Heating

Five Signs This Is the Last Year for Your Old Furnace

Furnaces typically last about 10 to 15 years before they require replacement. If your furnace is in this age range, you may wonder whether you can squeeze a few more years out of it or if the time has come to replace it. Ideally, you would have your furnace replaced before it fails completely and…

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The Dangers of a Cracked Heat Exchanger

When your heat turns on, do you notice an odd chemical odor that reminds you of formaldehyde or preservatives? You may assume that something near your furnace just got too warm or that someone in your home spilled a cleaning solution, but the problem is likely much more serious. Chemical odors coming from your furnace…

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Save Money on Heating and Cooling: HVAC Costs and Energy-Efficiency

Whether the temperature dips well below freezing or it’s sky-high, your utility bills constantly seem like they’re climbing. No one wants to pay the utility companies more than they have to. Unfortunately, if your HVAC system (and your home) aren’t energy-efficient, you may need to. Luckily, this doesn’t mean you’re stuck with high energy bills…

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4 Signs Your Heating Unit Needs Repairs or Replacement

If you’re like most people, then you rely on your home’s heating unit to keep you and your family nice and toasty during the winter months. Unfortunately, however, even the best heating units do not last forever. While it’s never a good time for your heating unit to stop working, there’s no worse time than…

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5 Reasons Why Annual HVAC Maintenance Is a Great Investment

HVAC maintenance isn’t a big deal; if there’s no obvious malfunction, the system is operating just fine, right? Not exactly. A tricky thing about HVAC systems is that many issues are often progressive, meaning they start off small and develop into something more significant. Annual maintenance is a useful tool for highlighting these problems. Invest…

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3 Heating and Cooling Myths Debunked

Heating and cooling your home is not only important for keeping your family comfortable, but it is also an essential part of maintaining healthy air quality. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not spend the time and energy learning about and maintaining their heating and cooling system. As a homeowner, you may have heard a few tips to ensure…

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Furnace for Winter

Summer’s still here, but with the seasons changing, it’s only a matter of time before the first cold winds of winter arrive. At that point, the last thing you need is to be caught off-guard when it comes to your home’s heating system.

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3 Ways to CleanYour CentralHVAC System's Evaporator Coil

If you’re wondering why your HVAC system isn’t working as well as it should, the problem may lie with a clogged evaporator coil. Located deep within the indoor cabinet of your central air conditioner or heat pump, the evaporator coil may become clogged with dust, dirt, and debris over time. Mold, mildew, and algae can…

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HVAC Maintenance Tips for First-Time Homeowners

HVAC maintenance can be a mystery for first-time homeowners. For people who are used to renting, taking care of a new home’s air conditioner and furnace can be intimidating. However, performing periodic maintenance on your air conditioner and furnace can help you take care of your new home and extend the service life of your…

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Replacing an Old Furnace Is Often Better Than Repairing It

Some homeowners take pride in their ability to keep an old furnace running for years and years-even if doing so requires frequent repairs and calls to an emergency HVAC company. But while you may be able to keep that old furnace limping along indefinitely with the right parts and a good repair person, this is…

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