Finding out your furnace has a cracked heat exchanger may be news that will cost you money, but it may also save your life. And the end of the heating season is a good time to assess your furnace. Continue reading
An occasional frozen heat pump is a normal occurrence. However, when the outdoor unit is covered in ice you’ve got a serious problem that only a technician can handle. Knowing what they’ll look at first gives you an idea of where to start diagnosing problems and get your unit running like new again. Continue reading
Time and money spent to maintain your heating system is an investment in household comfort for cooler months. In addition to that perk, proper maintenance can save you money on heating costs, enhances performance for more consistent heating and extends component life. Continue reading
The need for safety when operating a gas furnace is clear. A gas-fired furnace produces warmth and comfort for your home. But it does so with a combustion process that includes an open flame, flammable natural gas, high temperatures and combustion by-products like carbon monoxide. Continue reading
Before the invention of the forced-air furnace, homes were heated by steam radiators or coal-burning furnaces in the basement, where hot air rose by natural convection through ducts into living spaces. Continue reading
A heat pump buyer’s guide can help sort out some of the differences when shopping for a heat pump versus a conventional gas-fired or electric heating and cooling system. Continue reading
In climates like San Antonio’s, dual-fuel heating provides the best of both worlds.
Heat pump technology generates efficient, inexpensive heat through most of our winter weather. However, when the cold fronts venture south, temperatures can dip below the threshold for a heat pump to adequately warm your home. Dual-fuel heating solves the problem by creating a heat pump/furnace hybrid unit. Continue reading