How often do you replace the air filter in your furnace? Were you even aware that your furnace had an air filter before you read this? If not, that’s alright. Plenty of people don’t realize that their furnace has an air filter. What’s important is that you take proper action now to keep the filter in good shape. If you don’t, you could find yourself spending thousands of dollars in repair and replacement costs years earlier than you otherwise would have to.
PRK Services, Inc. Blog: Archive for January, 2017
There are a lot of different factors that come into play when selecting a new furnace. Some are more important than others, and some can be safely ignored outside of personal taste. Unfortunately, size is not one of those factors. If your furnace is not properly sized, it can cause you untold amounts of frustration later on, not to mention significantly higher repair and replacement costs.
Boilers have a great reputation for being resistant to problems, especially compared to other heating systems. This is because they have fewer moving parts than other system types, significantly reducing the opportunity for problems to develop. This does not mean that they are immune to issues, however. If you actually want to keep your boiler in the best possible shape, you’re going to need to schedule boiler maintenance.
Heat pumps are well-known for their ability to switch back and forth between heating and cooling modes. That might even be the reason why you bought yours. It is a pretty great advantage over traditional heating and air conditioning systems… when it works. If the system malfunctions and gets stuck in one mode, it can become more of a hindrance than a help. If your heat pump is stuck in air conditioning mode, have a look below to find out why.