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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Fire Prevention Week: Space Heater Safety Tips

October 5, 2021

Space heaters can be a great way to add extra heat to your home without having to turn up the thermostat for the entire house. However, space heaters are responsible for around 25,000 house fires every year. To greatly reduce your risk of experiencing a house fire, it’s important that you follow the safety tips provided below in regards to your space heater usage. Only Plug Into a Wall Outlet To ensure that your space heater works correctly, you’ll want to plug it directly into a wall outlet. Avoid plugging anything else into the outlet as it could overload your...

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7 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Furnace

September 20, 2021

As you prepare your home for the cold months, you must make sure that your furnace is in good condition so that you stay warm. The furnace can give different warning signs that indicate something is wrong and that you need an upgrade. Below are seven telltale signs that you need a new furnace before the winter weather kicks in. 1. A Yellowish Pilot Light In every furnace, there are different parts that you need to consider if you want to use it effectively. One is the pilot light of your heating unit. The pilot light helps you understand the...

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What to Expect During Your Next Furnace Maintenance Service

September 20, 2021

Having your furnace tuned up just ahead of the winter season is a great way to ensure optimum levels of efficiency and reliable performance. These visits can improve your indoor air quality (IAQ), keep your furnace warranty intact and extend the overall lifespan of your heating equipment. If you’ve just set up furnace maintenance service for your home in the Greater Detroit area, here’s what you can expect. The Maintenance Checklist Issued by Your Furnace Manufacturer If your home furnace or boiler is still covered by a manufacturer’s warranty, you’re likely required to schedule professional furnace maintenance once every year....

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Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 12, 2021

The sight of blooming flowers marks the end of the cold season and ushers in spring and summer. Although all you may be thinking about is a summer vacation, you need to think about what to do with your gas furnace. Switching it off will mean lower utility bills in the coming months. One thing is for sure, you will not need your furnace or boiler in the coming months. If you have a traditional gas furnace, it has a pilot light that stays on every day of the year. Even when the furnace is not in use, this light...

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How Energy Efficient are Electric Furnaces?

December 4, 2020

The cost of running a heating system can account for up to 50% of your household’s energy bill. That’s why it’s crucial to determine energy efficiency when shopping for a furnace. But what does it mean for a furnace to be energy efficient? Before you determine the effectiveness of an electric heating system, there are a few things you need to know. Understanding Energy Efficiency Ratings Energy efficiency is defined as the amount of fuel the equipment consumes compared to its heat output. An electric furnace can convert virtually 100% of the electrical power it consumes. There are rating systems...

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Your In-Depth Guide to Furnace Safety

October 22, 2020

Although furnaces are equipped with protection features, you need to follow several operation rules to ensure your safety. Most people know to not set anything on top of the furnace, but did you know that a litter box shouldn’t be set up near the system either? There are a lot of other important safety rules, too, such as maintaining sufficient clearance around the furnace, changing the air filter every month, monitoring the vent pipe and scheduling annual maintenance. Don’t Put Anything Within 3 Feet of the Furnace You need to maintain a clearance of at least 3 feet around the...

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Why Air Filters are Important for Your Heating System

October 8, 2020

Many heating systems have a ventilation system and undoubtedly need an air filter. For example, when dirt particles get inside of your heating system, your system would most likely fail to operate at its optimal efficiency. Without a filter, other problems could potentially arise and cause harm to your system. Using air filters is a great way of helping your system run effectively and efficiently. Though an air filter may look like nothing more than a cardboard box full of pleated material, it can protect your indoor air quality and heating system performance. Furthermore, air filters are inexpensive and can...

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HVAC Troubleshooting Tips

February 15, 2020

When it comes to HVAC problems, you don’t always have to hire a professional HVAC technician to troubleshoot problems. The good news is there are simple ways to find common HVAC problems on your own. Here’s what you can do before you call our technicians at in Roseville. Thermostat Your system’s thermostat controls the temperature in your home. When it’s not functioning properly, your home can be too hot or too cold. Digital thermostats require frequent battery changes. If you have an old thermostat, replace it with a newer model. Filters Dirty air filters contribute to poor air quality in...

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What to Do When You Receive a Condemned Diagnosis on Your Furnace

February 5, 2020

Thanks to the modular nature of furnaces, there are many components that can be fixed without having to replace the entire furnace. In some instances, however, the problems will be so serious that your furnace will be officially condemned. While no one wants to hear that their Roseville furnace has a terminal problem, it’s important to understand what this status means so that you can know how best to respond. Here is some basic information to know if your furnace is condemned. Don’t Run Your Furnace The entire reason that your furnace has been condemned is that it is no...

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