Giving Your HVAC System A Hand

How to Troubleshoot a Rumbling Oil Heater

If you have an oil boiler heating system and notice the furnace starting to rumble as it turns on, then your furnace is not receiving the fuel it needs to fire properly. When this problem develops, then there is a good chance that your heater will stop running. Thankfully, the issue can be addressed and resolved with the following tips. Add Kerosene Fuel or an Additive Most people will place a specific type of heating fuel in their oil tanks called no. Read More 

Not Feeling It? Possible Reasons Why Your HVAC System Is Not Keeping Your Home Comfortable

Heating and air conditioning systems have undergone many changes and improvements since the concept of using a centralized unit to heat and cool family homes became popular back in the 1970s. Today's heating and air conditioning systems (HVACs) offer families more comfort, efficiency and affordability than ever before. However, even these may not be able to provide comfort to homes where certain problems or conditions exist. If your home's HVAC system is in good condition and fully operational, yet your home does not feel as comfortable as it should, the problem may be caused by something other than your central heating and cooling appliances. Read More 

5 Issues That Could Cause Your A/C System To Run Constantly

It doesn't take long for the average air conditioner to bring your home's indoor temperatures down to your desired levels. In most cases, an A/C system that's in good shape can cool off a home within 10 to 15 minutes before turning off. However, there are several issues that could make an A/C system run constantly without shutting off. #1: Clogged Air Filter A clogged air filter can block air from entering the A/C unit. Read More 

Is A Tankless Hot Water Heater A Good Choice For Your Cabin Or Cottage?

If you have a cabin or cottage that you live in part time or visit on vacations, you may want to consider replacing your standard hot water heater with a tankless heater. This style of water heater warms water on demand as it flows through your pipes, rather than heating the water and storing it until it is used. Tankless hot water heaters offer many advantages for cabin owners, but there are a few drawbacks to keep in mind as you consider this option, too. Read More 

Diagnosing And Correcting Heat Exchanger Failures

The heat exchanger is one of the most important parts of your home's furnace. Consisting of a collection of chambers and passageways, it keeps your furnace's combustion gases separate from indoor air while allowing heat to pass from one medium to another. A heat exchanger failure can signal a quick end of your furnace's heating days unless it's properly diagnosed and repaired. How Do Heat Exchangers Fail? A heat exchanger in a typical furnace can last as long as the furnace itself - roughly around 15 to 25 years, under most circumstances. Read More