MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘gas furnaces’

Electric Furnace Repair Differs from Gas Furnace Repair

Monday, November 13th, 2017

furnace-repair-servicesWe tend to get a lot of furnace repair calls this time of year, which is actually a positive thing. People in the area have had good cause to run their heaters already, which can give them an idea if anything’s wrong. And spotting those problems now gives you a chance to get the issue repaired before fall turns to winter, and the weather gets cold enough to demand serious use of your heating system. If you suspect a problem with your furnace—anything marked as out-of-the-ordinary—you should turn it off and call in a repair service immediately.

Having said that, not all furnaces are the same and some require different methods to repair. Gas furnaces, for example, operate according to different principles and thus require different skills to address. Make sure the repair service you call has the skills necessary to handle whatever the issue might be.

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Late Winter Issues You May Encounter with Your Gas Furnace

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

We’re now in the final lap of winter, with a month left before the official start of spring. This doesn’t mean that we’re safe from cold weather, however, as even early spring can inflict some chilly days on us. Keep in mind that the furnace in your home has already put in a great amount of work over the last few months: plenty of wear-and-tear on it can mean trouble during these last cold spells. Below we’ve listed three common performance troubles you may see with a gas furnace at this time.

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Check on Your Furnace’s Pilot Light During the Winter

Monday, December 14th, 2015

If you have an older gas furnace, it probably uses a standing pilot light to ignite the burners. More furnaces have switched over to using either intermittent pilots, which only come on when needed, or electronic ignition systems, which don’t require a pilot light at all. But there are still plenty of furnaces that use a standing pilot light, and if yours is one, it’s important that you make a monthly check on the pilot light during the winter.

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Cracked Heat Exchangers: An Important Reason to Schedule Furnace Maintenance

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Last week, we wrote about the importance of arranging for a maintenance inspection and tune-up for your heating system before winter. Routine maintenance is the best way to ensure that your heater will last for many years, run at peak energy efficiency, and avoid unnecessary repair problems and possible breakdowns. But perhaps the most important reason for scheduling maintenance—if you have a gas furnace—is to avoid potential safety issues.

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How Heating Maintenance Will Save You Money

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Fall is the time of year when you need to arrange for HVAC professionals to come to your home and inspect and tune-up your heating system so that it’s ready for the coming winter season. The biggest reason to have this job done is that it protects you and your family from an emergency heating breakdown, which could strand you in the cold until you can get repair technicians out to fix the problem.

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5 Ways to Stay Safe with Your Gas Furnace This Winter Season

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Although gas furnaces are not necessarily “dangerous” appliances, any device in a home that uses natural gas does pose some potential hazards if used incorrectly or doesn’t receive regular care. We want to make sure that your family enjoys a safe and cozy upcoming winter season, so we’ve put together a list of 5 important furnace tips to increase safety for everyone in your household.

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Do You Need to Have a New Furnace Installed before Winter Arrives?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Last week we talked about how important it is during this time of year to schedule a maintenance visit and tune-up for your home’s furnace. This week, we’re going to look into the possibility that your furnace doesn’t need a tune-up… it may need to be replaced altogether. This is one of the reasons you should schedule maintenance in the first place: it allows your technicians to see if the furnace is going to manage to get through winter and if it’s energy-efficient enough to make it worth keeping around.

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Yes, It Is Time to Have Your Furnace Tuned-Up!

Monday, September 28th, 2015

We are just about to turn over another page on the calendar, and we’ll find ourselves in October. This is definitely a good time to think about purchasing candy and putting up Halloween decorations. But there’s something else you should think about, and that’s the furnace in your home. You probably haven’t given the furnace much (or any) thought during the summer, but the time is fast approaching when you’ll need to fire it up once more to stay warm through the winter.

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The AC May Be Running, But It’s Time to Think about Your Home Heating

Monday, September 14th, 2015

The warm weather is still with us in Kansas City. You probably have your air conditioning running during the warmest parts of the day to provide your home with comfort. But it won’t be too long until the cooler weather arrives, followed not long after by plain old cold weather. You’ll want to grip onto these last days of summer and enjoy them to the fullest, but you should also give consideration to your home’s heating system during this final warm spell and see that it’s ready for another winter.

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