Category : Heating

How to Clean a Gas Furnace

How to Clean a Gas Furnace
Forced air gas furnaces collect dust on their internal parts. Fine layers of grime eventually interfere with heating functions. For example, a dirty flame sensor prevents ignition because the dirt insulates the sensor from what it needs to detect. Most …
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How to Bleed a Boiler

How to Bleed a Boiler
Bleeding a boiler sounds dramatic, but the task involves letting air out of the hot water lines. The air is either actual air that infiltrated the system or hydrogen gas from galvanic corrosion inside metal pipes. For a home with …
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How to Wire a Thermostat

How to Wire a Thermostat
Replacing a thermostat can improve your home’s energy efficiency. An older thermostat can lose its sensitivity to temperature changes. That results in erratic heating and cooling. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, you’re missing opportunities to optimize heating and …
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How to Clean Heat Pump Coils

Clean Heat Pump Coils
Heat pumps provide energy efficient heating and cooling for homes throughout the Delaware Valley and at the Jersey Shore. Dirty coils inhibit heat transfer so homeowners need to make sure their coils are clean to ensure the system remains efficient. …
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How Often Should You Change a Furnace Filter

How Often Should You Change a Furnace Filter
We’re all living busy lives. As the seasons change, a furnace filter is very easy to forget about entirely. Should that happen, you will have a dirty filter that gradually impedes air flow. This situation reduces performance and can lead …
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How Much Does a Furnace Cost?

How Much Does a Furnace Cost?
A furnace is a major and necessary piece of equipment for your home. The fact that your system should perform for approximately two decades factors into the initial cost. In general, the answer to the question “How much does a …
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