Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 12, 2021

Summertime in East Peoria, IL, is hot and humid. You’ll have no need for heating during these months, so you might wonder whether or not you should turn off your gas furnace. It’s a good idea for your safety and your wallet to do this. Shutting down the furnace only takes a few minutes, and it could save you $5 or more every month. Update Thermostat Setting The first step to turning off your furnace for the summertime involves updating your thermostat settings. Set the thermostat to cool. On this setting, it won’t trigger any heating cycles, even if the...

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Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 9, 2021

A leak in the furnace’s heat exchanger is the primary cause of gas smells near the furnace. It can be dangerous because it can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, fire hazards, and explosions. However, there are situations where you don’t need to get worried about a faint furnace gas. You may need a professional to inspect the furnace and the heat exchanger to determine the cause of the gas smell. Safety Precautions The first thing to do after smelling gas smells around the house or hear hissing sounds is to turn off the furnace. Ensure that you get everyone out of...

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What Size Furnace Do I Need?

February 5, 2021

East Peoria, IL, has cold, snowy winters. You’ll need a reliable furnace to keep your home warm and safe. When it’s time to replace your old furnace, you might be wondering what size or capacity of a new one to buy. Our technicians at will make sure you get the proper furnace. Here are the ways we’ll determine the right size of heating system for your home. Heating Load Calculation Our technicians will perform a heating load calculation. To do that, we use a formula established by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. The calculation considers...

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Do I Need Annual Furnace Maintenance?

January 5, 2021

If you own a home, you may wonder if you really need to have it receive professional maintenance every year. There are several good reasons why you should do so, including that it can save you far more money than it costs. Improve Energy Efficiency Furnaces naturally become less efficient over time. One big reason why is dirt, dust and debris accumulate on critical components. A technician will clean these parts during maintenance. They’ll also inspect your furnace to see if there are any other issues affecting efficiency. Reduce Repairs When a technician tunes up your furnace, they look to...

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