you may need to schedule heating repair in Edison, NJ for the heat pump.

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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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Signs You May Need to Call for Furnace Repair

Monday, November 20th, 2017

furnace-repair-technicianThe furnace is one of the oldest types of heating system still found in homes. When we first started in business back in 1930, our company delivered coal, which was the principle fuel that furnaces used at the time. Our business changed along with furnace technology: residential furnaces no longer run from coal, but from natural gas, electricity, or liquid propane. We work with a range of furnace types, and we also deliver natural gas to homes. We’re the people to contact whenever you have trouble with your furnace in Staten Island, NY. We’ll work to have your furnace back in working order, and back it up with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

But furnace malfunctions can be a bit tricky and insidious. There aren’t always easy to identify when they start up. Below is a short guide to some common signs that your furnace has problems and you should call us to check it out.

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