Which Furnace Is Better: Gas or Electric?

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Furnaces are by far the most popular home heating system type in the country. They’re affordable, effective, and can operate in a wide variety of different situations. However, furnaces are not a single monolithic type. There are actually many different kinds of furnaces, with the two most popular being gas and electric. Homeowners often ask us which furnace type is objectively “better” than the other. The truth is that the furnace type that serves you best will depend entirely on your individual situation. Read on for some of the pros and cons of each furnace type. (more…)

What Strange Furnace Noises Mean

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Furnaces are noisy systems, but there’s a difference between the standard noises that a furnace makes and the more unusual noises that could indicate a problem. If your furnace is making strange noises, it might mean that the system is in trouble. If you even suspect that your furnace needs repair, it’s best to call for professional help as soon as possible. In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the unusual noises your furnace can make and what they mean. (more…)