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Common Causes of Loud Furnace Sounds

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Your home’s furnace will never be perfectly silent, but the noises should be mild so that they fade into the background sounds of your home. If you are hearing loud, alarming sounds, you will need to find the cause and have it repaired. Is the Blower Assembly Damaged or Loose? Odd noises are often a result of damage inside the blower assembly. The simplest to fix is the rattling noise caused by a loose fan blade, as this usually only requires that a screw is tightened.…

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Five Questions to Ask During Heating Repair

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Sometimes furnace repairs are necessary. You can make sure you get the most of your repair by asking the heating repair technician the right questions. 1. Will the Warranty Cover Repairs? In some cases, you may not have to pay the full out of pocket cost for a heating system repair. First, check to see if the problem is covered by your home warranty. If not, there may be a warranty on the furnace itself.…

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2 Signs It's Time To Replace Your Home's Aging Gas Furnace

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If your home’s gas furnace has been in your home for more than a decade or so, you may be wondering whether or not it is still doing its job of heating your house as well as whether or not it is time to get a new one. If so, look for the signs discussed below that your old furnace may be on its last leg and should be replaced.…

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How To Decide Which Heating System Is Right For Your Home

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Whether you have a brand-new home or you’re simply replacing a furnace that has become outdated and is in need of an upgrade, trying to determine which type of heating system is right for your home can be a chore. While you should always talk to your local HVAC company about the various types of heating system installations they have available, below are a few questions that you can use to help do some research beforehand.…

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5 Ways To Safeguard Energy Efficiency When Installing A New Heating System

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When you read tips about energy efficiency, they often focus on how to use your heating and cooling once it has been installed, but efficiency actually starts during installation. Ideally, you should have efficiency on your radar as soon as you decide to invest in a new system. Keep these tips in mind. 1. Choose The Right Heating System The size of the heating system you choose can play a significant role in your long-term energy efficiency.…

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Reasons To Hire Heating A Repair Technician For Heating Replacement

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When your heater no longer works or is beyond repair, you need to have it replaced with a new one right away. However, after buying one at your local hardware or home improvement store, you might realize that you are not equipped to replace it yourself. You need to hire someone who has the training, experience, and tools for the job. These are some reasons to contact a professional heating repair technician about fast and thorough heating replacement in your home.…

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Tips For Shutting Down Your Central Air System For The Winter

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If you live in a region where you do not need to make use of your central air conditioning system for a few months, then you need to shut the AC unit down. To do this properly so you avoid future problems and so the system is ready to go for the next summer, you will want to check out the following tips: Have It Serviced By An HVAC Company…

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How A Heating Contractor Can Help You And Your Family

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If you are a homeowner, it’s smart to work with a heating contractor throughout the winter months. These are some of the ways that a heating contractor should be able to help you and your family. Installing a New Heating Unit The first thing that a heating contractor can help with is installing a heating unit in your home. They can help if you are building a new construction home or if you are switching to a different type of heating unit.…

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4 Tips That Help Your HVAC Operate More Efficiently

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If you tolerate being warmer than you like in the summer so you won’t drive up your power bill, look into ways to improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC unit. Even if your HVAC is old, you may be able to keep your home a little cooler without spiking the electric bill. Here are some tips that might help. 1. Install A Smart Thermostat A smart thermostat is even more advanced than a programmable thermostat.…

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An Overview Of The Three Major Types Of Gas Furnaces

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According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, at least 47% of American households used natural gas (2015 data) as their main source of heating. However, many people don’t know that gas furnaces come in various forms. Below are the three main types of gas furnaces to explore when shopping for a gas furnace.  Single-Stage Furnace A single-stage gas furnace is the simplest form of gas furnaces. The furnace has only two settings for its control: on and off.…

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