Summer Is Ending. Don’t Forget About Furnace Maintenance!

Summer Is Ending. Don’t Forget About Furnace Maintenance!

It may be a while before your hats and gloves come out for the winter, but as summer comes to an end, it’s important to start thinking about your furnace service.  Temperatures plummet during fall and winter, and you don’t want to discover a furnace problem when you need it most! Now is a good time to perform a basic checkup and some standard maintenance to make sure you’ll have heat in the coming months. Give your furnace some TLC...
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Is it Time to Replace Your Furnace?

It’s getting cold soon and many homeowners wonder if it’s time to replace the furnace. Some wait with baited breath every winter when they turn theirs on for the first time, wondering if it will work or not. If you’re thinking that it might be time to get a new heater, here are some warning signs to look for. Your heater is old. Most furnaces run for about 15-20 years. That assumes some regular maintenance and a few repairs here...
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Spring Furnace Maintenance Tasks You Shouldn’t Skip

Furnace maintenance may not be the first thing on your mind when the weather starts getting warmer, but it should be a part of your spring to-do list. Taking care of your furnace each spring helps ensure that it will work like it should when fall and winter come back around. While modern furnaces are quite reliable, a little TLC helps keep them running their best. Here are a few basic spring furnace maintenance tasks you should tackle before shutting...
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Signs Your Furnace Has a Gas Leak

What’s that nasty smell? If it reminds you of rotten eggs, it could be a gas leak originating from your furnace. While natural gas is odorless on its own, manufacturers are required by law to add a chemical known as mercaptan. This is what gives gas that unmistakable smell. If you detect the odor of natural gas in your home, get out and call for help immediately. Gas leaks are extremely dangerous and could result in catastrophes like gas furnace...
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Fall Furnace Maintenance Tips to Prepare Your Furnace for Cold Weather

Fall is here, and we have already had some pretty chilly nights here in the Frederick area. Before we know it, we will be cranking up our furnaces to keep the chill at bay. If you haven’t given your heating system much thought since you switched if off last spring, now is the time to check it over and make sure it’s ready for the upcoming months. Here are a few easy fall furnace maintenance tips to help you get...
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