Furnace Not Turning On? What's Your Next Step?

by Jennifer Frith |

Heating, Tips

As the colder weather sets in many people start to experience issues with their home's furnace. There are many things that can go wrong with a furnace but many issues can be detected before having to bring in a professional. 

If your furnace isn't turning on or is blowing cold air, we've put together a short list of things that you can check yourself before calling a furnace repair expert at Donnelly's.

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Common Copper Plumbing Repair Issues

by Jennifer Frith |

Repairs, Plumbing

Do you think your copper plumbing might need repair?

While copper plumbing is extremely common and offers several advantages to homeowners (in that it’s resistant to ultraviolet rays and bacteria, durable and flexible, and generally safer in natural disasters), there are several issues that can occur with this type of material that will necessitate repair. Prompt repair is always recommended, as plumbing problems tend to only get worse (and much more expensive to fix). Here are some of the most common copper plumbing repair issues to look for.

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Signs That You Need Boiler Repair

by Jennifer Frith |

Repairs, Heating

Boiler repair is something that you never want to put off, as when it comes to boilers, small problems tend to escalate, leading to more costly repairs—not to mention that a breakdown can mean no heat for your home.

Even more important to remember is that a malfunctioning furnace can pose a danger in your home, putting you and your loved ones at unnecessary risk. Just as with any other major system in your home, even with regular maintenance and care your boiler is eventually going to develop problems due to the unavoidable wear and tear that comes with age.

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Is It Time for Heating Furnace Repair?

by Jennifer Frith |

Repairs, Heating

If you need heating furnace repair, this doesn’t necessarily mean that your furnace has stopped functioning altogether. While mechanical failure always needs to be addressed, there may also be subtle indications that a repair may be on the horizon.

If you suspect that you may have an issue, it’s always recommended that you have the repair done promptly, as the malfunctioning component may be taxing other elements of your system and will certainly lower the unit’s efficiency (and raise its cost to operate).

Here’s a closer look at some key indicators that you may need to call in a repair technician.

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How Does Ice and Snow Affect My HVAC Unit?

by Jennifer Frith |

Life in Pennsylvania, Heating

We've covered a lot on how to prepare your pipes for winter, how to lower those high winter power bills, and answered frequently asked questions about your heating system, but what about how the weather actually affects your home's HVAC system? 

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Gas Furnace Repair: Warning Signs to Watch Out For

by Jennifer Frith |

Repairs, Heating

Generally, your heating system is going to let you know when it’s time for repair. Whether you are looking at a faulty component or a faltering system, there are certain warning signs to watch for that indicate that it’s time to call in a professional.

Common issues seen in gas furnaces include clogged filters, cracked heat exchangers, and inoperative motors. A malfunctioning furnace is not only inconvenient and expensive, but it can also be dangerous, particularly if there’s a carbon monoxide leak involved. Thus, it’s important to act quickly to make sure you get the problem taken care of as soon as possible. Here are some of the top warning signs to look for when it comes to gas furnace repair.

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Great Gifts For the Home (Last-Minute Gift Guide)

by Jennifer Frith |

Life in Pennsylvania

2016 has come and gone so fast!

Christmas will be here this weekend, and we know how much of a hassle it can be to check your Christmas gift list off and get all of your wrapping done before Saint Nick comes for a visit. 

If you've had a hard time figuring out what to buy those homeowners on your list, we've found last minute gifts for everyone on your list (including yourself)! 

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Lower Winter Power Bills With These 4 Tricks

by Jennifer Frith |

Heating, Tips

When Jack Frost starts nipping at your nose, you know it's time to prepare your home for wind chills and snow days. Taking a few steps this winter to lower heating costs and improve energy efficiency will help save the planet without breaking the bank!

Before your heating costs have a chance to shoot through the roof, take a look at this short list of 4 tips we've put together that will help you save money this winter.

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How To Prep Your Pipes For Winter

by Jennifer Frith |

Life in Pennsylvania, Plumbing

ice-1343342_640.jpgHave your prepared your home's pipes for winter? Taking preventative care for your home's plumbing can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.

At Donnelly's, we want to ensure our customers are prepared for the unexpected issues that may arise when there is a sudden drop in temperature.

When preparing your pipes for a Surburban Philiadelphia winter follow these simple steps:

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8 Commonly Asked Heating Questions

by Jennifer Frith |

Cooling, Heating

Your heating, ventaliation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit is one of the main compoments that makes up your home's systems. As a leading HVAC company in Lansdale, Pennslyvania we know how important the efficiency of your home's HVAC system is so we've put together answers to the most common questions we get from homeowners about their home's heating system.

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