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4 Tips to Save on Furnace Maintenance

16 March 2020
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Skipping out on furnace maintenance may save you money, but it is a false economy since it can result in a big breakdown later.  The following four tips are a better way to save on maintenance costs without compromising the function of your heating system. 1. Update Your Air Filter You are probably aware that the air filter in the furnace needs to be changed at regular intervals, but there are ways to save on this task.
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HVAC Care And Maintenance Tips Every First-Time Homeowner Can Use

16 March 2020
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When walking away from the closing table with keys in hand, most first-time homebuyers feel a mix of pride and excitement about their new status as homeowners. Many, however, may also feel a bit uneasy, as the responsibilities associated with owning and maintaining a home begin to sink in.  One of the responsibilities that worries many homeowners is the care and maintenance of the home's heating and air conditioning systems. This is especially true in reference to the furnace, because heat is required to keep people safe and warm during the winter across much of the United States.
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Smoke On The Heater: What To Do If Your Oil Furnace Starts Smoking

17 February 2020
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Oil furnaces have numerous advantages over natural gas furnaces, propane heaters, and other home heating solutions, and many homeowners prize them for their reliability. Unfortunately, problems with oil furnaces can still occur, and one of the most alarming problems you may face is excessive smoke coming from your furnace's chimney. The occasional wisp of smoke coming from your oil furnace is generally nothing to worry about, but thick grey, white, or black smoke billowing from your chimney can be caused by a wide variety of problems.
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3 Things To Expect When Having Your Ducts Cleaned

8 January 2020
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There are many reasons why you might be thinking about having your ducts cleaned. You might have just moved into an older home, and you could be thinking about cleaning your ducts so that you can enjoy a fresh start. You might have allergies, so you could be hoping to get rid of pet hair, dust, mold, or other allergens from your ducts. You could just be thinking about having your ducts cleaned so that you can help your unit operate more cleanly and efficiently.
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Everything You Should Know About Heat Exchanger Failure

9 December 2019
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There's plenty that can go wrong with your furnace. However, one of the more serious problems you could encounter involves your heat exchanger. That's the part of your furnace that takes the valuable heat generated by burning fossil fuels and safely transfers that heat into your home. A heat exchanger failure can easily sideline your furnace and condemn your home to chilly temperatures. What Causes Heat Exchanger Failure? The vast majority of heat exchanger failures can be traced back to overheating.
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It's More Important Than You Think

I used to routinely get calls from HVAC contractors in my area offering annual maintenance contracts. As soon they would identify themselves, I would quickly say no thank you and hang up. After all, my heating and cooling system was working fine. Why would I spend money on services I clearly didn't need? Boy was I wrong! A few years ago, my AC unit suddenly stopped working. I called my HVAC contractor to have it repaired and assumed that my warranty would pick up the bill. That was until I learned my warranty was voided due to a lack of maintenance. Out of nowhere, my decision to ignore those maintenance calls was about to cost me more than a $1,000. I know there are others out there like me. It is my hope that this site will provide them with the knowledge they need to avoid the mistakes I made.

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