Furnaces

February 27, 2014

Red-Tagged Furnace or Water Heater? Now What?

Learning that you have a red-tagged furnace or water heater isn’t good news because it usually means that the appliance isn’t safe to operate. For example, gas furnaces can develop cracks in the heat exchanger that can emit carbon monoxide (CO) into your home’s air supply. while a water heater that’s not venting properly can do the same. CO is a serious health hazard because it can be lethal with prolonged or heavy exposure. When a plumber or HVAC contractor […]
February 6, 2014

An Efficient Furnace Is a Good Thing, but How Efficient Does Yours Need to Be?

Before you replace your old furnace, you should learn how energy efficiency should influence your decision. How efficiently your furnace burns fuel and delivers heat to your home has a direct connection to long-term operating expenses. How to Compare Efficiencies The most important number for a new gas- or oil-burning furnace is its annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. The AFUE measures how much of the fuel gets converted into heat in a furnace. The current minimum AFUE for a new […]
February 4, 2014

Furnace Add-ons That Offer Abundant Benefits All Year Round

A common mistake that many homeowners make is to have a brand new furnace installed and then leave it alone. This means the homeowners is losing out on various furnace add-ons that can improve not only the efficiency and performance of the furnace system, but also its safety. Options for furnace add-ons include: Chimney liners. Chimney liners not only improve the efficiency of your furnace by providing a properly sized flue, but they also make your house safer. A chimney liner isn’t always needed depending […]
December 26, 2013

Your Condensing Gas Furnace and Key Installation Considerations

Replacing your old furnace with a modern condensing gas furnace is a wise choice. Your next step, after selection but before the unit is installed in your home, is to educate yourself about installation in your Peachtree City area home. Your Contractor Use a contractor whose technicians are NATE certified. North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification should assure you the technicians for your condensing gas furnace installation have been tested to the highest standards. Talk to your contractor about previous […]