Should I Buy a Used Furnace to Save Some Money?

March 17, 2022

Replacing your old furnace can be a difficult process. You might have considered cutting costs by buying a pre-owned system. While this may seem like an option that saves you thousands, it’s a bargain that comes with several hazards. Here’s why you’re better off buying a new furnace. Expensive Additional Costs Furnaces usually have a lifespan of between 15 and 25 years. As they age, the internal parts and functions slowly wear down. Older furnaces need more maintenance and repairs than new systems. A preowned furnace may already need to have certain components replaced. These systems are also at a...

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The Major Differences Between Heat Pumps and Furnaces

January 13, 2022

In Marion, winters are very cold, partly cloudy, and wet, and summers are muggy and warm. With temperatures set to plummet soon, now is the perfect time to prepare for the cold winter months. Installing the ideal heating system will keep you and your loved ones warm and safe this winter. Furnace and Heat Pump Overview Heat pumps use electricity to distribute heat from one area to another. On the other hand, furnaces generate and distribute heat by burning propane, natural gas, or oil. Electric furnaces distribute heat from the electric coils. The good thing with heat pumps is that...

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Furnace and HVAC Code Overview Information

December 20, 2021

A lot of property owners are unaware that there are codes in place that regulate air conditioning and heating equipment. These codes are maintained by inspectors that will oversee many of the installations that are taking place. This process is common for home renovations or the installation of a brand-new HVAC system in a new structure, but you won’t often see an inspector come out for repairs and service to an existing home or office. However, code must still be followed. If it’s not, you could be faced with violations that would prevent you from selling your home in the...

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4 Steps to Take When the Heat Goes Out

November 20, 2021

Losing heat is never a fun situation and is very stressful. If you’ve checked the thermostat and made sure that there isn’t a simple reason behind your heat going out, like the thermostat being out of batteries, the best thing that you can do is stay warm while you wait for heating services to arrive. Read on to find out four things that you can do when the heat goes out. 1. Layer Up It won’t take long for the temperature to begin trending downwards. Dress in layers, and consider gloves and hats as well. Bundle up with cozy blankets...

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Is Your Space Heater Safe?

October 19, 2021

During National Fire Prevention Week, our company wants to make sure that the community of Marion, NC, is well educated about space heater safety. Consider some of the following safety tips to ensure that your home is as safe as possible for the whole year. Tips for Buying a New Space Heater If you are interested in purchasing a space heater for supplemental heat, it is vital to know the facts. Please read carefully about how much area in your home it will heat and the safety features that it has built-in. For example, some popular fire prevention features included...

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Top Tips for Furnace Safety

September 20, 2021

If you have a furnace for your home’s heating source, you may be interested in knowing the top safety tips. Ensuring that a furnace stays safe and well-maintained is the best way to making sure that your home stays warm and safe during the cold months of the year. Have Your Furnace Insected Regularly It is essential to have your furnace inspected and cleaned out by a professional during the fall months and spring. Inspections ensure that there are no problems going into the coldest months of the year, and there are also no problems after it worked hard for...

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Heating Tips to Follow this Holiday Season

December 17, 2020

The holiday season is a very joyous time of the year. For many people, however, this is also the time of the year when it first starts to get cold. Due to this, it is important that you keep your home properly heated during the holidays. There are several heating tips that should be followed as you are celebrating the holidays. Replace Your Filter The filter of your home heating system is very important as it helps to keep dust and debris out of the heater and your ducts. When you replace your filter on time, which is generally recommended...

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3 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Heating Company

November 18, 2020

It won’t be long before winter weather arrives in Marion, NC, which means now is the time to make sure your heating system is ready. The last thing you’ll want to come home to is a broken furnace or heat pump. When you’re looking for a heating repair company to fix the issue, consider these three factors. 1. Availability and Responsiveness When your heating system breaks down, you don’t want to wait long to fix it. Look for a heating repair company that offers same-day repairs or repairs within 24 hours. If a company says that it’ll be several days...

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Steps for Changing a Furnace Filter

October 20, 2020

An air filter is a crucial component of your furnace that does the critical role of filtering out any particulate contaminants to maintain good air quality. It is also one of the parts that need regular maintenance. Thanks to the easy steps involved in replacing an air filter, you can do it yourself. Here are some important steps involved in changing a furnace filter. Switching the Furnace Off When working on any electrical appliances, including your HVAC unit, safety is very important. Switching the furnace off protects you from the potential risk of an electric shock. It also protects the...

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How To Light a Pilot Light on a Furnace

February 13, 2020

Having a furnace that’s operational is vital during cold weather, so it’s a serious matter when the pilot light goes out. Lighting your furnace’s pilot light can be both quick and easy. We’re going to outline three very simple steps to help you get the pilot light lit in no time. 1. Your Furnace’s Instruction Panel Is Your Friend Somewhere on the outside of your furnace will be a panel of instructions. Look for this and go over it carefully once you’ve found it. This instruction panel will have very specific, detailed information for your furnace’s brand and model. These...

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