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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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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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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How Does a Heating System Work?

February 6, 2020

How your heater keeps your indoor air warm will vary depending on the style of the system installed. As we discuss the different home heating systems available, there’s one overriding principle that applies to all indoor heaters. Warm air rises, and cold air falls. Once you understand this, managing indoor air becomes a simple process. Forced Air Heating Forced air heating systems distribute warm air using a blower or fan. Heated air forces through the metal ductwork by the blower and delivers air into each room through a series of registers or grilles. The heated air arrives through the supply...

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When Is It Time To Replace My Heater?

December 17, 2019

Winter in Richmond means unpredictable weather, so it’s best to prepare for the worst of it. The worst thing that could happen during winter is having your heater give up unexpectedly. Here at , we recommend paying close attention to your furnace for signs that it’s time to replace it. With over 15 years serving heaters throughout Richmond, TX, we know exactly what to look for! 1.Your Furnace Is Old As a furnace ages, it will run less effectively until it eventually gives out altogether. To avoid the crisis of having your furnace break down unexpectedly, we recommend planning ahead....

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The Pros and Cons of Space Heaters

November 8, 2019

You’ve probably heard that space heaters can save you money, but you’ve probably also heard they are hazardous. Improper use of space heaters is dangerous. When they are used correctly, however, they are safe. Weigh the following pros and cons before buying a space heater. Pro: Reduce Heating Bills Space heaters can indeed help some homeowners save money on heating bills. However, it depends on your lifestyle and needs. Some people saw an increase in their energy bills after using a space heater. When you know the correct way of using these devices, you can enhance the savings. Pro: Small,...

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