Your Gas Furnace Still Needs Electricity, Here’s Why

January 30th, 2023

It’s a question we receive all the time: will a gas furnace work without electricity? It won’t, and there are a few reasons why.

Before we delve into the three main components of your furnace that require electricity, we want to make it clear that if you’re experiencing any problem with your furnace’s electrical system, do not try to repair it on your own.

Without the proper knowledge, safety equipment, and experience, it’s extremely dangerous to toy with electrical wiring and components on your own. Now let’s talk about where your furnace receives and uses electricity.

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Heater Acting Up? 5 Potential Problems It’s Facing

January 16th, 2023

It gets chilly, you turn your heater on, but something isn’t right. It’s not heating your house the way it normally does, or maybe it sounds different. Your concern is valid: something could be extremely wrong with your heater.

Heating repair in Middletown may be the solution, but before we jump into that, let’s find out if your heater problems sound like anything on this list.

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This Just Happened to Your Heat Pump, Here’s the Fix

December 19th, 2022

The hot season is finally over. Congratulations, you made it through, but now when you go to turn your heat pump into heating mode, nothing happens. Ironically, your heat pump isn’t providing any heat.

Let’s see if it requires heat pump repair in Hamilton, or if there’s a quick fix you can apply right now. Since heat pumps wear two hats (both heating and cooling), they have a few unique problems compared to an older HVAC system you may have had in the past. Let’s break this down.

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How Do You Know If Your Furnace Limit Switch is Dead?

December 5th, 2022
Man servicing a furnace.

Your furnace keeps you warm throughout the year, but as a complicated piece of machinery, it runs into problems here and there that need special attention. Your limit switch is one of many components that allow your furnace to run in the first place, and it also keeps you safe at the same time.

But when limit switch furnace malfunction hits, those safety features can fail and put your home at risk. If you’re wondering whether or not your furnace’s limit switch is dead, this is how you can find out.

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What Can Happen If Your Furnace Isn’t Venting Properly

November 21st, 2022
Attic ventilation for furnace exhaust.

Your furnace works hard throughout the year to keep your family warm. All that wear and tear begins to weigh on it, which leads to repairs every so often. However, there are some repairs that really can’t wait, and ventilation is at the top of that list.

All furnace repair needs should be taken care of as soon as possible to prevent a number of problems. Let’s talk about why ventilation is important and what it could mean for your family’s safety.

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How to Tell When You Need a New Heat Pump

November 7th, 2022
Outdoor heat pump units beside a home.

Your heat pump pulls double duty to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It endures a lot of wear and tear, so when has it truly had enough? It’s not always clear when you need a heat pump replacement, so let’s help you take a good hard look at your heat pump and see if it’s time for an upgrade.

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The Device That Keeps Your Boiler Running Safely

October 24th, 2022
Technician working on water heater in home.

Your boiler deals with high levels of water pressure. Pressurized water can be dangerous if you don’t know how to handle it, and in some systems it can endanger you and your family. With a boiler expansion tank, you reduce the amount of pressure in your boiler and pipes.

There are different types of expansion tanks, but each of them have the same purpose: to reduce water pressure from dangerous levels and keep you safe. It’s time to learn if a boiler expansion tank is right for your home.

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What Does the Furnace Limit Switch Do?

October 10th, 2022

The modern gas furnace is built to work as safely as possible. The combustion of natural gas can create dangers from toxic gases like carbon monoxide and from flames escaping from the combustion chamber. But when furnaces are well-maintained, they rarely cause problems for homes. If they did, they wouldn’t be permitted in residential buildings in the first place.

The furnace that warms your house during the winter has several safety mechanisms built into it, such as the flame rollout switch and the flame sensor. One of the key safety components is the furnace limit switch, and we’re going to look at this vital part of your furnace today.

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Do You Have a Heat Pump? It’s Almost Fall Maintenance Time

September 26th, 2022

Your heat pump did plenty of work this summer keeping your family cool, and as we head into the cooler times of the fall, you’ll think about your heat pump less and less—until you really need it again as the winter cold weather starts. Then it’s time to switch your heat pump into heating mode and ensure your family stays warm and safe.

Right now, when you might let your heat pump slip from your mind, is the best time to call our technicians and schedule that important heat pump maintenance.

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Do You Have a Heat Pump? It’s Almost Fall Maintenance Time

September 12th, 2022

When it’s still extremely hot in late summer, it can be difficult to make homeowners realize the importance of scheduling maintenance for their home heating systems, especially with a furnace. The only “furnace” people can think of during heat waves is the furnace coming from the sun.

With the heat pump, it’s different. A heat pump is a dual-function HVAC system that can switch easily between operating as a cooling system and a heating system. Because a heat pump works around the year—something that air conditioners and furnaces don’t—it needs the maintenance attention of both a heater and AC. This is actually good news, since getting your heat pump maintained in fall not only means you’re getting it in the best shape for the coming winter, but you’re also helping it with keeping you cool through the remaining hot days of the year.

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