Murphy's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Blog:Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

The Big Furnace Mistakes You’re Making that Cost You Money

Monday, February 4th, 2019

woman-holding-white-paper-house-in-handsJust because you’re a homeowner doesn’t always mean you know the best practices for your home. It’s easy to lose sight of these practices after a while. We doubt that you spend your free time brushing up on the latest in furnace technology or watching videos about how to use your dishwasher the right way. We know that there are so many things that you need to deal with on a daily basis—that’s why we’re here to handle everything HVAC for you. If you ever run into a furnace issue and you need HVAC services in Wayne, PA then be sure that you contact our team.

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Here’s Why Your Home Isn’t Heating Evenly

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Have you been frustrated by your heating system this winter? Are you noticing that some parts of your home are perpetually stuffy while others are always cold? So many homeowners across the country experience this, but it isn’t an inconvenience that you have to learn to deal with. You should call a professional as soon as possible to have your home heated evenly this winter. If you’re looking for a professional team to provide you with the best furnace services in Broomall, PA then make sure that you contact our team.

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All About Radiant Heating

Monday, November 26th, 2018

When someone mentions the term “heater” what do you think of? It’s likely that you think of a forced-air heating system that distributes heat through a series of air ducts throughout your home. Forced-air furnace systems are the most common heating system across the United States. They’re so common that it might be the only heating system you really know much about. But today, we’re here to inform you about your other options for heating—namely radiant heating.

Are you one of the many homeowners here in Springfield, PA that’s looking to upgrade their heating system? We know you want a great way to combat the freezing cold temperatures of winter. Radiant heating systems are a great way to do this. If you install this system and need great services for it, we also provide the best heating repair in Springfield, PA. Contact our team today.

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Should I Replace My Furnace Before Next Winter?

Monday, June 11th, 2018

FurnaceNow may seem like a pretty odd time to talk about furnaces, with summer just getting started. However, if you think you may need to have a new furnace installed in your home before winter starts again, now is the perfect time. You don’t want to wait until right before the winter season to start looking for a new furnace.

You’ll be under pressure to get everything done quickly, and it’ll be harder to get things done in a timely manner if you’re trying to schedule heating service at the same time as everyone else. Have a look at some of the signs that you may need a new furnace installed in your home, so you can have it done now and not have to worry about it later.

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Here Are Some Reasons Why Your Furnace Isn’t Heating

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

BurnerIt can be especially frustrating to turn on your furnace during a frigid day and not have it put out enough heat. There are a number of common reasons why furnace output may not be as high as it should be. Most of them require professional help in order to fix. Still, there’s no harm in finding out a bit more about why your furnace might be having this particular problem. Read on for some possible reasons why your furnace isn’t heating enough, and what you should do about it.

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Upgrade Your Heating System Today!

Monday, March 5th, 2018

woman-coffee-cold-bedIf you’re no longer comfortable on an older couch, you can always upgrade it: changing out the cushions, reupholstering the couch, or, of course, replacing it entirely. You might not think you have such a wide range of options when you’re uncomfortable with the temperature of your home, but you do! There’s a lot you can do to upgrade your heater…you just have to find a good technician to do it for you.

We’re coming up on springtime, but mild weather is the perfect time to upgrade your heating system so that it gives you the whole-home comfort and control you need. Contact us for these upgrades and more!

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Why Energy Efficiency Matters in a Heating Installation

Monday, February 19th, 2018

coin-piggy-bank-handShopping for, say, a bottle of mustard or a roll of paper towels often means finding the least expensive brand available. Shopping for something like a car, though, means spending time comparing your options and finding something with the right fuel efficiency, space, and design. We think shopping for a new heating installation should be more like shopping for a car than finding the right cleaning sponge—but many people don’t treat it this way.

Your home heating system is something you want to last and to perform the way you need it. This means focusing in on energy efficiency (along with some other important features). As you shop around, pay attention to the energy efficiency rating of the heating systems you encounter. Not convinced? We show why this is so vital to the process here.

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Subtle Signs of Trouble with a Furnace

Monday, February 5th, 2018

checklist-homeHow do you know when it’s time to call in technicians for a furnace repair? When the system won’t turn on, of course. If it has nothing to do with the circuit breaker (or blown fuse), the thermostat batteries, or the settings on the thermostat, it’s something you’ll need an expert to fix for you.

However, many furnaces show signs of breaking down long before they ever turn off completely. It’s important that you know the subtler signs of a furnace breaking down, so that you can schedule repairs before you’re stuck without heat on a cold night. Besides, it typically costs less to fix a furnace that is still working than one that has completely broken down! Pay attention to these signs of trouble.

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How Corrosion Affects Your Boiler

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

gas-boiler-serviceFor the most part, you can trust technicians to diagnose and repair any issues with your heater. Local technicians know the ins and outs of boilers already, and there is little you need to know about aside from the basics of keeping your boiler maintained. But a big part of this should involve keeping boiler corrosion under control.

Corrosion can be a death sentence for your boiler. Here’s what you should know about how corrosion affects a hydronic (hot water) system, as well as what you can, and should, do about the problem.

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What’s the Ideal Temperature for Efficient Heating?

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

thernostat-dial-hand-greenYou need central heating in our part of the country. But you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg to stay comfortable. It’s tough to find a compromise, especially if different members of the family have preferences on what the temperature should be throughout the home.

Finding the right temperature for comfort and energy savings is not an exact science. And it may not be easy at first if you’re used to cranking up the heat on a cold day. However, the changes you see in the long term will be well worth it.

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