Furnace Articles

When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

November 15, 2022
two people sitting at a table in front of a laptop, trying to make a decision

Your furnace plays the key role in keeping you warm in your home, but even with routine maintenance, it does not last forever. Consider these key factors about your furnace to help determine if it’s time to replace it.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

October 27, 2022
a hand adjusting a thermostat inside of a home

Looking to install a new heater in your Charolette home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other. Here are some things to consider to help you in your decision-making process.

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

January 31, 2022
Furnace Replacement

If your repair costs begin to reach half the cost of a new furnace within a year or so, it may be worth it to invest in a new heating system.

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Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

January 13, 2022
Pilot Light

If you ever hear your gas furnace turn on but cannot feel any warm air from the vents inside your home, chances are the pilot light went out.

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Furnace Filters 101

December 15, 2021
Furnace Filters

Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. Here are some basics our team thinks you should know to help it do its job.

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What’s the Difference Between My Furnace Fan Settings—ON and AUTO?

November 30, 2021
Furnace Settings

There are furnace-fan settings on your thermostat for ON and AUTO. Which option is the best choice for your household?

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

November 15, 2021
Closeup Shot Of Home Furnace Burner Ignited With Crimson Blue Flame

Our professionals encourage you to understand how your gas furnace works so you can spot any potential problems with your home’s heating system.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

February 26, 2021
Hand on Thermostats

Need to install a new heater in your home? The two most popular choices are heat pumps and furnaces. Each has their pros and cons.

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

January 29, 2021
Woman Plugging Nose

For your convenience and protection, our team developed a list of five common furnace smells and what they mean.

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

January 15, 2021
Water on Concrete

Is your furnace leaking water? In most cases, it’s not a big repair. It would be best to have our team take a quick look.

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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

November 30, 2020
Sad Woman Looking out Her Window

Is your home’s furnace blowing air without pause? This is a common issue, so don’t worry. Before calling, check these things.

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What Is Short Cycling?

November 13, 2020
Hand Adjusting Thermostat

Short cycling is where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too often. Our team wants you to know all about it.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 16, 2020
Cozy Home Interior

Fall is here, so you might need service done on your furnace. Our team wants to share five reasons you should schedule a clean and check.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 24, 2020
Hot Thermometer

Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should…

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What Are the Basics of Furnace Filters?

February 10, 2020
Furnace Filter Replacement

Furnace filters. They’re one of those items not really on the top of everyone’s minds, but they are important and can have a big impact. At All City Heat and Air, we know with the right furnace filter, you can save money and improve your Charlotte indoor air quality (IAQ) in one fell swoop. What…

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How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

January 13, 2020
Space Heater

Is your energy bill too high in the winter? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things you can do at home to save money. Some of them are bigger projects, but most are simple things you can do in your day-to-day life to help reduce your heat…

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

December 23, 2019
man fixing thermostat

If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your Charlotte home, it’s easy to think the worst. However, sometimes the malfunction is not really caused by your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at all, but actually from a broken thermostat.  Here are some expert tips on checking your thermostat first…

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

December 10, 2019
Woman Hears Sound From Furnace

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds and leave the repair job to a professional. To help you, our All City…

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 21, 2019
A cup of tea in front of a window with autumn view. 7 furnace maintenance tips.

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Mint Hill homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money. However, the last thing you want to worry about when…

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When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

September 17, 2019
A furnace ventilation tube. When do I know it's time to buy a new furnace?

It’s easy to moan when you decide that a major appliance or home system needs replacing. After all, these are expensive investments and probably not your favorite way to spend your hard-earned money. Unfortunately, there’s often not a clear-cut message, short of an appliance completely breaking down, that definitively indicates it’s time to buy a…

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When to Replace Your Furnace

January 15, 2019
Young couple making a decision with computer open and papers in front of them

Furnaces are far from immortal. If you take good care of it, your furnace will last considerably longer than a neglected one, but, unfortunately, it still will not last forever. Here are some signs you might want to start looking for a replacement furnace: It’s Old. Furnaces generally last 15 to 20 years.  Afterwards, they…

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Anatomy of a Furnace

November 30, 2018
Solid fuel boiler 3D rendered image in white.

Anatomy of a Furnace Furnaces keep you warm and cleanse the air you breathe. Whether you know it or not, they’re a big part of your life. But have you ever asked yourself, “How does my furnace work?” If so, lucky for you, here’s a quick rundown of what happens when your furnace is on.…

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Whole Home?

October 15, 2018
Young ill man drinking hot tea at home watching tv.

Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Whole Home? If the heat that your furnace produces seems “spotty” to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room that can cause inconsistent heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a…

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

October 3, 2018
girl in a white hat and blue vest standing with a mug of tea.

Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air? Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reasons that your furnace may be blowing cold air and there a…

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