Heating

Is Your Furnace Turning on and off Rapidly?

5 Things You Can Troubleshoot Before Calling for Help No one wants their furnace to have problems during the winter. So if you notice that your furnace is turning on and off in rapid succession, here are some things you can check before you suffer too long or call a technician out. What Is Short-Cycling?…

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Fit an Older Home With an HVAC System

Thinking about upgrading an older home with an HVAC system? Even historic homes can often have their value improved through the addition of an HVAC system. But HVAC systems are complex, and simply adding one to an already built home can be a bit of a challenge. The following ideas and guidelines may help. Try an…

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A Short Guide to Anode Rods in Water Heaters

Your tank-style water heater relies on an anode rod to keep working reliably. The anode rod screws into the top of the tank and protrudes into the water below. An anode rod measures up to 40 inches long, depending on the size of your appliance. Sacrificial anode rods should be replaced on a routine basis.…

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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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