Furnaces

January 22, 2013

High-Efficiency Furnaces Offer Big Savings For Years

You have heard the hype about how high-efficiency furnaces save money, but are they worth the cost? Though high-efficiency furnaces cost more upfront, the savings in the long run cannot be argued. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), older, low- to mid-efficiency furnaces are inadequate to save on your monthly heating costs because they: Create a natural draft that increases the flow of combustion gasses Have a continually running pilot light Utilize a large heat exchanger, compared to […]
January 8, 2013

Gas Furnace Safety Tips

A gas furnace provides one of the most efficient, cost effective and safest ways you can heat your home. But keep in mind that you’re dealing with an appliance that uses a combustible fuel, so there are a few safety considerations to keep in mind. Here are a few safety tips if you’re using a gas furnace: Always install a carbon monoxide detector at least 15 feet away from your furnace, and at eye level. Carbon monoxide is an invisible, […]
December 4, 2012

Working With Your Heating-System Tech: Furnace Terms It’s Smart To Know

You’re not expected to know the inside and outside of your heating system. It’s complicated stuff. That’s why most homeowners rely on a professional HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technician to service it every year. However, it does help to know some of the terminology. Not only will it make working with your heating-system tech much easier, it will also help you grasp a basic idea of how your heating system works. Here are a few terms which can help […]
October 18, 2012

Is Furnace Failure In Your Future? Heed These Warning Signs

As winter approaches in the Fayette & Coweta County area, you should be aware of signs that a furnace failure might be in your future. If you can plan ahead for your next furnace upgrade, the substantial investment will be easier to handle than if you have to make an emergency furnace replacement. Knowing the signs of furnace failure can help you be prepared, and not leave you, literally, in the cold if your furnace breaks down. Here’s a few […]