Furnaces 101: The Dangers of a Cracked Heat Exchanger

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Most people don’t know too much about the exact components that make their furnaces run—and that’s understandable. Only a trained, experienced technician should be allowed to work on a heating system anyway, so there isn’t much that the average homeowner needs to know.

Still, knowing a bit more about the components of your heating system can help you protect your home and keep your heater running smoothly. Here, we’ve compiled some information about one of the most dangerous problems that can come up within a furnace, a cracked heat exchanger, so that you understand the importance of regular inspections and keeping your home safe.

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The Importance of Properly Maintaining Your Heating System

Monday, December 26th, 2016

We never get used to cold weather in this part of the country, which is why most of us need our heaters to work efficiently throughout the colder months. If the heating system were to breakdown in the middle of winter, we would feel lost!

That’s why we encourage all homeowners in our area (and throughout the country) to schedule heating maintenance. In fact, there are many important reasons to schedule this annual service.

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Furnace and Heating Safety for the Holidays

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Are you ready for the holiday season? You might have all the gifts wrapped and the menu all planned out, but we don’t think your preparation is finished until you know these heating safety tips.

Your holiday season is a lot jollier when you know that your home is safe. Take a look at our heating tips, and do what you can to keep everyone in your home happy and healthy all season long.

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What You Won’t Know Until You Get a Heating Inspection

Monday, December 5th, 2016

We need to ask you some important questions about your home’s heater, so that you can take control over your family’s health and comfort. Is your heating system operating safely? Are all of the components in good shape? How can you tell?

This year, when you first turn on your heating system, it may seem as though everything is working properly. But hidden dangers and malfunctions can hide within the system, and you must have these taken care of ASAP. Here’s what you cannot really know—unless you get a heating inspection from a professional technician.

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Insulate Your Home for Winter (and Year-Round Savings)

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Many people in our area are happy to report that the winter does not last for very long. Our homes are designed for long, hot summers, and many of us may not even have the proper warm clothing for a long winter.

Still, a lack of insulation can be a major problem in the winter, even if it’s not cold for too long. Without enough insulation, heat can easily move out of the home. And while our winter may be short, it is certainly chilly, and you want to retain as much heat as possible.

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6 Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Home for Cooler Weather

Monday, November 21st, 2016

In the upcoming weeks, the weather will be rather pleasant. Temperatures should remain in the 60s and 70s, and you can expect some showers through the month. That makes this the perfect time to take on some tasks around the house that will prepare your home for cooler weather in the winter and for the warmer weather’s return. Here are some things you can and should do!

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What You May Not Know about Carbon Monoxide

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Carbon monoxide poisoning kills thousands of people each and every year. We want you to protect your home from the possibility of a carbon monoxide leak, so that you never have to worry about the safety and wellbeing of your family. Read on for more information, or call our friendly team to hear about how you can stay safe.

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How Serious Is a Cracked Heat Exchanger in a Furnace?

Monday, November 7th, 2016

The heat exchanger is one of the most important components of a furnace. But when it cracks, it can become one of the deadliest.

Luckily, a cracked heat exchanger is a fairly uncommon problem for a furnace that is professionally installed and regularly maintained. But it is something that could happen to you, and you should be prepared in order to avoid a major safety risk.

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3 Things You Should Do Now for a Safer Home in the Winter

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

We’re not used to dealing with colder temperatures for most of the year in Texas, so preparing for the winter is a bit of a foreign concept to many of us. The winters don’t tend to be too harsh, and we feel pretty grateful for the break in the heat anyway.

Still, if your home isn’t ready for the winter, there are a few safety issues you could encounter. We want to make sure that your home is safe and your family is healthy, which is why we’re helping you out with a few of our favorite tips to start working on now for a safe and healthy winter.

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How Wi-Fi Thermostats Are Making Efficient Comfort Easier

Monday, October 31st, 2016

This is something that has happened to many a homeowner: you’re on the way to work when you suddenly realize you’ve forgotten something.

You’ve left the air conditioner or the heater operating at full capacity. Yikes! The cost of keeping a home comfort system at your ideal temperature while you’re away can really add up.

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