What’s Included in Furnace Maintenance?

May 1, 2024

Maintaining or servicing a gas furnace is a much more complex process than you may realize. This is mainly because furnaces have a huge number of different components that all need to work correctly for the furnace to run and heat effectively. Issues with even one component can make a furnace much less efficient or prevent it from working whatsoever. There are also certain issues that can be a serious safety hazard and potentially make a furnace unsafe to use. Here, we’ll look at the most important tasks involved in maintaining a furnace, why each one is necessary, and the...

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What Heating Emergencies Are and How to Avoid Them

November 15, 2023

In winter, nighttime temperatures in Somerset, KY routinely dip well below freezing. Without a functional heater, the temperature inside your home could be just as low as the temperature outdoors. Thus, as autumn trundles off with its profusion of multi-colored leaves and crisp, cool winds, it’s important to ensure that your furnace, heat pump, or boiler is ready for what lies ahead. Anytime that your heating equipment is out of commission for hours or days at a time, this constitutes a heating emergency. Read on to find out what heating emergencies are, how these events harm people and properties, and...

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How Does HVAC Maintenance Impact the System’s Efficiency?

January 20, 2023

Keeping your HVAC system running efficiently is imperative for the well-being of your Somerset, KY household. The Kentucky summers and winters can both bring harsh weather, which means your heating and cooling units need to run frequently to keep your home comfortable. And if those systems aren’t running efficiently, your monthly electricity bills can go through the roof. Additionally, when your HVAC unit runs inefficiently, it can negatively impact your comfort and worsen the health of the system. As a homeowner, you may be aware that professional HVAC maintenance is an important service. But does scheduling an HVAC tune-up each...

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6 Signs Your Home Needs a New Heating Unit

December 19, 2022

A heating system is one of the most important units in many homes since it helps maintain comfortable indoor temperatures. It’s, therefore, crucial to ensure your heating equipment is in tip-top shape as you prepare your residential property for the cold weather. If your heating system struggles to keep your indoor environment comfortable and safe during winter, it may be time for an upgrade. But how do you know it’s time to get a replacement? Below are six tell-tale signs that you need a new heating system. 1. Frequent Repairs A properly functioning heat pump or furnace will require repairs...

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How a Furnace Plenum Affects HVAC Operations

November 20, 2022

Taking good care of the HVAC system in your Somerset, Kentucky home starts by understanding how it works. When you know what each component is and what it does, you’ll have a better idea of how to maintain them. There are a number of critical components that often get overlooked. One of these is the furnace plenum. Read on to find out what furnace plenums do, why they matter, and how you can keep yours in excellent condition. Plenums and HVAC Airflow Your HVAC ductwork is made up of ducting, dampers, reducers, take-offs, and many other components. Of these, its...

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What to Do About Uneven Heating in Your Home?

February 15, 2022

Your furnace is running, and your thermostat is reading your desired temperature, yet some areas of your house are still icy. This is known as uneven heating, and in addition to making you uncomfortable, it can lead to excessive heating bills and repairs. Here are some of the common ways you can solve uneven heating in your home. Check Your Air Filter If your system can’t circulate enough air, it won’t push the heat all the way through your home, leaving the parts closer to the furnace warmer. The furnace filter is the first thing that’ll cause an airflow restriction...

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Why Does My Furnace Have Rust?

December 16, 2021

Keeping your furnace in good repair is essential for getting the maximum efficiency and saving on your energy costs. You might have noticed that your furnace has rust on the outside or inside the ducts. This can lead to a serious problem, but why does it happen in the first place? Why Does a Furnace Rust? Rust is a type of oxidation that occurs when metal, oxygen, and water mix. Rust also occurs because of reactions between the gas byproducts of combustion and the metal on your furnace. Several issues, such as improper venting, can speed the rusting process and...

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How to Prepare for a Furnace Replacement the Right Way

November 17, 2021

The thought of getting a new furnace can be extremely exciting, especially if your old heater has constantly been breaking down on you. While you’re likely dreaming about relaxing in the warmth your new furnace is going to provide, you need to first think about getting it installed. Continue reading to learn some successful tips on how to prepare for your next furnace replacement. Perform Some Initial Research If your heating system is reaching the end of its lifespan, it’s likely that you’re thinking about purchasing another one. It’s a good idea to do some initial research into the type...

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Tips to Ensure Furnace Safety

September 20, 2021

Your heater is an essential component in keeping you and your family warm and comfortable during the cold Kentucky winter months. In addition to heating your living space, your heater needs to meet the highest safety standards so that it does not pose a health or accident risk in your home. There are several potential hazards related to the heating system, including accidental fire and carbon monoxide poisoning. The latest data from the National Fire Protection Association shows that, from 2014 to 2018, there was an average of nearly 48,000 home heating system fires per year, around 500 deaths, more...

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How Often Should You Replace A Furnace Filter?

December 18, 2020

As mild autumn weather gives way to cold wintertime temperatures, it’s time to get your Somerset, KY, furnace ready. One of the most important things you can do to maintain your furnace throughout the winter months of the year is to check the filter every month. It’s fast and easy to change the filter, and our reliable technicians can show you how to do this during your annual maintenance visit. Here’s what you need to know about how often to replace the filter in your furnace. Check the Filter Monthly Check the air filter in your furnace once a month....

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