Heating Articles

Why is My Furnace Leaking Water?

October 26, 2018

You just discovered there’s a puddle water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water? In most cases, it’s not a big repair, so don’t panic. It could be a few different things. However, you will need a certified professional to take a look…

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What is a Furnace Flue and how do I Prevent Problems with it?

October 12, 2018

The furnace flue is a pipe or vent that expels exhaust from your home. It keeps you and other people in your home safe from breathing harmful gases. In addition to air quality hazards, some of the fumes are flammable. The exhaust prevents these gases from coming into contact with the open flame on your…

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Your Furnace Fan Settings: "On" vs. "Auto"

December 18, 2017

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Dual Fuel Systems

November 14, 2017

A dual fuel system sounds more Batman-like than it really is. It can solve a lot of issues for homeowners, but it’s really nothing more than a combined HVAC system comprised of a heat pump and a gas or oil furnace. It’s got the best of both types of heating, allowing more homeowners––especially Virginia homeowners––to…

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Heat Pump Vs. Furnace

October 31, 2017

Looking to install a new heater in your home? Your two most popular choices in Virginia are a heat pump and a furnace. But which one to choose? Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other. Here are some things to consider to help you in your decision-making process. Call…

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Fall HVAC Maintenance in Virginia

October 25, 2017

As the saying goes, “time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Fishersville or Waynesboro, you need to think about preparing your HVAC system for fall maintenance. Maintaining your heating and cooling…

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HVAC and Thermostat Troubleshooting

December 14, 2016

The thermostat is the first thing to check if your furnace won’t turn on or is not functioning correctly. The thermostat is a heat-activated switch. It has a temperature sensor that causes the switch to open or close, which in turn completes or disrupts the electrical circuit that runs your heating and cooling system. If…

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How to Save Money on Your Heating Bill this Winter

November 15, 2016

Is your energy bill too high in the winter time? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things that you can do at home to save you money. Some of them are big projects but most are simple things that you can do in your day to day…

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How Do I Know if I Need a New Furnace?

October 12, 2016

A new furnace is a big investment and can be a heavy cost for any homeowner in Virginia. It can be hard to make the decision replace your current furnace, every furnace will need to be replaced at some point in a home’s life. How do you know when it is time to say good…

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What is Short Cycling?

April 4, 2016

Short cycling means short run times and short off times, that your furnace is turning on and off quickly and thus not providing the heat that your home needs. It can happen for a number of reasons. A furnace that is too big for your home is often the culprit. When your home heats too…

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