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Troubleshooting a Failed Furnace

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

furnace-with-pipesWhen your gas furnace doesn’t come on during a cold winter day, that’s a problem. It may be a big problem. Or it could be a small oversight. You can depend on our expert technicians for the HVAC service in Lawrenceville, GA to restore your furnace to working condition. But before you call us, there are a few basic troubleshooting steps to go through to make sure you don’t have a minor issue you can correct yourself.

Please note: we’re not advocating for you to attempt a “do-it-yourself” furnace repair! Troubleshooting doesn’t involve getting out the toolkit and opening the furnace panel. Don’t go beyond the simple steps listed below to see what’s wrong with your furnace. You only want experienced pros like us to service a gas-powered heating system. We’re licensed and insured, so you can expect the best and safest repair help from us.

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“Do I Need to Shut Down My Furnace When Temperatures Warm?”

Monday, March 9th, 2020

technician-working-on-furnaceOur short answer to this is, “it’s not a bad idea!”

Of course, before you end the use of your furnace for the season, it’s a good idea to take care of any pending needs for furnace repair in Buford, GA. Letting a furnace in disrepair sit in wait can lead to much bigger and costlier problems than you might anticipate.

Assuming you’ve taken care of repair needs, shutting down your furnace once temperatures warm up enough to do so can help cut down on energy costs. Read on to learn more!

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Never Neglect These Signs You Need Furnace Repair

Monday, February 24th, 2020

heating-ventImagine it’s the coldest day of winter, and you want into your home after a long day out to discover it’s practically no warmer inside than it was outside. Fortunately, you won’t have to deal with chilly temperatures for very much longer at the time of this blog post. But that certainly doesn’t mean you should neglect any signs you need furnace repair.

Holding off on furnace repairs could mean you find yourself facing a severe problem with the system by the end of winter, potentially even in the form of a premature breakdown. But how can you tell if your furnace needs repair?

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Could a Faulty Thermostat be Bad for Your Furnace?

Monday, December 16th, 2019

old-thermostatWe are pretty fortunate in our area that we don’t have to deal with the severely cold temperatures that homeowners contend with throughout other parts of the country. As a result, you don’t have to worry about your heating system too much, right? However, even if our heater usage is relatively brief, don’t you want to do everything possible to save energy, and subsequently, money?

A faulty thermostat, or even how you use your thermostat, can play a big role in this—not only as winter approaches and we start using our heaters but also during the cooling season. We’re here for you when you do need expert service and advice, but in the meantime we’d like to help you understand a bit more the relationship between your thermostat and HVAC system, so you know when to call our team for help.

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How You Can Tell When Your Furnace Needs Repairs

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.Are you worried that your furnace system might break down at any moment? If you skipped maintenance this year, and/or you don’t know the signs that your furnace needs repair, then we understand the worry.

It’s never fun to schedule heating repairs, but it’s even worse if you’re heater has broken down completely and requires you to make an emergency call, which can cost you even more monetarily and time-wise.

Our trained professionals advise that if you do discover you need furnace repairs, you get them on your schedule ASAP, to avoid sudden system breakdowns. Additionally, the sooner you repair your system, the lower your monthly bills will be, and the longer your system can last. Keep reading to learn the signs that you have a heater in disrepair.

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Can a Thermostat Prevent Furnace Problems?

Monday, February 25th, 2019

man-adjusting-programmable-thermostatThe short answer to this is, “no.” No matter what type of thermostat you have and how professionally installed it is, it cannot directly prevent furnace problems. What the right thermostat can do, however, is help you use your furnace more efficiently, preventing high energy costs—which is just as important!

The quality of your thermostat and how you use it plays a huge role in saving energy. This is true not only now, in the winter time, but also when temperatures warm up in the summer. Read on to learn more about the relationship between your heating, and cooling, system and the thermostat that contols it, while learning what your thermostat options are, should you decide to upgrade.

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Why Maintenance Plans Are Totally Worth It

Monday, January 28th, 2019

furnace-receiving-professional-maintenanceHow do you prepare your heating and cooling systems for their respective seasons? Without argument, the best way to do this is by scheduling routine system maintenance. Maintenance tune-ups give our pros the chance to fully inspect your system, making any adjustments needed, cleaning the unit, and alerting you to any repair needs that exist. The best time to have this done is typically in the fall for your heater and in the spring for your air conditioner—but it’s actually more important that you have in done regularly, no matter the time of year.

HVAC maintenance is oftentimes forgotten, or at least, not prioritized by homeowners. We encourage you to not only schedule this service annually but to enroll in a maintenance program.

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Furnace Noises You Should Never Ignore

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Shocked and surprisedHere’s what would happen in a perfect world. You’d turn on your furnace, and a few minutes later you’d hear the familiar whirring of the fan within the system. The reason it takes a few minutes is because the heat exchangers actually have to heat up from the burners, and the fan won’t start going until that happens. Once you hear that whirring, though, you’re satisfied knowing that comfortable warmth is about to come flowing into your home through the vents.

Other than this familiar noise, you shouldn’t expect to hear much else from your furnace or heating system. But what if you do? What if you hear strange or very loud noises coming from the system itself, its ductwork, or the vents in your home? Well, then it’s about time to call in our pros for furnace repair in Lawrenceville. In the meantime, we’ve offered some insight below into what may be going on when you hear the particular noises we’re about to name.

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