Archives: February 2015

Troubleshooting Tips for Your Furnace Pilot Light

Troubleshooting Tips for Your Furnace Pilot LightWithout a functioning furnace pilot light or ignition system, your furnace won’t run properly. Older furnaces have pilot lights that burn constantly, while newer systems contain electronic ignition systems. Regardless of type, both can get dirty, clog, or simply fail. Getting your system running again usually requires having an HVAC professional diagnose and repair the underlying problem. Continue reading “Troubleshooting Tips for Your Furnace Pilot Light” »

For Long-Term Heat Pump Efficiency, Professional Sizing and Installation Go a Long Way

For Long-Term Heat Pump Efficiency, Professional Sizing and Installation Go a Long WayIf you’ve opted to install a new air-source heat pump in your home, you’re on the right track. An air-source heat pump, properly maintained, can triple the heat energy output of the electricity that runs the system, plus give you efficient cooling in the summer. Yet, it’s essential to make sure your new heat pump is sized and installed correctly. Continue reading “For Long-Term Heat Pump Efficiency, Professional Sizing and Installation Go a Long Way” »

Attic Insulation Can Boost Energy Efficiency and Home Comfort

Attic Insulation Can Boost Energy Efficiency and Home ComfortMost homeowners are aware of the importance of insulation, though they may not know exactly why it’s so important. Insulation basically slows the transfer of heat between the inside and outside of your home. In the summer, it keeps the heat outside, and in the winter, it keeps the heat indoors. Attic insulation provides the most bang for your buck, and also happens to be the easiest to install. Proper attic insulation will boost energy efficiency and home comfort. Continue reading “Attic Insulation Can Boost Energy Efficiency and Home Comfort” »

Troubleshoot Gas Furnace Problems Before Calling a Pro

Troubleshoot Gas Furnace Problems Before Calling a ProWhile a regularly maintained furnace that’s less than 10 to 15 years old should operate smoothly throughout the winter, there’s always a chance a problem may arise. As a result, it’s important to keep in mind some basic furnace troubleshooting tips. This way, you can check some accessible problem areas first and either fix the issue yourself or be better equipped to explain the problem to a trusted HVAC technician. Continue reading “Troubleshoot Gas Furnace Problems Before Calling a Pro” »