Types of Maintenance a Furnace Needs

September 2, 2023

The furnace is the heart of any home’s heating system. Regular maintenance is always important to keep it operating efficiently. On the other hand, neglecting your furnace can lead to unexpected breakdowns and increased energy costs. Here are some maintenance tasks to help your furnace perform its best. Regular Inspection Schedule a professional inspection at least once a year, preferably before winter. An experienced technician will check all components, identify any wear and tear, and make necessary adjustments or repairs. This thorough inspection will help prevent future problems and extend the life

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What is a Furnace Control Board?

December 20, 2022

Have you ever wondered how your furnace keeps your home at a comfortable temperature all winter long? At the heart of your home’s heating system sits the furnace control board. It’s the component that runs your comfort system from start to finish. The Key to Reliable Furnace Operation The control board operates as the computer or brains of the system. It handles each step of activity in a specific order. This includes igniting the heat source and shutting the fan off after the air has reached the desired temperature. When the control board fails, your furnace

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3 Common Causes of Flame Rollout and How to Prevent It

November 17, 2022

Experiencing furnace flame rollout in your Kennesaw, Georgia home is a strong indication that your heating system exhaust needs repairs. Discoloration and singe marks on the furnace’s combustion chamber are both tell-tale signs of flame rollout. They mean that combustion gases have been accumulating in this space and preventing the furnace flames from getting the oxygen they need. Not only does this inhibit efficient heater operation, but it also poses a serious hazard for building residents. The following covers three common causes of this problem along with a few tips for preventing it. 1. Your Furnace’s Heat

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Improving Your Furnace’s Energy Efficiency

October 20, 2022

Turning on your furnace in the fall often comes with increased monthly utility bills. Fortunately, there are several ways you can improve your heating system’s efficiency without entirely replacing it with a newer model. Consider implementing these easy tips into your normal furnace care schedule. Change Filters A clogged filter has a huge impact on your furnace’s overall efficiency. If your heating system is struggling to pull enough air in, it’ll also have a harder time producing consistent heat. As your system experiences more strain, it’ll skyrocket your bills and lower the furnace’s

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What Impacts Do Leaky Windows Have on My Home’s Heating?

March 17, 2022

Although Kennesaw has mild winters, you’ll still need your heating system for warmth and comfort during the season. If your home has old, leaky windows, you’ll notice that your heating system cycles more frequently, and despite the heater running more often, your home might not be as comfortable as you prefer. Leaky windows affect how your home is heated, and they have considerable impacts on the heating system’s performance and longevity. Uncomfortable Areas Leaky windows allow cold outdoor air to seep into your home in the wintertime. The areas near those windows will be cold and

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3 Ways You Can Fix an Uneven Heating Problem

February 15, 2022

When all aspects of your home’s HVAC setup are functioning well, you should enjoy evenly distributed heat throughout every room. However, if even one component of your household is struggling, malfunctioning or damaged, things can become unstable quickly. If uneven heating is an issue you’re having, then before you panic, try the following troubleshooting techniques. 1. Have Your Ducts Looked At Ductwork problems are the culprit for a high percentage of uneven heating issues. These ducts distribute heated air to the different areas of your residence, but obstructions or leaks can prevent certain sections from getting

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Heat Exchangers: What They Do and How They Work

December 20, 2021

Understanding the various parts inside a furnace could help homeowners stay on top of maintenance. If you see your furnace acting strangely, act quickly. This is also true if you suspect that there are issues with a heat exchanger. Here is some more information about this critical component. What a Heat Exchanger Does In between the blower and the combustion chamber inside a furnace is the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger comprises metal coils designed to move heated air through the furnace. The burners inside a furnace apply heat to the heat exchanger, which absorbs the

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The Ultimate Heating Option for a Basement

November 20, 2021

In many homes, basements are built unfinished to begin with. If this is the case with your basement, it may not make sense to connect your existing ductwork to this additional room if you are adding living space to your home. Luckily, there are a number of additional options for your basement heating. Read on to see some of the different choices to heat a basement or other room addition. Ductless Mini-Split Ductless mini-splits work like heat pumps for individual rooms. They are a great way to add an energy-efficient heating and air conditioning appliance.

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5 Space Heater Safety Tips

October 20, 2021

If you own a space heater, you can do various things to make sure that it is as safe as possible. Our team has a few tips for space heater safety during Fire Prevention Week. In addition, as the weather gets colder, many people will start to use space heaters, and you can pass on these tips to your friends and family. 1. Do an Overall Inspection of the Unit Check the space heater to make sure that the unit looks like it is new and that there isn’t worn-out or frayed wiring. Also, it

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Avoiding Furnace Repair Bills

November 19, 2020

There are several things you can do that will help you avoid furnace repair bills. These are all free to low-cost solutions. Open Your Air Vents Many people erroneously believe they save money on their energy bills by closing air vents in unused rooms. In reality, this practice makes your furnace operate less efficiently and can cause it damage. Your furnace is designed to heat your entire home, and when it can’t, problems develop. Make Sure It’s Installed Right The reliability of your furnace depends on how it’s installed. If it’s too

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