A Look at How Furnaces Work

January 18, 2022

We all depend on our furnaces to keep our homes toasty warm when Mother Nature does her worst, but the average Michigan homeowner doesn’t always fully understand the process that takes place in order to heat up the home. There are a lot of advantages to understanding the basics about how your furnace operates, because you’ll able to troubleshoot problems more effectively in the event of service issues. It can also help you make an informed decision when it inevitably becomes time to replace an older furnace that’s approaching the end of its anticipated operational lifespan. You have many great...

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Preventing Carbon Monoxide Leaks in Your Furnace

January 11, 2022

While a furnace can keep your home toasty warm during the winter months, it is important to make sure you and your family do not fall victim to carbon monoxide poisoning due to leaks from your furnace. As a gas-burning appliance, a furnace produces carbon monoxide. In the event of a leak, the situation could become quite dangerous. Learning how to avoid such possible safety issues can keep your heater operating properly and protect your home. Where Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Is Produced in a Furnace Since furnaces are gas-powered, they feature a combustion process. Carbon monoxide occurs as a byproduct...

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Furnace Buying

January 4, 2022

As a homeowner, there are many decisions that you’re going to need to make regarding your home and how it operates. One of these decisions is choosing a furnace that meets both your needs and desires. If you’re not overly familiar with this type of heating system, continue reading our guide below to get acquainted with this product to ensure that you purchase the appropriate one for your home. Determine Your Heating Capacity Needs When it comes to buying a new furnace for your home, there is surely no shortage of options. In fact, it can be quite overwhelming at...

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7 Tips to Prepare Your Furnace for Winter

December 20, 2021

When the weather gets cold outside, the last thing you want is for your home’s heating system to be struggling. You’ll likely need to rely on your furnace more than usual over the next few months, but if it hasn’t been properly winterized, it’s going to have a hard time effectively doing its job. It’s also going to burn up more energy, negatively affect your indoor air quality, and it may suffer a malfunction or breakdown. Luckily, there are measures you can take to counteract the extra usage that the winter months tend to require. Before the cold season really...

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Why Is My Furnace Rusted?

December 14, 2021

Your furnace is the heart of your home. What happens if it stops working? You could suffer severe damage to your property or even a fire. Even if you have a good furnace, rusting can still be a problem that affects your furnace’s performance. It’s best to know what causes it and how to deal with this condition before disaster strikes. Here are some tips to help you shed light on the potential problem. What Is Rust, and What Causes It? Rust is a kind of oxidation. It turns ordinary iron into iron oxide, also known as “rust.” If you...

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Finding the Right Furnace for Your Home This Winter

December 6, 2021

With the winter months fast approaching, most homeowners are concerned about the condition of their furnace. If last winter you felt that your furnace was on the brink of failing, now may be an excellent time to consider replacing your furnace with a newer, more energy-efficient model. However, there are several decisions you need to make before running out and buying a furnace. Like Goldilocks from the fairytale of the three bears, you don’t want to furnace that is too big or too small. You want one that is just right for your home. Here are some tips that can...

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17 Reasons Why Your Furnace is Leaking on the Floor

November 17, 2021

If you’ve ever encountered a leaky furnace, you know how unpleasant it can be. Furnaces are supposed to keep your home’s air heated and not leave a wet mess on the floor. While a leaking furnace is typically an easy fix, it can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for or where to start fixing the problem. It’s in your best interest to find out what causes your furnace to leak. We’ll discuss some of the most common causes of leaking furnaces in your Roseville, MI, home. 1. Gas Valve Problem The gas valve is a small,...

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6 Ways to Conserve Heat this Winter

November 10, 2021

As the weather gets colder and colder and the winter approaches, you’re most likely going to be spending your time indoors more and more often. This means that you’re likely going to want your furnace running more often, which will put more wear and tear on the appliance and use up more costly energy. However, if you follow certain steps toward conserving heat and energy within your home, you can take some of the pressure off your furnace while still keeping you and everyone in your home warm and cozy. Most of these ideas are relatively simple and only require...

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6 Steps to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

November 3, 2021

It’s that time of year when the fall has arrived, the leaves are changing colors, and the coldest season is right on our doorstep. The winter weather can become very harsh in Michigan, and there are certain steps every homeowner should take to ensure that their household is fully prepared for this time of year. Oftentimes, people will put off the process of preparing their homes for the winter until the harsh weather has already arrived at their doorstep. This is a risky way to approach it, as once the winter weather has already arrived, you may not only be...

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10 Reasons Why Your Heater Fails to Turn Off

October 20, 2021

During the cold months, you might need to use your heating system for a more extended period. This doesn’t mean that the unit should run continuously. If your heater fails to turn off even after reaching the set temperature, it means that there is an underlying problem that needs attention. A furnace that won’t turn off results in high utility bills and damage to vital components. It also creates unbearable indoor conditions. Here are some of the reasons why your heater could be running continuously and how to solve them. 1. The Thermostat Could Be Faulty If your heater won’t...

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