Sloan Service Company, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Is Your Heater Acting Up or Your Thermostat?

Monday, February 15th, 2021
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You come home one day and your home is cold and uncomfortable. It is never fun to realize that something is wrong with your heating system. Not to make matters worse, but you have an extra question on your hands when this happens. Is the problem actually with your heating system … or is it with your thermostat?  

It is a good question to ask because the answer can determine whether you need to contact us for a thermostat upgrade or a heating repair in Clayton, NC. It can be tough to tell which issue you are dealing with. That’s something our team can help with. The professionals at Sloan Service Company, Inc. can determine what the cause of your comfort trouble is so you can get a solution in short order.

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Which HVAC System Is The Best Choice for You?

Monday, January 18th, 2021
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It may be a new year but there are some things that don’t change. One thing that hasn’t changed much in recent months is the need to stay home and avoid large gatherings. The other thing that hasn’t changed is that when you are spending extra time at home, you will want to have a reliable system for heating in Durham, NC.

Maybe you’ve been getting by with a space heater and you are finally ready to invest in a good heating system. If so, you have more than one option to choose from. We’ve listed your heating system options here so you have a good idea of which one may be the best match for your home’s needs.

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Electric vs. Gas Furnaces: Which Is Better?

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Everyone has their opinions on what they think is the best option in different situations. For example:

  • Paper or plastic?
  • Physical or digital books?
  • Hot coffee or iced?
  • Flat or sparkling water?

It is likely that in each of those “either/or” questions, you have an answer. But what if someone asked you whether you preferred gas or electric? Maybe you’d have an answer or maybe you would have trouble figuring out what they meant.

We want to dive more into the question of “gas or electric” because it pertains to an important subject: furnaces! You can choose a gas furnace for your home or an all-electric one. And if you asked which option is better, you wouldn’t be the first.

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5 Indicators Your Heat Pump Is in Trouble

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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When there is a problem with your heat pump in summer, you want to get it fixed ASAP because no Raleigh home should go without cool air. Likewise, if there is a problem with your heat pump in the fall or winter, you need to reach out for heating repair in Raleigh, NC too. Your heat pump offers all the comfort you need when it is working right, so we are happy to say Sloan Service Company, Inc. is your one-stop-shop for all your heat pump services too.

So now that you know where to go for your heat pump repairs, we want to help you learn when the time comes to reach out for those services.

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Does Your Heater Need a Repair?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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We know that the cold weather around here may not feel like much when compared to what our northern neighbors encounter. This doesn’t mean we don’t deserve to enjoy warm and comfortable homes! As the temperatures around here get cooler, we are going to start to rely on our heaters more and more. Inevitably, this may lead to some issues popping up.

Even if you’ve been careful to schedule maintenance for your heating system, there is a chance that it may need a repair later on this year. If that is the case, your best option is to reach out to our team for your heating system repair in Knightdale. Just be on the lookout for these warning signs that something is wrong with your heater so you know when to contact us.

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The Details on Dual Fuel Heating

Monday, March 30th, 2020
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When you live in a place like Chapel Hill, heating your home can be tricky. Do you opt for energy efficiency and year-round comfort with a heat pump, or do you choose a furnace to ensure that you are kept warm no matter how cold it may get? What if you didn’t have to choose?

While not commonly discussed, there is an option that allows you to enjoy the benefits of both the energy efficiency of a heat pump and the strength of a furnace. Its a dual fuel system and it might be exactly what you are looking for to solve your home heating problems.

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Is Your Heat Pump in Trouble?

Monday, March 16th, 2020
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A heat pump is a system that can connect to your ductwork system or can operate without ductwork at all to provide you with comfort all year. In short, heat pumps are pretty nifty heating and air conditioning units.

If you have a heat pump in your home we know that you probably appreciate it for being the great provider of comfort that it is. With that knowledge though it can be disheartening when your system starts to malfunction.

Not to worry though! Heat pump maintenance and heater repair in Clayton, NC, or even replacements, is something that our team is great at doing. Let’s start though by figuring out if your heat pump is in trouble or not.

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Is Your Heater on Its Way Out?

Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Replacing your heating system is no easy feat. You do need a working heating system but when your long-standing furnace heater begins to struggle, it is easy to understand why anyone might hesitate before hopping online to shop for their next unit. After all, replacements are pricey, to say the least.

We know how important your heating system is to your home, but we also get why you’d want to avoid a replacement. We want you to avoid a replacement too–it is it too early. An early replacement wastes your money and that isn’t something you deserve.

The best way to avoid an early replacement is to know exactly what the signs are that indicate when you do need a new heater. This allows you to be prepared and informed so you know exactly what heating services in Chapel Hill, NC you need to contact us about.

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5 Possible Fixes For Your Heater

Monday, January 6th, 2020
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The sun has been making its appearance every once in a while now, and in the coming months, our heaters will finally get a break. However, as we look ahead to seasons full of warmth and sunshine, it doesn’t mean we should forget about taking care of our heating systems.

Falls, winter and early spring are when we use our heaters the most and with extended use comes wear and tear. And you know what wear and tear create: repair needs. Maybe you are lucky and your heater only needs some maintenance to make it through the rest of this season and keep you comfy into 2021. However, if your heater is starting to struggle, you should probably consider reaching out for heating repair in Clayton, NC.

Let’s take a look at some potential fixes that your heating system might need.

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Don’t Delay Furnace Repair

Monday, December 23rd, 2019
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Clunk! Thunk! Hiss! Rattle!

If any of these sounds are being made by your furnace, you’ve got a problem on your hands. Mainly, you need to get furnace repairs ASAP. It doesn’t bode well when you delay a furnace repair. Why? Because the issue could magnify and create more issues, or even worsen to the point that your whole furnace needs to be replaced. Some repairs can be pretty dangerous to the health of everyone in the home too.

In fact, we want to zero in on one of the most important repairs that you may need to make on your furnace that you absolutely cannot put off: fixing a cracked heat exchanger.

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