How To Prevent Carbon Monoxide Leaks in Your Furnace

January 18, 2022

Most people have some familiarity with carbon monoxide and its dangers, but a surprising number of homeowners are unaware that their heating system is producing it. If your home has a gas-burning furnace, your heating appliance is regularly producing this highly toxic gas. The colorless, odorless gas is a byproduct of the constant combustion process taking place while your furnace is working. When everything’s in good shape and running smoothly, this doesn’t cause a problem. By design, the carbon monoxide stays contained within the furnace’s heat exchanger, and then, it travels through the flue pipe and

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Understanding How a Furnace Works

January 4, 2022

A furnace is one of the most classic ways of heating a house in the winter. However, many people are unaware of how it works. A lot happens in between you pressing a button on your thermostat and feeling warm air coming out of the vents. Every time you want warm air, your furnace is going through this process. Your Thermostat Turns the Heater On The heating cycle starts with the thermostat. A thermostat is a small device that contains some controls: a thermometer, and a relay switch. When you set the thermostat to a

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15 Reasons Why Your Furnace Is Blowing Cold Air

December 15, 2021

When your furnace is turned on, you expect to feel a blast of warmth. The furnace has two venting options: one for heat and one for cooling. When the furnace reaches a certain temperature, an electronic sensor opens the other vent to cool air outside to keep the house comfortable. If you notice that it’s blowing out cold air, there might be a problem. In this post, we will explain why your furnace is blowing cold air. 1. The Filter Is Full Your furnace’s filter keeps the air clean and removes dust and dirt. But when

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What Causes Rust on My Furnace?

December 1, 2021

Your furnace will show deterioration in the course of its lifetime. One sign of an aging furnace is corrosion on the surface or components of your heating system. In this article, we will explore some factors that cause rusting and what to do about it. What Causes Your Furnace to Rust? Your furnace may accumulate rust due to several factors. The surrounding environment could contribute to corrosion on parts of your equipment. Condensation from vents and air conditioner leaks are other factors you ought to consider. Humidity and Moist Environments If you

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What Thermostat Settings Should You Use During Winter

November 17, 2021

Heating up your home during the winter can be a lot more expensive than you’d think. However, studies show that lowering your thermostat by 1 degree tends to reduce heating expenses by 3%. Although you may feel that trying to find a temperature that’s both affordable and comfortable is difficult, many people find setting the thermostat to 68 degrees does the trick. Here are some other ways you can use your thermostat’s settings to save this winter. What Temperature Should You Set It While You’re Home? Obviously, while you’re at home, you’ll want

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7 Tips for Heat Conservation This Winter

November 3, 2021

Finding ways to conserve heat during the wintertime, in addition to saving you money on heating bills, will also allow you to get better results from your furnace and enjoy a comfortable cold season. You’re likely to be spending quite a bit of time inside your house while the weather outside is harsh, which means you’re going to need to find ways to consistently stay warm, aside from just cranking up your thermostat all the time. Relying too heavily on your furnace will be bad for both the appliance and for your wallet in the long run. Below, we’ve compiled

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All About the Thermostatic Expansion Valve

October 20, 2021

A thermostatic expansion valve is a helpful device for regulating water temperature in your home. It also makes it possible to save energy and money on utility bills. The trick is knowing how they work. Read on to find out how they work and everything about them. Thermostatic Expansion Valve Defined A thermostatic expansion valve is an essential component in the water heater system of your home. It controls pressure, temperature, and flow in several different applications. Thermostatic expansion valves vary in size according to their intended use. This device regulates the incoming

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Do You Need a Humidifier or a Dehumidifier in Winter?

October 6, 2021

The moisture content in your house can damage furnishings, the furnace, and parts of your property. Generally speaking, humidity is the measure of how much water vapor is in the air. Depending on the conditions in your home, you may need a humidifier or dehumidifier to restore comfort in your home. In this article, we explore the applications of both systems for different seasons. How Humidity Impacts Indoor Comfort The ideal relative humidity range for your home is said to be between 30% and 60%. Levels above 50% can create conditions suitable for microbial growth.

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The Indoor Air Quality Challenges of Autumn

September 20, 2021

The indoor air quality in our homes is a serious concern that the EPA warns is one of the greatest health risks facing modern Americans. Each season brings with it its own set of IAQ challenges. Autumn is an interesting time of year in Nevada because there is a lot of variation depending on where you live. It can feel like an extended summer at times, but it also brings unpredictability along with more allergies and the cold and flu season. In this spirit, let us consider how the fall season may affect your indoor air quality and some of

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Benefits of Observing Fall Furnace Maintenance

September 15, 2021

Your furnace is an essential system in your home, especially during the chilly winter days in Las Vegas. The best way to ensure your equipment does not break down during the cold season is to observe routine maintenance. Ideally, you should schedule a tune-up before winter. In this article, we explore the process and benefits of fall maintenance. Boost the Efficiency of Your System Furnace maintenance is essential to keep your heating system running efficiently throughout the cold season. There are routine tasks you can perform to prepare your equipment for winter. One

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