Archives for Furnaces

Filter Fall Allergies Out of Your Home

After a long, hot summer, many of us welcome the cooler temperatures and brisk air associated with the arrival of autumn. Unfortunately, fall finds a number of people struggling with seasonal allergies. Luckily, your HVAC filters can help filter fall allergies out of your home. This is great news, especially in light of allergy statistics researched and published by Johns Hopkins University, “Allergies affect more than 50 million people in the United States. Pollen allergy (hay fever or allergic rhinitis) affects about 8 percent of adults in the United States. Allergies are the sixth leading chronic illness in the United
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Categories: Air Quality, Furnaces, Heating, and Tips and Tricks.

Average HVAC Costs for Homeowners

Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve had a home for a long time, you may dread calling your HVAC technician when you have an issue. You just don’t know if this is the time you may be needing a furnace repair or some other big dollar problem. You may be Googling your way through the internet right now to try to get an idea of how much your repair would costs at best and at worst. Never fear! We’ve collected some of the average HVAC costs for homeowners courtesy of information provided by HomeAdvisor.com Keep in mind that every
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Categories: Air Conditioning, Furnaces, Heating, and Humidifiers.

5 Warning Signs Of A Failing Furnace

No one likes to be told that their furnace needs to be replaced. Often times we spring for repairs and repairs and repairs, our furnace “nickel and diming” us every chance it gets. How can you know when you need to just replace it rather than repair a part of it? Is there a way to know for sure if you have a failing furnace? Weird Noises Do you hear clunking, rattling, buzzing, or any other variation of a noise you may not have heard before? If you start hearing strange noises when your heating system is running, it might
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Categories: Furnaces and Heating.

My furnace won’t turn on! What’s happening?

It’s always during the coldest time of the year that furnaces and heating appliances choose to stop functioning. Whether it’s because of the increased demand, old parts, old appliances, or otherwise, furnaces like to pick the worst times to break down. What’s better than having a non-working furnace (or poorly working one) on a 4 degree day? While you can always take advantage of our 24 hour, 365 day a year service, we may have some tips to help you get back up and running in a pinch. 1. Check your power This means checking to make sure your breaker
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Categories: Furnaces and Heating.

Is getting my furnace serviced every year worth it?

Short answer: yes! Schedule your service now! Getting your furnace serviced at least once per year is an important part of HVAC health. The reason? Think about how hard your furnace worked last year during the coldest months. Clogs, dirt, and more can affect the efficiency and even how hot your heat may be. If you skip service on your HVAC system, you may be taking years off of your HVAC system’s life — and we’re not just saying this to be dramatic. The average modern day furnace can last around 15-20 years, but it all depends on how well
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Categories: Furnaces and Heating.

Short Cycling: Why does my furnace keep turning on and off?

Short Cycling… Have you heard this term before? Your air conditioner or even furnace can suffer from a short cycling issue, but it is something that can be fixed, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Symptoms My AC or furnace keeps turning on and off repeatedly My AC or furnace seems to be running more frequently than usual I haven’t changed my temperature in my house, but my AC or furnace is still trying to turn on and off to fulfil a demand I haven’t made Diagnosis Your system could be short cycling. When a system
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Categories: Air Conditioning and Furnaces.

When and why should I change my air filter?

You probably hear from your HVAC technician that you should make sure that you’re keeping up on air filters changes for your HVAC system. You may wonder why this is such an important maintenance tip, or you may wonder when you should change out your air filter. Home Air Plus has some general tips to help keep up the health of your HVAC system. Why should I change out my air filter according to the time frame my HVAC technician says? Just like changing out an oil filter in your car, an HVAC system air filter is designed to pull
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Categories: Air Quality, Furnaces, and Heating.

4 Things To Do Right Now to Maintain Your Furnace

I think that most people tend to forget about their heating systems. They sit in the basement (usually) where people don’t visit every day, and, as long as the furnace comes on and does its job…, well, life is good! Maybe you’re the do-it-yourself type and want to give that furnace a go yourself? Well here are some easy tips for keeping your furnace running better and longer. 1: Changing your furnace air filter The furnace air filter, this is probably the easiest and most overlooked. Changing your furnace filter only takes about five minutes to do and will have
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Categories: Furnaces and Heating.