Is Buying a Used Furnace a Safe Way to Save Money?

March 17, 2022

Buying a used furnace may be an attractive option for individuals wanting to save money. However, you should consider if saving on this equipment now will be worth the potential financial risks and safety concerns in the future. This article discusses a few of the reasons why buying a used furnace might not be the best idea. No Warranty Used furnaces typically do not come with a warranty. This means there is no guarantee that the furnace will serve you well and function safely. A new heater comes with a warranty and could potentially last 15

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3 Questions to Ask Your Heating Repair Technician

January 10, 2022

It’s no fun dealing with a heating malfunction or breakdown. It can be expensive, and it can cause you a lot of discomfort. However, the bright side to heating repairs is that you can treat them as learning experiences. The technician who handles your repair job is a deep source of knowledge, and they will have had a firsthand look at the state of your appliance. If you ask the right questions, you can equip yourself with the tools to be a more responsible homeowner. 1. Could You Have Prevented This Problem? It’s important to remember

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Here’s Why Your Furnace Might Be Blowing Cold Air

December 20, 2021

Nothing’s worse than coming home on a cold day to find your heating system is blowing cold air. Fortunately, the problem could be quite minor. Sometimes, it’s even something you can fix yourself. However, some issues are more serious and require the service of a professional heating technician. Here are some of the most common reasons your furnace could be blowing cold air. Dead Thermostat Battery If you’ve had your thermostat for a number of years and have never changed the battery, this might be the problem. Put in a fresh battery to see

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Tips for Preparing for a Furnace Installation

November 18, 2021

Furnaces can last for 15 to 20 years, especially with frequent protective maintenance. Therefore, you will need to replace your furnace at least once in your lifetime. It’s essential to select the appropriate furnace to maximize functional efficiency. So, how do you prepare for a furnace installation? Here are some tips. Evaluate Your Heating Requirements It’s important to access your home’s heating requirements before you purchase a furnace. It would help if you considered seeking the services from a professional to get the most appropriate recommendations for your home. Moreover, it would help if you considered

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4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Furnace

September 17, 2021

While Midlothian, VA, has moderate winters, you’ll still need a furnace to ensure comfort and well-being in your home. A typical furnace’s lifespan is about 20 years. If yours is at or close to this age, it’s time to consider a replacement. You may also want to proactively replace your furnace if you notice any of these four signs. 1. Frequent Breakdowns and Costly Fixes As furnaces get older, parts wear out. The repairs will get more frequent and more expensive as you continue using an aging system. You may replace the burners one month only

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What Does a Furnace Tune-Up Cover?

December 3, 2020

You heard that furnace maintenance would be a good idea but are wondering what it will cover. That will depend, of course, on who you hire for the job. The following should serve as an accurate outline. The Inspection The inspection is the main part of a furnace tune-up. Technicians will inspect all major components, including the blower components, heat exchanger, burner assembly and heat strips. They will check the electrical wiring to see if connections are loose, which can pose a fire hazard. They also look for dirt on components, which can easily

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Safety Tips for Your Space Heater

November 16, 2020

Many people use a space heater to heat a room in the winter instead of warming their whole home. It’s critically important to be cautious with them, though, as they cause over 20,000 fires a year in the United States. Don’t Use a Power Strip You should never plug a space heater into a power strip. They have to be plugged directly into a wall outlet with no other device using it. Property and lives are lost every year because a space heater causes a power strip to overheat and cause a fire.

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Pre-Winter Furnace Checklist

September 20, 2020

You should make sure that your furnace is prepared for the winter before you need to use it. A furnace doesn’t require a homeowner to do a lot of work, but there are some things you should do yourself. Adjust Your Thermostat You should switch your thermostat from cooling to heating mode before it gets cold outside. Set the thermostat a few degrees hotter than the current temperature and make sure the furnace turns on after a minute or so. If it doesn’t turn on, you should contact a professional. Change the Filter

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How Does a Furnace Work?

February 10, 2020

Decades ago, a home’s furnace was fueled by wood and coal. Nowadays, they are mainly fueled by electricity or natural gas. Here are a few things to know about how your furnace heats your home to your desired temperature. Thermostat Whether you have an electric or gas furnace, it is controlled by a thermostat in your home. When your home’s heat drops below your set temperature, the thermostat sends a signal to your heating system to turn on. Once the desired temperature is reached, the thermostat tells your furnace to turn off. Electric

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