How Long Should a Furnace Last?

February 10, 2020

Under normal conditions, a furnace should last for at least 15 years after being installed. However, its useful life could be longer or shorter based on how much you use it and if you follow a regular maintenance schedule. How Neglecting a Furnace Could Reduce Its Useful Life If you fail to replace a furnace air filter, then dust, pollen and other debris may clog fan blades and motors. This can cause them to work harder than necessary to maintain a consistent temperature in your home. Furthermore, the extra work could result in excess heat and friction. Ultimately, parts inside...

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How To Light a Pilot Light on a Furnace

February 1, 2020

Having a furnace that is not operational can become a major headache. Being able to light your pilot light is definitely essential. Here’s how to light the pilot light on your furnace so you can get it running again. The Furnace Instructions Label The first thing you want to do is to locate the instructions label. It will be located somewhere on the outside of the furnace. There you will find any specific information that can help you light your pilot light safely. This is important because instructions vary between brands and models of furnaces. If you’re not able to...

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Why Is My Heater Leaking Water?

January 1, 2020

Walking past your heater and noticing a huge puddle growing underneath is always a cause for concern. Depending on the reason for your leaking heater, you may need to repair it immediately before it stops working altogether. These are the most common causes for a leaking heater. Broken Water Connections One of the easiest fixes is a heater that is leaking because the lines that usually funnel water away from your heater may be leaking. In these cases, just replacing the line or tightening connections may be enough to repair the issue. Clogged Condensate Lines Another reason you may need...

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5 Signs You Need a Furnace Replacement

November 23, 2019

It’s easy to forget about your furnace until it breaks down. This usually happens as soon as the temperature begins to dip. If your furnace isn’t heating your home properly, it just might be time to replace it. Here are five signs that you need a furnace replacement. 1. Uneven Heat Distribution Is it colder in one room than it is in others? An efficient furnace heats each room evenly. As your furnace puts out heat, it is challenging for it to distribute the heat to each room in your house. 2. Higher Utility Bills Take a look at your...

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Why Does My Furnace Keep Turning Off?

November 14, 2019

Does your furnace run for a few minutes and then turn off? Then, after a little bit of time goes by, does it come back on only to turn off again after a couple of minutes? You have a problem that is called short-cycling, and it is caused by a few common reasons. If you have changed the filter and are still having the problem, here are a couple of issues your furnace may be experiencing. A Faulty or Dirty Flame Sensor is Turning Your Furnace Off Prematurely As a precaution, your furnace has a flame sensor to ensure that...

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Why Air Filters are Important for Your Heating System

October 22, 2019

understands that it can feel like a hassle to replace the air filter in your central heating system regularly. These air filters perform a variety of important functions. If they are dirty, they could adversely affect your health and put excess stress on your heater. This could decrease its efficiency and cause a variety of issues with it in the long run. Protecting Your Health If you struggle with asthma or another respiratory disease, you understand the importance of breathing clean air. Air filters in your central heating system work to remove a variety of particulates from the air in...

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The 3 Most Common Misconceptions About Heaters

March 10, 2019

Heaters are one of the most frequently misunderstood HVAC systems. People have a lot of misconceptions about them that can lead to ineffective heating, loss of money, and other issues. Here are the three main heating myths you need to watch out for. 1. You Only Need to Call in Professionals When the Heater Breaks This heating myth is one of the leading reasons that homeowners end up having to spend so much money on heaters. The reality is that the many components in heaters work best when they’re regularly maintained. Getting regular tune-ups can keep your system working for...

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How to Save Money on Heating Bills in the Winter

March 1, 2019

The winter season is when more people spend time at home as they attempt to escape the chill and harsh weather conditions outside. Most households rely on the heater to create a warm and comfortable environment. If you want to reduce your heating bill but still stay warm, then there are a few necessary tips to follow. Use a Programmable Thermostat Programmable thermostats are designed to set the temperature inside of the building and prevent it from fluctuating to ensure that less energy is used and the heater doesn’t work harder than necessary to operate. A programmable thermostat can be...

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How to Find the Best Heating System for Your Home

January 26, 2019

When winter starts to approach, you can really appreciate the benefits of having a comfortable home heated by an efficient heating system. There are many different types of heating systems available, and here’s some information about the most popular ones. Heat Pumps Heat pumps can act as both air conditioners and heaters. During the summer months, they function in a similar manner to traditional air conditioners, using a refrigerant cycle. During the winter, they reverse that cycle to bring heat into a home. They first either absorb heat from the outside air or from the ground and then transfer that...

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3 Heating System Myths

January 6, 2019

It is a given that you want to conserve energy in your home. Not only will you save money, but you will also be a better custodian of the environment. When it comes to implementing ways to conserve energy use in the home, however, it can be difficult to separate myth from fact. is well-versed in all the ways you can cut your energy usage, and we are always happy to help you discern fact from fiction in your quest for energy savings by busting these common heating system myths. Duct Tape Is Good for Sealing Duct Leaks Duct tape...

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