Turn to Us for Heating System & Furnace Repairs & Maintenance in Middle Tennessee
Why do homeowners and business owners in Belle Meade, Cross Plains, East Nashville, Germantown, Goodlettsville, and more make us their trusted team for all things heating and cooling?
- We’ve put in over 100 training hours.
- We’re EPA- and Compressed Gas-certified.
- We have over 5 decades of combined industry experience.
- We hold our Mechanical License for Tennessee.
- We never fail to put the customer first, ensuring your home – and the people in it – are treated with respect and offered personalized care.
If you need care, don’t wait to give us a call. When you trust us once, we’re certain we’ll turn into your go-to crew for HVAC services and indoor air quality solutions.
We’re proud to meet the heating and cooling needs of Sumner County residents with every passing year.
Our Annual Heating Services Are Comprehensive
What’s included in our heating system service?
- Thermostat checks and adjustments
- Burner and control cleaning
- Checks on fan control and temperature rise
- Air filtration checks and recommendations
- Lubrication of all moving parts
- Checks of the complete furnace cycle
- Checks for potential gas leaks
- Belt checks and tension adjustments
- …and more!
We won’t stop until your entire system is thoroughly checked over and all possible issues are addressed. Come cold weather and snowfall, you’ll be able to cozy up inside with no worries about your heating system failing you.
Why Trust a Pro for Heating Repairs & Service?
Heating systems can be complex, and any troubleshooting or repairs need to be completed correctly or else more issues will continue to occur. It’s not uncommon to see an avid DIY-er attempt a fix, only to go in and make things worse. And now what was something easy to address is a lot more complicated – and expensive – to address.
Along with this, you want your system to run as safely and as efficiently as possible. The best way to get this done is to invest in assistance from a tech who is trained, licensed, and experienced.
And then there are the warranties to consider. Most appliances come with a warranty, but if repairs and maintenance aren’t completed by a licensed HVAC professional, these will become voided.
In the long run, trusting an expert will always be the safer, more cost-effective, and least stressful option all around. If you need any assistance, give our crew a call.
How Can I Improve the Efficiency of My Heating System?
Wondering what you can do to ensure you’re getting the most heat possible – at the lowest price point – from your heating system? Here are some tips:
- Trust an expert to install any new appliances or parts.
- Change your air filters regularly to ensure airflow isn’t restricted.
- Consider installing a programmable thermostat.
- Seal air leaks, so that temperatures stay more consistent (which will keep your heater from putting in more work).
- Add insulation throughout your home.
- Have your system regularly serviced by an HVAC professional.
- If repairs are needed, don’t put them off – and trust an expert to get them done correctly.
- If you’re due for a new heater, consider upgrading to a more efficient system.
- Clean your floors and carpets regularly to avoid dust buildup and put less strain on your filters.
- Invest in indoor air quality services with a licensed tech.
What Is a Heat Pump? How Do Heat Pumps Work?
Heat pumps are getting a lot of praise for amping up HVAC efficiency and lowering energy costs. But what are they, how do they work, and are they really worth the hype?
What is a heat pump?
Heat pumps work to both heat and cool your home more efficiently by transferring heat, rather than generating it. There are a couple common misconceptions with heat pumps that we’d like to clear up.
- As stated above, heat pumps don’t generate heat. Rather, they pump it (hence the name) from one location to another using a refrigerant. This tends to put less wear on your system as a whole.
- Despite not including “cooling” in their name, heat pumps are meant to be used for both heating and cooling. In summer, they transfer the hot air out, while in the winter they transfer it inside of the home.
How does a heat pump work?
Heat pumps are made up of many complex parts, including an outdoor unit, an indoor unit, the refrigerant, a compressor, a reversing valve, and an expansion valve. How they work can be complex too, but to put it most simply, the heat pump takes heat from the outdoor air, moves it through a compressor that causes the temp to rise, then eventually sends this hot air into your home.
As for cooling, it works the same, just in reverse. The warm air is drawn out of your home, cooled, then sent back in.
In the end, heat pumps are more efficient because they use air that’s already there to heat or cool your home, rather than generate new air.
Why Is My Heating System Not Working?
If your heating system doesn’t seem to be working right, there are two things we recommend doing before calling us in.
- Check your thermostat. It may seem obvious, or even silly, but it could be that the setting on your thermostat got messed with (kids are the most common culprit here) and you weren’t aware. Or maybe your thermostat needs to be replaced, reset, or given new batteries.
- Check your filters. Dirty filters can hinder heating system performance significantly. Most need to be changed every 2 or 3 months, but if you have a busier household (think lots of kids and pets), you may need to be changing them more often.
If no easy solution can be found, then call us in. There could be issues with the pilot light, condensation pan, motor, or something else, but regardless, you’ll want some professional eyes on the job. Our team would be happy to look things over, figure out where the problem lies, and set you up with appropriate solutions.
Why Is My Heating System Making Strange Noises?
We always recommend investigating strange noises in your HVAC system, as this typically indicates some type of malfunction or breakdown. Parts could be loose, your motor could be breaking down, clogs could have formed somewhere in the system, your fan might be malfunctioning, or any number of other issues might be occurring.
One thing that all of these problems have in common, though, is the need to be troubleshooted and resolved as quickly as possible. Get a licensed HVAC technician out to diagnose, then fix the problem, so that you can hopefully avoid a bigger breakdown later on.
Keep in mind, too, that noises tend to indicate inefficiency. Even if your system still seems to be heating you home just fine, it’s likely not doing it as well as it could be. This means less comfort and higher heating bills – not good.
Finally, remember that issues with your heating system can lead to problems with indoor air quality, which then puts the health of those living in the home at risk. Why take chances when our certified, experienced, and professional team is a quick phone call away? Call now, so we can help you out soon.
Where Should Heat Vents Be Located?
The best location for heat vents is as low to the ground as possible. This is because warm air rises, so if the heat comes out near your ceilings, you won’t be enjoying it to the fullest extent – and it’ll take longer to get your home heated too, which means more money out of your pocket month to month.
Heat vents that are located in the floor or near your baseboards ensure the heat can circulate effectively and reach all areas of your home with ease. This allows for consistent, comfortable temperatures that your entire household can enjoy.
The only flaw with low-to-the-floor vents is that they’re likely to get covered by furniture. Be mindful of this as you decorate or rearrange, and be sure not to block them or cover them up.
What Is the Expected Lifespan of a Heating System?
Typically, you can expect your heating system to last anywhere from 15 years to sometimes up to 30. What type of fuel (oil, gas, or electric) is used and the type of appliance (boiler, furnace, heat pump, etc.) can make an impact on this, but what typically plays a bigger role in your system’s lifespan is how well it is maintained.
Regular tune-ups, troubleshooting, and repairs (all completed by a professional) are essential for keeping your system running in tip-top shape for the long haul.
Are There Any Safety Concerns I Should Be Aware of With My Heating System?
Here are the main things to be aware of in terms of heating system-related threats. While these events are typically rare, knowing why they might happen and how to best avoid them is important in keeping a safer household.
If your system is powered by gas, be wary of hissing sounds and foul odors (most refer to it as a rotten egg smell), both of which indicate a gas leak has occurred. And, if you suspect a leak, leave your home immediately and call in emergency services from the appropriate experts.
Carbon Monoxide Leaks
Carbon monoxide is also a type of gas, but can’t be noted the same way most other gases can. In fact, it’s both colorless and odorless, making detection close to impossible. Being wary of symptoms of exposure (nausea, dizziness, headaches, lightheadedness, confusion, etc.) is important, as is having carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home
Like with any gas leak, if you suspect carbon monoxide is leaking into your home, or if your detector has started going off, leave the space and call in emergency services immediately.
Heating systems tend to get, well, hot, which can put households at higher risk of experiencing a fire hazard if things are handled inappropriately. Flammable items should never be left near the furnace or heating system, and any potential damages or inefficiencies with the system should be inspected by an expert right away to ensure the home isn’t at risk.
This is another reason why those annual check-ups from a professional are such an important investment!
If you have an electric heating system, be sure to have the appropriate techs out to regularly maintain it, and invest in professional installation services from the get-go as well. Electric issues can lead to fire hazards, and if any wires are exposed or frayed, they should not be handled by anyone other than an experienced and licensed tech.
How Often Should I Have My Heating System Serviced?
Having your heating system serviced once per year is what we’d typically recommend for the average household.
Yearly checks improve overall efficiency (which keeps your energy bills lower), and it’ll give your techs the chance to identify any potential issues or system threats that could trigger a breakdown later. That way, any minor problems can be resolved before they turn into big, time-consuming issues.
In the end, annual tune-ups help to guarantee:
- timely, cost-effective repairs
- lower energy bills
- heightened efficiency
- longer system lifespan
- money savings, over time
Save More Money – Sign Up for a Maintenance Plan
Our maintenance plans are designed to ensure you always get your annual tune-ups completed, while helping you save money on your HVAC services in the process. We offer discounts on parts, accessories, and emergency care, and we’ll send reminders to get your services booked too.
Looking for more details? We’d be happy to discuss them with you. Reach out now or contact us online to learn more about the perks you could be gaining.
Book Your Heating Repairs or Annual Tune-up Today
Whether you’re due for a yearly tune-up or need some professional repairs completed, we want to be the team homeowners in Green Hills, Hendersonville, Springfield, White House, and more rely on for it all. Need emergency care for a late night breakdown? You can call us for that too. We’ll be there for you rain, snow, or sunshine.
Need services, but don’t have much wiggle room in the budget for them? We strongly feel that HVAC services aren’t something that should be put off, and we want the home and business owners we serve to be comfortable all year round – without feeling anxious about what it might cost them. Because of this, we offer low-payment, 0% interest financing options. Explore your options with us today.
What’s the best way to get in touch? Simply give us a call at 615-654-0814 or you can conveniently reach out to us online. We look forward to hearing from you soon.