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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Why You Should Get Your Furnace Checked Before Winter Arrives

by Chris Donnelly |

Furnace, Heating

It's important to make sure that your home's heating system can handle the coldest nights of the winter long before those nights actually arrive. Taking preventative measures not only gives you peace of mind, it also keeps your furnace running at it's peak efficiency while keeping your home and family safe. 

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Tips On Choosing The Right Furnace

by Chris Donnelly |

Furnace, Heating

Choosing the right furnace for your home can be a daunting task. It's important to understand the basics of your furnace. What type of fuel does it use, the different levels of efficiency, and what size do you need? 

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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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Signs That You Need Boiler Repair

by Chris Donnelly |

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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How Does Ice and Snow Affect My HVAC Unit?

by Jennifer Frith |

Heating, Life in Pennsylvania

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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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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8 Commonly Asked Heating Questions

by Jennifer Frith |

Heating, Cooling

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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How to Save Energy By Fixing Basement Air Leaks

by Jennifer Frith |

Heating, Cooling


If your energy bills seem a little too high every month, it could be due to many different issues — perhaps the thermostat needs reset, your HVAC air filter may need replacement, or your HVAC may even require a maintenance visit to get things back on track. There is one more problem that often causes an uptick in energy bills, but it's not one of the first things that often comes to mind... basement air leaks.

It's true — especially in older construction, basements can be a constant source of heat or cold air loss in the winter and summer, making your home's heating and cooling system work harder and harder to keep your family comfortable. Dealing with those leaks in the basement could be just the key to getting your bills back under control. What can you do about basement leaks? Let us give you a few tips.

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