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Kent Heating

Providing Akron Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric Services Since 1931

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Kent Heating

When you need help with your heater or boiler in Kent, OH, call us at Jennings right away. We’ll get to you fast, take a look at your heater, then let you know how we can help. We can do any and all heating repairs, replacements, installations, and maintenance, so call us as soon as you realize there’s a problem.

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Treat Customers Like Family

All of our staff is trained to treat each and every customer the way we want to be treated in return. When you’re a Jennings customer, you’re like family to us. We put your needs first!

Warehouse on Wheels

The most commonly needed parts are stored on our trucks to reduce wait time and ensure timely repairs and installations.

NATE Certified Techs

When a Jennings technician enters your home, you can be sure you’re getting the best comprehensive service from a friendly, honest and knowledgable employee.

    Treat Customers Like Family

    All of our staff is trained to treat each and every customer the way we want to be treated in return. When you’re a Jennings customer, you’re like family to us. We put your needs first!

    Warehouse on Wheels

    The most commonly needed parts are stored on our trucks to reduce wait time and ensure timely repairs and installations.

    NATE Certified Techs

    When a Jennings technician enters your home, you can be sure you’re getting the best comprehensive service from a friendly, honest and knowledgable employee.

Boiler Services

We offer a complete list of boiler services in Kent. If you need repairs of any sort, a boiler replacement, or boiler maintenance, our experts are here for you. Just give us a call and we will be there soon to help you get the boiler help you need. Let us know you have a boiler when you call so we send the best possible person to work on your home.

Furnace Services

We take care of furnaces in Kent, too. Our comprehensive list of furnace services means we can help you no matter what is going on with your furnace. Call on our team for repairs, replacements, new installs, and maintenance. We’ll get to you fast and work as quickly as we can to get your furnace heating well again soon!

Heater Repair

When your heater isn’t doing its job of heating your home and keeping you and your family warm and toasty during the winter, there’s no time to wait for repairs. The NATE certified technicians at Jennings have years of experience and undergo regular training to be able to quickly identify and fix problems.

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Common Heater Problems

If your heater is having problems, there may be warning signs which can alert the homeowner to a potential breakdown. Some of the most common of these warning signs are noisy operation, frequent cycling, air that isn’t warm enough, a dusty or burning smell coming from the vents, or the smell of gas. Other signs can be more subtle and difficult to notice such as a pilot light that is yellow instead of blue or a slight increase in utility bills.

Many of these problems can occur either from a lack of regular maintenance or because of normal wear and tear on the system. It is important to pay attention to your heater throughout the winter and note any changes. If you see any of the above signs, call Jennings Heating and Cooling as soon as you can. We offer repair services for every brand of heater, and there is no problem that we cannot fix.

Emergency Heater Repairs

It is good for every homeowner to remember which heater problems constitute an emergency. Any signs of a gas leak, such as hissing sounds near the gas line, or the smell of rotten eggs, should be considered urgent. Get your family to fresh air, and then call 911 and/or Jennings Heating and Cooling for repair services. A yellow pilot light is usually an indication of the presence of carbon monoxide, so you should take the same precautions. If your heater has stopped working or is causing electrical problems, we are here 24/7 to help.

Trusting Professionals for Your Heating Repair

It is important to call a professional HVAC technician when your heater needs repair. Each member on our team has years of experience in diagnosing and repairing heater problems which means that we are able to find the problem quickly and fix it before you have to suffer through another night without heat. When you work with a licensed technician, you are giving your heater an extended lifespan and years of efficient operation.

Heater Replacement

Your heater may be beyond repair after years and years of use, or it may just be using too much energy to keep running. Our technicians can do a thorough assessment to help you determine the best solution that fits within your budget.

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Do I Need a New Heater?

The first thing you should consider when deciding whether or not to replace your system is the age of your unit. If your heater is more than 15 years old, it is time to start thinking about investing in a new system. While it isn’t always necessary to replace a heater until it has broken down and the cost to repair it is too high, you may also want to consider how much your old system is costing to run.

Efficiency, or the lack of it, is a major reason that homeowners choose to upgrade to a more modern system. At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we install heater systems that have an AFUE rating of up to 99 percent. If you have had your system for more than a decade, it is likely that it only has an efficiency rating between 56 and 70 percent. Today, most new heaters have an AFUE rating of at least 80 percent, so an upgrade is likely to save you money in the long run.

One of the biggest reasons to consider a heater installation is if you are not comfortable in your home. A powerful and efficient heater will be able to provide adequate heating in every room of the home without costing too much to run. If you are having to set your thermostat too high just to feel comfortable, or if you are having to wear several layers of clothing to be warm, it may be a good idea to have a new system installed. You may have a heater that is too small for your needs.

Which Heater is Right for my Home?

Once you have decided that you want to have a new heater installed, you will need our help to find the perfect heater for your home. The first thing to identify is whether a system that runs on electricity, oil, or natural gas is a better fit. Each system has benefits and downsides, but the biggest consideration is typically the price of each source in your neighborhood. You should then decide how much you are willing to pay to have a high-efficiency system. We can help you find the most efficient system that is within your budget.

Finally, it is important to consider the size of the heater that you want to purchase. At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we always schedule a home visit to evaluate your home’s heating needs. We want to find a size that is big enough to heat the whole home, but not so big that you are wasting energy.

Heater Maintenance in Kent, OH

If you only see an HVAC technician when your heater has broken down and is in need of repairs, you may be doing your system a disservice. While we are happy to be able to provide emergency heater repair services, we are also eager to impress on each of our customers the importance of seeing us more often and in less urgent circumstances.

Preventative maintenance includes all services that are performed to help keep the system in good condition and prevent major breakdowns. This type of service can begin from the day you have your new heater installed to the day that you have it replaced. After installation, every heater should be checked at least once per year. Always check your warranty: preventative maintenance is almost always required for the warranty to remain valid.

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What are the Benefits of Preventative Maintenance?

Preventative maintenance is not simply another way to get money into the pockets of greedy HVAC companies. It is an essential service that provides many benefits to the homeowner. At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we are a locally-owned business, and we care about our customers. We see our preventative maintenance as the best way to make certain that our customers are not wasting money on repairs and replacements that they wouldn’t have needed otherwise.

The main benefit of maintenance is that it saves you money. When your system is in good condition, costly components such as your capacitor, draft inducer motor, and gas valve will be less likely to fail. A breakdown of any of these parts almost always means that the system will have to be replaced. Even if a replacement of your heater is not necessary, you will still be paying for repairs that could have been avoided with regular maintenance. Additionally, you will be saving money every month, because a clean and well-lubricated heater is always going to run more efficiently than one that has to struggle against a build-up of dust and debris.

In addition to extending your heater’s lifespan and making repairs less frequent, a unit that has been maintained will contribute to the quality of the air in your home. Any dust that ends up in or around your heater has the chance to recirculate through your home. No one wants dust, allergens, or mold blowing from the vents, which is why we thoroughly clean your system every time you schedule a tune-up.

When to Schedule a Tune-Up

Tune-ups should be scheduled annually from the time your heater is installed to the time that you decide to replace it. Call our team to set up an appointment during the fall or early winter, before you have to turn it on for the first time. That way you will know that your heater is in perfect condition before the first cold snap.

Our Tune-Up and Inspection Services

During each tune-up, you can expect us to work through a checklist that includes inspection, lubrication, cleaning, and testing. During the inspection, we check to see if any parts need to be repaired or replaced, and we search for any safety hazards. Our lubrication of mechanical parts protects them from getting worn out during the next winter, and our cleaning services ensure that the system can run with the greatest efficiency. Finally, our testing ensures that your home is safe from gas leaks or electrical failure, and it is a way for us to see if your heater is working its best before we leave.

Our Rewards Club: The Best Way to Maintain Your Heater

If you have difficulty remembering to schedule your heater maintenance, or you want to find a way to save on this and other services, we suggest becoming a member of our Jennings Rewards Club. Members pay $16-$26 per month, and in return, they receive discounts on HVAC repairs, credits for new HVAC and water heater systems, priority services, and two free tune-ups every year. These are just a few of the benefits that you receive by becoming a member.