Signs You and Your Furnace Are Headed for a Break-Up

Signs You Need a New Furnace

As the temperature plummets and Nor’easters threaten, it’s time to check out your furnace. Will it make it through another winter?

1. Has the Flame Faded?

Take a look at your flame. If it is any color but blue, you have a problem. A yellow or red flame is an indication of incomplete combustion which means you’re wasting money and carbon monoxide may be leaking into your home. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and toxic! Contact our heating specialists for an assessment. A good cleaning and adjustment could solve your problem, or you may need a replacement.

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2. Has Your Furnace Started to Annoy You?

Has the furnace that hummed along contentedly, providing you with even, comfortable warmth, begun to:

  • Clang, rattle, or squeal?
  • Heat unevenly?
  • Spew dust, soot, and dirt?
  • Show signs of wear, such as rust and cracks?
  • Leave puddles of water?
  • Cycle too frequently, or not cycle at all?

Noise, inefficiency, and physical deterioration all signal it may be time for a new furnace!

3. Has Your Furnace Become High-Maintenance?

Utility bills typically increase as heating systems age and become less efficient. Even with a well-functioning heating system, if it is nearing the end of its lifespan, it makes economic sense to replace it with a new, more efficient model.

Maintenance and repair costs also increase with age. As a rough guideline, you should consider purchasing a new furnace when repair costs exceed the per year cost of the furnace (cost to replace divided by average lifespan) times the remaining years of expected service. The added savings on utility bills make it a smart choice.

Investing in a New Furnace Can Save You Money

Imagine your furnace failing during the next snow storm. Don’t be left in the cold. Have your furnace serviced today! Our heating specialists at Quail Services in Worcester County will make sure your heating system is winter-ready or advise you on upgrade or replacement. We are available 24/7 for emergencies, but don’t wait, call today and enjoy peace of mind this heating season.

How Quail Services Is Helping Homeowners Seal Their Houses During Winters

How to Keep Your House Warm This Winter

Now since the winter is almost here, it is time to prepare for the wind chills and snow for a couple of months. The last thing you would want during the season is any air leakage at home which can pose problems due to infiltration of extremely cold air.

For a better understanding, let us first understand what is air leakage. Ventilation is the process of controlled intake of air inside houses for exhausting and minimizing humid air inside along with any unwanted odors if present. Now air leakage is the uncontrollable infiltration of atmospheric air that enters houses through various vulnerable spots such as cracks and openings. It causes problems throughout the year, especially during winters. The strategy adopted by maintenance service providers such as Quail Service in Dudley focus on eradicating air leakage and introducing controlled ventilation.

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The ventilation systems installed help with recovery of heat, adequate moisture control and continuous filtering of air. Air leakage through cracks and gaps between doors and windows can result in the exiting of warm and moist air and the entry of unwanted cold air.

The mechanism as described by Quail Services is easy to understand. The positive pressure of wind on side of the building and the negative pressure on the opposite wall cause the warm air inside the house to be pulled out or exfiltrated. Another phenomenon that causes such problems is called the Stack effect which results in the warm air moving upwards in the building mostly during winters due to indoor-outdoor temperature differences. The cold outdoor air forces the warm and humid indoor air to move out of the building through the windows, ventilation shafts and cracks on the upper levels of the building.

Quail Services house a team of certified professionals who expertise in dealing with such unwanted situations. They are just a call away and provide a free analysis of the situation and briefs the potential customer before striking a deal with them. The service providers have decades of experience in detecting and managing air leaks in attics and basements which are tough to locate and insulate.

Quail Services take the following steps to prevent air leakage in homes during winter:

  • For infiltration taking place through gaps under doors, a door sweep is installed thus blocking out the cold air.
  • For gaps and cracks on the frames of windows, an adhesive foam strip is attached throughout the perimeter of the window frame blocking any inlet of cold air.
  • Homeowners who have plans to keep their windows shut till spring are suggested to seal their windows with caulking which can easily come off whenever required.
  • Electrical outlets can also drain warm air out and the professionals fill them with foam for the duration of winter.

Apart from maintaining the warm temperature inside the house, sealing air leakage spots also help reduce electric bills as the load on the HVAC systems is considerably reduced. Ultimately it also helps protect the environment and makes the house more energy efficient.

If you have any questions regarding your home’s HVAC performance, reach out to us today!

Is Your Heater Ready for Fall?

Fall is here. Weather is changing and people are feeling a bit of the cold. As such, it’s often the time when homeowners stay inside, crank up the heat, and enjoy the comfort of their own homes. What happens, though, when something doesn’t work when you need it to? What do you do when you go to turn on the heater and suddenly, nothing. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence that people deal with in their home, or even in their business.

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Luckily, there are some things you can do to get the problem fixed quickly and effectively. Here are some of the things our heating experts at Quail Services offer during the fall to keep your system up and running at all times.

Signs of a Broken Heating System

When a heating system breaks down, it is never a fun thing to endure. This is especially true when many homeowners simply don’t know what can be wrong with their system. It starts with a call to trusted and reliable HVAC technicians who can come out and diagnose the problem.

Some of the signs you may recognize of a broken heating system include:

  • Weird sounds or smells coming from the furnace or heat pump
  • Heater turning on, but no warm air coming out
  • Heater not turning on at all
  • Heater constantly running and not reaching the desired temperature

When you notice any of these problems, you can reach out to a professional, explain the problem you’re experiencing, and see what can be done. The technician may offer some potential solutions and you can go from there.

What Types of Heaters Do We Service?

Not every home is alike. As such, some of the heaters we encounter are different from others. However, it’s important for you to know that we’re well-equipped to handle work on a wide range of systems and we always focus on getting everything up and running correctly. Whether you have a heat pump, boiler, geothermal system, electric or gas furnace, ductless system, or mini-split system, our team has the skill, knowledge, and experience to get the job done right every time.

Why Choosing Our Experts is the Right Choice

Let’s face it, nobody wants to deal with a problem heating system. We rely on these systems to keep us warm when the weather gets cold and the thought of spending a night inside without one in decreased temperatures is enough to act quickly. When you need repairs or replacement, what are some of the things you should look for, especially with all of the options out there?

  • First, you want to consider what others are saying about the company. You want a company that has been recommended by others who have worked with the company and can attest to the level of their ability.
  • Second, consider experience and guarantees. You want to have the best experience possible when technicians come into your home. This means choosing courteous professionals who will not only treat your home or business with respect, but also offers a satisfaction guarantee to ensure you’re happy with the job.
  • Finally, you may want to think about what emergency services the company offers. Heating problems don’t exactly happen at the most opportune time. Sometimes, things go bad in the middle of the night or on weekends. Find technicians who can offer you 24/7 service so you can have peace of mind around the clock.

Our Worcester County heating technicians work hard to ensure our customers are always satisfied with the job we perform. Trust that we have the knowledge and experience you need to get your heater running perfectly just in time for the coldest season of the year. One of the biggest benefits of working with our skilled team is the potential to have your heating system regularly maintained. This means you’ll have someone looking at it to prevent problems, even during the times of the year when you think about it least.

Don’t hesitate to get the services you need to ensure a happy, comfortable home. Your comfort is our priority.

Contact Quail Services today to discover more about your heating problems and to learn what we can do for you. We deliver “WOW” through service, every single time.