Category Archives for "Heating"

5 Tips To Improve The Air Quality In Your Home

How To Improve The Indoor Air Quality Of Your HomeBreathing in clean, healthy air has become so much more important in recent years. Well, it’s always been important, but in 2024 , it’s something that people think about and consider more often. Indoor air quality directly impacts our health, comfort, and even can impact the belongings and fixtures in your...

Troubleshooting Tips For An Oil Furnace In Havertown, PA

Oil Furnace Troubleshooting TipsDo you have an oil furnace? Is it leaving you out in the cold this Winter?  Here are some easy troubleshooting tips to help you figure out what’s wrong and whether you need to call someone, like the experts here and John Cipollone Inc.!Make sure your thermostat is on Heating and set above room temperature. So if...

5 Reasons To Schedule Regular Furnace Service

How Long Does It Take To Install a Furnace? Ultimate Guide 5 Reasons To Service Your FurnaceHaving your furnace serviced is one of the best ways to make sure you are getting the most out of your heating system. Just like having your car serviced every few months, your furnace should be serviced regularly as well. I’ve been working in the Havertown, PA area for 20+ years, servicing furnaces, repairing furnaces, and...

Average Furnace Repair Cost In and Around Havertown, PA

What Does A Furnace Repair Cost In and Around Havertown, PARealizing your furnace is broken is a terrible feeling. Maybe you notice the heat has stopped coming out of the vents, and you don't exactly know where to go from there. For residents in and around Havertown, PA, understanding the costs associated with furnace repairs is a good way to...

How Long Does It Take To Install a Furnace? Ultimate Guide

How Long Does It Take To Install a Furnace? Ultimate Guide Thinking of a new furnace? If you are considering upgrading your heating system, you may be wondering how long does it take to install a furnace? The answer might just be, “not as long as you think!” At John Cipollone, Inc., we understand that the idea of being without heat...

Furnace Noises and What They Mean: Tips for Homeowners

Furnace Noises and What They Mean: Tips for HomeownersWith the season change from air conditioning to heat, homeowners who need to switch on their furnace will notice an array of different seasonal noises coming from their furnace. Some of these noises are completely normal and some may be cause for concern. In this article, we will go over different furnace...

Installing A Multi-Zone Mini Split System In Drexel Hill, PA

Installing A Multi-Zone Mini Split System In Drexel Hill, PA In older homes in the Upper Darby Township area, it’s common to find that they use oil as their primary heating solution, with radiators located throughout the home.  While oil provides warm heat, it is getting more and more expensive, and the volatile nature of heating oil prices can put...

How Often Should a Furnace Cycle? Homeowner’s Guide

How Often Should a Furnace Cycle? Homeowner’s Guide You may hear it kicking on and off every now and then, but did you ever wonder if your furnace was cycling on and off too often? Every now and then we will get phone calls from homeowners wondering if their furnace is operating normally. It's normal for furnaces to make noises,...

Electric Furnace Vs. Gas Furnace: What’s Best for Your Home?

Electric Furnace Vs. Gas Furnace: What’s Best for Your Home? Deciding between an electric furnace vs a gas furnace can be tough. Choosing the right kind of furnace to heat your home depends on a few different factors. Your location, fuel type accessibility, and your budget are all important things to consider when making your choice. In this article, I...

Heat Pump Won’t Turn Off? Top Reasons (And What to Do)

Heat Pump Won’t Turn Off? Top Reasons (And What to Do) Heat pumps have become one of the most popular ways to heat and cool a home. Just like any mechanical system, they can sometimes malfunction. A common issue homeowners may encounter is when a heat pump won't turn off. This can lead to discomfort, wasted energy, and potentially larger...

Furnace Smells Like Burning: Common Causes And What To Do

Furnace Smells Like Burning: Common Causes And What To Do Most of us are familiar with a kind of “funky” burning smell that occurs the first time we turn on our gas or oil furnace at the beginning of the heating season. It is usually nothing serious and quickly passes once the furnace has been on for a while. But...

How to Read an Oil Tank Gauge: Homeowner’s Guide

How to Read an Oil Tank Gauge: Homeowner’s Guide For homes that utilize oil heating systems, understanding how to read an oil tank gauge becomes crucial. In this guide, we delve into the essentials of reading an oil tank gauge, ensuring you never get caught in the cold. I have been working with oil heating furnaces for 20+ years now,...

Replacing An Oil Furnace: Ultimate Homeowner’s Guide

Replacing An Oil Furnace: Ultimate Homeowner’s Guide When considering replacing a furnace replacement, oil vs. gas is a consideration. Maybe you want to go with a heat pump or an electric furnace. In this article, I will provide you with the ultimate homeowner’s guide or what you need to know about replacing an oil furnace. I will cover the things...

Mini Split Vs. Heat Pump: What Are the Differences?

Mini Split Vs. Heat Pump: What Are the Differences?When considering the most appropriate heating and cooling system for a home, two popular options come to mind: mini splits and heat pumps. Often, there is confusion between the two, leading homeowners to wonder about the mini split vs heat pump debate.I have been working with heat pumps and mini splits for...

5 Benefits of Replacing A Furnace With a Heat Pump

5 Benefits of Replacing A Furnace With a Heat PumpAt John Cipollone Inc. we take pride in being able to offer installation, repair, and service of all kinds of heating and cooling systems. And right now, the “hottest” (forgive the pun) system that we have been installing is the heat pump. If you are thinking about replacing your old traditional furnace,...

Should I Get A Furnace And AC Tune Up At The Same Time?

Should I Get A Furnace And AC Tune Up At The Same Time?Everyone loves saving time and money, and sometimes people think getting a heating and cooling tune up at the same time will do that. The truth is, you really should have each of them done separately, at the appropriate times of year, especially in an area like ours....

Furnace Maintenance Checklist: 3 Easy Steps For a Tune Up

Furnace Maintenance Checklist: 3 Easy Steps For a Tune UpBeing comfortable in the winter largely relies on how well your furnace works. An efficiently running furnace ensures a cozy home and energy bills that aren't going through the roof.The best way to ensure your furnace is working well is with regular maintenance. Using our comprehensive furnace maintenance checklist, you can...

Cleaning An Oil Furnace Heat Exchanger: Maintenance Guide

Cleaning An Oil Furnace Heat Exchanger: Maintenance Guide Cleaning out an oil furnace is essential to getting the most out of your heating system. John Cipollone Inc. has been in the heating and air conditioning business since 1953 and started primarily dealing with oil heating. I personally have been working with oil furnaces for about 15+ years, and have plenty...

AC Installation In Merion Park: Better Comfort, Big Savings

AC Installation In Merion Park: Better Comfort, Big SavingsLast spring, the homeowners called us because their 10-year-old air conditioner was making a lot of noise and wasn’t keeping the house cool. The problem was a damaged blower motor, which would cost a few thousand dollars to replace. It was a lot of money to spend on an older system that had...

Replacing An AC With A Heat Pump In Newtown Square

Replacing An Air Conditioning System With A Heat Pump In Newtown Square, PA Matt and his wife moved into their Newtown Square home and knew they would need to make some changes. They had an older air conditioning system, and their oil heating was costing them a decent amount of money to run. They called a few different HVAC contractors...

How To Change An Aprilaire Air Filter

Changing An Aprilaire Air Filter Changing the air filters for your furnace and air purifying systems can be tricky sometimes- that’s why we put together a short video to show how you can do this change for yourself at home. Steps to Change the Filter Removing the old filter Remember to check the alignment of the airflow- This is Important!...

Do You Need A Carbon Monoxide Detector With Oil Heat?

Do You Need A Carbon Monoxide Detector With Oil Heat? [Plus More FAQs] The short answer is this - any appliance or heat source that uses combustible sources of fuel requires a carbon monoxide detector.  All furnaces or heating systems that burn fossil fuel produce carbon monoxide (CO), a silent but deadly gas. Whether you are utilizing natural gas or...

Why Am I Using So Much Heating Oil And How Can I Save Oil?

Understanding what the simple adjustments are that we can make to maximize our oil furnace efficiency is the first step to saving real dollars. And understanding how much oil an optimally operating furnace should use can help us understand when it may be time to call in a HVAC expert. 5 Reasons You're Using Too Much Heating Oil If you...

Should You Repair Or Replace Your Furnace After A Breakdown?

How To Know Whether To Repair Or Replace Your Furnace After A Breakdown When your furnace breaks down, it can be a tough situation that comes with a tough decision: should you repair or replace your broken furnace? There are a number of factors that go into the decision, and it’s a decision that will determine whether your home is...

What The Inflation Reduction Act Means For Homeowners

The Inflation Reduction Act You may have heard about the Inflation Reduction Act, and maybe not. In a nutshell, it’s a significant piece of federal legislation that passed this past August, aimed, in part, at fighting climate change and putting incentives in place for businesses and homeowners to adopt more eco-friendly practices, including increasing energy efficiency. So What Does That...

Does A Gas Furnace Need to be Cleaned?

Does a Gas Furnace Need to be Cleaned?Can I Clean It Myself? In a simple word, yes! Regular cleaning and maintenance of your gas furnace can help extend its lifespan- and save you significant money as well! Well-maintained gas furnaces can last up to 15 years or more! With regular maintenance and tune-ups, homeowners can improve their indoor air quality,...

Why Are Ductless Mini Splits Better Than Radiator Heating

Why Mini Splits Beat Radiator Heat Everytime! If you are the proud owner of an older home, you are no doubt enjoying the solid construction and craftsmanship. The hardwood floors, the substantial moldings and hardware all make older construction desirable and worth needing to deal with the lack of recent technological advancements - like a robust HVAC system. Older homes,...

High-Efficiency Upgrades For A Home With Old HVAC

High-Efficiency Upgrades For A Home With Old HVAC Whether you moved into an older home that has an old HVAC system, or you simply have an old HVAC system in the home you are currently living in, an upgrade to a high-efficiency system could be one of the best decisions you make for your home.  A lot of times, homeowners...

How Long Does A Furnace Really Last?

How Long Does A Furnace Really Last? If well taken care of, two things in your house can last up to 15 years: your furnace and a pet turtle. Well, technically, pet turtles can live as long as 30 years, while other species can live up to 100 years, but we digress. When it comes to your furnace, we recommend...

The Pros And Cons Of Oil Heating

The Pros And Cons Of Oil Heating Here in the Haverford area and throughout PA, about 15% of homes rely on oil heat exclusively. If you are looking for a new home, one of the things to consider is how a home is heated and cooled, since this will significantly impact your monthly budget. You should know about the pros and...

How Long Do Oil Tanks Last

How Long Do Heating Tanks Last?If you have a home with oil heat, have you ever wondered how long your oil tanks last and how you know when they need replacing?  This is a common question we get from our customers here at John Cipollone, Inc.  Especially if you are moving to a home in the Villanova area with oil...

The Importance Of Having A Pre-Season Heater Tune-Up

It’s easy to take home heating for granted. When the temperature dips in the fall, you switch on your thermostat and go on with your day.  Unless, of course, nothing happens. Or something goes wrong later on. Or, your utility bill is suddenly way higher than it was last year.  The truth is, a lot can go wrong with a...

Learn The “Cracked Heat Exchanger” Scam [And How To Avoid It]

The Having a working heater is a necessity in the dead of winter. When you find out that yours isn't working, there's no time to waste getting it fixed. That makes emergency furnace repair an easy target for scammers. In particular, we're talking about the "cracked heat exchanger" scam. It's a ruse that can end up costing you thousands of dollars....

Why Is My Heater Blowing Cold Air In My Havertown, PA Home?

Why Is My Heater Blowing Cold Air In My Havertown, PA Home? Fall is here! Those first few chilly nights mean blankets, sweaters, and … a blast of frigid air from your vents?! That's not right! There are a few reasons why the heating and cooling system in your Havertown, PA home is blowing cold air. You can fix some of them yourself. Others will require a call for furnace repair. Either...

Three Rebates For New Heating & Cooling Equipment [2023]

2 Payment Options Updated January 26, 2023 Homeowners in the Delaware Valley - have NEW ways to save on new energy-efficient heating and cooling systems this year. When you purchase your new energy-efficient HVAC system in 2023 you can now take advantage of newly updated rebates and incentives. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 rewards consumers for making climate-friendly choices when upgrading...

Four (Sometimes Subtle) Signs You Need a Boiler Repair

7 Four (Sometimes Subtle) Signs You Need A Boiler Repair Four (Sometimes Subtle) Signs You Need a Boiler Repair in Havertown, PA No heat or no water are obvious signals that it’s time to call your trusted HVAC company for a boiler repair. But, you can spot subtle signs that lead to big problems like those. And, when you know what they are, you can head them off. In this...

Avoid Heating Repair Scams in Havertown, PA: Four Tips

1 How to Avoid Heating Repair Scams This Winter in Havertown, PA How to Avoid Heating Repair Scams This Winter in Havertown, PA Your furnace is crucial for a comfortable home in the winter. And, unfortunately, scammers know this. As a result, people out to cheat you start showing up in the cold weather with various heater repair scams. They can end up costing you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. And,...

10 Winter Home Prep Tips for Havertown, PA

1 10 Winter Home Prep Tips for Havertown, PA How to Prep Your Havertown, PA Home for Winter Winter can be anything but a wonderland if you haven’t prepared your home for the season. Skyrocketing energy bills, drafty rooms, and furnace problems can make the cold months miserable. But, it doesn’t to be that way. In this post, we’re outlining ten ways to prepare your house in Havertown, PA,...

4 Signs of a Broken Heater in Havertown, PA

2 Heater Repair Man - Havertown, PA Even if you’re getting hot air in the house, there could still be a problem with your HVAC system. Four signs of a broken heater are: Your energy bill suddenly increases Your carbon monoxide detector is going off You hear gurgling, banging or other noises The house doesn’t get as warm as it should You might notice these even when...

Oil Heat Vs Gas Heat

John Cipollone Truck How is oil heat safer and more convenient than gas? Last time, we looked at the economic reasons to switch from gas to oil heat. That is, the ways you can save money by converting. But even though dollars and cents are really important, they’re not the only things to consider. There’s also safety to consider, for instance. And that...