W.C. Butler Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

These Furnace Repairs Should Never Wait

Monday, January 15th, 2024

When your furnace has repair needs, it is important to address them sooner rather than later. Furnace problems that are left alone can worsen quickly and have negative impacts that last long-term. Plus, you run the risk that your furnace will break down because of the repair needs. 

Instead of ignoring the signs of something being wrong with your furnace, give our team a call to schedule an appointment for furnace repair in Blue Ridge, VA. Even if you don’t know exactly what’s wrong, our team can get down to the root of the problem and fix it so that your furnace can work at its best. Keep reading to learn more about common furnace repairs and why it is important to address them right away. 

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The Gift of a New Furnace in the New Year

Monday, December 18th, 2023

As you’re checking things off of your shopping list this holiday season, we have one thing to add to the list. That’s a new furnace for your family. After all, what better gift is there to give than the gift of year-round efficient heating?

If you have been thinking about furnace installation in Vinton, VA, give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment. We can go over all your different furnace options and help you choose the one that fits your needs. You can keep reading to learn more about why a new furnace might be just the thing you need this year.

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Is Your Heater Ready for the Holidays?

Monday, December 4th, 2023

By now you have turned your heater on and used it some through the fall season. But is your heater ready for the even colder temperatures of winter? If you have doubts, now is a good time to schedule heater service in Salem, VA.

Our team can check out your heater and make recommendations for repairs to keep your heater working great all season long. Of course, if it’s time for a heater replacement we can talk to you about your options there, too. Keep reading to learn more about why you want to make sure your heater is ready for the coming holiday season.

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Heed these Signs You Need Furnace Repair

Monday, November 20th, 2023
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There is only one way to stay ahead of a furnace breakdown and that is paying attention to signs that something is wrong and scheduling service sooner rather than later. When you suspect that something is going wrong with your furnace, you should address the potential problem right away.

Ignoring the signs of furnace problems can mean that you are scheduling an emergency appointment for furnace repair in Salem, VA. You can keep reading to learn more about some of the signs that can indicate furnace issues. Then, give our team a call to schedule your service appointment and get your furnace back to its best.

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The Link Between Heating Repairs and Maintenance

Monday, November 6th, 2023

There is an interesting link between heating maintenance and heating repairs. Prioritizing heater maintenance annually is the best way to prevent major repair needs including heater breakdowns. Skipping out on heater maintenance means that you’re more likely to need heating repair in Roanoke, VA.

No matter which heating service you need to schedule, our team is here to help. If you’ve never scheduled heating maintenance, now is a great time to begin. During our in-home inspection, we can talk to you about tips for optimizing your heater all season long. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of heating maintenance and why the service is so crucial for your heater.

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 Should I Repair Or Replace My Furnace?

Monday, September 25th, 2023

If your furnace is up there in age or has been showing signs of problems, you may be wondering if it’s time to invest in a replacement heater. There are many cases when repairing your heater makes sense. But there are other times when problems are bad enough and expensive enough to require a complete replacement.

Whether you need a replacement or furnace repair in Roanoke, VA, our team is here to help. You can keep reading to learn more about how to know when your furnace needs to be replaced. Of course, if you ever have questions, you’re always welcome to give our team a call for guidance. We can offer an assessment of your heater and let you know what our recommendation is and why.

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How to Tell You Need to Replace Your Old Boiler

Monday, February 27th, 2023
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We’ve got good news about your home’s boiler! If you take good care of it, scheduling annual maintenance and prompt repairs as necessary, you can expect your boiler to outlast most other heating systems. Where gas furnaces and heat pumps usually last for about 15 years, boilers can last for over 20 and may even reach 30 years of effective service. This is one of the reasons people still invest in boilers for home heating: they provide an excellent return on investment.

But no boiler can last forever, and it’s better for you to recognize early signs that your home’s boiler is reaching the end of its lifespan. You don’t want to get trapped with a dead boiler in the middle of the winter, nor do you want to spend extra money to keep a boiler going when it should’ve gone to the recycling yard years earlier. 

We’ll help you with our expert knowledge about boiler and water heater replacement in Rocky Mount, VA to detect the indications you need to replace your boiler.

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Is Your Heating System Not Warming Up Your Whole House?

Monday, January 30th, 2023
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The point of having a central heating system is to deliver heat to the entire home (or at least the living spaces). When you turn on your furnace or heat pump during a cold winter day, you expect to have heated air flow evenly to all the rooms. There may be some temperature differences from place to place, but there should be a general “comfort consensus.” 

However, you might be dealing with a heating system that isn’t living up to expectations. The center of the house feels warm enough, but other areas have cold spots or perhaps aren’t getting warm at all. What’s happening? Do you need to call us for heater repair in Roanoke, VA?

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When Is a Furnace Too Old?

Monday, December 19th, 2022
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It would be wonderful if you only had to purchase one furnace for your home (probably the furnace that came with it) and never had to worry about it again. It would work flawlessly for your family each winter season, providing you with warmth, comfort, and safety, and you’d never have to have it replaced.

This is a fantasy, of course. Any powerful mechanical system can run into malfunctions, and no heating system can run forever. But it’s easy to fall into thinking that your heating system is just going to run year after year—and then one day, it doesn’t, and you’re stuck trying to get it replaced.

The way to avoid this situation is to take stock of your furnace and know when to start considering a replacement. We’ll address the question of when a furnace is “too old” below.

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Are You Changing Your Furnace Filter Often Enough?

Monday, December 5th, 2022
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There is a plethora of advice we can offer to help your heating system perform better and be more energy-efficient each fall and winter. We also have plenty of heating systems to choose from and expert services to make sure your heating system stays in great condition throughout the years. But if there’s any piece of wisdom we can share that could help you take control over the efficacy and efficiency of your furnace it’s this–change its air filter!

Yes, this is a small maintenance task that homeowners can (and should) do on their own on a regular basis. The air filter isn’t there to protect your indoor air quality, but the furnace itself. Read on to learn more!

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