How To Keep Furnace Vents Clear of Snow

December 4, 2020

When it snows, it’s not just your driveway and sidewalk that need attention. You also need to make sure your furnace vent is free of snow and ice. If the vent is blocked, it can cause damage to your furnace and pose a serious safety hazard. Why It’s Important to Keep Your Furnace Vent Clear If you have a gas furnace, the fuel being consumed is natural gas. Burning that substance results in more than just warmth. Carbon monoxide and other undesirable gasses are also being produced. These gasses are vented away from your home through

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Why Would a Furnace Only Blow Cold Air?

October 20, 2020

When the temperature starts to cool down, homeowners may wish to turn their furnaces up. Unfortunately, the system might only produce cold air, which is a potentially troubling sign. What could be wrong that the furnace only puts out cold air? There could be a few issues here. Check Your Fans Setting Checking the fan setting may reveal the problem really isn’t a problem. If the fan setting sits at “On,” then only cold air will come out. At the “On” setting, the blower runs continually, whether or not the furnace produces any heat. Adjust the

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How Does a Furnace Work?

February 18, 2020

The modern furnace is a very simple design, but it uses some complicated and delicate parts. Most home repairs will leave the complicated fixes for the professionals and focus on the simple things that prevent proper function. Simple Troubleshooting You have probably noticed one of two symptoms if your furnace is not working correctly. First is the obvious issue that the furnace will not turn on. The second is that there may be less air coming out of the heat registers. You can solve both of these by checking two items: your thermostat batteries and

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Heat Pumps! What are They, and Should You Use Them?

March 7, 2019

What is a Reversible Heat Pump, and Should You Use One? Often propped up as a fashionably simple, one-size-fits-all solution to home heating and cooling. The reversible heat pump seems almost too good to be true. Fortunately, it’s a real climate control solution that can heat and cool your home electrically without needing a gas line or refueling. So, What Exactly is a Heat Pump? A heat pump isn’t the most intuitive thing to visualize, and, unless you have a background in thermodynamics, you might be scratching your head. The short answer is that heat pumps

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