October 8, 2013

Choosing the Right Furnace Replacement Requires a Little Homework First

When considering a furnace replacement, some homeowners will simply switch out their old unit for a similarly sized newer model. It may seem like a good strategy, but many of today’s informed homeowners take a more proactive approach.They do their homework before making a decision. Invite more than one HVAC company to quote a price, and accurately calculate the most appropriate size for the furnace in your home, then discuss your options. With energy costs rising over the long term, efficiency and expense should […]
April 18, 2013

The Forced-Air Furnace: A Look Behind The Scenes

The forced-air furnace in your Peachtree City area home is an effective and safe way to heat your home, but do you know how it actually works? Understanding the basic operation of your furnace will help you troubleshoot problems, as well as communicate with your HVAC technician in case service is required. A forced-air furnace has several main components that work together to provide heat for your home: Thermostat: When the air in your home reaches a temperature lower than the setting […]
March 19, 2013

Using the Right Expert to Diagnose a Red-Tagged Furnace Makes All the Difference

If your HVAC contractor red-tagged your furnace, would you trust his or her judgment call? Red-tagging, which often occurs as a result of a cracked heat exchanger, is an expensive problem and should be treated with careful consideration. By educating yourself on what constitutes a red-tagged furnace, you can feel confident in your contractor’s decision and take steps to remedy the situation. When should a furnace be red-tagged? When a furnace is red-tagged — or taken out of commission — […]
February 7, 2013

Furnace Smells Could Signal Problems: Here’s What You Can Do

You’ve tried to ignore it, but you can’t deny it any longer – your home is plagued by unpleasant furnace smells. Although the reason for the odor coming from your heating system could be something basic, there are a number of reasons that your furnace may be producing smells.   First seasonal start-up – After hibernating all summer, your furnace is finally called to duty. Upon switching your system on, however, you notice a smell that reminds you of burning […]