Minor Issue or Total Breakdown: How to Determine If Your Furnace Needs Repairs or Replacing

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The fall season brings with it many incredible changes. If you haven’t already, you’ll soon notice the leaves turning color and falling to the ground. The temperatures have lowered, leading to chilly mornings, slightly warm afternoons, and crisp evenings-and the cooler the temperature, the likelier you are to crank up your furnace.

But if you hear odd noises, feel temperature inconsistencies, or notice other problems, you may wonder if your furnace needs a simple repair or a total replacement. Read our guide below to determine which solution is the best option for you. We’ve listed a few steps you can take before you call an HVAC professional.

Watch Out for These Heat-Related Illnesses

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As we wind up the summer, we still have a few hot days left ahead of us. Though we’re through the worst of the heat, it’s not quite time to turn off your air conditioner for good-we could still have another heat wave.

If your area is still feeling too hot for comfort, stay on your guard. Though fall is coming soon, you or a member of your family could still get a heat-related illness if you don’t take steps to prevent it. We’ve written previously about how to avoid indoor heat stroke, but below, we’ll help you learn the differences between the heat-related illnesses and how to treat each one.

4 Houseplants That Help Your Air Conditioner Help You

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Your air conditioner does much more than cool your air. If you follow our blog, you know that your air conditioner can also help you keep your home’s air quality high.

As long as you change your filter regularly, your air conditioner can strain dust and allergens out of the air before it cycles the cooled air through your home. Since air conditioners also remove humidity from the air, they cut down on the possibility of mold and mildew growth in your home.

You can rely on your air conditioner to keep you healthy-but if you take other small steps to clean your home’s air, your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard, and you can count on it to last for a decade or more without wearing out.

One simple way to improve your home’s air quality is helpful house plants. If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t worry. Most of the plants listed below thrive without a lot of oversight, but they still go a long way towards keeping your air clean and your family healthy.

Troubleshooting Secrets for Your Heating System

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Temperatures will drop this winter, and when they do, you need a functioning heater to keep you and your family warm and comfortable. Furnaces are built to be durable, but even trustworthy, leading-brand heating systems sometimes malfunction.

If your heater blows cold air, hot air, or no air at all, try these troubleshooting tips before you call a professional.

Get to Know Your Heat Pump Options

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Every home needs a temperature control system that keeps the indoors comfy when the air outside becomes too hot or too cold. Traditionally, homes have used separate appliances to handle heating and cooling, but a heat pump can take care of both tasks. This versatility makes heat pumps efficient and cost-effective.

In this blog, we’ll explore what you need to know if you’re considering a heat pump for your home. You’ll learn how heat pumps work, what types are available, and what advantages they offer over other HVAC systems.

Which Type of Furnace Is Right for Your Home?

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Winter’s almost here, and you know you need to prepare your home to endure the cool weather ahead. Most importantly, before the chillier temperatures, increased rainfall, and the possibility of snow storms, you need to spend a little extra time with your furnace.

But after several years-or even several decades-of hard work, your furnace is starting to give out. It chugs along inefficiently or fails to even heat your home. It’s time for a replacement, and you want to choose and install the perfect furnace before the cool weather truly sets in. But with so many furnace brands and types on the market, where do you even begin?

In our blog below, we’ll overview some of the main furnace types, including the pros and cons of oil, gas, and electric furnaces. With a little help from our blog and a personal consultation from an HVAC technician, you’ll have a much better idea of how to choose the right furnace for your home.

Common HVAC Sounds and What They Mean

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After years in your home, you may become immune to your house’s sounds-the chug of the laundry machine or the drone of the shower. So when you hear the hum of your HVAC’s blower or the occasional bang of the furnace, it doesn’t trouble you.

However, there remain some HVAC-related sounds you shouldn’t ignore. You might notice an unexpected screech or a startling boom. While you could put these sounds out of your mind, this decision could cost you in the long run-a small problem can evolve to a bigger and more expensive issue over time.

If you hear sounds that seem louder or more frequent than typical, read through the following information to help you identify the problem’s source. You’ll then feel prepared to speak with an HVAC specialist and resolve the issue sooner. However, you first want to acquaint yourself with the basic HVAC components to help you diagnose these noises.