ThermAll Heating, Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Maintenance’

How to Make Your Winter Heating Less Costly This Year

Monday, December 4th, 2023
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As the winter season approaches, keeping your home warm for your family will become one of your top priorities. However, using energy to heat your home doesn’t come for free, and sometimes the cost of running your central heating system will take a large toll on your budget. You don’t have the option to simply leave the heater off—not with our winters—but you do have ways to cut down on those high utility bills.

In this post, we’ll explore practical tips to make your winter heating more cost-effective, with a special focus on the valuable assistance our heating services in Ellensburg, WA can provide. We’re your home comfort hero, ready to make your winter both warm and budget-friendly!

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Important Tips for Furnace Safety

Monday, October 9th, 2023
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When the weather begins to cool down during the fall, you’ll turn your home’s furnace on for the first time in many months. But before you do that, we want to recommend that you go over some valuable tips for furnace safety.

Gas furnaces are built with safety as a priority, and they feature several safety features such as flame sensor and flame-roll out switch that will activate to help protect your home. But you can increase your margin of safety with these important precautions.

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The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Testing for Your Furnace

Monday, March 13th, 2023
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If you have a natural gas furnace providing your home with heat, you probably know that there is some potential for dangerous carbon monoxide gas exposure. This is something that’s true of any home appliance that combusts natural gas, not just gas furnaces. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a byproduct of the combustion process, a colorless, odorless, and toxic gas that creates health complications and can even cause death with extended exposure. 

Gas furnaces aren’t inherently unsafe—they would never be permitted in homes if they were—so you don’t need to panic about having a gas furnace in your house. But you must take several precautions to ensure the furnace runs safely and that you and your family have ample warning in case CO leaks into the home. One of these precautions is to have annual carbon monoxide testing.

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Never Ignore Furnace Problems, No Matter the Time of Year

Monday, February 27th, 2023
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We’re now in late winter, and spring officially starts in less than a month. This doesn’t mean the immediate end of cold weather. March is notoriously unpredictable and April is often filled with cold and rainy days. Still, warmer weather is on the way as the winter wraps up, and this is a good time to remind you of the importance of keeping your furnace in good repair, no matter the season.

If you run into problems with your furnace that don’t seem too bad (such as strange noises and uneven heating), you may feel tempted to just “ride out” the rest of the cold weather and worry about getting the trouble fixed later. We understand this temptation, but please don’t give in to it. When your furnace needs professional repairs, have them taken care of as soon as possible. We’ll explain why below.

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No, It’s Not Too Late for Heating Maintenance

Monday, January 16th, 2023
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We like to say that there’s no expiration date for heating maintenance. This is a vital job for your home heating system, and it’s best to have it done before the winter weather begins. 

However, if you missed having your heater maintenance in Yakima, WA scheduled during the fall, that doesn’t mean you should just skip it entirely and wait until next fall to pick it up again. A great deal depends on annual maintenance, so even though it’s already mid-January, we strongly recommend calling us to get on the schedule. Trust us, it’s much worse to skip maintenance than to have it done late.

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October Is a Great Month to Schedule Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 10th, 2022
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October is a great month for many activities, such as putting up fall decorations around the house and watching spooky movie marathons. The weather is often wonderful as well, just the right balance between the extremes of summer and winter.

This relaxing weather makes it easy to forget another great activity for October: scheduling your annual heating maintenance. After all, it won’t be fall forever, and the winter cold is coming soon. If you want your home’s heating system to work in peak condition without any problems, calling “Your Home Comfort Hero” to tune up and inspect your heater is the best strategy.

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