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The Importance of a Combustion Efficiency Test

A combustion efficiency test of your furnace can turn up critical issues that impact heating performance, operating costs, as well as the safety of the occupants in your home. Proper combustion efficiency in a gas-fired furnace is indicated by the relative percentage of certain gasses present in the furnace exhaust stream. A qualified HVAC service…

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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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How to Choose the Right Heating System

How to Choose the Right Heating System

Like every homeowner, at some point you’ll need to replace your central heating system. Consider the following factors when mulling over your heating system options. Existing Infrastructure Your first decision will be whether to upgrade to the same type of system you already have. If your home is already heated by a natural gas furnace,…

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Factors in Choosing a Good Heating Contractor 

Factors in Choosing a Good Heating Contractor 

If you have heating problems this winter or if you need to invest in a brand new furnace or heat pump, having a reliable heating contractor can ease your mind. Hiring a dependable contractor who will provide you with high-quality work means taking the time to do your research. The following tips can help you…

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Why Your Heating System Isn’t Keeping Your House Warm

Why Your Heating System Isn't Keeping Your House Warm

With the cold weather arriving, you count on your San Antonio area home keeping you warm and comfortable this winter, but what if it doesn’t? Have you noticed your heating system just isn’t doing the job? A number of different factors could be at fault, and you may be able to address some of them…

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Best Heating Alternatives to Save Energy in Winter

Best Heating Alternatives to Save Energy in Winter

Even in San Antonio, there’s a short period when you’ll need to turn to your heating system for comfort. With the rising energy costs, it’s a good idea to look for heating alternatives that will save energy. Let’s look at some of the best alternative methods you can choose to heat your home. Solar Heat…

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What’s That Smell? Identifying Heating System Odors

What’s That Smell? Identifying Heating System Odors

Heating system odors are always a little unsettling, especially when they show up on a chilly San Antonio winter night. When you know what the most common odors mean, though, you can rest assured you’ll know what to do when one occurs. Burning dust Over the summer, your heating system collects a fine layer of…

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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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What are the Parts of Your Furnace?

furnace in your San Antonio home

The furnace in your San Antonio home doesn’t have a lot of moving parts, but it’s a complex machine nonetheless. Understanding how your furnace works can help you troubleshoot problems as well as communicate more effectively with a technician in the event something goes wrong. The Thermostat When the temperature in your home dips below…

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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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