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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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Signs You Need a New Water Heating Equipment

16 Mar

Spring may be here, but that doesn’t mean you can manage without water heating equipment. After all, even as temperatures begin to rise, you need hot water for the shower, laundry, cooking, and others. You may have been thinking that you need a new water heater, but how do you know for sure? Here are a few red flags to watch out for.

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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

What AFUE Does for Toledo Heating

17 Feb

AFUE is an acronym for annual fuel utilization efficiency. Toledo heating experts use that rating to determine the energy efficiency of a gas or oil furnace. Specifically, it measures the percentage of energy a system uses to generate heat.

How AFUE is calculated

Calculation of AFUE begins as a ratio of heating power output over energy input, both measured in British Thermal Units or BTUs. Multiplying that ratio by 100 will finally indicate the AFUE of the heating system. 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

Simple Heating Maintenance You can Do Yourself

23 Jan

Your home’s heating system is the most essential gear to help you live comfortably during cold weather. However, you can’t just neglect it when it’s not in use. As a matter of fact, you should do your heating maintenance around spring or summer, to maintain optimal heating performance and efficiency. 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.