Bud Matthews Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘gas furnace’

Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

Monday, February 4th, 2019

waterIf you’re asking this question, you’re probably a bit confused. After all, furnaces don’t use water to run, do they? A boiler uses water, but a furnace heats up air with either gas burners or electric heating elements, and then sends the air into the ducts.

And yet, there is it: water leaking out of the furnace cabinet onto the floor. What’s happening? And does it mean you need heating repair in Chapel Hill, NC for your HVAC system?

We’ll take a closer look into this apparently odd, but actually common, heating problem.

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The Way Furnace Energy Efficiency Is Measured

Monday, November 12th, 2018

money-savings-houseEnergy efficiency is a major concern homeowners have when they are shopping for new appliances. Because furnaces are vital for home comfort and consume large amounts of energy during the winter, their efficiency ratings are important to consider when the time comes for a new system installation.

If you are currently in the process of replacing a furnace, or putting in the first furnace in a home, you might be wondering how to read efficiency ratings. We’re glad to help, and we can deliver any furnace service in Durham, NC and the surrounding areas you may need.

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Our HVAC Maintenance Agreement Is What Your Heater Needs This Fall

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

open-furnaceNow that it’s officially fall—there’s no arguing it when the calendar says “October”—it’s time to start planning. And we don’t just mean for a Halloween costume or party. This is the time of year to start preparing your home for winter weather, getting everything squared away before the real cold temperatures strike, and they can strike much earlier than we want them to.

There are a number of important steps you can take for your plumbing to prevent dreaded pipe freeze, but in this post we’re going to talk about how to stop you and your family from freezing: arranging for maintenance for your home heating system with our HVAC maintenance agreement.

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Danger: Cracked Heat Exchanger in a Furnace

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Putting the word Danger! right at the front of a title of a blog post about furnaces may make it sound like gas furnaces are inherently hazardous pieces of equipment. The truth is that natural gas furnaces—which are found in more homes than any other type of heater—are built for safe operation. If you take regular care of your furnace through annual maintenance inspections and prompt repairs when necessary, you shouldn’t expect to run into any dangers.

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A Furnace’s 1st Day on the Job: Notice Any of These Issues?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

The furnace that does the important job of keeping your home warm has probably been “on vacation” for most of the summer and well into the fall. But it’s almost time for the furnace to get back to work: temperatures are dropping, and winter lurks right around the corner.

When you turn your furnace on for the first time during the season, keep a close watch for any signs that it’s malfunctioning. You want to have repair issues taken care of as soon as possible—that way you won’t end up with a non-working furnace on the coldest day of the year!

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Is It Time to Replace Your Old Furnace?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

As you do your fall preparations for the coming winter season, an important question to ask yourself is if you think your furnace can make it through the cold weather. If you’ve had the same gas furnace (the most common type of residential furnace) in your home for years, it may be at the age where it’s at a significantly higher risk of malfunctions, a breakdown, or even unsafe operation.

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Goodbye, Pilot Light: Electronic Ignition in Your Gas Furnace

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The gas furnace is the most common type of heating system found in homes around the country, and for some very good reasons. Gas furnaces can produce higher levels of heat than other types of systems, and they are cost-effective because natural gas is a less expensive energy source than electricity and other heating oils.

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