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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