Posts Categorized: Furnace

What Size Furnace Should I Choose?

Bigger doesn’t automatically equal “better.” Just think about your computer. It’s a fraction of the size of its ancestors from 30 years ago, but infinitely more powerful. The same rule applies to your home heating system. Install one that’s too big and you can end up wasting energy. On the flip side, a gas furnace that’s too small won’t keep you warm enough. Continue Reading... Read More

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Top Problems with a Furnace During Winter

Tell us if this sounds familiar: It’s late November, and you still haven’t turned on your gas furnace. Instead, you decide to bundle up at home in Bucks County. You burrow under blankets and wear your thickest sweater, and maybe invest in a space heater. And while we understand the temptation to put off running your heater for as long as possible, this way of doing things can backfire. You might turn on your furnace for the season and discover any number of heating unit issues that are keeping your home from being its warmest. Let’s look at some common problems with a furnace during… Read More

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Common Heating Unit Issues

When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses, not zebras. That was Dr. Theodore Woodward of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the 1940s, advising his students to look for simple explanations before turning to more outlandish answers. The same holds true when it comes to diagnosing heating unit issues: While there are any number of reasons why your furnace might be malfunctioning, some problems are more common than others. Continue Reading... Read More

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How Does a Furnace Humidifier Work? And What are the Benefits?

  Winter can be a pretty dry time, as anyone who stocks up on tissues with lotion can tell you. When the weather gets cold, the relative humidity levels in your home can sink to just 15 percent. A good humidity level is between 30 and 50 percent. Anything over 50, and your home becomes susceptible to mold, bacteria, dust mites and other pests.   And when the humidity level gets too low, things can quickly become uncomfortable in your home. You get shocked by static electricity every time you unfold a blanket, your lips are chapped, and things just feel colder. This is where… Read More

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What’s the Difference Between a Heat Pump and a Furnace?

There’s still quite a few weeks of warm weather left, but it’s not too early to think about how you’ll be heating your home this winter. And maybe you’re thinking about a change when the wintry weather comes, switching from a heat pump to a furnace, or vice versa. In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at the difference between a heat pump and a furnace. How they generate heat The question “how do they work” illustrates the key difference between a heat pump and a furnace. Furnaces use a flame to heat air, which is then pushed – via a fan – through… Read More

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How Much Does It Cost to Fix a Furnace?

Your furnace may be firing on all cylinders now, but there may come a day when it won’t be. And on that day, you’ll be faced with an important question: Do I repair, or replace? It’s not a question that has a simple answer. Consider these factors when deciding to repair or replace an existing furnace. Continue Reading... Read More

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