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Gas Furnace Troubleshooting

By | 2017-12-07T16:53:08+00:00 January 28th, 2014|Furnaces|

Common mechanical issues on gas furnaces typically involve the thermocouple and limit switch. The thermocouple is a gas furnace component located near the pilot light burner. It is a safety device that shuts off the gas in the event that the pilot light goes out or the electric igniter fails. If the pilot light keeps

Changing Your Furnace Filter

By | 2017-12-07T16:52:12+00:00 January 22nd, 2014|Furnaces|

A question many people have is how often should their furnace filter be changed? The answer to this question is actually fairly complex. For ages, heating professionals recommended inspecting and usually changing your filter once per month. This used to be important because filters back then were not as sophisticated as they are today. In

What Is a High Efficiency Furnace?

By | 2017-12-07T16:51:26+00:00 January 13th, 2014|Furnaces|

High efficiency means less waste. In furnace terms this means the unit is able convert the vast majority of its fuel into energy with little lost or wasted in the process. In most cases, the best way to determine efficiency is to look at the annual fuel utilization efficiency. However, in addition to this number,

How to Troubleshoot an Electric Furnace

By | 2017-12-07T16:50:38+00:00 January 8th, 2014|Furnaces|

There are advantages to using an electric heating system, but the higher operating cost usually turns people to other furnace systems. The high cost means that minimizing heat loss caused by improperly installed ducts or inadequate insulation is even more important than with other types of systems. A benefit to these alternative systems are that

Changing the Direction of Ceiling Fans

By | 2017-12-07T16:49:22+00:00 December 30th, 2013|Comfort|

Did you know that you can use your ceiling fans to significantly reduce your heating and cooling costs? Cooling might be obvious but a ceiling fan rotating in the proper direction can help you save on heating as well. As long as the blades have been installed correctly, when rotating clockwise they push the air

Affects of Poor Air Quality

By | 2017-12-07T16:48:30+00:00 December 28th, 2013|Indoor Air Quality|

Positive indoor air quality can be tough to maintain during the winter months when the house is closed up tight. But it is important to do everything you can to keep your home healthy. Immediate effects of poor indoor air quality can be seen after just a single exposure and include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and

Oil Furnace Troubleshooting

By | 2017-12-07T16:47:33+00:00 December 23rd, 2013|Furnaces|

First, let’s talk about oil filters. You need to change or clean your oil filter at the very least before the start of the heating season as well as halfway through the season. It is best to do it three or four times to ensure optimum efficiency. Here’s how to clean or replace the filter: First,

Gas Furnace Pilot Light

By | 2017-12-07T16:46:27+00:00 December 12th, 2013|Furnaces|

Gas furnaces typically run better than oil burners in terms of operational difficulties and they also burn cleaner because of the type of fuel used – natural gas and propane. In fact, the problems that affect gas furnaces typically involve the furnace’s thermocouple, the pilot light, or some component of the electrical system. Leaks are

And The Winners Are…

By | 2017-12-07T16:45:36+00:00 December 5th, 2013|Indoor Air Quality|

The 3 lucky winners of the Nest Protect Smoke and CO Detector are: – Jeffrey Feldman – Tony Lea – John & Karen Harder You have each won! Details about claiming your Nest should be sent to you. Congratulations and keep and eye out for our next giveaway draw!

How Boilers Work

By | 2017-12-07T17:05:33+00:00 December 3rd, 2013|Boilers|

In essence, a boiler is a sealed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated. The vapor from this fluid leaves the boiler and is spread throughout your home as a heat source. Using a boiler is a way to transfer stored energy from the fuel source to the water in the boiler, and

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