Bill's Superheat, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Heating Emergencies Vs. Scheduled Repairs

Monday, November 28th, 2022
Two hands holding a red wooden house with a heart in the middle.

Figuring out when your heating system is in need of emergency help, or just a scheduled repair in a few days or weeks is a difficult thing to deal with.

Our team advertises directly that we provide 24/7 emergency services to anyone who needs them, and that’s partially why we feel comfortable with a slogan that’s “Here to Save the Day!”

But in truth, it’s hard for a customer to figure out whether they need emergency repairs or not. This blog is going to break it down.

If you’ve been wondering how bad a problem is and whether or not it needs to be fixed right now, you’re in the right place. In an ideal world, we’d like to say that every problem should be fixed quickly, the reality of the situation is different. Let’s figure out what kind of heating service in Bigfork, MT you need, and whether you need it now or later.

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Is Your Furnace Making This Sound?

Monday, November 14th, 2022

There are many noises a machine like a furnace can make. If it’s gently whirring in the distance while it provides your home with heat, or even if it clicks once to turn on, these are sounds that you shouldn’t be worried about. After all, a furnace needs to give you a sign that its working, and those can be good noises, as long as they’re not too loud.

However, there’s one noise we want to talk about today, and that’s booming. A booming furnace requires heater repair in Kalispell, MT, even if it still works efficiently. That booming sound is a particular kind of problem that could lead to safety issues down the line, or even a full breakdown if it’s neglected for long enough.

Let’s talk about a booming furnace. We’ll cover why this happens, the science behind it, and what you can do to stop it.

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Fall Is Perfect for Heater Maintenance

Monday, September 19th, 2022

September is here (and almost gone), which means we’re full steam ahead towards the rest of the fall season! It’s time to bust out the Halloween costume and send the kids back to school because the leaves are going to be changing colors and our schedules are likely to change.

This is good news for anyone who is trying to plan ahead. Unlike summer or winter, fall is a season where temperatures can be more mild and you’re not in dire need of assistance when it comes to your heating. Sure, if you wait long enough eventually it will get cold enough to warrant a heating emergency, but until then your heater isn’t going to be as needed. That’s why we recommend investing in heater maintenance in Kalispell, MT.

Maintenance is going to help your system last longer and perform better during this cold season. And down below, we’ve listed some reasons why fall is the best time to get it!

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Our Guide to the Fall Transition

Monday, September 5th, 2022

While temperatures might still be pretty high, and we’re not quite out of air conditioning season yet–you can probably feel the change in the air. Kids are all starting to go back to school, the leaves are beginning to change, and the air just smells and feels a bit different than it did at the beginning of August.

When seasons change, it can often be hard to acclimate when there’s so much going on in our personal lives. All of a sudden, you might open your eyes one morning and your furnace is starting to kick on as temperatures drop below 50. So, to make things easier for all of our customers, we want to talk about some helpful tips to help you acclimate to the changing seasons easily.

Remember, our team can help with HVAC maintenance in Kalispell, as well as heating or cooling system repairs. Just give us a call if you think there’s something wrong or if you need help with your comfort technology.

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“Will My Heat Pump Work in the Cold?”

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

This is a question that we get all the time and–honestly–it’s a pretty good one! If you’re not familiar with HVAC systems or heat pump technology, then it can be pretty easy to fall into misconceptions about how they work or, in this case, how they don’t work. Well, we only deal with facts on this blog, so we’re going to answer this question and a few others for homeowners who are looking to invest in a new heat pump system.

We install, maintain, and repair heat pumps in Somers, MT. That means you can trust us for all of your heat pump-related information and needs.

The truth is that a heat pump can work well in cold climates, and it can work effectively until -13 degrees Fahrenheit! While this is generally good news, there are some caveats that we’d like to cover down below.

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Where to Learn About Energy Efficiency

Monday, April 18th, 2022

We use a lot of factual data in our blog posts and our work. All of our technicians have to go through rigorous training just to be able to address your HVAC needs. So, where do we get this data from, and where can you access some important data for your home?

Well, we’re not going to monopolize this kind of information. We’d love to share it with you because the more our local community knows about energy efficiency and the importance of services like professional AC maintenance or repairs, the better off they’ll be. So, this blog post is dedicated to showing our sources and telling you where you can more easily find out information about your HVAC system.

Just remember, no blog or article will replace professional HVAC services in Kalispell, MT. Make sure you call us for the work that you need to be done in your home!

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3 Nifty Heating Tips for New Heating Systems

Monday, March 21st, 2022

So, if you’ve just invested in a new, efficient heating system, then this past heating season was probably a step above all the others. Efficient and powerful heating systems, especially new ones, are great investments and can easily cut down your heating costs as well as keep your home more comfortable. Now that spring is here and we’re almost done with the need for our heating systems, it’s time to talk about the complications going forward. How can you keep your heating in Bigfork, MT as efficient and effective for next year?

Well, there are a few things you can do to help keep your heating system in good shape going forward. Even if it’s a brand-new furnace or heat pump, these first few years are absolutely crucial to the rest of the system’s lifespan. Treat your unit well now, and it will continue to work hard and efficiently over the coming decade!

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Your Furnace Should Never Be Smoking

Monday, March 7th, 2022

We need to address a rather complicated question that comes from our community. If your gas furnace heats your home by burning fuel with a flame, then why is it not supposed to make smoke? And where do all of the fumes and smoke that are produced go?

These aren’t amateur questions, we respect anyone who is willing to learn about the heating process and the intricacies of their home. In this case, we need to start with the simplest question and get more complex from there. What is smoke? And why does it come from burning different types of fuel sources?

Then, we’ll move into the vital conversation as to whether or not you need furnace repair in Bigfork, MT. If your furnace is smoking, the simple answer is yes, but we urge you to keep reading to learn more about this complicated issue.

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8 Heating Terms to Be Familiar With

Monday, February 21st, 2022

Look, the HVAC industry can feel a little exclusive when you’re not up to date on some of the unique terminologies we use. If you’re frustrated hearing an HVAC technician say that your “heat exchanger needs to be replaced” or that your air conditioner “needs more R-410A” then you’re not alone. These terms are essential for the work we do, but homeowners are often kept out of the loop and you’re just told to trust the pros.

Well, we believe that knowledge is power. We’re not just invested in providing quality work for you and your home, but we want our homeowners to be invested in their HVAC systems as well. The more we can teach you about HVAC terminology, the better off you’ll be when you encounter a problem. Plus, maybe you’ll teach one of our technicians a thing or two about the industry that you work in, and we can call it even!

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Is Your Heat Pump in Recovery Mode?

Monday, January 24th, 2022

This particular mode for a heat pump has several different names that homeowners recognize. In this blog we’ll be using the term “recovery mode” but some folks call it “defrost mode” or just “recovery.” This is a specific mode your heat pump goes into when temperatures are too cold outside and the system is beginning to freeze. It will warm itself up by running briefly in reverse, and this can cause some distress for homeowners who are already chilly.

Heat pumps are becoming more popular as a reliable method for heating in Kalispell, MT. We don’t want any homeowners to veer away from such awesome technology because of this small process. That’s why we’re going to go over what the recovery mode of a heat pump is, why it works this way, and why you shouldn’t be so worried when your heat pump exhibits the signs of being in recovery mode.

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