What Is The Average Life Expectancy of a Gas Furnace?

If your furnace is getting older, you may be wondering how long you can expect it to last. The average service life of a gas furnace is about 15 years, but the actual life span of an individual unit can vary greatly. There are a number of contributing factors that determine the age a furnace reaches: The quality

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Furnace Sidewall Venting: Here’s How To Promote Safety With High-Efficiency Systems

The most efficient furnace units available today are gas-condensing models, which can achieve efficiency ratings of 90 or above. If you decide to install this type of heating system, take extra precautions to make sure all ventilation systems are properly placed and working correctly. One of the most important safety features of gas-condensing systems is furnace sidewall venting. Gas

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Flying South for the Winter? Prepare Your HVAC System

Winters in the Cleveland area can be bitterly cold with plenty of snow and ice that make travel difficult. For those who are not fond of cold winter weather, a popular option is to spend a few months in a warmer climate, like Florida, Texas, or New Mexico. It takes plenty of planning and coordination to

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The Most Common Furnace/Heating Emergencies and What They Cost

When your heat suddenly goes out in the middle of winter it can be considered an emergency, especially in an ice-cold place like Cleveland. Without heat, your home will become uninhabitable quickly and you’re likely to have issues with freezing pipes. Luckily, many of the most common Cleveland heating emergencies aren’t as hard or as expensive to fix

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Upgrading Your Heating System: Is a High-Efficiency Furnace Worth It?

Is your heater aging? Have you considered upgrading your Cleveland heating system? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you may be wondering if installing a high energy efficiency furnace is worth it. Here are some important points to consider: How a High Energy Efficiency Furnace Works Furnaces use a special rating to show how efficient they are at

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Your New Furnace: All About the Sizing

Your HVAC system is the most important system in your home when it comes to energy efficiency, comfort and indoor air quality. The wrong-sized heating system will have a noticeable effect on all three of these factors. Prior to the last decade or so, contractors used rule of thumb calculations, determining furnace size by square footage and/or

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The 8 Warning Signs of an Impending Furnace Failure

With temperatures dropping, the last thing you want to face is a complete failure of your furnace. Depending on the age of your model, it may be time to consider a new unit. Impending furnace failure often comes with some symptoms that if noticed beforehand, can lead you to contact your trusted HVAC technician before you’re left

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Red-Tag Furnace: What To Do When Yours Is Labeled Dangerous

If your HVAC contractor or utility company has red-tagged your furnace, operating it could prove hazardous to your health. While there are many problems that can put a furnace out of commission, a cracked heat exchanger is one of the most common. In the heat exchanger, the furnace burns fuel, turning it into usable heat energy

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Troubleshooting Airflow And The Impact On Your Furnace

Airflow problems can have a significant impact on your indoor comfort anytime but especially during heating season.  It’s a good idea to get these taken care of before the cold weather has a chance to settle in. Some signals of airflow problems include temperature fluctuations in a single room, or variations from one room to the next,

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Do you Need a Chimney Liner?

If you’re upgrading your furnace, you’re taking an important step toward gaining greater energy efficiency and comfort for your home.  But, did you know that choosing and sizing your new furnace is only part of the solution?  If you are having a new energy-efficient furnace installed in your home, you need to make sure that

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