Heed These Signs That Your Heater Needs Some Help

January 10th, 2022
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When most people think of a “harsh” winter, they probably envision a New England or Midwest snowstorm, probably not anywhere in Georgia. However, that doesn’t mean that our winter weather doesn’t pack quite the punch. Let’s be real, we need our heaters, and we want our heaters to work efficiently when we need them!

The best way to ensure this is the case each year is to have your system professionally maintained. During maintenance, our team will comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it, ensuring that everything works as it should, efficiently and effectively, for as long as possible.

Of course, this doesn’t mean you’ll never need a repair between maintenance sessions, which brings us to this blog post. The more you know about heater repair signs, the faster you can alert us to your need for repair, and the quicker you’ll be back to reliable heat in your home. Read on as we uncover some of the top signs that your heater needs professional help.

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“Yikes! My Heat Pump Won’t Switch to Heating Mode”

December 27th, 2021
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We may not get as bitterly cold winters as our friends up north, but this doesn’t mean we don’t deal with chilly enough weather to need a reliable heating system. Many folks in our area choose a heat pump system to warm their homes. This is a great choice since they are highly efficient and effective for climates like ours–hot and humid summers with relatively mild winters.

Your heat pump has probably been pretty consistently in cooling mode, but now is the time to switch it to heating mode. But, what if you go to adjust your thermostat to do just that only to realize… nothing happened? Are you still getting cooled air from the vents? Or maybe it feels like the air is lukewarm instead of hot? This is an indication that something is wrong, but what?

While the problem might be a minor one that you can “fix” on your own (more on that in a moment), there’s a possibility that it’s more serious and you might need to call in a pro ASAP. Read on to learn more!

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What You Need to Know About Duct Cleaning

December 13th, 2021
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The average homeowner probably doesn’t think about the air ducts snaking their way through their homes very often. This makes sense! After all, ductwork is typically hidden from view for a reason. You shouldn’t really need to think about the condition of your ventilation system too often. However, they will eventually need some attention. True, you don’t need to know all the ins and outs of your HVAC systems, but there are a few things we’d like you to know about dirty ductwork and how it impacts both your indoor air quality and HVAC efficacy.

Professional duct cleaning from our team is a way to clear out your air ducts and make it easier for air to move through each and every day, making the use of your air conditioner or furnace possible. If you’re wondering if duct cleaning is really worth it, the answer is yes! Read on to learn more.

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Some Sounds You Shouldn’t Hear Coming from Your Furnace

November 15th, 2021
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It may be pretty easy to ignore some of the noises that come from your home systems and appliances. It’s easy because really, we don’t want to admit that something is wrong that might need expensive and inconvenient repairs. However, ignoring certain noises could leave you with even more urgent and expensive repair needs.

While something like a rattle can be as simple as having a loose panel on your furnace cabinet, alternatively you might have a cracked heat exchanger, which is a much more harmful problem as it can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning in your home.

Here at Hendrix Air, we understand how important it is to protect your home, and that includes protecting and improving your comfort! If you hear any suspicious sounds coming from your furnace, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for an inspection. Read on to learn what some of these sounds might be.

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Does Your Water Heater Need Maintenance?

November 1st, 2021
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When it comes to maintaining your home comfort systems, it can be easy to forget about one piece of equipment in particular, even though you rely on it each and every day. That’s right, your water heater!

Yes, this system does need maintenance, so that our team can thoroughly inspect it and make adjustments as necessary. We’ll also alert you to repair needs during this tune-up so you can get those on your schedule.

Your water heater will have come with a manufacturer’s guide that outlines how often you should have maintenance done, but the general rule of thumb is once a year. But what does this entail, and why is it so important? Read on to find out!

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What You Should Know About Furnace Safety

October 18th, 2021
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In our previous blog post, we wrote about how important it is for you to get timely heating maintenance done. One of the reasons why this service is so important is due to safety–as we stated, maintenance can help to identify and address any problems that could prove dangerous in the future.

Now, this isn’t to say that your furnace is inherently dangerous! But when it’s not properly maintained, or if you fail to keep up on repair needs, it can become hazardous. This is true whether it’s a gas-powered system or an electric-powered furnace. Read on to learn more!

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Here’s Why You Should Schedule Your Heating Tune-Up Now

October 4th, 2021

Your heater is rapidly going to become the most important system in your home in the coming months. As temperatures drop you’ll be relying on this system more and more. If you haven’t already, now is the time to start considering what you can do to ensure your heater is ready to perform. Maintenance is going to be the best way to do this.

Much like how you train before a marathon or have your car checked out and tuned up before a road trip, you should have your heater maintained before you enter the time of year when you will use this system the most. Let’s explore more about the benefits of getting your maintenance for heater regularly each year.

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Yup, Professional Duct Cleaning Is Worth It! Here’s Why…

September 20th, 2021

If you’re like the average homeowner, there’s a good chance you don’t know very much about the air ducts snaking their way through your home, and we understand! Your ductwork is mostly hidden from view for a reason, after all. You shouldn’t really have to think about it all that much. But the fact is, from time to time they need attention.

We’d never expect you to know all the ins and outs of your HVAC ductwork, but there are definitely a few things we would like to share with you about how dirty cuts can impact the quality of your indoor air.

Professional duct cleaning can be hugely beneficial for your ductwork, which is tasked with moving air into your home every time you use your air conditioner or heating system. Here’s why this service is totally worth it…

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Ductless Cooling Is Right for You If…

September 6th, 2021
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In our previous blog post, we mentioned how ductless cooling could help improve comfort and efficiency in a larger home–specifically, a two-story home. The truth is though, there are many cooling and heating options for all different types of homes throughout Kingsland and the surrounding communities!

But if you’ve never had central air conditioning in your home, or if you’re looking to make an upgrade because your current system seems to be on its last leg, then this is the blog post for you. You’d do well to consider ductless cooling if you’re looking for improved efficiency, efficacy, and comfort. Read on to learn more!

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How to Efficiently Cool Your 2-Story Home

August 23rd, 2021
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An example of a beautiful southern Victorian home in Georgia.

If you own or live in a 2-story home anywhere in Georgia, then it’s no secret that you’d like to do everything possible to keep it cool, efficiently, right? After all, not only are we dealing with high heat here, but also sweltering humidity. This can make for a very uncomfortable environment–particularly without the right HVAC and indoor air quality systems in place.

Even if you do have the right systems in place, you want to make sure you’re using them properly. We mean that you should be using them so that it doesn’t waste electricity and subsequently waste money. Keep reading as we uncover some tips to cool your 2-story home as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

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