February 23, 2012

Tagged Furnace: Smart Decision-Making’s Essential When You’re Seeing Red

Once you get over the shock that your furnace is in need of major repairs or may have to be replaced, it is critical that you take the proper steps to protect your family. When a furnace is “red tagged,” it could release dangerous carbon monoxide fumes if the furnace is turned back on without needed repairs. The most common cause for a tagged furnace is a cracked heat exchanger. It is the piece of equipment inside the furnace that transfers the […]
February 7, 2012

Thinking About Buying A Furnace Online? Think Again

Buying a furnace is a major home-improvement investment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. While the convenience of buying a furnace online is attractive, and while you may be able to find a reduced price through a retailer with lower overhead costs, it can actually cost you in a big way down the road. Here’s why: there are inherent disadvantages to purchasing HVAC equipment without the guidance of an experienced professional. First, you will need to correctly size your new furnace, […]
February 2, 2012

Furnace Repair Or Furnace Replacement: Which Is The Right Option For Your Home?

The decision of whether to proceed with a furnace rerepair or furnace replacement involves several key factors. The efficiency of your existing furnace, the cost of fuel in the Fayette or Coweta County area and the heating load of your home will all play a role in determining the outcome. And it’s important to weigh each factor, as heating costs generally consume the majority of most energy budgets.  To see where your heating system rates in the question of furnace […]
January 17, 2012

Furnace Replacement: A Guide To Sizing, Efficiency And Features

If furnace replacement is in your future, you need to know the three primary factors that will influence your purchase decision, in order to get a full return on your investment. Efficiency How well your new system consumes energy (its efficiency) will impact your energy bills over the life of the system. And with furnaces generally lasting about 15 years, you don’t want to skimp on efficiency. You’ll need to look for the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating, which […]