Aspen Cooling & Heating, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

What Benefits Does an Electric Furnace Bring?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Here in Carlsbad, CA, most homes use gas-fed furnaces to keep warm during the winter. We enjoy mild weather here on the coast, and gas-fed furnaces to the job with a minimum of fuss. But depending upon the circumstances, you may wish to trade in an older gas furnace for a similar model powered by electricity.

Gas furnaces use burners to heat the air, while electric models rely on heated coils powered by your home’s electrical grid. Every home is different of course and not every household can benefit from an electric furnace over a gas-fed one. If you’re in the market, however, it pays to at least give the advantages of electric heating a consideration.

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Steps in Selecting a New Heater

Monday, January 9th, 2017

If your heating system is on its last legs, you might want to start thinking about a replacement system now. Normally, one shouldn’t consider such an operation until the spring, when your Oceanside, CA home won’t have need of a new heating system and you can schedule the operation at leisure. But now is an excellent time to start considering your options, and in the event your aging heater can’t last those final few months, you may need to move quickly to install a new one.

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Reasons Your Furnace Overheats

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

The mild weather in Escondido, CA means that our winters are quite pleasant by and large, but that doesn’t mean much when your furnace overheats and shuts down. Most homes in the area use forced-air furnaces fed by gas, which is inexpensive and effective, but still runs the risk of overheating components. Modern furnaces will shut down automatically when that happens – sparing your system any damage – and if your furnace suddenly switches off for no reason, or continues to cycle on and off, you may be facing an overheated furnace.

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Should You Consider a Ductless Heating System?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Most homes in the Escondido, CA area use centralized heating systems: a furnace which generates hot air in a single location, then blows it into the ducts of your home with a fan. It’s an effective system, but it’s not the only one on the market. Depending on your needs, you may want to consider a ductless heating system as an alternative.

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Why Won’t My Furnace Turn On?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

We don’t exactly suffer from freezing winters here in Rancho Bernardo, CA, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need out heaters to get us through the cold winter nights. It can be quite disconcerting, then, to turn on the heater one evening only to have nothing happens. The good news is that a heater that refuses to turn on is usually easy to spot. The bad new is that the issue will need t0o be treated semi-immediately. Here’s a quick look at some of the causes, and steps you can take to correct the problem fast.

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Use Zone Control Systems to Control Heating and Cooling Costs

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Vista, CA contains a fair number of larger homes, and with the general lack of insulation here in Southern California, homes can be very inefficient to heat and cool sometimes. That means higher bills and increased strain on your system. Yet you couldn’t be blamed for wanting to find some way to improve your HVAC system’s efficiency instead of simply replacing it for another one. In these cases, we recommend the installation of a zone control system in your ducts. it costs much less than a replacement HVAC system, and can reap a huge number of benefits.

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How to Change an Air Filter in Your Heater

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The air filter in your heating system is designed to catch dust and debris before they can coat key components in your system, as well as lowering the amount of dust in your air as it circulates. Here in Oceanside, CA, that’s an important consideration, since it improves the quality of life that comes from living on the coast. But filters nee to be changed periodically once they become clogged. The exact frequency depends on use, but every 2-3 months is common and maybe more often if you have sensitive family members or a large household that sees a lot of use. (At the minimum, it should take place at the beginning and end of heating season.) Changing the filter itself is fairly easy, and involves the following steps.

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Why Is the Air Flow So Low in My Furnace?

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Most homes in the Carlsbad, CA area used forced-air furnaces to stay warm and comfortable in the winter. The system is easy to use and very efficient, matching our mild winter weather well. But like any other appliance, it can still run into trouble, and if you learn to spot the signs of a problem, you can summon help before the issue gets out of hand.

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Ductless Heating and Cooling May Be Right for You

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Fall is a very good time of year to look into replacing your heating and cooling system. Oceanside, CA benefits from mild temperatures year round thanks to our proximity to the sea, but you still need a reliable heating and cooling system to keep your house comfortable. And not every house can rely on traditional central air, either because it can’t support the system of ducts required or because it simply isn’t practical for the specific needs of the building. In those circumstances, we strongly recommend installing a ductless heating and air conditioning system. Why? Here’s a breakdown of how it works, to show you some of the benefits it provides.

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How Do I Measure a Heater’s Efficiency?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Escondido, CA is a very warm town and even the winters are quite mild here in San Diego County. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need a reliable heater to keep you home warm, and if you’re in the market for a new one, you need to keep an eye on the system’s efficiency. The higher the efficiency, the the lower your bills will be when compared with similar issues. But how do you measure a heater’s efficiency?

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