What Short Cycling Can Do to Your Furnace

Monday, January 16th, 2017

You should be keeping close watch on your furnace during the winter season, as it’s the most stressful time of year for the system. More demand on the furnace means more wear and tear, which means a greater likelihood for problems to develop. One of the biggest warning signs that you need to call for repairs is if your furnace turns itself on and off every few minutes during operation. That’s called short cycling, and if you’re not careful it could destroy your system. (more…)

Watch for These Furnace Issues

Monday, December 26th, 2016

You’re probably using your furnace quite a lot to keep warm these days, which is all well and good. However, it also means more wear and tear on the system, which is something you shouldn’t ignore. More wear and tear means a greater chance of problems occurring, so you should keep an eye out for some signs that your furnace is in trouble. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your furnace is in need of repair. (more…)

Furnace Noises, And What They Mean

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Furnace problems are quite common, especially during the winter when there’s more strain on the system. If you want to limit the damage to your furnace as much as possible, the best thing you can do is to watch for any early warning signs that may indicate an issue with the system. One of the best ways to do that is by listening for any strange noises that may be coming from the furnace. Read on for an outline of some of the more common noises that indicate a problem. (more…)

When to Replace Your Furnace

Monday, October 31st, 2016

We haven’t quite hit the cold season yet, though the rest of the country is certainly starting to feel it. Now is the time to make sure that your home is ready for when the temperature starts to drop. If your furnace isn’t up to keeping you warm and comfortable over the next several months, it’s a wise idea to replace it now. Better to make sure that you have a new furnace to rely on for winter rather than to have your current one break down in the middle of a cold month. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new furnace. (more…)

Things to Check Before Calling for Heating Repair

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Most of the problems that can occur with your heating system will require professional services to fix. However, there are still a couple of things that you can do before calling for heating repairs. You may not be able to fix the problem yourself, but you can help identify the area that requires attention. Who knows, it may be that the “problem” isn’t really a repair issue at all. Read on for things to check before you call for heating repair. (more…)

The Biggest Threat to Your Furnace

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

If you’ve ever noticed your furnace turning itself on and off every couple of minutes, there is an excellent chance that you have a short-cycling problem. This is not a harmless quirk, but a serious threat to the health of your system. If not dealt with quickly, it can cause a whole slew of problems up to and including the full breakdown of your system. So, read on to find out more about short-cycling and what to do about it. (more…)