The Different Ways to Extend the Lifespan of Your Furnace

February 17, 2022

There are many ways that you can optimize the functionality of your furnace and extend its lifespan. Here are some tips to consider. Replace Air Filters Regularly As air filters remove dust and dirt from the air circulating throughout your home, they can become clogged. In order to keep air flowing through them, your furnace will have to work harder than normal. The larger load on your system for an extended period of time can decrease its life expectancy. Thinner air filters should be replaced every one to three months. If you have a 5- to

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Your Home Furnace Buying Guide

January 12, 2022

Finding the perfect furnace for your home is not as easy as you might assume. You have to ensure you select the right furnace type and size for your home comfort needs. At the same time, you have to choose the right furnace system for your energy needs and preferences. With the cold season about to start, now is the perfect time to start shopping for the right furnace for your home. Whether you want to upgrade your current system or are looking for a new furnace for your home, Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. has prepared

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Reasons for That Burning Smell From Your Heater

December 20, 2021

With falling temperatures, you’re probably getting ready to turn on the heat for the first time. You might notice a burnt odor when you fire up the system. Here are some reasons for the burning smell when you turn on your heater. Dust on the Surface of the Furnace The most likely culprit behind the scent is probably nothing more than a coating of dust on the surface of your furnace. Even the best of housekeepers aren’t likely to be dusting the furnace when it’s not being used. When the dust buildup burns off,

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Best Ways to Heat Your Basement

November 20, 2021

When you finish a basement, one of the things you need to decide on is how to heat it. There are several options to choose from that can fit your needs and budget. Extend Central Heating System If you have a central heating system in your home, you may be able to extend it to the basement. It’s often the case that there’s already ductwork in the basement. You should consult with an HVAC professional as extending your system changes the heating load and how your ducts are configured. Baseboard Heaters You

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What Is the Ideal Temperature for Home Air Conditioning in the Summer?

June 15, 2021

You want your home to be comfortable during the summer, but you don’t want high energy bills. It’s a balancing act between what temperature your air conditioner should be set at and how much you pay for electricity. The ideal temperature for your home depends on what you’re comfortable with. Department of Energy Recommendation The DOE recommends that you set your air conditioner to 78 degrees when you’re home. They recommend 85 degrees as the temperature when you’re away for a long time, such as at work. While this is theoretically ideal, most people don’t want

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Learn About How Long Your Furnace Is Likely to Last

October 20, 2020

The weather is changing in Madera, CA, which means now is the time to make sure your furnace is ready for the upcoming cold winter months of the year. If your furnace is old, you might be wondering how much longer it will last. Learn about the lifespan of a furnace and what you should do if your furnace has reached its life expectancy. Life Expectancy of Electric Furnaces An electric furnace usually lasts for 20 to 30 years. They are quick to install, and they have low maintenance needs. Because nothing is burned,

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How Does a Furnace Work?

February 11, 2020

As with most components of your HVAC system, your furnace is a complicated piece of machinery. Understanding how your furnace works may seem difficult. This is an important task to take on, however, as a basic understanding can help you diagnose problems. To explain how a furnace works, we’ve detailed the function of the main parts. Burners In gas furnaces, the burners are typically fueled by natural gas that is ignited by a pilot light. The burners are placed near the bottom of the furnace since heat rises naturally, resulting in increased efficiency. In electric furnaces,

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