Skylake Heating & Air Blog

Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Spring

March 12th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenanceCool weather is still here, but spring will officially be here in just a few weeks and before you know it, it will be summer. Your air conditioner will gradually see more and more use as the weeks go by, and the last thing you need is to be caught off-guard by an unexpected breakdown or similar repair issue in the middle of summer.

The good news is that our trained technicians can respond quickly to any air conditioning repair call and get your system back up to speed very quickly. But we believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure, and rather than reacting to an unexpected problem, we’d rather prevent those problems from ever popping up in the first place. For that, you need a timely maintenance session early in the season.

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Should You Replace a Faulty Heater Now?

February 26th, 2018

heating-system-maintenanceWinter is still going in full force, but spring will officially be here in just a few weeks, and while your heating systems are running on a daily basis right now, that will change when the temperature starts to rise. When heaters run into trouble late in the season — and they often do, since they’ve likely been running on a daily basis for months, and may even do so at the worst possible time — the homeowner can be faced with a tough dilemma. Is it more cost effective to repair the heater, or is replacing it the better choice? Ultimately only you can make that decision, There are, however, certain factors that can help guide you in the right direction.

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What to Look for in Boiler Repair Services

February 12th, 2018

heating-system-maintenanceAlong with forced-air furnaces, boiler systems are a common form of heating in our neck of the woods. They utilize heated water or steam to warm your home, piped through radiators and similar devices to provide comfort and healthy conditions during the coldest parts of the year. Boiler systems are effective and reliable, but they run into problems from time to time just like any other system, and when they do, you need a reliable repair service to turn to. (Never attempt to repair or even diagnose problems with your boiler system. It requires proper training and formal licensing to do so.)

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Signs You Need Boiler Repair

January 29th, 2018

boiler-repair-serviceCentral heating systems in our area often entail a boiler system, which uses heated water or steam to heat your home through a series of pipes and radiators. They’re cost-effective and very efficient, which is why they see a lot of use. But they can run into problems just like any other heating system, and when they do, they need to be treated by a professional repair technician with the skills to properly do the job.

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Heating Repair Services Need to Offer Quality Repairs

January 15th, 2018

heating-system-maintenanceWinter means our number of heating repair calls go up significantly. Our weather is simply too cold to go without reliable heating, and while maintenance sessions and similar preventative measures can cut down on the chances of a breakdown, sometimes things happen that no one can anticipate. When they do, you need to have a reliable repair service on your side that can do the job right.

So how can you determine that? There are plenty of heating repair services in the area, and selecting the right one can be more difficult than it seems. Only you can decide which team to go with. There are, however, a few telltale signs to let you know that the service you have picked will offer the quality repairs you need.

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Ways to Prevent Heating Repair Calls

January 1st, 2018

heating-repair-callsWinter has arrived, and with typically cold conditions now present in our area, your heating system is going to see daily use for the next few months in most cases. An unexpected breakdown or similar repair call can be a huge problem, especially when it happens just when you need your heater to respond.

A quality repair company can move quickly and act effectively, but in many cases, an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. With a little foresight and some prudent planning, you can stop heating repair calls before they get started. Here’s how.

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What Are the Benefits of a Radiant Heating System

December 18th, 2017

radiant-heating-systemIf you’re in the market for a new heating system, now is the time to install one: when the temperatures are still relatively warm and the cold weather hasn’t yet hit us in earnest. And while most of us are accustomed to traditional forced-air furnaces and boilers, those aren’t the only type of heating system out there. If your home could use something different and you’re in the market for a new heater, you might want to check out the benefits of a radiant heating system.

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Have You Considered a Ductless Heating System?

December 4th, 2017

ductless-heating-systemsHeating systems come in all shapes and sizes, and while most of us are accustomed to forced-air furnaces or boiler-fed radiators, they’re not the only type of heating system our there. They work very well in many cases, but they aren’t right for every home, and depending on your needs, an alternative type of heater can be a big improvement. If you’re in the market for a new heater or your old one just isn’t doing the job the way you need it to, now is an excellent time to consider the alternatives.

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Heater Maintenance Means Long-Term Savings

November 20th, 2017

heating-maintenance-sessionsHomeowners in the area are likely preparing their homes for the long winter to come, and that means paying close attention to the state of your heating system. A problematic heater is apt to cause you a lot of trouble during the colder months, and a significant increase in your overall costs as well. That’s why we recommend yearly heating maintenance on your system every fall. Not only will it help keep your heating system running reliably, but it means increased savings over the long term as well. 

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Call Air Conditioning Services for Proper Repairs

November 6th, 2017

air-conditioning-upgradesSummer is long over and the cool temperatures of fall are now in effect. Homeowners have likely long since turned off their air conditioners and fired up their heaters: a situation that will likely be in effect until next spring at the very least.  In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it can be easy to overlook serious problems with your air conditioner once you shut it off for the winter. It can be easier just to worry about it in the spring.

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