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Furnace Safety Tips for Families

Furnace Safety Tips for Families

While a furnace is an excellent way to keep warm and comfortable during the short San Antonio winter, it’s critical that you observe certain furnace safety precautions to prevent the system from posing a risk to your family. Newer furnaces come with several safety devices, such as an air pressure switch and mercury flame sensor…

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Safe Decoration Storage

Safe Decoration Storage

If you’re like most San Antonio homeowners, you have treasured decorations that you bring out each year to make the holidays more festive, and then carefully store away when the season is over. You may not realize that the spot you choose for decoration storage is important, because picking a location like the furnace room…

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A History of Furnaces

A History of Furnaces

When the weather gets cold, your furnace is an invaluable tool. But how did it come to be? Who’s responsible for the appliance that keeps you warm and comfortable all winter? To answer that question, let’s examine the history of furnaces. The Early Years Since the dawn of time, there have been systems to heat…

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Home Storage: Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Furnace Room

If your furnace is in a basement, attic or just a general all-purpose non-inhabited mechanical room, you may have figured there’s no harm in using that space to store things. Actually, though, doubling a furnace/HVAC room as a storage facility can be hazardous. Read on for why the storage in mechanical room practice is not…

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End-of-Season Furnace Care

Your furnace made it through the brunt of winter without a hitch, hopefully, and it’s nearly time to shut it down. To maintain a comfortable home through the seasons, there’s more to shutting down your furnace than just switching the thermostat from HEAT to COOL. Read on to learn specific steps for your checklist of…

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4 Things to Consider Before You Replace Your Furnace 

4 Things to Consider Before You Replace Your Furnace 

Every furnace eventually gives up the ghost, and when it comes time to replace your furnace, the process requires more consideration than simply saying, “I want one just like my old one.” Consider the following when it’s time to replace your furnace: Do you want to stick with the same fuel source that your old…

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Benefits of Modulating Furnaces

Benefits of Modulating Furnaces

If you have an old-school, single-stage furnace in your San Antonio area home, you likely get tired listening to it cycling on and off all the time. In areas with mild winters like ours, this is common, since it doesn’t take long for a furnace to achieve the thermostat setting. The frequent cycling is not…

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Watch Out for These Potential Gas Leak Signs

Watch Out for These Potential Gas Leak Signs

Gas leaks can be serious. Not only do they impact your utilities budget, but they can also endanger your health and well-being. You may think you can smell leaking gas, but that’s not always the case. Following are some gas leak signs to watch out for. Gas Leak Signs Smell. Natural gas is odorless. Your…

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What That Smell Coming From the Furnace Could Mean

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Even in San Antonio’s mild winters, a reliable furnace is a necessity for comfort. So when you notice a strange furnace smell, it’s understandably worrying. While some funny smells from the furnace are easy to get rid of, others signal serious trouble. Temporary Odor Issues When you first turn your furnace on in the winter,…

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