Our knowledgeable mechanical contractors will come to your location to inspect your heating unit; once inspection is complete you will receive a full, detailed report, including parts and pricing, before any work is done. We want to make sure our clients are 100% comfortable before we begin any work on repairing your heating equipment. We use only high-quality, industry standard equipment to ensure your repairs will last. To prevent any sudden breakdowns in your heating unit in the future, click here to see our maintenance plans.
If you’ve got a residential heating system in need of inspection or repair, don’t hesitate to call us at (215) 467-1377. Time is of the essence, you don't want to leave your family in the cold, or run the risk of your pipes freezing and causing extensive home damage.
Winter is right around the corner, and you know what that means. Temperatures will start to drop, especially during the night. You may be tempted to start running up the temperatures on your thermostat, but before you do, here are a few money-saving tips to keep you and your loved ones nice and warm indoors.
1. Inspect your equipment - Before switching your thermostat to heat mode, it is important to make sure that your furnace has been well-maintained and is in good shape. The HVAC professionals at CHF Mechanical are well-versed in maintaining and repairing any issues with heat furnaces, and other climate control systems. Routine maintenance of heat furnaces includes checking carbon monoxide levels to ensure safe air conditions, inspecting the piping to and from your furnace, inspecting & cleaning heating ducts, as well as cleaning and/or replacing air filters to get rid of airborne pollutants.
2. Check your insulation – A well-insulated home is an efficient home. Insulation, as its name suggests, insulates your home from outside temperatures, while keeping the interior climate stable. This is also true when it comes to your boiler pipes. By insulating your boiler pipes, you reduce the amount of heat bleeding through as the hot water travels through them. Maintaining proper insulation within your home is one of the easiest methods of minimizing your monthly energy bills.
3. Seal those drafty windows and doors – By allowing heat to escape through cracks in your windows and doors, you’re making your heating system work harder than it needs to, thus effectively throwing your hard-earned money away. Prevent this issue by making sure your windows and doors are properly sealed and are free of cracks & damage. A do-it-yourself method of fixing drafty doors is to throw a towel underneath the gap between the bottom of the door and the floor.
4. Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans – If you have ceiling fans in your home, this is something you may not have known about: the reverse switch. This switch can be found on the base of the ceiling fan above the blades. The blades on a ceiling fan are slanted, meaning that they can either push air downwards or upwards, depending on the direction in which they are spinning. Since hot air rises and cold air sinks, make sure your fan is forcing the trapped warm air downwards so that it can circulate throughout the room.
5. Bundle Up – This is perhaps the simplest, least costly, and most obvious solution: wear more layers. Dig out your favorite sweatshirt from the back of your wardrobe, throw on some heavier socks, grab a blanket, and call it a day.
At CHF Mechanical, it is our goal to keep you and your family comfortable within your own home. If you'd like to learn more about who we are, and what we can do to help, we encourage you to look over our About Us page, as well as our comprehensive list of Services.