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Protecting against Carbon Monoxide through a Toledo Furnace Expert

25 Jul

A furnace technician must be called in to evaluate the heating system’s entire status and act accordingly on the findings. Prevention is the best cure; Alonzy suggests asking your contractor about setting up CO sensors at strategic locations in the house, such as the bedroom.

The furnace heat exchanger itself will have to be checked for cracks, as CO can seep out from them when the machine is running. A Toledo furnace installation expert can recommend a replacement if the testing showed evidence of potential CO generation. The replacement furnace may make a difference if the current machine has logged several years.
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Choose Professional Toledo Furnace Installation Over a DIY Project

21 Jul

Upon installing the gas piping, check that there are no leaks by spraying a detector solution on the pipe connections. If bubbles appear, then you’ll know that you didn’t really do a good job of connecting the pipes, and that there are leaks.

Hopefully, there won’t be any leaks. Should there be, however, shut off the valve, and instead go for a professional Toledo furnace installation service. Attempting DIY should be fun and all that, but when it comes to you and your family’s safety, it’s no laughing matter.
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Toledo Furnace Repair: Assessing Possible Causes of Heating Problems

17 Jul

Solomon’s furnace maintenance tips mainly apply to gas furnaces, which is a good thing for Ohio homeowners, as about 68 percent of households in the state rely on gas furnaces (as of 2011). Gas furnaces are ideal for providing heat through prolonged periods of time– something that electric furnaces don’t excel at.

Considering that Ohio experiences some of the country’s harshest winters every year, the preference of majority of the state’s homeowners for gas furnaces is understandable. This also means that a reliable Toledo furnace repair company, like Action Heating Air Conditioning & Electrical, has to be highly knowledgeable and experienced in fixing both gas and electric heating systems.
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Spring Cleaning is Perfect for Furnace Repairs

3 Apr

The winter season is thankfully ending, and many families are now busy with spring cleaning. From sprucing up the home to maintaining cars, spring is the perfect time to check on any damage winter may have wrought, and get everything feeling and functioning like new. It is also the perfect time to have home furnaces repaired after keeping the home warm for the duration of the cold winter.

 

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Understanding the Colorful World of Furnace Wiring

5 Mar

Understanding a furnace’s wiring allows you to install a thermostat with ease. At plain sight, it’s a jungle of colored wires connected somewhere in the system, but the confusion brought about by these wires should be minimized, knowing what the colors stand for. Thermostat installation relies on this information to help integrate the controls to the HVAC system.

Today’s thermostats require more wires due to their expanded array of controls. The most basic thermostats, mechanical ones with a tube filled with mercury designed as an automatic control, require a pair of wires to be attached to it. The common colors for this are red-heat and white, but both wires are designed only to provide heat. Continue reading

Safety Tips for Furnace Repairs after a Flood

12 Feb

Whether it’s a horrible storm or a broken gutter system that caused basement flooding, homeowners should make sure that all equipment (especially electric ones) are cleaned and dried before use. Your furnace for one could cause great damage from a disaster like this. Continue reading

Furnace Repairs: Common Risk Factors

14 Jan

Heating systems regulate indoor temperatures and are, consequently, must-haves for most households across the country. Timely and thorough furnace maintenance is also crucial to ensuring optimum indoor thermal comfort during winter. Sometimes, however, hidden damage and sudden malfunctions in these appliances can cause fires, explosions, and even unseen dangers such as gas and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Without a doubt, these safety risks raise the importance of having regular furnace tune-ups and maintenance. Therefore, it is imperative for homeowners to find out which parts of their heating systems need attention so they can hire a competent contractor who can take care of all the necessary upgrades or repairs. Such a company must perform a thorough assessment and diagnosis of a malfunctioning furnace to pinpoint potential damage. Moreover, the firm must provide estimates that include a detailed breakdown of the services they will conduct.

A reliable company should also employ some of the latest technology, parts, and equipment when carrying out repair and maintenance tasks. Furthermore, homeowners should ensure that their chosen contractors employ certified and experienced technicians who are qualified to handle the most complicated heating issues. In any case, homeowners should refrain from fixing these problems themselves if possible because they risk causing more damage to their furnaces.