Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

How Carbon Monoxide Can Kill and What You Can Do

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Many people associate carbon monoxide with automobiles, but the reality is carbon monoxide can be a threat inside your home. Carbon monoxide is something that should not be taken lightly, and it is important to recognize that this lethal gas can affect you and members of your household without even setting foot inside a vehicle.

Below is more information about carbon monoxide poisoning, including how you can prevent it from occurring, and what should be done if you believe you have been exposed to it.

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What Is a Smart Thermostat? An FAQ

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Once upon a time, a thermostat was an analog device that helped to control the temperature of the home. The homeowner would set the dial to the preferred temperature while the thermostat would measure the temperature of the room. When the room became too hot or too cold, the thermostat would turn on the proper heating or cooling device.

Times have changed. Analog thermostats were replaced by digital thermostats, and now those digital thermostats are being replaced as well. Smart thermostats are among the newest HVAC inventions to help homeowners optimize comfort indoors and save money on heating and cooling.  

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8 Reasons Your Boiler Could Fail

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

A sudden boiler failure often comes as a shock to homeowners, especially when it happens during the middle of winter. Unfortunately, homeowners often fail to notice the signs of impending boiler failure before it actually happens. By recognizing the following red flags, you’ll be able to take proactive steps towards maintaining or replacing your boiler before it breaks down.

Old Age

A quality boiler can last for a long time, but boilers aren’t meant to last forever. With the proper care and maintenance, a traditional gas boiler is designed to offer anywhere from 10 to 15 years of reliable service. Some boilers are able to last for 20 years or more through a combination of excellent maintenance and high-quality components.

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Common Heating System Problems to Watch Out For

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Although it’s designed to be as reliable as possible, it’s not unexpected for your heating system to run into an issue or two during its life. These issues usually range from minor inconveniences to problems that could sideline your heating system when you need it most. It’s important to keep an eye out for these issues so proactive measures can be taken against them.

The following are a few common issues you could be dealing with throughout the heating season.

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Tips to Save Money on Energy Costs This Winter

Monday, February 6th, 2017

When the weather outside starts to get legitimately cold, your first instinct is probably to crank the heater and worry about the cost later. Paying a bit more on your gas or electrical bill is preferable to living in a freezer for a few months, right? What if you could still keep your home comfortably warm without paying significantly more for it, though? With just a couple of simple steps, you could make your heating system more energy efficient this winter. Let’s take a look at how you can improve your heating situation.

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Get Your Ducts Sealed This Winter

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Right around this time of year, everyone starts to make preparations to keep their homes warm over the next few months. That’s a good idea, to be sure, but it’s not the only thing that you need to be worried about. A heater needs the cooperation of a number of other parts in order to properly heat your home. In many cases, the ducts are a part of that equation. Duct sealing is one of the best ways to make sure your heating system is ready for the coming cold.

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Signs That You Need a New Boiler

Monday, October 24th, 2016

A boiler system can last a really long time, longer than most heating systems. This is because boilers have fewer moving parts than most of the other heating system types on the market, which means fewer ways for things to go wrong. However, that still doesn’t mean that your boiler is going to last forever. Read on for some of the signs that you should install a new boiler system.

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Consider Installing a Radiant Heating System This Fall

Monday, October 17th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new heating system this fall, you already know that you have a wide range of different options to choose from. Each of these systems has its own advantages to offer, and is suited to a different set of individual needs. It’s important that you be able to find the best heating system for your unique situation. So, be sure that you closely examine all the options. Let’s take a look at radiant heating, and what it can do for you this fall.

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Why Boiler Kettling is Dangerous

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Is your boiler making a deep rumbling sound, as though it were a giant tea kettle about to boil over? That sound is, appropriately, referred to as kettling, and it’s a symptom of a pretty serious problem with the system. If not treated, the entire boiler could break down. Let’s take a look at what causes kettling, and why it’s so dangerous.

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Listen for These Furnace Noises

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Fall is upon us, and pretty soon you’re going to be relying on your furnace to keep you warm through the next few months. More usage means more wear on the furnace, which means a higher chance of a problem developing. If you want to keep your furnace in the best possible condition, you’re going to need to be able to recognize when it’s struggling with a problem. One of the easiest ways to do that is by listening for any strange noises. Read on to find out more.

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