Certified Air Systems, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Furnace Noises That Indicate a Problem

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Furnaces make all kinds of noises during operation, most of which are fairly normal. If you’ve had your furnace for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with the kinds of noises that it makes while it’s operating. What if it suddenly starts making noises that you aren’t familiar with, though? Unusual furnace noises can indicate a problem that needs repair, so it’s best not to ignore them. Let’s take a look at some of those noises now. (more…)

Furnace Problems You Need to Watch Out for

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Winter is by far the most stressful time of year for furnaces. They’re used on a near-daily basis, often for hours at a time, which generates a lot of additional wear and tear on the system. This added strain makes it far more likely for problems to develop with the furnace. If you’re using a furnace to keep warm this winter, you should keep an eye out for symptoms that your system is in trouble. Let’s take a look at some common furnace problems, and the symptoms they give off. (more…)

It’s Important to Properly Size Your Heating System

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Our society tends to tell us that “bigger is better” all the time, for all sorts of different things. This attitude tends to be quite common when it comes to selecting a home heating system, as well. While it may seem to make sense that the biggest possible system is always the best, it is actually not true. Improperly sized heating systems can actually do far more harm than good, whether too large or too small. Let’s take a look at what can happen when your heating system isn’t sized properly. (more…)

Signs That You Need to Replace Your Furnace

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Winter is here, and homeowners are starting to rely on their furnaces to keep warm on a regular basis. For some homeowners, however, this winter will be the death of their furnaces. No matter how well you take care of a furnace, it can’t last forever. The sooner you can recognize that your furnace is reaching the end of its life, the sooner you can have it replaced. You don’t want to have your furnace suddenly give out on you in the middle of one of the coldest months of the year, after all. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you should replace your furnace this winter. (more…)

It’s Not Too Late for Furnace Maintenance!

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Florida may not be a frozen wasteland during the winter, but most people still use their heaters on a regular basis to keep warm during this season. If you’re using a furnace to keep your home comfortable, and you haven’t scheduled maintenance for it yet this year, do so now! Winter is the most stressful time of year for furnace, and that makes it far more likely for problems to occur. Read on to find out why maintenance is so important for preserving the health of your furnace. (more…)

Common Ductless Indoor Blower Repairs

Monday, December 7th, 2015

One of the benefits of using a ductless heating (and cooling) system is that instead of needing ductwork to deliver the air, you utilize indoor blowers. These blowers operate independently, allowing you to customize your comfort. But these blowers are serious mechanical units, and they can sometimes experience problems. Here are some of the more common problems we see with indoor blowers: (more…)

Why a Bigger Heater Isn’t Better

Monday, November 16th, 2015

There are certain ways in which bigger is better: a bigger chocolate bar, a bigger bank account, a bigger amount of energy to get through each day. However, there are many items that aren’t better when they are bigger, and one of these is your home’s central heating system. This can seem counter-intuitive to many, as it would seem that a bigger heating system would provide your home with more heat. But this isn’t the way heating works in your home, as we’ll explain more about below. (more…)

Time to Get Your Heater Ready for Winter with Annual Maintenance!

Monday, November 9th, 2015

We know you may be saying that with temperatures as they currently are – in the 70s and 80s – why in the world would you need to schedule heating maintenance? Well, the fact is that we are in November, and whether we like it or not, our nights, and some of our days, are going to get chillier. And when this happens, you need to know that your heating system is ready to go. The best way to do this? Schedule annual heating maintenance with the pros from Certified Air Systems, Inc.! (more…)

Common Ductless Heating Issues

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Ductless heating and cooling systems contain some of the same components as air conditioning systems. A ductless unit uses refrigerant to absorb heat from your home and move it outside in the cooling season or to move heat into your house in the heating season. What makes these systems unique, of course, is that you don’t need any ductwork in order to install one. This means that they may be less likely to need repairs, in some respects, since leaky ducts are responsible for a lot of heating and cooling issues. But a ductless heating system can still encounter a few of the same issues as a ducted unit, most of which require immediate repair.

  • Low Refrigerant – Refrigerant continuously cycles throughout the ductless system as it is running. In the heating season, the refrigerant absorbs heat from the air outside as it evaporates and then moves this heat into your home. When there’s not enough refrigerant, the system cannot efficiently heat a room, which means that you end up spending more money on electricity. Besides that, other components can begin to suffer, including the compressor.
  • Dirty Coil – Dirt in the ductless unit can be just as problematic as a broken part. A dirty inside or outside coil will have trouble absorbing or releasing heat. This means that other parts will have to work harder to compensate, which may result in worn-down and struggling components.
  • Blower Fan Trouble – The blower fan in the inside unit of your ductless heating system is responsible for drawing in the air in your home in order to heat or cool it. Debris can get into the blower fan and impede function, resulting in limited heating and cooling, and potentially, a frozen indoor coil.
  • Compressor Damage – The compressor is one of the most important components of a ductless air conditioning and heating system, and one of the most costly. Unfortunately, when this part fails, you may need to replace the outdoor unit, which is why regular maintenance is so important.
  • Faulty Installation with the Indoor Unit – Another common repair need has to do with the aesthetics of the unit. The indoor fan portion of your AC is mounted high on the wall or suspended from the ceiling, but it may peel off over time if it is not mounted properly.

Call Certified Air Systems, Inc. to talk with certified professionals about our ductless heating service in Casselberry today.

Why is Adequate Insulation in Orlando, FL So Important?

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

When some people think of insulation, they tend to think of cold, drafty building. However, you need to remember that great insulation in Orlando, FL is just as important as great insulation in Manitoba or anywhere else. If your home is uncomfortable, or if you are building a new home and need to know that your insulation installation is handled properly, just give us a call. The insulation technicians at Certified Air Systems, Inc. have the products and skills that they need to ensure that you are able to heat and to cool your home properly. For true year round comfort, great insulation is a must.

Now, we understand that people may associate insulation with keeping warm, but this is generally due to a fundamental misunderstanding of the way in which insulation works. It is not some type of heating material, after all, but rather a material which helps to block heat transfer. Heat, as we all know, naturally moves from warmer environments to colder ones. Because of this, insulation is really a two way street. During the hottest time of the year, your insulation helps to prevent the intense heat from outside from invading your home. When it is cooler out and you are running your heater, it helps to prevent the heat generated from making its way outside.

Not only does insulation help to keep your energy costs down by protecting the efficiency with which your HVAC system heats and cools your home, but it can actually also help to protect your indoor air quality. When air from outside makes its way into your home, as is the case in our area where it is often quite hot out and cooler in your house, it can bring with it airborne pollutants. Insulation is a great way to supplement the performance of your air purification system, as it keeps these pollutants out.

To learn more about the benefits of great insulation in Orlando, FL, contact Certified Air Systems, Inc. anytime.

We are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. Our passion is helping our loyal customers to live more comfortably.