Should I Use a Space Heater Instead of a Furnace?

March 15, 2022

Are you considering using a space heater to heat your home this winter? With your furnace likely skyrocketing your energy bills, it’s understandable to consider cheaper alternatives. Here’s what you need to know about space heaters and furnaces. Furnace A furnace will heat an entire house to a set temperature. This system protects your home from the worst of the cold weather. However, older houses often struggle with cold spots and drafty rooms that never heat up all the way. A furnace also costs a lot to run each day and requires regular maintenance to ensure

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Preventing Carbon Monoxide Leaks in Your Furnace

January 12, 2022

Your furnace performs a critical function in your home, providing a safe and comfortable temperature for your family and guests. V Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that poses many health risks when inhaled, causing dizziness, loss of consciousness, and other symptoms. What Creates a Carbon Monoxide Leak? Carbon monoxide forms when your furnace fails to completely burn fuel. Incomplete combustion inside the furnace leads to a buildup of carbon monoxide that circulates throughout the home. This buildup is often caused by a crack in a flue pipe or the heat exchanger.

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What Size Furnace Do I Need?

December 20, 2021

3 Steps to Figuring Out Your Proper Furnace Size You might think purchasing a new furnace is as simple as walking into a store and selecting one with the features you desire, but this is a recipe for an expensive mistake. Furnaces of all kinds come in a variety of sizes, all using different amounts of energy, referred to as BTU (British Thermal Unit). A variety of factors affect the needed furnace size in a home, from humidity levels to home size and insulation amount. To keep things simple, we’ve outlined a basic method of furnace sizing to get

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Getting Your Home Ready for a Furnace Replacement

November 18, 2021

When it becomes time to replace your existing furnace, it can be exciting thinking about getting a totally new one. However, there are some tasks that you’ll want to perform to get your home prepared for the furnace replacement process. Consult a Heating Expert Once you’ve decided that it’s time to get your furnace replaced, it’s time to contact a heating professional. They can evaluate your home and needs to determine which furnace model is right for your home. During your consultation is the perfect time to set up an installation date and ask what

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5 Tips to Help Focus on Lower Heating Costs

September 17, 2021

Sometimes, it is hard to think about all the great things about winter when faced with heating costs that increase your energy bills. However, whether it is a mild winter or simply when a fluke storm hits, it is crucial to ensure that your heating system is ready before the winter months. Consider these tips to ensure that you are ready for whatever weather winter brings and keep your heating bill as low as possible. 1. Get Bundled Up It may be worth it to invest in some comfortable slippers and sweaters for the winter months

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What Would We Do Without Furnaces?

November 18, 2020

Every once in a while, it is important to allow yourself to be impressed by seemingly normal items. Otherwise, you might take those objects for granted. The furnace in your Coral Springs home is certainly one of those “normal items” that deserves some appreciation. Take a moment, then, to understand just how far home heating has come with this brief history. No Collecting If you were alive 100 years ago or more, your house almost certainly would have been heated by wood or coal that you were responsible for collecting. In addition, you would have

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How Does a Thermostat Work?

February 10, 2020

We’ve all used thermostats before, but only when something goes wrong do most of us stop to consider how they actually work. Whether you’re dealing with a current problem or simply curious about these useful devices, you’ll learn the basics about thermostats by reading below. The Meaning of “Thermostat” “Thermo” means heat, and “stat” means to stay the same. Therefore, “thermostat” means to keep the temperature the same. When you set your thermostat to 70 degrees in the winter, for example, the heat will turn on whenever you go below that mark. When you

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The Pros and Cons of Space Heaters

November 19, 2019

Space heaters may be effective tools to help keep your home warm when the temperature starts to drop. However, they may not always be the best solution to meet your heating needs. Let’s look at what you should consider before deciding whether or not to purchase one. Space Heaters May Be More Efficient A space heater can be more efficient because it can deliver heat only where you need it. Therefore, you will waste less energy heating seldom-used rooms or rooms that stay warm enough on their own. Ultimately, this means that you will save

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