Triple O Heating, Cooling, Electrical & Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

How You Can Cut Down on Your Winter Heating Costs

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Another winter, another season of using your heater to help you and your family make it through the cold weather and enjoy cozy times indoors. You may also think of this as a time with higher energy costs and occasionally scary utility bills.

We won’t lie: heating a home costs money, especially in a place that can get as cold as Rochester during the winter. But those high heating costs you pay may be higher than they need to be. We’re experts at handling home heating in Rochester, and we have some tips on ways to reduce your heating costs this winter and every winter to come.

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Signs It’s Time to Call Us for Boiler Repair Service

Monday, October 24th, 2022
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One of the big advantages that boilers have over forced-air heating systems like furnaces is that they have fewer moving parts and do not accumulate wear and tear as fast. Most boilers will outlast furnaces, and they will usually need fewer repairs during their service lives.

Of course, boilers still do need repairs from time to time, and not all HVAC companies offer boiler repair in Rochester, NY. But we do! We want to help you figure out when you’ve got a boiler problem that requires our assistance to fix. We offer 24-hour emergency boiler service, so please don’t hesitate to contact us when it looks like your family’s comfort is in jeopardy.

Below are the top warning signs of boiler troubles:

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Why Is My Furnace Short-Cycling?

Monday, September 19th, 2022
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As we approach the time of the year when furnaces will once again fire up to keep New York homes warm through the winter, we want to look at one of the more common problems these heating systems can run into: short-cycling.

This is a type of behavior from a furnace, a repair problem in itself, and a symptom of possible bigger problems that need immediate attention. We’ll look into the causes for short-cycling and why you’ll want to call us for furnace repair in Pittsford, NY if there isn’t a simple explanation for the problem.

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What Happens When a Furnace Transformer Goes Bad?

Monday, September 5th, 2022
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You’re probably familiar with the compressor on your air conditioning system and know that when it goes bad, the AC may need to be replaced. (Not always the case, but often.) Is the transformer for the furnace something similar? And what happens if the transformer fails? Does that also mean the end of the furnace? Or can you call Triple O to schedule furnace repair in Rochester and restore your furnace?

We’ll address these questions in this post. We know it’s not yet time to turn your furnace on, but this is information you’ll find useful in the future when your furnace goes back to work. 

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Triple O’s Guide to Furnace Maintenance

Monday, March 7th, 2022

We’re not exaggerating when we say that regular maintenance for your HVAC systems is the most vital service we offer. It is also one of the best investments you can make in your home comfort. You’ll want maintenance for both your heating and cooling systems.

In this post, we’ll spotlight maintenance for your furnace: why it’s important, what it involves, when to have it done, and the best way to have our team do it. 

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How Long Does a Furnace Last in New York?

Monday, February 14th, 2022

New York winters can put a great strain on any home heating system, so you might wonder how long you can expect your current furnace to last.

The good news is that furnaces are built to stand up to the type of weather New York can hurl at them during the winter, and the life expectancy for a gas or electric furnace is approximately the same as in most parts of the US that have cold winters. Let’s go deeper into the question of how long your furnace will last, when to replace it, and what to expect when that time comes.

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How to Tell You Need Furnace Repairs

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

The furnace in your house should always be in proper working condition. There is nothing worse than having a furnace fail during cold weather. It is essential to know what to look out for to ensure your furnace is functional when cold weather kicks in to avoid furnace failures.

The rule of thumb is to arrange for routine maintenance of your furnace to avoid future mishaps. Professionals should check your furnace, ideally on an annual basis, to guarantee the usability of your electric or gas-powered furnace. This allows your appliance to work effectively and efficiently through its lifespan. Routine maintenance also reduces your repair needs by 85%.

Triple O offers furnace services in Rochester, NY, and this is what, in our opinion, you should look out for to know you need furnace repairs:

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Heating Maintenance Is What You Need This Fall

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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We don’t need to tell you that winters in Rochester can be tough. The heating system in your home is vital for your family making it through the season in cozy comfort. And regular maintenance is vital for your heating system making it through the season without surprise breakdowns, unexpected repair costs, and energy-wasting performance.

Professional maintenance isn’t a task you can have done “every few years.” With the amount of work your heating system does each winter, it needs to have experts inspect, clean, and tune it up every year. Fall is the best time to have it done: the heater will be ready just in time for the cold and you can take advantage of a slower time for HVAC professionals. 

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