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

Choosing Between Electric vs. Gas Furnaces

Monday, January 18th, 2021
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You know that wintertime would be much tougher without the help of your heating system. So when that heating system gives out, it isn’t the time to be hemming and hawing online over which new unit will be the best fit. If your heater is getting close to its retirement, it is a good idea to plan ahead for what you want your next system to be.

Chances are that you may be considering a furnace but this can actually be a bigger choice than you think. You will want to consider selecting the best option between an electric or gas furnace in Jefferson, MD. Both options are great heating systems–the important part is selecting the one that meets your needs best.

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Do You Need to Retire Your Furnace?

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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The heater is on, or at least you think it is, but the house is still cold. You layer up, check the thermostat, and start doing jumping jacks to take off the chill. While we admire the effort, the feeling that you can’t get warm is probably not on you–it may be because your heater can’t keep up anymore.

When a furnace in Jefferson, MD gives out, it’s never good news. But that doesn’t mean it has to ruin the start of your new year. Resolve to handle the situation without the stress! Check to see if these warning signs fit the mold and, if they do, reach out to us to get a replacement done ASAP.

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5 Signs Your Boiler Needs Professional Repairs

Monday, December 21st, 2020
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What do you get when someone looks at a water heater and says, “What if I used that to heat my home?” You get a boiler!

Okay, we know it likely didn’t go down like that but you catch our drift. Boilers are home heating systems that operate by heating water that provides radiant heat throughout your house. They work differently than furnaces and heat pumps but they are meant to accomplish the same goal: keeping the house nice and toasty warm even when the world outside is icy cold.

While they may use a different approach than furnaces, boilers share other things in common with their forced-air cousins: they all need timely repairs when a problem pops up!

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How to Tell You Need a New Thermostat

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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You need to be able to rely on your heating system to keep your home warm as the temperatures drop. Keeping your heater itself in good condition is a huge part of this. The other big part of this is making sure that your thermostat is in good condition too.

Your thermostat is like the command center for your home comfort systems, your heater included. If something goes wrong with your heating system, it may be due to your thermostat rather than the heater itself. Be on the lookout for any of these signs that you may need a new thermostat to ensure your home comfort this winter.

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Should You Consider a Heat Pump?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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Keeping your home warm as we enter the winter season is important to focus on. A big part of this is knowing to turn to a reliable HVAC company in Frederick, MD for your heating services including replacements and installations. We are happy to be that professional company you can turn to.

If you are ready to get enjoy great heating comfort in your home this season, it may be a good idea to consider a heat pump mini split. These are great heating systems and can be a great solution for your home’s comfort needs. We can provide you with some things to know about heat pumps that will help you determine if they are a good match for you.

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This Is a Vital Furnace Repair

Monday, November 9th, 2020
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Okay, let’s start out by addressing the fact that no furnace repair should be delayed or ignored. If your furnace needs to be repaired, you should reach out to a pro to get the job done ASAP. When we are discussing a vital furnace repair we are simply addressing the fact that this repair need can actually present a problem for your comfort and your safety too. We are of course talking about the need to promptly address a cracked heat exchanger.

Here we have described why a cracked heat exchanger is such a big deal and we are proud to say you can rely on us for prompt repairs.

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The Benefits of Timely Heater Repairs

Monday, October 26th, 2020
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When the skies get cloudy and temperatures drop, it is great to know that you can turn on your heater to get rid of the chill in the house. If you notice that you turned on your heater and you still need heavy blankets to keep warm, there may be a problem.

Bundling up to reduce your demands from your heater is a great idea but it shouldn’t be necessary because your system can’t heat up your home. If you are struggling to keep warm, reach out to us for the heating repairs you need sooner than later.

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Now Is the Time for Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 12th, 2020
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The fall season is here. Leaves are changing colors, the temperatures are on a downward trend (finally!), and we are dusting off our cold-weather clothes. Now is also the ideal time to dust off your heating system. If you need to schedule heating maintenance, you will need to turn to a professional HVAC contractor in Frederick, MD.

Getting a professional to perform your heating maintenance service is important to your comfort. Without this service, you are at risk of reduced comfort, higher bills, and other problems. Here are some of the reasons that getting your heater tune-up taken care of ASAP is a good idea.

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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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