Do Leaky Windows Impact How Your Home is Heated?

March 15, 2022

Keeping your home warm during the winter months isn’t easy with leaky windows. These leaks can drive up your utility bill while making it nearly impossible for you to remain comfortable. Looking at different ways to seal these leaks can save you a lot of stress while also helping you save money on heating your home. Here are a few tips on how to fix leaky windows. Add New Caulk An easy way to repair a leaky window is to remove the worn-out caulk and replace it with new caulk. You can perform this home improvement

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How to Reset Your Furnace or Heat Pump: DIY Maintenance

January 11, 2022

Do you know how to reset your furnace or heat pump? It’s important that you keep up with the maintenance of your system, but there are some things that you can do on your own. This blog post will show you the steps to take to reset your furnace or heat pump. Steps to Reset Your Furnace or Heat Pump Step One: Check your thermostat. Make sure that it is turned to “heat” or “cool.” If it’s not, turn it on and set the temperature to the desired level. Step Two:

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Is the Furnace in My Home Up to Code?

December 20, 2021

Whether you’re planning a home renovation, it’s time to replace your furnace, or you’re interested in selling your Fort Myers property, you may be curious to find out whether or not your furnace is up to code. There are a series of building codes that your local municipalities follow in order to govern how a structure is built, wired, and equipped with plumbing and HVAC systems. Over time, the rules can be changed and updated, and there may be code changes that you’re not aware of. HVAC Installation to Code An HVAC system needs to

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Reasons Why Your Heater Won’t Turn Off

October 19, 2021

It can be frustrating to have your heater run non-stop. A heater that won’t turn off can cause significant issues. Your heater should automatically turn off when the temperatures are right and on when the temperatures are low. When the heater keeps running, you might experience increased energy costs and an uncomfortable home environment. If your heater doesn’t turn off, you may be experiencing one of the problems below. Wrong Thermostat Setting Most times, when your heater won’t turn off, it’s because your thermostat accidentally gets switched to an incorrect setting. Some thermostats have on and

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What Are the Signs a Furnace Requires Replacement

September 20, 2021

Even the most durable and popular home furnaces reach their lifespans’ end at some point. A model could last longer than expected or fail surprisingly ahead of schedule. Often, a furnace provides warnings that it is reaching the final days. Homeowners might benefit from being alert to the signs of a failing system that requires replacing. The Unit Makes Strange Noises One sign that a furnace is failing is new and unusual sounds. Some noises might represent something minor, such as a loose part. Other sounds, however, mean something more serious. A technician can perform an

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4 Important Things to Look for in a Heating Repair Company

November 17, 2020

When your heating unit breaks down in the middle of a cold evening in Fort Myers, FL, you may be tempted to call the first technician who lives in your neighborhood. However, this isn’t the best approach. Picking a heating repair company without doing adequate research could land you in more trouble than it’s worth. Here’s what to look for in a heating company: 1. Licensed, Insured, and Bonded Getting your heating system repaired can involve a lot of complex parts and issues. For one thing, there may be a carbon monoxide leak. Not any technician

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How Does a Heating System Work?

February 13, 2020

Buildings in the U.S. with central heating systems generally rely upon either furnaces or heat pumps. Furnaces are common in northern regions while heat pumps are more often found throughout the southern states. At locally owned and operated Gulf Shore Cooling, Inc in Fort Meyers, FL, our licensed and insured technicians have the skills and the equipment to work on both types of systems. How Thermostats Work Both furnaces and heat pumps depend upon thermostats for regulation. Traditional thermostats are wall dials connected to a wire that connects with your heat source. Within those dials are bimetallic

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