D'Spain Sales and Service Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

What Repairs Do Electric Furnaces Need?

Monday, January 16th, 2023

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There are so many reasons to love your electric furnace. It doesn’t require you to connect to a natural gas line, which can be very expensive if your home has never been connected. It is perfectly efficient, converting all the energy it uses into heat for your home. It will never cause you concern about carbon monoxide or fuel leaks.

Another major benefit of electric furnaces is that they require fewer repairs than gas furnaces. However, everything requires repair occasionally. We’ll be covering some of the main problems that can occur with electric furnaces as well as some tips for decreasing the likelihood that repairs will be needed.

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4 Signs That Your Furnace Is Struggling

Monday, December 5th, 2022

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As you think about using your furnace for the first time this winter, you might be concerned about whether it’s working as well as it should be. It’s common to be unfamiliar with the signs of a furnace in need of repair, so it can be helpful to learn about how your furnace tells you that it’s in trouble.

First, there are two things that you can do to lower your chances of encountering furnace problems, so before you get cozy and settled for the winter, you should do these tasks.

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Should You Get a Gas or Electric Furnace?

Monday, November 7th, 2022

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When your home requires a new furnace, it’s easy to be intimidated by the process and all the considerations that you have to weigh.

We at D’Spain strongly believe that you deserve clear and complete information. We don’t want to sell you the product that will make us the most money in the short term. We want to sell you the product that is the best choice for you and your home, because our goal is to have customers that are satisfied in the long term.

This is a better investment for us, because satisfied customers are returning customers. And it’s a better investment for you, because you will be secure in the knowledge that you made the best decision about your furnace.

Since there is a lot to consider, we’d like to focus on the main choices that will narrow your selection options.

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It’s That Time, Schedule This Heating Service

Monday, October 10th, 2022

technician-repairing-heaterIt may seem that summer has barely ended. You’re just starting to enjoy all that fall has to offer: football season, family celebrations, and finally a break in the hot weather. But we assure you, no matter how hard you try to ignore it, winter will come. You want to be ready for it when it does get here. And the best thing you can do to prepare is to make sure that your heater will be in good working order for that first cold snap.

Scheduling regular maintenance for your heater has many benefits, and the way to make the most of those benefits is to make sure you get it done promptly. Here are some of the things you can enjoy as a result of your heater maintenance in Bulverde, TX.

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Finding the Optimal Temperature for Your Home

Monday, February 28th, 2022

Finding the optimal temperature for a home is a lot like finding a leprechaun. Sure, you’ve probably heard that it exists, but no matter what you do or how hard you look it seems like you just can’t find it. It seems like every single person has different advice to tell you about their home temperature. Some people “never turn the thermostat lower than 68” while others “never turn it higher than 60.” Isn’t it frustrating?

Today, we’re going to talk about the “optimal temperature of a home.” Did you know that the energy.gov website actually lists a specific range of temperatures that are the most efficient for a heating system? It’s true! Let’s talk about the objective, factually optimal temperature for your heating in Boerne, TX to run at.

Remember, it needs to meet your comfort preferences and your budget requirements! Let’s meet in the middle and find the best home temperature for you.

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What Exactly Is Carbon Monoxide?

Monday, February 14th, 2022

Most of our customers know one big detail about carbon monoxide–that it’s poisonous. As long as you know that carbon monoxide is bad and should never be allowed to exist in your home, then you’re probably fine to continue with life as usual. However, for our more curious customers that want a bit more information as to why carbon monoxide is poisonous, then you’re in the right place.

This info isn’t meant to scare anyone or cause people to panic. Carbon monoxide coming from a furnace can only really happen in specific circumstances, and our team helps homeowners avoid those circumstances at all costs. This blog post is only meant to inform you and help you parse facts from fiction.

So, let’s talk about the chemical makeup of carbon monoxide, why it might come from your heater, and how our team’s heater repair in Bulverde, TX can keep your home safe.

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Invest in a Furnace Inspection Today

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Furnaces require maintenance just like any other heating system, but when you’ve got a gas furnace, there’s one additional aspect you need to consider. Safety is always the first priority, but it’s something you’re going to want to remember each year when you go to turn on your system for the first time, or start investigating a problem.

Don’t get us wrong, gas furnaces aren’t dangerous. They’re designed with safety measures in place so that they can easily heat your home without problems. And, to make matters better, they’ve got protocols to shut down whenever a safety issue does come up. But things can go wrong, especially after years of neglect and missed maintenance or repairs, and your furnace could start operating unsafely.

That’s why you need to invest in an inspection. This is the furnace service in Boerne, TX that will set things right for the rest of the year.

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Common Electric Heater Issues

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Most homes in our area are powered by electricity. With that, most of those homes have heating systems that are also powered by electricity. As the power grid gets upgraded and more sustainable sources of energy start pouring in, we’re likely to see our electric heating systems increase in popularity over the coming years. This is a good thing!

However, it’s important that you get your electrical heating system, whether it’s a heat pump or an electric furnace, repaired by a professional technician so you’re in good shape for the future. Heating repair in Boerne can be expensive when homeowners try to fix things themselves or start calling amateurs that live down the street.

Our team specializes in the repair of these kinds of systems, and we can help diagnose the problem starting today! Let’s talk about some common electric heating system issues that you might encounter.

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The Trouble With a Neglected Furnace Issue

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Lots of issues can crop up in a furnace. From electrical problems to ignition issues, to gas leaks or overheating… There’s really no limit to the number of problems a furnace can have. Thankfully, with a licensed professional like the ones on our team by your side, most of those problems can be easily taken care of in a simple repair appointment. Most furnaces only encounter a handful of problems in their lifetimes, so you really don’t need to worry about all of the ones we listed.

However, when your furnace does encounter a problem, it’s important that you gauge how important it is. If you think it’s a small issue that can be fixed in a few months, it could get worse and lead to a broken-down system in the middle of the winter. We want to talk about the problem with delayed furnace repair in Bulverde.

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Why a Furnace Makes a Booming Sound

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Let us first start off this blog post with a PSA: a booming furnace is not normal and it should be checked out by a professional. Just because this noise is the focus of this blog post does not mean that it should be ignored, or that you should feel better if your furnace is booming. A booming furnace can quickly become a health and safety hazard, as well as a problem with efficiency, so make sure you have a professional HVAC technician on hand to help you out.

With that being said, we want to zero in on why a booming furnace requires heating repair in Bulverde, and why you need these repairs sooner rather than later. We’ll talk about what’s happening inside your furnace and why this process is a problem if it’s creating unsettling noises nearby.

Keep reading, and remember to call us if you need help!

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