Heating

November 4, 2014

4 Ways to Know if Your Heat Exchanger is Cracked and Needs Repair

The heat exchanger is the critical furnace component where hazardous combustion fumes are separated from the warmed air that gets circulated through a home. During normal use, a heat exchanger expands and contracts repeatedly as it heats up and cools down. Over time, this can lead to metal fatigue that results in cracks and separations. If you see any of the following four signs that the heat exchanger is cracked or damaged, contact a reputable HVAC contractor to repair it […]
December 11, 2014

A Malfunctioning Heating System Needs Troubleshooting — Here’s Help

Is something wrong with your heating system? While we always recommend consulting with an expert for the best advice, there are some things you can do when troubleshooting heating issues. Start with these simple tasks, and see if you can isolate the problem. Check the Thermostat Make sure your thermostat is on the proper setting and that the heating option is turned on. Once you’ve verified the settings are where they should be, check the circuit breaker to make sure the power […]
November 19, 2015

What Should You Consider When Looking for a New Furnace?

Purchasing a new furnace is an important investment. Choosing the right one for your home makes a big difference in home comfort and your energy bills. Here are things to consider when making your decision. Energy Efficiency In most cases, you can safely assume a new furnace will be more energy efficient than your old model. However, to ensure you are getting the heating system that is most efficient and ranks high for performance, choose an Energy Star-certified model. These […]
January 14, 2016

How is a Heat Recovery Ventilator Beneficial for Your Home?

New homes are built to be more energy-efficient than ever before, and this involves making sure they don’t waste energy through air leaks. These airtight homes save energy because heat loss and heat gain are reduced. However, without the right kind of ventilation system in place, moisture and decreased air quality becomes a concern in these homes. Adding a heat recovery ventilator is a solution that comes with additional benefits. How it Works A heat recovery ventilator draws stale air […]