My Heating Bills Seem Higher Than Normal, What’s Wrong?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

We enjoy a short winter season in Las Vegas, but we still need to have heating systems running during some of our evenings. During the time when you routinely run your furnace or heat pump, pay close attention to your energy bills. This is simply a good precaution for being able to tell if there’s something wrong with the heater.

If you are seeing a rise in your energy bills during the winter, and it isn’t because you’ve been using the heater more often, you’re probably wondering what’s causing it. There are a number of possibilities:

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Watch Out for These Seasonal Heat Pump Issues

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

It’s nice when the hot weather in Las Vegas cools off for the winter. It’s a mild winter, of course, but it’s a pleasant break from the sweltering heat of much of the rest of the year.

On the other hand . . . our homes will need heating when the temperature drops below the 50s during the night. This is where having a heat pump is great: it does a fantastic job of cooling of a house during the many hot days, and can handle our occasional cold days and nights easily.

We want to help you keep your heat pump in good shape until it settles back into cooling mode. Here are some winter troubles your heat pump may encounter.

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Does Your Heating System Smell Funny? This Might Be the Reason

Monday, January 25th, 2016

The Las Vegas Valley isn’t known for the bitter cold winter weather blustering through it. In fact, for much of the winter, homeowners will only need to have their central heating systems running for short periods of time. But when you turned on your heater for the first time during the year, did you notice an odd smell coming from the vents? Whether a moldy, acrid, or dusty scent, it probably caused you worry that something was with the heating system. Below, we’ll look at these different smells and what they might mean for your heater.

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Here Are 3 Checks to Make on Your Furnace This Season

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

If you use a gas furnace to provide warmth to your home during the mild winters in Las Vegas, you need to take a few steps during the season to see that the system is working well… and working safely. Major maintenance for a furnace must be handled by an HVAC professional (make sure you schedule this if you haven’t already), but there are a few things you can do on your own through the rest of the winter. We’ve listed three below.

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