DIY Furnace Repair Guide – Do THIS Before Calling a Furnace Repair Technician!

January 10, 2017

HVAC owners are almost always encouraged to call on a trained and experienced technician for fixing any issues with the furnace. But we believe that a little knowledge never hurts anyone, and it’s important to know what you can do yourself and when you need to call a repair technician. This guide is aimed at getting HVAC owners equipped with enough knowledge that they can perform some basic troubleshooting before calling their St. Louis HVAC technician. Simple DIY Furnace Repair Guide: Thermostat – Start troubleshooting at the thermostat. The thermostat setting should be on heat and the temperature should be above room temperature. It is also advised to troubleshoot with the temperature set at the highest. Turn the thermostat off and back on again. Check that the furnace fan is running.   Power – If the fan of the furnace does not run, check the breaker, the fuse, and make sure the furnace switch is in the on position. If the breaker has tripped, you should check for a loose wiring connection. You should also look for any burn spots on the control board. The control board can be replaced if there are burn spots and the breaker can be reset...

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St. Louis HVAC – Is Your HVAC System Winter Ready?

January 4, 2017

The onset of winter indicates that homeowners will put their HVAC systems to maximum use this year to make sure their homes are warm and comfy. However, many do not prepare their HVAC for the extra pressure during the winter season. The extra running time, cold winter temperatures,  as well as regular wear and tear, can cause a perfectly well running HVAC system to simply stop functioning correctly. In the cold winter months, the last thing you need is to spend an uncomfortable cold night, or nights, waiting for a St. Louis HVAC technician to come and fix the problem. Thankfully, the solution to avoid such a problem is simple. Regular maintenance and added winter maintenance is the answer that will keep an HVAC system working well when needed the most. What does HVAC winter maintenance include? Winter maintenance essentially involves conducting a thorough check of the entire HVAC system to ensure smooth functioning all through the winter months. With the demands on the HVAC increasing in winter any small repair can turn into a bigger, more expensive repair if left unchecked. A maintenance check conducted by an experienced, qualified and trained St. Louis HVAC technician, scheduled just before or...

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Watch out for these Home Heating Fire Hazards! – St. Louis Heating Company

November 18, 2016

Heating your home with malfunctioning or poorly maintained equipment can prove quite dangerous. It can pose a fire hazard, putting the safety of your family at risk. Heating equipment is responsible for 16 percent of residential fires and the consequences of these fires are serious. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, heating equipment contributes to about 19 percent of all deadly fires. Each day, there are about seven cases reported, which means, one or two deaths are caused by HVAC systems every day. It is important for homeowners to be aware of some of the common causes of heating equipment failures and fires. In this post, St. Louis HVAC technicians will share some tips to properly use and maintain heating systems for safest operation possible. Do not leave the space heater unattended Space heaters are a great way to add warmth to a cold room, however, they should be used sparingly. Space heaters are known to the biggest contributor to home fires compared to all other heating equipment. So, before you start using your space heater, you should check your heating unit, insulation, air sealing and ductwork to identify any sources of drafts that may be causing creating chilly...

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Winter Heating Tips for Your Home – St. Louis HVAC

September 19, 2016

Create a warm and cozy house this winter with these simple tips. A well maintained and regularly serviced HVAC system will provide maximum service, longevity, energy efficiency, and a cost savings on your utility bills.  In addition, there are a few items you can do that can help you keep your house warm and keep energy consumption to a minimum. Creating Warmth In extreme cold temperatures when the heating system is running on overdrive, a little help can keep your house warmer for longer. (Learn more – Tips on Staying Warm Without Breaking Your Budget) Layering – Blinds, shades, and drapes can give depth to your living space. Layering window treatments help to block out cold air. For example, install honeycomb shades with insulation pockets to keep your house warmer. Sunshine – Letting the sunlight in during the day will help warm up your home. It is one of the best natural ways to keep warm and is a healthy habit. Color palette – Having a color theme or color pattern can influence the feel of your living space. Decorating your house with warm shades of yellows, oranges, reds, and browns can give a warmer feel to a room. Landscaping – Indoor plants can do a lot to help in keeping your...

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