Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

When Is a Boiler Too Old to Keep Around?

Monday, February 10th, 2020

boiler-residentialWe all want to get the most use out of our appliances before they wear down and we have to replace them. It would be great to be able to buy a car and never have to think about buying another car again. The same applies to a boiler in a house. Purchase one, and it’ll heat the house as long as the house is around! Yes, that would be wonderful. But that’s not how appliances, especially boilers, work.

Part of getting the most from a boiler is knowing when its outlived its usefulness. A boiler that is too old becomes a liability: no longer dependable, unable to keep up with heating demands, too expensive to run, too expensive to keep in decent shape. We’re going to go into depth about boiler age and when to tell it’s time for new heating in Farwell, TX.

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Does Corrosion on a Boiler Mean It’s Finished?

Monday, January 13th, 2020

condensing-gas-boilerA boiler uses water to provide heat to a home. That’s the basic description of one. And where water comes in contact with metal, corrosion can result. However, you shouldn’t expect to see corrosion forming along the parts of the boiler in your house—at least not for many years. Boilers are designed to resist corrosion for most of their service lives.

If you do see corrosion along your boiler, does it mean the boiler has reached the end of the line? Is now the time to call a HVAC company in Clovis, NM to schedule a new boiler installation? Possibly. We’ll look into this a bit deeper so you’ll be informed before giving us a call about what needs to be done.

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The Importance of Gas Safety and Your Heating System

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

water-heater-tankDecember is the first official month of winter, and it’s also when you can expect to have your gas heating system (such as a gas furnace or boiler) run regularly. This is a good time to address a concern about using natural gas in your home. Natural gas isn’t automatically dangerous—as long as gas appliances are maintained and repaired by licensed professionals, they operate at the highest levels of safety and will do so until they’re ready for a replacement.

Your gas heating system is designed with safety uppermost in mind—it would never pass government regulations if it didn’t. But as the heating season gets fully underway, we want to remind you of some important aspects of gas safety and your heating system. You may need to have heating repair in Portales, NM in the event of a faulty furnace or boiler, and the more you know about potential gas risks, the easier it will be for you to react in time and have the problem fixed.

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The Ways Boilers Send Heat Into Your Home

Monday, November 18th, 2019

radiant-heating-tubesWe have a history working with water heaters and boilers—we know all about circulating hot water around a house to either supply water to taps and appliances, or to provide winter warmth for the rooms. Today we’re looking at the boiler system and the different ways it can send heat into your house to keep your family comfortable all through winter. If you’re interested in installing one of these radiant heating systems in Clovis, NM or you have a current one that needs repairs, call us ASAP.

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Watch Out for These Signs You Need Heating Repairs

Monday, March 11th, 2019

gas-energy-flamesJust because the official first day of spring is less than two weeks away doesn’t mean your home heating system is about to go on a long mid-year vacation. The New Mexico weather can take sharp turns through the early spring, so keep a close watch on your residential heater to catch any signs that it’s malfunctioning.

We know it’s tempting at this time of year to shrug off a heater that’s acting odd. You can wait to fix it in the fall, right? Well, please don’t! We recommend you call us for Clovis, NM heater repair at your earliest convenience. The sooner we can fix a heater problem, the smaller and less expensive the repair will be. You’ll also help prevent an emergency breakdown during those last days when you need the heater running.

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Never Try to Repair a Furnace on Your Own!

Monday, February 11th, 2019

hand-holding-wrenchDuring the coldest weather of the year, a furnace that suddenly won’t provide heat is a major emergency. If this happens to you, you’ll want to find a way to get it working again as fast as possible—and this can lead you to trying to fix it yourself. Grab some tools, open up the cabinet, and tinker.

We understand that in an emergency such as a busted furnace in February, it’s easy to jump to taking action. Often, it’s the wrong action. This is one of those cases! Although there are a few checks you can make to see if there’s a simple cause behind why the heat won’t come on, actually repairing a furnace isn’t something you want to attempt on your own, for a variety of reasons. The fastest way to have heating restored is to call for professional furnace repair in Clovis, NM. When you call us, we’ll be there quickly and have your heating restored to you.

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Please Only Allow Professionals to Repair Your Heating System

Monday, December 17th, 2018

wrenchesWe may have plumbing in our company name, but we handle other important home service jobs as well—such as taking care of HVAC services in Clovis, NM. Now that we’re in the winter weather, heaters all around Clovis and the vicinity will start putting in heavy work. No matter how durable a furnace or other heating system is, no matter how well it’s maintained from year to year, it can still malfunction.

If you run into heating troubles this winter, please don’t look for a toolbox and an online DIY video. And don’t ask a “handyman” or other amateur to check out the problem and try to fix it. Instead, call us and leave the repairs to our licensed professionals.

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How to Keep Your Furnace Running Safely

Monday, December 3rd, 2018


A safe heating system is vital during the winter. It’s not much good to have a furnace keeping your house warm during the occasional cool days we have in Texas and New Mexico if that same furnace sends toxic fumes into the house or causes a fire! We want you to enjoy our beautiful and relaxing winter seasons here in the Southwest, and we have some tips and pointers to make it easier to keep your natural gas furnace operating safely through to the spring.

If you do find you need heating repair in Farwell, TX or elsewhere in our service area, we offer excellent repair work! We’re family-owned and operated, and we care about the safety and comfort of your family.

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How to Tell Your Boiler Needs Repairs

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

boiler-residentialWe’re plumbers, but we’re also experts with handling heater repair in Clovis, NM for boilers. Even with the most modern furnaces and heat pumps available, many homes still rely on the trusty boiler to provide heat by sending hot water to terminal points around the rooms. The best current boiler systems can more than handle our cold weather.

If you use a boiler, you want to make sure it always operates in top condition. As the cold weather arrives, we have some advice for how you can detect when your boiler is in need of our professional repair services. Below are a few of the major signs of a boiler that needs expert help:

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