How Do Furnaces Actually Work?

January 12, 2022

As winter approaches, your furnace will do the important work of heating your home. It’s one of the most significant appliances you have because it keeps you and your family both safe and comfortable. Most people take this device for granted, but perhaps you’ve wondered how yours works. Let’s take a look. Heat Exchanger The heat exchanger is the heart of a gas furnace. It absorbs the heat from the burner and passes it on to the cool air above it that is drawn in from your home. The heat exchanger also keeps combustion gasses from being blown into your...

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Reasons Your Furnace Is Blowing Cold Air

December 14, 2021

When your home or office furnace is blowing cold air instead of warm, you likely have a problem with ductwork, filter clogging, or a clogged chimney. This blog will explain these issues and more. 1. The Pilot Light Is Damaged The most common problems with a furnace are a failed pilot light or a dirty flame sensor. If your pilot light isn’t working, the air won’t get heated. The blower fan will still be running, though. So, there will be cold air coming from your vents. If the flame sensor needs to be cleaned, it won’t light the pilot when...

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What Should I Do if the Heat Goes Out?

November 18, 2021

It often gets freezing cold in the winter. What should you do if the heat goes out? The two most important steps are to get your heater repaired fast and to keep warm. Check Your Thermostat The first thing you should do is check your thermostat. Make sure it hasn’t been turned off and is turned to “HEAT.” Also, ensure the temperature hasn’t been turned down. If your thermostat has batteries, try replacing them. Check Your Electrical Panel A fuse may have tripped in your electrical panel. The switches should be labeled. Your heater should have a breaker dedicated to...

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Is a Humidifier or Dehumidifier Right for Your Home This Winter?

October 13, 2021

If you think that you may have humidity issues in your home, then you may need to consider getting a humidifier or dehumidifier to ensure that your home is comfortable year round. The winter months may change the humidity levels in your home, making it drier or more humid, depending on the air quality in your house. Signs You Need a Humidifier One of the most obvious signs that you need a humidifier is that you feel dry in your home. You may notice that you put on more lotion or get more dehydrated. Also, you may have an itchy...

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Why Fall Heater Maintenance Is Important

September 14, 2021

Scheduling heater maintenance in the fall is important for several reasons. It’s something that you should do every year before the cold winter weather arrives. Heater maintenance should only be performed by an experienced technician, as it’s not a do-it-yourself type of task. What Are the Benefits of Heater Maintenance? The technician will thoroughly inspect your unit to make sure that everything is working as it should. They’ll clean critical components and tighten any loose electrical connections. They’ll also check for carbon monoxide leaks and test safety equipment. Other tasks that they complete include checking thermostat settings, inspecting the condensate...

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3 Common Types of Air Conditioner for Your Home

August 2, 2021

Is your existing HVAC system starting to malfunction due to old age or a mechanical issue? If so, it may be time to start considering your options. And today, there are quite a handful of air conditioner systems that you can go choose from. Here are three of the most common AC systems installed in Richmond, TX, and the surrounding neighborhoods. 1. Central Air Conditioner An HVAC staple in many large households and commercial spaces, central air conditioners are great for cooling multiple or large rooms. One of the key advantages of a central air conditioner is its split system,...

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Thermostat Modes/Settings Explained

July 19, 2021

A thermostat is the tool you use to direct how your home comfort system operates. You must first select either the heating or cooling mode. The alternative is to set this switch to OFF, which will shut down the entire heating/cooling procedure. Once you have turned the device to COOL, for example, you will then choose a temperature setting. This will direct your equipment to cool the house until it achieves the desired level. It will then shut off until the temperature rises above this level, at which point, it will start up again. That much is self-explanatory. The discussion...

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How To Keep Your Home Cool Without Air Conditioning

June 14, 2021

If you find yourself in need of relief this summer because your air conditioner requires repairs or you are waiting for a new installation, we have some suggestions to help you stay cool in the interim. First, consider reducing the size of your residential footprint. Close off unused rooms and commit your remaining resources to keeping the central part of your home comfortable. Once you’ve done this, focus on the strategies discussed below to relax and stay cooler during the hot summer weather. Blow the Heat Out If you have fans, it is easy to blow some of the heat...

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How To Check Air Quality At Home

May 24, 2021

If you’ve noticed more coughing or sneezing symptoms or if the surfaces in your Richmond, TX, home have dust on them, it might not be due to your housekeeping. You might be dealing with an indoor air quality problem. You’ve probably heard of ozone alert days, but you might not know how to monitor the air quality inside your residence. Read on to learn how you can check your home’s indoor air quality. Track Your Health If you think you and other household members are experiencing more allergy or asthma symptoms, keep track. Make note of when you have headaches,...

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What are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner

April 5, 2021

There are five main components of an air conditioner. It’s important to understand how an air conditioner works, so you can take care of small issues while leaving the bigger ones to professionals. The Compressor Air flows through your home and the air conditioning system. The refrigerant is pressurized by the compressor, which raises its temperature. It goes from a liquid to a vapor. Refrigerant has to be hotter than outdoor air, so it can release heat and cool your home. The Condenser Coil The condenser coil is the part of your air conditioning system that is located outside. The...

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