Why Does My Thermostat Click When It Comes On?

January 15, 2020

You’ve noticed that your thermostat clicks when it turns on your HVAC system. Now you are wondering if the sound is cause for concern. What Causes the Clicking Sound in Your Thermostat? Inside your thermostat is an electrical system that relies on circuits to control the flow of current. The clicking noise that you hear is one of the relays. A relay is a type of switch that opens and closes to complete a circuit. In simple terms, relays turn electrical current on and off within the thermostat. The clicking sound is the movement of the relay. Does a Clicking...

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Why Is My Heater Leaking Water?

January 9, 2020

If drips and puddles are accumulating beneath your hot water heater, there’s a chance your heater may be leaking. Hot water heater leaks can be the result of defective valves or a corroded tank. When temperatures are chilly, though, condensation can collect on the outside of the tank and drip on to the floor. How do you know if it’s condensation or a leak? If something’s interfering with your supply of hot water, then it’s probably time to call your HVAC professional. 1. Faulty Valves Cause Leaks Your hot water heater contains two valves. The drain valve sits above the...

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3 Reasons To Use A Humidifier During Flu Season

December 16, 2019

Humidifiers play an important role in your home’s air quality. Not only do they add much-needed moisture to the air during the winter months, but they can even help to protect you from the flu virus. Here at , we’ve installed countless whole-house humidifiers, so we know all the perks of having your very own system. Here are just a few of the many reasons to use a humidifier during flu season. 1. You’ll Breathe Easier If you’ve ever had the flu before, you know it comes with symptoms like congestion, coughing, a runny nose, and a sore throat. These...

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Can Poor Indoor Air Quality Affect Your Health?

December 9, 2019

If you’re bothered with sneezing, coughing, and other respiratory issues, the air inside your home could be making your ailments worse. Indoor air pollutants are known to irritate the airways, causing sneezing, itchy throats, and other bothersome symptoms. For those with asthma or other respiratory disorders, indoor air pollutants like chemicals, dust, pet dander, and smoke are all triggers. Common Indoor Air Pollutants Not only do substances like chemicals, smoke, aerosols, and pet dander pollute indoor air. The steam from cooking and showers can promote mold growth. Mold spores can become airborne and settle anywhere in a home. Initially, mold...

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What Causes Heating Repairs?

December 1, 2019

Modern furnaces, heat pumps, and boilers are supposed to last 15 years and even longer. Why is it then that so many homeowners experience equipment breakdowns in winter that require a service call? Read on to learn about the leading causes of heating repairs. Wear and Tear has been performing heating installations, maintenance, and repairs in Dallas-Fort Worth and the surrounding areas since 2003. We emphasize to our customers that lifespan estimates for heating equipment are based on seasonal maintenance. Many homeowners take a break-fix approach to their heating, which means that they do not call us until something bad...

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Are Heating Tune-Ups Necessary?

November 28, 2019

in Farmers Branch provides heating services to the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. We recommend seasonal heating tune-ups whether you have a heat pump or a furnace. Still, many homeowners seem uncertain if such a service is essential, so let us consider why it is. Manufacturers Advise Tune-Ups Life span estimates published by heating equipment manufacturers are based on that equipment being properly maintained. A tune-up is the most important form of maintenance because it reveals the effects of wear and tear just prior to the high stress of the peak season. Many Warranties Require Them Most furnace and heat pump...

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Why Is My Heating System Blowing Cold Air?

November 18, 2019

As a homeowner, you can troubleshoot a heater that still turns on but blows cold air. This problem could have an easy fix, but it could also require a professional technician to make a repair. Here’s a quick guide to why your heater might be blowing cold air. Dirty Air Filter Dirt buildup on a filter can block warm air from flowing into your home. It’s important to replace the filter every three months. Not only is the air blocked from flowing out, but the dirty filter can also cause the equipment to overheat. Parts and components can break down...

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How To Optimize Your Energy Efficiency This Winter

November 8, 2019

is proud to meet the heating needs of our residential customers in Dallas-Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. While our area enjoys mild winters, many homeowners experience heating bills that surprise them and are higher than they would like. Here are some tips on how to optimize your energy efficiency. Prep Your System Many homes in Texas have heat pumps, so an annual inspection and tune-up is often enough. You may have already done that in the spring. If you have a furnace, it is highly recommended that you schedule a tune-up sometime in fall. This will help ensure energy...

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How Cleaning Your Windows Can Enhance Your Energy Efficiency

October 20, 2019

Energy-efficient windows are all the rage these days. They can help improve the amount of energy that you use each day to cool your home. Heat can easily get absorbed by the wrong windows and end up causing your air conditioning unit to work harder. in Farmers Branch, TX has some tips that will help you keep your windows clean and end up helping you save money on your electric bill in the short term. Benefits of Cleaning Windows There are so many benefits that we can reap whenever we perform regular cleaning duties. One of the most important benefits...

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Common Thermostat Issues

October 10, 2019

Do you suspect your thermostat isn’t working correctly? You may be correct, but a professional will have to inspect the system to know for sure if this is the cause behind your indoor comfort problems. Three of the possible thermostat issues you may be experiencing are inaccurate readings, failure to reach the set temperature and cycling beyond the set temperature. Inaccurate Reading If your thermostat is placed in an area where it receives direct sunlight or is too close to a heat source, it may give inaccurate readings. You may find that your home is too cold when the thermostat...

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