B&B Air Conditioning & Heating Service Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

Middle-of-Winter Heating Problems You May Encounter

Monday, January 23rd, 2023
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When you arrange to have your heating system professionally maintained in fall, with a thorough inspection and tune-up from experts, you can expect to run into few troubles with the heater during winter. The heater should always get a great start to the season. 

It’s when you reach the middle of winter that the strain on your heater may lead to malfunctions. Maintenance will still stop the majority of problems, but it won’t prevent all of them. We’re going to look at some of the more common mid-winter problems that can crop up in a heating system. You can rely on our technicians for heating service in Arlington, VA you need to get your heater back in peak shape.

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It’s Fall … And That Means Your Heater Is Ready for Maintenance

Monday, October 17th, 2022
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Fall is many people’s favorite time of year because it has a nice weather balance between summer heat and winter cold. It’s easy to think less about your HVAC system at this time, but there’s one important job you need to take care of for your heater at this time of year, and that’s its regular heating maintenance in Rockville, MD

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Is It Worth Repairing That Old Furnace?

Monday, March 7th, 2022
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One of the most challenging aspects of being a homeowner is deciding when to repair appliances and equipment and when they need to be replaced. Indeed, while no one wants to deal with a piece of multifunctional equipment, replacing equipment prematurely can be a waste of money. For instance, furnaces are a necessary part of any functional home. However, since they can last for decades, it can be difficult to determine when to repair them and when it’s time to replace them. With that in mind, here is a closer look at how to tell if an older furnace is worth replacing.

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5 Heating Problems We See the Most Often

Monday, February 21st, 2022
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Finding the best ways to keep your home well-heated is essential for those who live in areas with harsh winters. Indeed, while it may be possible to survive without proper heat for a short time, doing so indefinitely can cause a health issue for everyone living in your home. Nevertheless, in order to ensure your home is adequately heated, you need to learn the signs of a problematic heating system. With that in mind, here is a list of 5 heating problems we see the most often.

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How a Bad Thermostat Can Ruin Your Home Heating

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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No matter how new or sophisticated your heating system may be, a bad thermostat can cause significant issues within your heating system. Nevertheless, you cannot fix the problems if you are not aware of the signs of a faulty thermostat. With that in mind, here is an overview of the various ways a bad thermostat can ruin your home heating.

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Why Your Heating System Isn’t Evenly Heating Your Home

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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Ideally, heating a home would be as simple as setting the thermostat to your desired temperature and leaving it. But, unfortunately, that’s not always how things work out. Instead, there are often times that an HVAC system falls short, which can cause your home to be unevenly heated. So, before seeking heating repair in Annapolis, MD with our team, here is a list of reasons why your heating system isn’t evenly heating your home.

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Why Won’t the Burners in My Furnace Stay On?

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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When you set your home’s thermostat to provide heat during the winter, you expect the furnace to turn on, light the burners, and then run for long enough to evenly spread heat through the rooms. That’s what the gas furnace is for, after all.

But you may run into a problem where the burners in the furnace just won’t stay on. Maybe they turn on for a few minutes, or only a few seconds, but they aren’t burning long enough to provide your home with heat. This problem can happen for different reasons, and we’ll look at several of them below.

Please keep in mind that for most gas furnace issues, you must have a licensed professional for repairs. It’s not only an issue of accuracy but also of safety.

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What to Do If Your Furnace Won’t Heat

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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You may not have turned your furnace on for the first time this winter, but you’re coming closer and closer to that moment. If you’ve already scheduled heating maintenance in Rockville, MD, your furnace will probably come on as it’s supposed to and provide warmth for your family.

But what if it doesn’t? We don’t just mean at the start of the winter, but at any point during the season. The furnace may not come on at all, or you may get room temperature air from the vents rather than the warmth you expect. 

If your first thought is to call us to see if your furnace needs repairs, you’re off to a good start. You never want to attempt to repair a furnace yourself, as it can be dangerous. But before you give us a call or send us a message (and we’re here for you 24/7!), you can go through several basic troubleshooting steps to see if there is a simple reason you aren’t getting warm.

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What’s That Odd Sound From My Furnace Mean?

Monday, November 1st, 2021
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As furnaces start to go to work in the fall weather, it’s a good time to remind our customers and customers-to-be about the warning signs that can indicate it’s time to call us for Annapolis, MD furnace repairs. There are several different categories of warnings that a furnace that not all is well, and in this post, we’ll look at one of the most common: odd noises.

If you’ve lived with your current furnace for at least a year, you already know the standard noises it makes as it runs. You can expect to hear a whoosh as the burners ignite, clicking noises from the ignition system, and the whir of the blower as it sends air through the furnace and into the ductwork. You might also hear an occasional rattling from the ducts, which is the sound of the temperature change causing the metal to expand. 

When other noises start to interrupt the usual ones, you may have a problem that requires professional repairs. We’ve listed a few common trouble noises below. When in doubt, always call the B&B team to handle diagnosing the issue and seeing what work we can do. Amateur repair attempts can be dangerous!

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Late Winter and the Heating Repairs It Can Bring

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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The last months of winter sometimes bring the coldest weather, and even after spring begins a snap blizzard can smash into us. It’s asking a lot of your heating system during this time, because it has already gone through months of steady work warming the house, accumulating wear and tear. Now it has to face some of the starkest weather of the year—and it might be exhausted!

In other words, this is the time of year when you’re most likely to need to call for heating repairs in Rockville, MD from our team.

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