Heater Experts in Calhoun County & Jackson County
Among the most crucial systems for maintaining optimal home comfort is a heating unit. When trouble arises with a heater, it’s important to obtain fast and reliable support from a trusted HVAC professional. Barbour Heating & Air is available to answer calls 24/7 to help homeowners restore heat to their homes as quickly as possible. Whether a heater is making strange noises, producing odd odors, not turning on, or experiencing any other problem, our knowledgeable technicians will provide the best possible solution.
We offer a full range of heating services in Battle Creek, including:
Many homeowners know they can save money on their heating bills by keeping the thermostat set to the lowest comfortable temperature. However, there are several additional ways to save on heating costs.
To reduce heating bills without sacrificing comfort:
- Change or clean the air filter at recommended intervals
- Keep up with a regular maintenance schedule for better efficiency
- Reverse the direction of ceiling fans to push warm air down
- Open curtains to allow heat from the sun to enter during the day
- Close curtains at night to keep the heat in
- Seal around windows and doors to eliminate drafts
- Replace insulation in walls and attics
- Use a programmable thermostat
What about closing air vents? Although it would seem that closing air vents is a great way to conserve energy, the opposite is true. Closing the vents forces the heating system to overwork, which actually increases energy consumption and costs. However, partially closed vents are okay, since it still allows air to flow properly through the HVAC system.
When to Replace Heater Air Filters
Every heating system has at least one air filter. The air filter is an important component that keeps contaminants from going into the heating unit. Many heating systems have a second filter that filters the air that passes through the return vents. When these filters become clogged with dust and debris it’s important to change them. Dirty filters can cause the heating unit to work harder than necessary, as well as diminish indoor air quality.
Typically, inexpensive filters will last between 1 to 3 months. High-efficiency filters, on the other hand, only need to be changed once or twice a year. The frequency of changing these filters depends on the level of contaminants in a home. For example, homes with pets will generally need to change filters more regularly than those without.
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“I will definitely use them in the future. The prices were great. He was incredibly knowledgeable and knew all about my crazy heating system. He diagnosed the problem really quickly and fixed it with no problems.”- Kelly D.
“Managed to get us running same day even without new part, and timely repaired once new part arrived!”- Roxanne C.
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“Very polite and efficient, making sure everything was in working condition before he left and answering all my questions.”- Tonia H.
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No matter what kind of heater one has, heater maintenance is essential to keep it working in prime condition. Regular tune-ups will also help extend the life of the heating system and save money on utility costs. To get the most out of routine maintenance services, heating units should be serviced once a year.