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How is your furnace performing this winter?

Posted by Chad Peterman on Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Now that February is approaching, it is a good time to take note of any possible signs your furnace may be headed for a breakdown. Here are some indicators that it may be time to call Peterman, your HVAC professional, for an inspection:

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Why is my furnace blowing cold air?

Posted by Chad Peterman on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

furnace-blowing-cold-airCold air is the last thing you want to feel blowing from your HVAC system vents, but it’s a reality many of us will face this winter.

Here are the most obvious reasons for cold air:
Gas Furnaces, do you have natural gas or propane? Is it on? Do other gas appliances work?
• Oil Furnaces, do you have oil in your tank? If it’s low, it may be contaminated with water. Is the oil filter clean?
Electric Furnaces, does the power work to other electric appliances? Is the circuit breaker to the unit tripped?

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Furnace maintenance during the Holidays

Posted by Chad Peterman on Friday, November 21, 2014

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You know as well as we do, that the most important thing to do while hosting a holiday at your home is to ensure that your guests are as comfortable as possible. This means cleaning your home, preparing all the food and snacks, and making sure everyone has a place to sit. The last thing you want to think about is what would happen if your furnace stopped working when all your guests were visiting. Even worse, what would it cost to have someone come fix your furnace during the holiday? Well, we know how to prevent this kind of worry and stress so you can enjoy your family and friends in comfort. First off, make sure that your home’s furnace is maintained prior to the holidays; this will eliminate no-heat emergencies.

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How do you know if a furnace needs to be replaced or repaired?

Posted by Chad Peterman on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

repair-replace-HVACHere are four main reasons why you would need to replace a furnace:

1. Its Inefficient and Old: When properly maintained, a typical furnace lasts about 25 years. Unless your unit has faulty or damaged wiring or has been improperly installed your furnace should provide many years of good and effective use.

2. Cost Effective Resources: Find out which heating resource, gas or electricity, is the most cost effective in your area. If you are using an electric furnace in your home but gas is cheaper in your area it may be worth it to replace that unit.

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How to Tell if Your Furnace Needs a Tune-up Today

Posted by Chad Peterman on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Here are a few indicators to look for that will let you know if something is wrong with you furnace.furnace-repair

1) No heatThis one is common sense, but you usually become aware of this when it’s too late. Test your furnace before it gets cold to see if it’s putting out any heat. If your furnace is on but isn’t producing heat, call Peterman and we will send out a technician to service it for you.

2) Carbon monoxide monitor goes off – Any household that uses gas appliances should be using a carbon monoxide monitor.

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