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

“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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Can You Fix Your Furnace on Your Own?

Monday, January 10th, 2022

It can be natural to get a burst of inspiration as a homeowner, as you start taking care of home improvement projects around the house. You finally replace that knob that was missing from the nightstand, you finished replacing the broken window in your shed, and now you’re looking to conquer more projects as you get things done. Firstly, we’d like to commend you for being such a hard worker! The world needs more homeowners like you, that’s for sure.

However, before you take those determined steps into the basement to start working on your broken furnace this winter, we’d like to talk about how maybe this is a project that you’d better off leaving in more qualified hands. Don’t take this the wrong way, there are a lot of projects that probably require your attention and nobody else’s, but your furnace just isn’t one of them.

Here are just a few reasons why furnace repair in Kalispell, MT should never be done by a homeowner.

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What Is Wrong With A Noisy Furnace?

Monday, December 27th, 2021

It’s that time of year again! Yeah, we said it! Time to take a good look at that screeching, dust-infested Ol’ Faithful hidden in the back of your basement and see what that baby’s worth. Now I know what you might be thinking. The last repair person was here just a little over a year ago, there’s no need to look into those kinds of expenses. But think again. If your furnace is doing anything more than the regular, low-pitched monotone humming while the blower runs, then there’s a high chance that you’re in need of professional furnace repair.

In order to ensure that peace of mind while you spend this festive season in the comfort and warmth of your full house, here’s a quick list of furnace noises that should let you know when your home is at risk. Additionally, we’ll let you in on where you can find the best professional furnace repair in Kalispell, MT.

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3 Signs Your Heater Is on Its Way Out

Monday, December 13th, 2021

It’s almost wintertime! This means that we’ll be getting a lot of calls from customers out there who need help with their heating systems. From furnaces to heat pumps, this coming season really tests the limits of what our heaters can do and why professional service is so important.

Today, we wanted to focus on three unique signs that your heater might be telling you it doesn’t just need repairs, but that it might need an entire heater replacement in Kalispell, MT. We know that this might not be the easiest topic to read about, and it’s definitely harder to plan for than heating repair, but it’s absolutely worth doing research into. Just like any large investment, the payoff can be huge when you do your own research and learn about what heating systems are available.

So, let’s start talking about whether or not you might need a heater replacement in your home!

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Should You Choose a Gas or Electric Furnace?

Monday, November 15th, 2021

When it comes to furnace repair in Columbia Falls, MT, the type of furnace you have changes the game. Gas furnaces and electric furnaces, while both being fixable by professionals on our team, require different technology and expertise. The systems just function very differently and we think it’s important that homeowners know that moving forward.

If you’re a newcomer to the HVAC field, or you’ve maybe just gotten introduced to the technology, then we welcome you to this blog! Here we go in detail about the specific components of a gas or electric furnace, but in a way that’s going to be helpful and informative to homeowners that need help. We’ll discuss the major differences between gas and electric furnaces, as well as talk about why our team can help fix your system if it’s struggling.

Don’t hesitate to call us with any additional questions you might have. We’ve got answers!

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