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Archive for November, 2016

Furnace Problems to Watch For

Monday, November 28th, 2016

‘Tis the season of furnace trouble, unfortunately. Colder weather means more demand on your furnace, which means more wear and tear. That translates to a greater likelihood for problems to occur. Don’t despair, though. There are still things you can to do make sure that your furnace stays in good shape throughout the winter. One of those things is keeping an eye out for any issues that do crop up. Let’s take a look at some common furnace issues that you may have to deal with this winter, and when you should call for repairs.

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When to Replace Your Boiler

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Boilers have a reputation for lasting quite a bit longer than standard heating systems. This is mainly because they have fewer moving parts, which makes it less likely for issues to occur because of mechanical strain. However, they’re not perfect. Sooner or later, the system will wear down to the point that you need to install a new one. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can tell when it’s time to replace your boiler.

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The Problem with Furnace Short-Cycling

Monday, November 14th, 2016

If your furnace is turning on and off every couple of minutes, you have a pretty big problem. That behavior is called short-cycling, and is the cause of all kinds of serious furnace issues. If it’s not dealt with, it can actually shorten the life of the furnace by a number of years. Let’s take a look at how short-cycling happens, why it is so bad for the furnace, and what you can do about it.

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Indications That You Need a New Furnace

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Before the weather gets too cold, you should evaluate your furnace to make sure it’s up to the task. If the furnace doesn’t have enough left in it to get you through the winter, it is important that you replace it now. You don’t want to be surprised by it suddenly failing on you in the middle of a cold day. Let’s go over some of the signs that you need a new furnace.

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