McDaniel Service, Inc Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

6 Signs Your Furnace Needs Expert Help

Monday, November 14th, 2022

The middle of winter is the last time when you want to encounter a furnace breakdown. In all honesty, there is never a good time for a system breakdown but the middle of a cold spell is probably the worst timing possible. It’s a good thing that you can prevent this from happening!

Here’s the thing. If you need a furnace repair in Springfield, VA, the sooner you get the problem addressed, the less likely it is that your system will break down when you need it the most. So we want to equip you with the knowledge you need to ensure you get those repairs done promptly.

Here are the signs that you need to get your furnace checked out.

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A Heater Tune-Up Can Keep You Safe

Monday, October 24th, 2022

There are a lot of benefits that come from getting maintenance each year for your heater. This service is something you can think of as being like those yearly dentist office visits: they help keep things in better condition and prevent bigger problems.

And preventing those bigger issues comes with a secondary benefit: it helps keep your heater working safely. This is because some of those issues can become safety hazards that can harm the people in the home. If you haven’t scheduled heater maintenance in Alexandria, VA then it is a good idea to do so now in order to guarantee the safe operation of your heater along with other benefits we’ll talk about below.

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Why You Should Schedule Heater Maintenance ASAP

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Fall is right around the corner and so is the cool weather that comes with the changing seasons. When the cold sets in, you’ll want to make sure that the heater in your home is ready to provide some warmth to keep things comfortable. One of the best ways to accomplish this goal is by scheduling heating maintenance in Springfield, VA with a team like ours.

We are proud to provide comprehensive heating services to homes like yours. Maintenance is a part of this and we offer it for a good reason. Or, rather, we offer maintenance for multiple good reasons. Read on to learn how you’d benefit from booking a tune-up for your heater today and then reach out to us to get your visit on the calendar.

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The Difference a Filter Change Can Make

Monday, March 7th, 2022

We still have a little while yet until the warm weather reaches us for good. Until that happens, you need to make sure that your heater is going to run well. At the same time, however, you want to think ahead and do what you can to prepare for the warmer temperatures to come.

Did you know there is one easy task that can make a difference for both your heater and your air conditioner? The answer is a filter change! Checking and changing your filter for your HVAC system is helpful to both systems and, in the long run, to you too.

Let’s look at the difference that a simple filter change can make for your home comfort now and later.

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What Does a Booming Furnace Indicate?

Monday, February 21st, 2022

You go turn on your furnace and hear the system respond, but you aren’t getting any heat. Then, after a few minutes, you hear what sounds like a small explosion in your furnace. It’s disconcerting to hear, but it may help to know that we are familiar with this issue. Your furnace won’t explode. However, if you hear a boom coming from your furnace when you try to get it running, it does mean that you have a problem in the system that requires professional furnace service in Springfield, VA.

Booming is just one of the noises you really don’t want to hear from your furnace heater. Let’s look at why booming is bad news for your furnace and explore some other noises that mean trouble your system.

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Tips To Keep Warm While Waiting for Service

Monday, February 7th, 2022

Uh-oh, is your heater running into trouble? It might be time to get a repair heating service in Alexandria, VA. The only problem is that now you need to figure out how to keep yourself warm until the repairs are done!

We know that staying warm during our winter season can be a challenge, especially if your heater is on the fritz. Not to worry though! When you reach out to us for help, our technicians will arrive ASAP to get that repair taken care of. What’s more, we are locals too so we have some tips to help you stay warm while you wait for your heater to get back to normal.

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Why a Cracked Heat Exchanger Is a Big Problem

Monday, January 24th, 2022

Let’s be clear, there isn’t a heating system repair that you should ever ignore. However, a loose bolt isn’t usually going to carry the same level of severity as a cracked heat exchanger. No heating system repair should be ignored but some are worth a faster response.

Your heat exchanger plays a vital role in your gas furnace. This is the part of the system that makes heat creation both possible and safe. So it isn’t hard to see why a problem with your heat exchanger is a pretty big deal. If this is your first time hearing about this issue though, you may not know just how big a deal it is.

Let’s discuss why a cracked heat exchanger is a problem for your comfort and your safety and what you can do to address it.

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Should You Repair Or Replace Your Heater

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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Your heater has been having trouble lately and it has left you cold and, well, annoyed. You have every right to be annoyed too. You expect your system to keep up with your home comfort needs so when it fails at that job it is frustrating, to say the least.

This is especially true if it feels like you just got it repaired recently. If you did get your system fixed recently though it may be time to stop and reassess. Do you need another repair or is it time to replace an aging heater on its way out? Let’s look at some of the signs that it is time to let go of your old heater rather than trying to repair it again.

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How To Tell Your Radiant Heater Needs Repairs

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Those of us with radiant heaters in our homes can attest to how effective they are. By radiating heat rather than blowing hot air through the home, these systems keep everyone in the home warm very well. Many people compare the heat from these systems to the warmth from the sun!

Radiant heaters are great investments but even these systems can run into trouble at some point or another. Getting a professional out to your home to assess and repair your heater in short order is always the best course of action. But how can you tell you need to call in the pros? We have the warning signs of radiant heater repairs in Springfield that you should know below!

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5 Indicators Your Heater Is Hurting

Monday, November 1st, 2021
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You’re starting to use your heating system more and more. This should be increasing your comfort but what if all you are noticing is how little comfort you’re getting? You are running your heater a reasonable amount but it doesn’t seem to be making a dent in your home temperature. Something is definitely off.

If this sounds familiar, you have every right to be concerned. Chances are high that something is amiss within your heating system. When issues like this pop up, it means it is time to call in the professionals. A trained technician can identify the source of the problem and address it in a timely manner.

Here are some other indicators that you should be on the lookout for too

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