Real Comfort Systems Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Late Maintenance is Better Than None–Here’s Why

Monday, April 27th, 2020
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After you spend an entire winter season cooped up at home it can feel like a great relief to be able to shut down your heating system. You may not be there just yet but we know that many of us are looking forward to shutting our heaters down.

With that said, you don’t want to just shut your heater down and walk away until next winter. If you didn’t schedule heater maintenance in Jefferson, MD at the beginning of the season, then now may be the right time to get the job done.

Don’t believe us? Let us explain why late maintenance will always be better than no maintenance at all.

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What’s That Noise? It May Be Your Heater

Monday, April 13th, 2020
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The weather has seemed to be all over the place lately. When temperatures can ricochet between 70 and 50, it is important that you are able to find a comfortable haven in your house. This means that you also need to be able to turn on your heater quickly and know that it is up to the job of keeping you comfortable.

But what if your heating system needs to be repaired? If there is a necessary heating repair in Brunswick, MD, it is far less than likely that your system will be able to provide the comfort you need–it is probably going to drive your energy bills up though!

No comfort and less cash isn’t an ideal situation. Don’t let it happen to you! There are some warning sounds that you should be wary of that will let you know something is up with your heater.

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A Cracked Heat Exchanger: Causes, Dangers, and Solutions

Monday, March 30th, 2020
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Your furnace heater requires regular upkeep. Yearly maintenance can help it run for a good long while with fewer repairs, while timely repairs help keep it running, period. With that said, there are some repairs that are going to be a little less urgent than others, such as a dirty filter needing to be replaced.

While we urge our customers to always reach out to us as soon as they can for their furnace repair in Brunswick, MD, we know there are some fixes that can wait a day or two. But what about the repair needs that should be taken care of ASAP?

Out of all the repair needs your furnace can have, there is one that absolutely can’t be delayed in the least and that is the cracked heat exchanger.

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How To Tell Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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Your heat pump is an important part of your home. Thanks to its ability to move heat, it can offer you both heating and cooling throughout the year. In order to keep doing this reliably though, your heat pump will need professional services at some point, whether it is maintenance or heater repair in Urbana, MD.

If you have been careful to schedule regular maintenance for your heat pump since having it installed, you may not have needed to schedule repairs for it just yet. However that does create a small problem: you might not know what the signs are that signal that your heat pump requires repairs. If you aren’t sure what the indicators are that you need to schedule heat pump repairs, we can give you both the information and the services you need.

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Heating Trouble? It May Be Your Ducts

Monday, February 17th, 2020
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When you live in Urbana you have a lot of natural beauty to enjoy. however, during wintertime it is often nicer to enjoy all that natural beauty from the warmth and comfort of your own home. If your heating system is on the fritz though, staying inside may only give you the benefit of being protected from the wind rather than really keeping you warm.

There is a multitude of things that can happen to impede your furnace’s ability to warm your home. The one that we want to bring up however often goes unnoticed until it is making a really big problem. This issue lies within your ductwork.

While your ducts are out of sight and all too often out of mind, we assure you that paying attention to them every once in a while pays off. Let us explain the reasons why.

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The Benefits of a Dual Fuel Heating System

Monday, February 3rd, 2020
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People across the United States are looking for ways to improve their energy efficiency. This means using less energy and losing less of what you use too. One of the many great ways to do this is to utilize highly energy efficient home comfort systems such as the heat pump.

Energy efficiency is a great thing to work towards but it doesn’t always keep you comfortable. After all, a heat pump’s greatest weakness is freezing cold temperatures. This doesn’t make it a bad system, it just means that your heat pump may not be able to do its job efficiently all year round.

But what if this didn’t need to be a problem? When you use a dual fuel system, it won’t be!

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Humidity Can Help Your Comfort!

Monday, January 20th, 2020
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We know it sounds strange but hear us out. Humidity isn’t always a bad thing–it just depends on what you are looking for in terms of comfort. If you are looking to cool off, humidity is definitely a hindrance. However, humidity can offer a helping hand in the effort to keep you and your home warm.

If you are curious about the benefits of humidity in the effort to keep your home comfy during winter, we are happy to give you some information. On top of that, if you are looking for ways to improve the environment in your home throughout the cooler months of the year, our service technicians are ready to help.

For now though let’s discuss how humidity can actually be helpful for your comfort and your indoor air quality in Jefferson, MD.

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The Importance of Surge Protectors For Your Heater

Monday, December 9th, 2019
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Our own Carl Harris, CEO of Real Comfort Systems, recently encountered a power surge in his neighborhood when a tree took out a power line, emphasized by a big flash of blue light. Of course, a power surge means that electronics that were plugged in that night were at risk of taking on damage. And, true to form, several homes discovered their heaters were out of commission once the power returned due to their electric motors taking on the full brunt of the power surge.

This incident of course prompted Carl to send the word out to remind our valued customers of the importance of surge protectors. Because, when the lights came back on, those in the neighborhood who had these handy devices installed discovered that the only thing the power surge took with it was the protectors themselves!

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5 Ways to Tell Your Heater Needs Help

Monday, November 25th, 2019
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Maryland is definitely like a slice of paradise. It’s green and fertile and full of interesting bits of history and engaging things to do. With that said, it also has a tendency to get a little chilly.

During these next several months when most of us are more inclined to enjoy the great indoors with a blanket, comfy clothes and hot drinks, we will rely on our heaters quite a bit. However, before you settle in for the human version of hibernation, we would advise that you double-check just how well your heater will operate before you end up without warmth when you really need it the most.

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Keep Warm This Season Thanks to Maintenance Services

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Soup’s on! And in all likelihood so is your heater. There is nothing better than warming up with a hot bowl of something filling while enjoying a temperately cozy indoor environment.

It is a shame then when you can’t rely on your heater to keep operating. It may have started as a strange noise and then progressed to unreliable warmth and end in a heater that just refuses to turn on now. This is a system that is in dire need of repair and could even need replacing.

Not exactly the best way to kick off the holidays.

Thankfully, you have the ability to avoid this chilly situation by making sure that your heater is taken care of. Maintenance for your heating system is the best way to keep it running. Here’s why.

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