Martin Heat & Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Should I Replace My Furnace With a Heat Pump?

Monday, May 13th, 2024
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When heating your home, you have options beyond traditional furnaces. Heat pumps offer a more energy-efficient and versatile alternative, but deciding whether to replace your furnace with a heat pump requires careful consideration of its benefits, drawbacks, and how it works. Follow this guide to learn if it’s time to find furnace services in Myrtle Beach, SC, or if it’s time to consider a heat pump.  

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The Short Cycling Heat Pump—Why You Need It Fixed

Monday, February 19th, 2024

The heat pump is your household’s best friend when it comes to year-round comfort. But you might notice your heat pump doing something strange. It’s turning on and off much faster than usual, sometimes five to eight times per hour. This is called short cycling, and it’s not something you want to keep happening.

What Is Short-Cycling?

Short cycling in a heat pump refers to a situation where the system turns on and off more frequently than necessary to maintain the desired temperature in a home. Instead of completing a full heating or cooling cycle, the heat pump starts and stops rapidly, leading to inefficient operation and heavier wear and tear on the system.

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Your Furnace Won’t Make the House Warm Enough? Let’s See Why…

Monday, December 25th, 2023

The reason to have a central heating system like a furnace is to keep your house warm in the winter. A simple idea. But what happens when your furnace runs, but your home doesn’t feel warm enough?

If you find yourself starting to push up the thermostat setting higher than usual trying to get the normal amount of comfort, there’s probably something wrong with your furnace. It might be something basic, or it may be something that will require you to call us for heating repair in North Myrtle Beach, SC

To help you out, we’ll look into some of the common causes for a furnace that won’t keep up.

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Ways to Tell You’ve Got a Faulty Furnace

Monday, December 11th, 2023

When your furnace won’t turn on, you know you’ve got a furnace problem. 

When the furnace seems to turn on but the house has no heat whatsoever, you know you’ve got a furnace problem.

Those are all obvious cases. Not all furnace malfunctions are polite enough to explain to you so directly that something’s wrong. Furnace malfunctions often start subtle before they escalate and you suddenly find yourself scrambling to arrange for heating repair in North Myrtle Beach, SC from our experts.

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Ways to Tell You Need a New Furnace Before Winter

Monday, November 27th, 2023
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“Winter” is a relative term here in Florida. We have a winter season, but it isn’t a deep chill that requires running our furnaces through most of the day. But the weather does get cool and rainy enough that it’s still necessary to have a quality heating system. You may not know it, but that furnace you’ve relied on for many years to help you through the winter might not be ready for this winter.

How can you know that you need a furnace replacement? We’ll take a look at several of the indicators and warning signs. If you believe you need heating replacement in North Myrtle Beach, FL or you want a professional opinion, reach out to Martin Heat & Air. We can give you the peace of mind you need that you’ve made the right choice for home heating.

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Why Go Ductless With Your HVAC? Here’s Some Great Reasons

Monday, November 13th, 2023

When you think of a residential central heating and air conditioning system, what images come to mind? Do you think of a network of ducts carrying the air to the rooms and through vents? That’s probably one of the first things you thought of. These vented systems have been the standard for residential heating and cooling since centralized comfort became big.

Using ducts isn’t the only way to have great, energy-efficient comfort around the year. Today, you can opt for a ductless system, also known as a ductless mini split heat pump. We install and service ductless systems in North Myrtle Beach, SC, and we’d like to share with you some of the great reasons to consider going ductless in your house.

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Can You Run a Furnace With a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

Monday, October 16th, 2023

We can experience cold conditions even here in Florida—it’s a hazard of living close to the ocean. The majority of homes in our area still use gas furnaces to provide heating during these cold days, and our technicians are highly experienced with repairs for furnaces in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

One critical element of a gas furnace that demands attention is the heat exchanger. This question often arises: “Can you run a furnace with a cracked heat exchanger?”

The short answer is a resounding no, and here’s why.

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Sign Up for Our Maintenance Program and Get Your Heater Ready 

Monday, September 18th, 2023

Although the start of fall doesn’t automatically mean the end of hot weather, it’s a good time to start thinking ahead to the change in seasons and the arrival of the cold. You want to make sure you have a home heating system that’s ready to take on another winter without trouble. The best way to do that is to arrange for professional HVAC maintenance in North Myrtle Beach, SC with our team. We have a special maintenance program that provides you with heating and cooling maintenance during the year, plus special benefits.

Need more convincing? We’ll explain why routine heating maintenance is an essential job to have done each fall.

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