Normal wear and tear on heating systems in New England will eventually take its toll. Routine maintenance greatly reduces the possibility of a heating system failure on a cold winter night but there is always a chance something could go wrong. We realize a loss of heat is more than an inconvenience. It can pose a danger to your family’s health and safety making it a stressful event.
Absolute Precision Plumbing Heating & Cooling is prepared to handle a heating emergency or heating system repair at any time, day or night. Our technicians will arrive at your home fully equipped to get your heating system up and running as quickly as possible. Our vans are fully stocked, our tools and equipment are the best available, and our technicians are laser-focused on restoring your heat with minimum disruption to your schedule.
With 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry we have the knowledge and expertise to service all makes and models of heating equipment. That includes boilers, furnaces, heat pumps, and all related components.
As with any mechanical device preventative maintenance is a must to keep your heating system operating safely and efficiently. Without proper regular servicing there’s a high probability of system failure, higher fuel consumption, and the need for a heating service call at the most inopportune time.
Monthly replacement of your furnace air filter will make the furnace run efficiently while extending its life. A dirty filter restricts air flow, causing the furnace to work harder. Dirty filters also cause air quality and comfort issues.
Heating equipment may tend to lose efficiency as it ages, especially if it’s not maintained regularly. If you notice your fuel consumption has increased year over year this is a telltale sign your system requires attention.
Whether you have a furnace or a boiler the system will sometimes make noises that can alert you of potential problems. Noise coming from a hydronic heating system typically sound like someone is hammering on your pipes. It’s usually caused by air, water or a foreign substance restricting the return back to the boiler.
Screeching or chirping noises in your furnace may indicate a problem with the fan motor. A rattling or clanging noise you’re hearing when the furnace shuts down is usually due to contraction as the metals are cooling. Booms and thuds may be duct related. In any case noises are a signal your system should be inspected by a qualified heating technician.
When your heating system turns on but still produces no heat it may be due to an electrical problem such as in the thermostat. Or it may be mechanical such as a worn out motor. While these problems are often easy to fix its always best to call a qualified technician who can safely diagnose the problem.
If Family members are experiencing headaches, nausea, or discomfort of the eyes and nose it could indicate carbon monoxide leaking into the home. If this is the case take immediate action. Open windows, especially where the furnace is located and call an emergency service technician.
A home that feels stuffy or where family members complain of dry throat, nose, or skin could indicate your furnace is no longer up to the job of cleaning and moisturizing the air in your home. You may also notice frequent dust, drooping plants, or even furniture showing cracking. If these symptoms are present in your home it’s time to call a heating professional.
With your family’s safety and comfort being our number 1 priority we’ll make every attempt to repair your heating system. However, for reasons of safety, comfort or simple economics it may be that the better choice for you is to replace your system. You’ll find that advances in heating system technology have made it possible to recover the cost of a new heating system in just a few years. Today’s systems are more efficient. They consume less fuel, are kinder to the environment, and contribute to healthy indoor air quality.
Should you decide a new boiler or furnace is your best option the next most important thing is determining how much heating capacity your home requires. The fact that your present system is undersized or over-sized may very well be the reason for it’s failure. More often than not building characteristics change over time. So a boiler or furnace that was on spec 20 years ago is now either too big or too small for the job. That is why the common practice of many heating contractors–sizing the system based on the rating of the existing equipment–is a terribly misguided approach.
At Absolute Precision we take the time to calculate all the factors involved in designing the best heating system for your home. We may recommend some energy efficiency improvements such as weatherstripping or insulation. And we’ll take into consideration any renovation plans you may have on the drawing board. In addition we’ll examine your hot water heating to see if we can save you more money while increasing your hot water availability.
At Absolute Precision Plumbing Heating & Cooling we believe our A+ BBB rating, our 4 consecutive Angies List Super Service awards, and our many 5 star reviews are a testament to the overall satisfaction of our customers. It’s about the way we do our jobs: that we show up on time: explain our diagnosis in plain English: present clear up-front pricing: get the job done quickly, efficiently, with respect for the household schedule: and that we stand behind our work.
If you’re in need of heating system repair, if you’d like peace of mind by having one of our qualified technicians troubleshoot your system, or if you’d just like to explore the possibilities give us a call at 978-774-8835. You can also contact us here.
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