3 Ways to Save Money on Heating This Winter

November 17, 2022

During the chilly Philadelphia, PA winter, it’s easy to let your heating costs get out of hand. As it gets colder, you’ll probably be tempted to have the furnace running for hours on end. After all, keeping your household comfortable has to be a priority. However, there are certain things you can do to keep your monthly bills reasonable without needing to sacrifice your comfort. 1. Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up Since you’ll probably have the heater running frequently this winter, it’s imperative that your furnace is running efficiently. If you schedule a tune-up with our team at , we’ll ensure...

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What’s Included in Oil Furnace Maintenance?

September 15, 2022

It’s important to have professional maintenance performed on your oil furnace every year. This will ideally be scheduled in the fall before you begin using your furnace in the winter. These are some of the tasks that are performed when a technician tunes up your oil furnace. Change the Filters The technician will inspect the air filter and replace it if needed. Dirty air filters cause many problems for furnaces as they restrict airflow. A dirty one can also reduce the air quality in your home. They’ll also replace the oil filter. Clean Major Components Keeping your oil furnace clean...

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Pros and Cons of Heat Pumps and Furnaces

January 11, 2022

When it comes to heating your home, the choice often comes down to whether you should get a heat pump or furnace. While both heat your home, they do so in very different ways. Each of these options has pros and cons. Heat Pump A heat pump uses electricity, but not to generate heat. It instead uses it to move heat between the outdoors and your home. Heat pumps are increasingly popular for a few reasons. Heat Pump Pros Unless the temperature is below freezing, heat pumps are more energy-efficient than furnaces. They’re up to 300% efficient, so you can...

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Top Reasons for a Burning Smell When You Turn on the Heater

December 20, 2021

With cold temperatures ahead, you’ll soon be kicking on your furnace for the first time this season. If you notice a slight burning smell, don’t panic. In most cases, there’s no real danger. However, it’s a good idea to call in a professional HVAC technician if you’re unsure or if you suspect a problem you can’t address on your own. Here are some top reasons there may be a burning smell when you turn on your heater. It’s Just Dust In all likelihood, that tell-tale stench is due to a buildup of dust on the outside of your furnace. It...

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Top Reasons Your Furnace Is Leaking

November 20, 2021

A leaky furnace can wreck your day. In a perfect world, your furnace would last forever. Modern heating systems are sturdy and strong but not indestructible. Eventually, something will go wrong, and a leaky furnace is a sign that you must take action. There are several reasons why your furnace may start leaking. Luckily, has been repairing and replacing furnaces of all kinds since 1945, and we’re available to assist you. The following covers some of the top reasons that your furnace is leaking. Condensation Condensation is the most common reason for a leaky furnace. Today’s high-efficiency furnaces operate with...

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Why Is My Heating Bill So High?

November 18, 2020

Looking at ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home is always a top concern. However, receiving a higher-than-expected heating bill is never a fun experience. Finding the cause of these extra expenses is important to avoid making costly payments for two months in a row. Here are a few of the most common reasons for your heating bill being higher than normal: 1. Damaged Insulation You may have an issue with your insulation if you notice that your heater is running longer than usual. Checking out the insulation in the attic can help you determine if you are...

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Learn How a Heat Pump Works

October 20, 2020

When your home in Philadelphia, PA, needs a new heating and cooling system, you could get both functions in just one system with a heat pump. A heat pump is a cost-effective solution for moderate climates. Read on to learn more about how heat pumps work and what makes them an energy-efficient choice for your house. How Heat Pumps Cool When a heat pump is set to the cooling function, liquid refrigerant passes through an expansion device in the evaporator coil. Air from your home blows across the coils. The refrigerant then absorbs the heat and becomes a gas. This...

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Is Furnace Maintenance Necessary?

February 16, 2020

Some homeowners wonder whether they really need to have their furnace regularly maintained by an HVAC technician. Perhaps they’ve heard from a friend that they’ve never had theirs serviced and haven’t had an issue. There are multiple reasons why you should spend the money each year to have your furnace inspected and serviced. Reduce Your Energy Bill Unmaintained furnaces become increasingly inefficient. If your furnace is regularly maintained, you can save up to 30 percent on your energy bills. During the annual tune-up, the technician will inspect the parts, clean them, and make sure they’re working optimally. Reduce the Likelihood...

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Furnace Efficiency Tips

January 8, 2020

When the time of the year that requires the use of the furnace arrives, all you want is for it to do its job. As long as the unit has been maintained, it is possible to make the furnace operate better. Here are three tips to make your furnace run more efficiently. Clean It The most important component of a furnace is the filter. The filter stops debris from being blown throughout your home. Since the filter is trapping dust, dirt, and debris, it has to be cleaned. If the filter remains dirty, the amount of warm air that gets...

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Gas vs Electric Furnaces

December 18, 2019

If you’re in the market for a new furnace, you may be wondering whether to buy one that is powered by gas or one that is powered by electricity. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each choice and what the deciding factor may be in your situation. There are advantages to both. Why Buy a Gas Furnace? Perhaps the best reason to buy a gas furnace is that they are more efficient and cost less to operate. This may be ideal if you live in a larger home or need your house to warm quickly. They...

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