How to Unblock a Furnace Intake Vent

March 3, 2023 | Heating

The furnace intake vent must be clean for your heater to work properly. A supply of fresh air delivers oxygen to the combustion chamber; without it, your furnace will malfunction or shut down. But as the vent is drawing in air, it can also attract dirt, lint, and other materials that can build up on […]

Do I Need Separate Heating and Cooling Systems?

February 24, 2023 | Air ConditioningHeat PumpHeating

In the United States, most people use a furnace to heat their homes. Central air conditioners are pretty much standard when it comes to cooling them. But are separate heating and cooling systems always necessary? Depending on where you live, you may use only one system for half of the year, yet have to pay […]

Can I Install a New Heat Exchanger Without Replacing the Furnace?

February 3, 2023 | Heating

A cracked heat exchanger is an extremely serious problem. Replacing it without installing a new furnace is possible, but expensive. Contact a professional quickly to weigh your options, as this is a dangerous situation involving the release of carbon monoxide and other toxic gases, which can result in severe illness and even death. What Is […]

Signs Your Furnace’s Heat Exchanger Is Failing

January 6, 2023 | Heating

The heat exchanger is a major part of a gas furnace. It extracts heat from the combustion chamber (which is sealed to contain toxic flue gases) to warm the air pushed through it. Heated air is then delivered to your home via the blower.  A failing or cracked heat exchanger can cause toxic gases, including […]

Can I Install a Furnace Intake Vent?

October 24, 2022 | Heating

The furnace intake vent is one of your HVAC system’s most important components. Therefore, you may want a professional to install one for you. But you don’t always need a specialist for this. We’ll provide step-by-step instructions below so you can understand what the project entails. Why Do I Need a Fresh Air Intake? Furnaces […]

How Heat Exchangers Work

September 28, 2022 | Heating

A heat exchanger enables your HVAC unit to provide heating or cooling and your water heater to provide hot water. The basic principle behind how a heat exchanger works is that it moves heat from one place to another. Using a hot fluid, it can provide heat; a cold fluid lets it cool a space. […]

Why Does My Furnace Keep Turning Off?

April 25, 2022 | Heating

Furnaces normally cycle on and off to keep your home at a steady warm temperature. Short cycling is when it goes on and off too quickly. This can strain the system and can lead to expensive repairs if it’s not corrected. Your furnace may even fail prematurely, requiring the entire unit to be replaced. If […]

Do I Need to Clean My Furnace Blower?

March 24, 2022 | Heating

A furnace blower contains an assembly with a motor and wheel-like device. It’s designed to blow air through the system and is what allows for airflow through the evaporator coil and your home ductwork. You can therefore see how a dirty blower assembly can affect air quality in your house. The blower runs whether the […]

Better Than Ever: 4 HVAC Advancements You Should Know About

May 7, 2020 | Air ConditioningHeating

Technology can work wonders. It has given us smartphones, self-parking cars, and 3D printers. If you think the HVAC system has been left behind in the progression of convenience and efficiency, you’d be sorely mistaken. Today’s central heating and cooling systems are far superior to those of the past. Modern advancements have led to improved […]

Two Hours of Your Time Could Provide 365 Days of Safety & Comfort

February 13, 2015 | Heating

Consider for a moment what you spend a couple of hours doing: two hours watching a movie, more than a few hours going to a sporting event with the family, a couple of hours window-shopping at the mall, etc. If you’re like a lot of people these days, you spend two hours surfing the Web! These […]