AllTech Services, Inc. Blog: Archive for November, 2016

Examining the Impact of a Faulty Thermostat on Your Heating System

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Your thermostat serves as the “brain” of your HVAC systems, enabling you to choose when your heating or cooling unit turns on and what temperature your home will be. Ideally, your thermostat will never interfere with the performance of your furnace. The components in your heater will function as they’re supposed to regardless of what temperature you set your thermostat at, after all.

However, problems with your thermostat can impact your ability to control your furnace, and as such can be just as aggravating a problem as a malfunctioning heater. Keep reading to learn more about how a faulty thermostat can affect your entire heating system.

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Is the Filter in Your Furnace Dirty?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Temperatures have begun to drop and soon enough winter will officially be upon us. There’s no denying it’s on its way, but it is imperative that we prepare for it. The best way to prepare your home is to make sure that your heating system is well maintained and ready to function as it should. If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to schedule a tune-up.

Remember, however, that while annual heating maintenance is enough to help protect your heating system, leaving your air filter changes for annual tune-ups is not. Your filter needs to be changed often in order for your furnace to work effectively, efficiently, and successfully. Depending on the amount of pollutants in your indoor air, the air filter should be switched out every 1 to 3 months.

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Reasons Why Your Heater May Be Blowing Cold Air

Monday, November 14th, 2016

When winter hits full force, there’s no denying that your heating system will become the most vital appliance you have within your home. And so long as it is well taken care of, you likely expect it to effectively keep you warm when you turn it on.

However, if your furnace comes on and the air coming from the vents is only lukewarm, or cool, then it cannot possibly be efficiently heating your home, and it’s time to call in the professionals. Our team is standing by and ready to safely discover what’s wrong with your furnace to provide you with the best solutions. In the meantime, here are a few reasons this may be occurring.

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Is Your Furnace Making These Ominous Sounds?

Monday, November 7th, 2016

It goes without saying that your furnace is an integral part of your home, offering reliable heat and comfort during the chilly months of winter. In towns such as ours, furnaces offer a strong defense against our winter temperatures. Whether you have a gas furnace or electrical system, you need it to function on demand.

Of course, part of making sure it does this is by scheduling routine maintenance, but also by ensuring that you spot signs of trouble before they become much larger emergencies. Odd noises, in particular, are one of the biggest signs of problems. If you hear any unusual sounds coming from your heater, you should shut it off and call us for repairs right away. Keep reading for a list of noises that your furnace should never make.

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