McDaniel Service, Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Springfield’

Tank or Tankless: Which Water Heater Is Right For You?

Monday, May 16th, 2022

The idea of being without reliable warm water in your home isn’t a fun one. Thankfully, it isn’t something that anyone in our area should ever really have to face. There may be a brief period when an old water heater fails and leaves you without warm water for a couple of days but this is resolved with a new water heater installation in Springfield, VA.

If you are in a situation in which you are getting a new water heater installed in your home, you’ll want to make sure the job is done right. Hiring the right team for the job is a vital aspect of this. Schedule your appointment with McDaniel Service, Inc. to rest assured that you are in good hands. But that is only half of the equation. You need to make sure that you have the right water in your house to serve your needs.

Here is what you need to know about choosing a tank or tankless water heater for your next home system.

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It Isn’t Too Late For Maintenance

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Temperatures are starting to get warmer and warmer. As things heat up, it can feel like a nice bit of relief from frigid weather. But then suddenly we could see a week of sweltering temperatures when we need to depend on our air conditioners to keep things livable indoors.

What happens though if you were to turn on your AC and it barely works? That certainly wouldn’t be a good experience to have. Thankfully this should be avoidable. If you haven’t already, you should schedule your AC maintenance in Springfield, VA to prevent problems from happening ahead of time.

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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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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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Prepare Your Heat Pump For the Seasonal Switch

Monday, September 6th, 2021
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You have a home with a heat pump in Springfield. This means that you have one system that provides you with both cool air and warm air. It is a wonderful piece of technology that you are quite thankful for as summer is starting to wrap up. That said, even a system as impressive as a heat pump needs a little extra help to get from cooling season to heating season.

Yes, having a heat pump makes switching gears easy but that doesn’t mean it is 100% effortless–at least not if you want your system to last a long time. It pays off to make a little extra effort to help ease your heat pump over from cooling mode to heating mode. How can you prepare your system for the seasonal switch? We have some tips to help.

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4 Reasons to Schedule a Video Inspection

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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Have you ever wondered what it looks like inside of your pipes? Probably not–at least not until there is a problem within your plumbing that makes you wonder what the cause is. Being unable to see a problem makes it much harder to deal with. That’s one of the many reasons that we provide video pipe inspections in Springfield, VA.

Scheduling a video pipe inspection provided by a trained plumber is going to make dealing with plumbing problems in your home much easier. Here are some great reasons to schedule this service the next time you notice something is off with your home plumbing.

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Should You Install a Heat Pump?

Monday, August 9th, 2021

The prospect of facing summer without a reliable air conditioner is not a fun one period we don’t want you to have to go through that. That is why we want you to know that you have options when it comes to adding an air conditioner to your home. Air conditioning systems have come a long way and have started to become more adaptable to homes with different requirements. One such system is the heat pump.

Heat pumps use the standard split system setup but with a few major differences. Where a central air conditioner has a large outdoor unit Anna large indoor unit a heat pump helps to save space by replacing an indoor unit with an air handler. This is just one of the many reasons that heat pumps are rapidly becoming popular throughout the country. Discover more about the perks of installing a heat pump here to see if this system is the right fit for you this summer.

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