Even though winter seems to be gone, there is a good chance a blast of cold air can make people need their heating. It is important to do the maintenance your heating system needs before the summer months, but you may need to do a little more if you need to turn the heating on again. Here are some spring cleaning and maintenance tips for winter weather when you may still need your heating:
You rely on your furnace to keep your home warm and cozy. If it stops blowing out air, then you know something is wrong. But what if it starts making a squealing noise while still blowing out warm air? Here's what you need to know about this common problem.
What is causing the squealing?
In almost all cases, squealing in a furnace comes from one of two problems with the blower motor — which is the component that powers the fan that blows warm air through your ducts.
When your old furnace is so worn out that it isn't a wise use of money to keep repairing it, then you'll want to install a new furnace before the old one breaks down and leaves you shivering in the cold. A new furnace may be a big investment, but it's a necessary purchase for your home. Here are some factors that influence the cost of a new furnace installation.
When the summertime hits, you may find that people are coming into your retail shop more often. Summertime often means breaks for teens, college students, and even parents who take a vacation with their children. There will also be tourists who will come to your store when they are on vacation in the area. One of the worst things that can happen to your visitors and the staff is the air conditioning going out.
The heat exchanger is one of the most crucial parts of a furnace: it transforms energy into heat to warm up your house. This means a cracked heat exchanger will bring your heating to a standstill. Here are five habits that can crack your furnace's heat exchanger and create a need for heating repair.
Using Dirty Air Filters
Most people know that running an HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system with dirty filters will result in HVAC inefficiency.