What Can Happen if Your Furnace Is Too Large or Too Small

February 1st, 2016

When searching for a new heating system, especially furnaces, people tend to disregard one of the most important qualities of a prospective system: its size. The size of a furnace is just as important to its efficiency as any other quality, yet it is ignored much of the time. Installing a furnace in your home that is too large or too small can actually have a huge negative effect, up to and including early system breakdown and replacement. Read on to find out more about what happens when your furnace is the wrong size for your home. Continue Reading

It’s Not Too Late for Furnace Maintenance

January 25th, 2016

Waiting around for furnace problems to present themselves before calling for repairs is a common tactic. Homeowners tend to do this in an effort to save money on unnecessary repairs. Unfortunately, this often tends to backfire. If you want your furnace to have a long and healthy lifespan, you should schedule furnace maintenance at least once a year. Let’s take a look at the benefits of furnace maintenance. Continue Reading

Why Your Heat Pump Won’t Heat

January 18th, 2016

It’s pretty unpleasant to turn on your heat pump expecting warmth and be instead greeted with a blast of cold air. Heat pumps are highly valued for their ability to switch between heating and cooling modes, but occasionally they can lose this ability. If your heat pump is stuck in cooling mode this winter, there could be a couple of different reasons why. Let’s take a look at those reasons now. Continue Reading

Why You Should Install an Air Purifier This Winter

January 11th, 2016

Indoor air quality is something that few homeowners think about, but it has a substantial effect on quality of life. Every time you inhale, you are breathing in millions of microscopic contaminants. Some of these contaminants include dust, pollen, germs, and mold spores. If you are exposed to too many of these contaminants for too long a time, you could develop health problems ranging from the flu to asthma. Most of the time, the contaminants are too widely dispersed to have a serious impact on your health. However, things change a bit during winter. Read on to find out more about why you should install an air purifier this winter. Continue Reading

Boiler Problems to Watch For

January 4th, 2016

Winter is the time of year when home heating systems are put under the most stress, as they work to keep their homes warm on a daily basis. That added stress increases wear and tear on the system, which means that there is a much greater likelihood of problems developing. If you’re using a boiler to stay warm this winter, you should be able to identify the signs that it’s developing a problem. That way, you can get the system repaired as quickly as possible. Read on to find out more about the signs that your boiler is having issues. Continue Reading

Heat Pump Issues to Be Aware of This Winter

December 28th, 2015

Heat pumps have a lot of advantages over other traditional heating systems, thanks to their unique construction. However, they also have to deal with a lot of problems that other heating systems don’t, and for the same reason. If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, you should be aware of these issues. Read on to find out more about common heat pump problems, and when to call for repairs. Continue Reading

Listen for These Strange Furnace Noises

December 21st, 2015

If you ever hear strange noises coming from your furnace, do not ignore them! They may seem like harmless quirks, but they actually often indicate an issue with the system that needs to be addressed. If you ignore odd furnace noises, you may be opening yourself up to much bigger problems down the road. Let’s take a look at some odd furnace noises, and the problems they might indicate. Continue Reading

Keep an Eye Out for Heat Pump Ice This Winter

December 14th, 2015

If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, you will probably notice ice forming on the outside unit at some point. Ice on the outside coil isn’t normally a problem, and is actually quite common. However, you should still keep an eye on it in case it starts to get out of control. Read on to find out more about heat pump ice and the effects it has on the system. Continue Reading

The Danger of Furnace Short Cycling

December 7th, 2015

As you use your furnace to stay warm this winter, you need to keep an eye out for any problems that can occur due to the increased stress on the system. One of the most dangerous problems a furnace can be afflicted with is short cycling. It is important that you know where short cycling comes from, and the damage it can cause, so that you know when to call for repairs. Read on for an outline of the dangers presented by short cycling. Continue Reading

Furnace Issues to Be Aware Of

November 30th, 2015

Winter is the most stressful time of year for furnaces, which means there is a much greater chance of problems occurring in them. If you are relying on a furnace to keep you warm throughout the winter, you should be vigilant for signs that your system is starting to have operating problems. Otherwise, you may end up without heat for a few days when the furnace breaks down on you. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your furnace might be heading for trouble. Continue Reading