How Often Should You Schedule Condensate Drain Maintenance?

October 19, 2022

As a furnace ages, it becomes less efficient and more expensive to operate. Its condensate line is one of the most critical components in maintaining proper function and efficiency. This article explains the importance of a furnace’s condensate line and how often it should be checked and cleared for optimal performance. What Is a Furnace Condensate Line and What Does It Do? A condensate line is a small pipe that runs from your furnace to a drain. The purpose of the condensate line is to remove water collected in the furnace during normal operation. Over time,

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Why It’s Not Safe to Buy a Used Furnace

March 18, 2022

While it may sound like an ingenious method to save money, cutting costs on vital equipment has health risks. When buying something used, you need to be sure that it will last a reasonable lifetime after your purchase. Used cars are a great example of a good investment, but used furnaces will only lead to more financial trouble than they are worth. Lack of Performance History A big issue with used furnaces is their quality can’t be guaranteed. Most private sellers do not keep track of the necessary information that you need to assess if

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How Do I Choose the Right Furnace Filters?

February 15, 2022

Deciding on the right furnace filters for your family needn’t be difficult. Rather than dealing with confusing features and materials, you can determine the best choice by consulting your manufacturer’s manual or by asking a professional. Purchasing the right filter doesn’t have to be unnecessarily complicated or expensive. Disposable or Reusable Determine whether disposables or reusable filters better suit your household’s needs. Disposable filters are more easily accessible and less expensive. Purchase them based on size and MERV rating. They need to be changed frequently, and how often depends on your domestic circumstances. Reusable filters can

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Simple Ways to Reset a Heat Pump or Furnace

January 12, 2022

If you live in Freeport, Maine, or a surrounding area and have a heat pump or furnace, at some point they will encounter a problem and may require a reset. While there are a wide variety of heat pumps and furnaces, the reset procedure is usually similar. Both heat pumps and furnaces are designed to heat your home, but they do this in very different ways. A heat pump takes heat from the outside air to produce heat while a gas furnace produces heat by burning propane or gas. An electric furnace blows air over heated elements.

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Why Is My Furnace Rusting?

December 20, 2021

Unfortunately, rust formation in or on the surface of your electric or gas furnace isn’t uncommon. It seems virtually all furnaces will eventually develop some rust, even if you take terrific care of your system. In most cases, rust shows up on furnaces when they’re exposed to too much water. The most important thing to know is that if your rust develops at an average pace, your furnace will still give you several years of good use. However, if you notice any abnormal rust development, it would be wise to immediately track down the source of the issue.

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Reasons Why Your Heater Is Running Continuously

October 13, 2021

Heaters are supposed to automatically turn on and off when the room temperature drops and when the room temperature is optimal, respectively. Your heater may, however, continue running in spite of the optimal temperature being achieved. This can frustrate you as your home may experience uncomfortable temperatures, and your energy bills may skyrocket. Below are some of the reasons that could lead to your heater failing to turn off. Dirty Air Filters You may often find yourself forgetting to clean your air filter. This can result in your heater running continuously because airflow is limited. If

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How to Re-light Your Pilot Light

September 17, 2021

If you don’t have any heat in your home, it could be a sign of a problem. At the same time, though, the cause of the issue could simply be that your pilot light has gone out. The good news is that you can safely and quickly re-light your pilot light to get your heat going again. Safety First First, if you smell natural gas, you need to get out of the home and call for assistance immediately. Let a professional handle the situation as it could potentially be very dangerous. Instructions

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