Fresh Air Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘furnace’

Why Is My Furnace So Inefficient?

Monday, February 15th, 2021

chilly-manNobody is thrilled about paying utility bills  in the winter, right? But it’s not  like  you’re just going to stop heating your home to save some money. That’d be ridiculous. Does that mean that you should just accept your high heating costs for what they are, though?

No, absolutely not. Because there’s a good chance that you can boost energy efficiency in a pretty simple way.

Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the more common reasons why good furnaces have bad efficiency levels. We’ll also talk about what you can do to resolve the problem! So keep the following information in mind, and be sure to let us know if you have any concerns about your furnace in St. Charles, MO.

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3 Early Indicators of Furnace Problems

Monday, January 4th, 2021

cold-manWhen your furnace is running during the coldest time of the year, it needs to run reliably. Our winters may not be severe, but they’re definitely cold enough to make your furnace an essential system in your home. Unfortunately, like any other heating system, your furnace is going to run into operational problems from time to time. When it does, it’s always best to address those issues as soon as possible.

You can’t repair your heater on your own, but you can play a vital role in keeping its problems as minimal as possible. How? By learning to recognize the signs that furnace repairs are needed early on. Fortunately for you, that is what today’s post is all about. Keep the following tips in mind, and be sure to contact us if you suspect the need for furnace repair in Ballwin, MO.

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3 Reasons Furnaces Blow Cool Air

Monday, December 7th, 2020

cold-coupleOne nice thing about living in Missouri? Our winters aren’t all that extreme. Just because they’re not extreme doesn’t mean that you don’t have to worry about keeping your home warm and cozy throughout the winter season, though. There are plenty of cold temperatures and a decent amount of snowfall around here in the winter season. You need to know that your heater is ready for action when that time of the year arrives. And that simply won’t be the case if you fail to handle any necessary heater repairs in O’Fallon, MO, promptly.

Today, we’re going to talk about a fairly common issue that homeowners encounter—a furnace blowing cool air. The fact that it’s not an uncommon issue doesn’t make it any less infuriating. Don’t take any chances with the condition of your furnace, your comfort, or your safety. The moment that you realize there is a problem with your heater is the moment that you should be calling us to schedule repairs.

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Why Furnaces Short Cycle

Monday, March 30th, 2020

furnaceIf you encounter an HVAC technician or an equipment salesperson that claims to hold the secret to eliminating the need for HVAC repairs entirely—find someone else to work with! There is nothing that can be done to guarantee 100% reliability with any mechanical system, HVAC systems included. That does not mean that you have to actively contribute to problems with your heater, though! Today we are going to talk about how you might be doing so.

Short cycling is one sign that you need furnace service in St. Charles, MO, but it may not be as clear of a sign as you think. There are actually a few items that you can check on your own here. Like most furnace issues, however, there are multiple causes of short cycling. If there is not an obvious fix, as detailed below, then you will have to schedule service with the trained professionals that you can trust—us!

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Why Does My Furnace Cost So Much to Run?

Monday, January 20th, 2020

filterWhen it comes to your comfort, we really don’t think that you should have to make compromises. If you ask us, everyone deserves to be comfortable in his or her home. However, the cost of heating one’s home can sometimes come into conflict with their overall comfort and what they’re willing to pay for it. If your furnace is leading to sticker shock every time your utility bills arrive, then you have to take action.

And no, that does not mean that you need to replace your furnace with a more efficient model! Make no mistake, upgrading an old, inefficient furnace is definitely a great use of your money. It can lead to long term savings while also boosting your general comfort. But a full system replacement is not always in the cards. Sometimes, upgrading single facets of the system, or even scheduling furnace repair in St. Charles, MO can do the trick. Today, we’ll look at some reasons why your furnace may be costing so much to run.

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Keeping Furnace Repairs to a Minimum

Monday, January 6th, 2020

serviceWhile relatively mild compared to the northeast or the midwest, our winters are still cold enough to demand an effective heating performance. In an ideal world, you’d never have to worry about getting that type of performance from your heater. Well, we hate to break it to you, but this isn’t an ideal world—certainly not when it comes to heating systems. Modern heaters are certainly a reliable and efficient breed in general, but not heater is truly problem-free.

The best that you can hope for is to keep your furnace repairs in St. Peters, MO, to a minimum, and hope alone won’t get you there. Keeping the following information in mind can, however, so let us share with you some simple ways in which to keep your furnace repair needs as few and far between as possible. The best part is, keeping your furnace as dependable as can be is actually quite simple, so let’s take a closer look!

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Forced Air Heater? Get a Fresh Filter!

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

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Forced air heating systems, like furnaces and heat pumps, are very common. Furnaces burn gas or use electric resistance to generate new heat, while heat pumps transfer existing heat from the air outside into homes, making them incredibly efficient. While they may actually get heat into homes in different ways, there is one major similarity among these systems. They use air ducts in order to distribute heated air throughout the house. (The exception  is ductless heat pumps, but that’s a different subject!)

If you use a forced air heating system, then it is vitally important that you keep a fresh air filter in that heater.  Doing so allows for a number of great benefits, including helping to prevent heating repair in St. Peters, MO. While the winter weather in our area may not be setting any national records, it is definitely more than cold enough to make a dependable heating system very important. Let’s take a closer look at the air filter issue.

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Potentially Dangerous Gas Furnace Issues

Monday, March 4th, 2019

gas-jetsWhile there are a lot of areas in the country where heaters are more heavily used than they are around here, you still need to know for sure that your heater will be there for you when you need it. Of course, that means more than just having a heater that functions effectively or reliably. It also means having a heater that functions safely. If yours isn’t, then you need immediate heating repair in St. Charles, MO.

We are going to be talking about gas furnaces specifically today, but we want to make clear that there is nothing inherently dangerous about natural gas furnaces. Modern systems, when installed, maintained, and repaired properly, can keep homeowners comfortable for years and years without issue. Still, there are some situations that can develop and which you should be aware of. So read on, and remember that our team is here for you when you need gas furnace services of any kind.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cool Air?

Monday, January 21st, 2019

cold-coupleFurnaces, like any other whole-house heating system, need to be sized, installed, and serviced by trained professionals. They are complex in that regard, but they’re also pretty straightforward in terms of actual operation. Basically, they generate heat, they use that heat to warm up air, and then they force that air throughout the house via ductwork in your home. See? Simple. You know what is even simpler, though?

Recognizing that a furnace that is blowing cool air is not a furnace that is functioning properly!

If your furnace seems to be struggling to distribute sufficiently warm air throughout your home, especially if it used to do so without trouble,  then you want to get in touch with a member of our team right away.  Chances are that you’ll need professional furnace repair in O’Fallon, MO, and we’re the pros that you’ll want on the case. Remember, cool air coming from a furnace can have a number of different potential causes.

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Is a Furnace Better than a Heat Pump?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

furnace-serviceWe understand that this can be frustrating for those homeowners seeking clear-cut answers to big questions that they have, but the fact is—it depends. If there were one “best” heating system, after all, we would not have so many different systems to choose from! The question you should really be asking yourself is not “which is the best heater,” but rather, “which is the best heater for me”. The good news is that we can help you find the answer.

No, we cannot say “yes” or “no” definitively to the question posed in the title of this blog. We can, however, help you to understand the pros and potential cons of each system. They’ve all got their fair share of each. That way, you can make an informed decision about which heater you’ll use. And, when you’re ready, be sure to schedule your heat pump or furnace services in St. Charles, MO, with our team.

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