Brilliant Home Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

Monday, February 20th, 2017

February is ending with a few warm weather surprises here in Chicagoland. Some days have even gotten up into the 60s! But we can’t let this deceive us into believing that it’s already time to shut down our furnaces for the season: March is infamous for the way it can throw harsh cold snaps at us, and even April can turn chilly. Your gas furnace isn’t done with its workload yet—and it’s more important than ever to act fast and call for furnace repairs if you should notice any furnace behavior that doesn’t look right.

And water leaking from the bottom of your furnace? Yeah, that definitely doesn’t look right!


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Why Is My Heat Pump Struggling to Warm the House?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Nothing can be more frustrating during another icy cold Chicago winter than to have a heating system that simply isn’t delivering the level of heat that a home needs. If you have a heat pump and you’re currently running into problems with cold spots around the house and what seems like a forever wait until people feel warm, you’ll want to know what’s wrong.

Let’s take a look and find out how to get your home pleasant once again:

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Why Your Heater May Be Tripping the Circuit Breaker

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Your heater receives power from your home’s electrical system (yes, even a gas furnace or boiler—we’ll get to that). That means your heating system could cause a circuit breaker in the electrical panel to trip when it’s running. If this happens once, but doesn’t reoccur after you reset the breaker, then it’s probably not a major problem. But if is happens more than once, you may need heating or electrical repairs to solve the problem.

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Replace that Old Boiler before It Breaks Down!

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

With winter here in full force, you can’t afford to have your home’s boiler give out on you. If you arranged for professional maintenance for your boiler before the winter started, it ought to be in excellent shape. But nothing is certain, especially if you have an old boiler that’s getting close to replacement age.

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Some Winter Behavior You May See from Your Heat Pump

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Heat pumps are becoming more popular with each year. Because of advances in the technology of heat pumps, they are more effective in colder weather than ever before, making them an option for places with often extremely chilly winters like Chicago.

This might be your first winter with a heat pump. You may have had one installed in spring or summer, or you may have moved into a new house that uses a heat pump. There is some behavior from a heat pump during the winter that you may not be used to and can lead you to believing that there’s a malfunction with it. Most of these behaviors actually aren’t problems. Here are the two most common:

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Furnace Repair Signs to Look For

Monday, December 12th, 2016

The outdoor thermometer is rapidly dropping now that we’re in December—and the actual official start of winter isn’t even here yet! (It’s the 21st of December if you want to mark your calendar. It’s also the shortest day of the year, so if you need some extra lighting, give us a call.) You’ve got your furnace already fired up to keep your home warm. If it received its regular maintenance during the fall, it should be in good shape for winter. But you still need to keep a close watch on it during these early months; the sooner you catch malfunctions, the easier they are to fix, and the less likely they are to cause the system to breakdown.

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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Start Heating?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

If you use a heat pump for your home comfort around the year, you rely on it switching over to heating mode when the first cold day of the late fall arrives. After all, that is what a heat pump is designed to do: smoothly change between running as an air conditioner and a heater.

But what if you turn the heat pump on in heating mode, only to find that there isn’t hot air coming from the vents? If the air is still cold, or it’s room temperature, then there may be something wrong with the heat pump that will require calling our HVAC professionals to fix it.

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