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Furnace Repair FAQ: What Is a Furnace Exhaust Flue?

Gas furnaces are one of the most powerful forms of home heating available, capable of reaching temperatures above the range of most electrical heaters. But gas furnaces require special care to keep them running efficiently, effectively, and safely.

Remember to Change Your Furnace Filter

As long as your heater is up and running, you may just assume that it is running properly and at peak performance levels. This is not necessarily the case, though.

What Is Causing Cold Spots in My Home?

Did you know that you can run into problems when heating your home even if your heater is functioning properly? It’s an unfortunate state of affairs, but it is also one that our heating technicians can help to resolve.

Why Is My Furnace Making This Noise?

If you use a gas or electric furnace to heat your home, you are well aware of just how effective and efficient this type of heater can be. The truth of the matter, though, is that even the best furnaces on the market today are not completely reliable.

Pros and Cons of Forced Air Heating

While a lot of homeowners prefer the gradual, even heating provided by radiant heating systems, forced air heaters, such as furnaces, reign supreme in terms of popularity. Like any other heater, though, forced air heating systems have both their pros and cons.

Heat Your Home Efficiently This Winter

We had a hot summer, but it is definitely safe to say that the summer heat has left us behind at this point. Before long, your heater in Columbus, OH is going to be going full speed ahead, and you need to know that it will do so reliably.

I Just Started My Furnace, and It Smells Strange

We are now in that transitional phase of the year when keeping our homes comfortable can prove to be quite tricky. Our days are still plenty warm — even hot, here and there — but our nighttime temperatures are definitely getting rather chilly.

Heating Your Home Safely This Coming Winter

There are a lot of ways in which homeowners may choose to heat their homes during the coldest time of the year in order to keep them warm and comfortable. While electric furnaces and heat pumps are fairly common these days, natural gas heating systems are the preferred method of many homeowners.

Consider Replacing Your Furnace Before Winter Arrives

We certainly have a bit more hot weather ahead of us in the coming days, but the fact is that the chill of the autumnal air has already been creeping up on us in the nighttime hours. It is not going to be long before you find yourself reaching for the thermostat in order to fire up your heater, rather than the AC that you’ve been using throughout the summer season.

Is Your Heater Ready for the Approaching Heating Season?

We know as well as anyone that the days are still plenty warm around here. We’ve also felt the chill creeping back into the nighttime air, though, and the fact of the matter is that summer is most certainly beginning to wane. With nighttime temperatures already dipping down into the 50’s, it’s only a short … Continued

Is This the Year for a Heating Replacement?

We are definitely getting closer to the spring season, and the warmer temperatures that come along with it. That being said, you are going to need your heater for a while longer, of course.

Is a Thermostat Upgrade Worthwhile?

When you think of upgrading your HVAC system in order to enjoy a better, more efficient and effective performance from it, you probably think big. The truth of the matter is, though, that you do not have to entirely replace your home comfort system just to enjoy a better heating and cooling performance.

Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Burning?

If you use a furnace to heat your home, then you already know the many benefits of doing so. Furnaces are quite efficient, and their forced air heating method allows for the prompt heating of one’s home.

Is My Gas Furnace in Trouble?

We understand that homeowners are sometimes hesitant to schedule repair services, even for something as important as a heater. Sometimes they may be duped into thinking that everything is fine, so long as the heater is still operational.

How Can a Heat Pump Both Heat and Cool?

Are you thinking about replacing your heating system come the spring time? Has your existing heater run into a problem already this winter, with a replacement being your best option? Whatever the situation may be, it is important that you choose your new heating system wisely if you hope to get the best performance possible from your home heating system.

Why Use a Zone Control System?

Heating a home in Ohio can prove to be a rather costly endeavor. There are a lot of very cold nights to deal with, and no heating system is going to operate free of cost.

How to Supercharge Your Heating System this Winter

January is upon us, and with it comes cold weather, snow and ice, and plenty of opportunities to crank up the heat. No matter where you stand when it comes to heating system–furnace, heat pump, geothermal, ductless mini split–your system is going to need some professional attention sooner than later.

Types of Ignition for Gas Furnaces

Igniting a furnace is a process for your heating system, and the reason it is a process is to ensure safety while the fuel is released and lit. Technology has helped improve the ignition process over the years, and the result is that there are three main types of ignition for gas (and other combustion) furnaces.

The Electric Furnace: One of Your Heating Options

In this age of achieving better home efficiency, you may be asking yourself: why would anyone choose an electric furnace? After all, they are rumored to be quite the energy suckers. Well, electric furnaces have undergone some changes, resulting in a much more efficient and better way to heat your home. If you are in … Continued

When Is It Time to Call for Heating Repair?

It’s pretty clear that when your heating system isn’t working at all that it is time to call for heating repair. But how about when your heating system is still operational? Many homeowners hesitate to call for help when their heating system hasn’t stopped running. While the hope may be that the problem will just … Continued

How Does Ductless Heating Work?

We get pretty cold during the winter in Columbus, OH, making it very necessary to have a reliable heating system in our homes. Ductless heating can offer you the ability to have very efficient heat without needing to install expensive ductwork or needing fossil fuels. A heating system without ducts or fuel? The key to … Continued

When Was the Last Time Your Heater Was Professionally Maintained?

As we head into the coldest part of the year, it’s time to ask yourself a question: when was the last time your heating system was maintained by a trained professional? If the answer is over a year, then it is time to give the experts at Quality Air Heating and Air Conditioning a call.

The Mercury Sensor and Other Furnace Safety Devices

Many homes in Columbus have a forced-air gas furnace as their heating system. Any system that uses natural gas needs a few safety devices to prevent any potential problems, which includes your furnace. Here’s a brief description of the mercury sensor…

Benefits of a Two-Stage Furnace

Furnaces have always come in a variety of models. Today, you not only have a choice of size and fuel source (natural gas, electric, propane), but also a choice of advanced technology systems that include high-efficiency condensing furnaces and two-stage furnaces.

Potential Problems with Electronic Ignition

For many decades, the way gas-powered furnaces lit their burners was with standing pilot lights. Although an effective method of starting the heating cycle, using a standing pilot light drains additional power and lowers a furnace’s efficiency.

Causes of Rust on a Furnace

Since furnaces do not use water as part of their heating cycle, people don’t expect them to develop rust or corrosion. However, furnaces can rust, and when it happens it either indicates a need for repairs or that it’s time to replace the whole unit.

Is It Legal to Attempt to Repair a Furnace Myself?

Whether it’s legal or not to repair appliances connected to natural gas lines is a question people often ask around the country. The answer changes from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Local codes sometimes prohibit non-licensed repairs to any main gas line or appliance connected…

Common Furnace Fan Problems

Whether you have a gas furnace or an electric furnace keeping your home warm this winter, it will require an air handler to work. Without the fan in the air handler, warmed air won’t move from the cabinet and reach you through the ductwork and vents.

Why Your Furnace Is Short Cycling

“Short cycling” is the term that describes what happens when a furnace shuts off before it completes its heating cycle. If you notice that your furnace turns on and off numerous times during the day and night when you normally expect to hear it working at a steady hum…

3 Heating Repairs an Electric Furnace Might Need

The most popular option for furnaces in homes today is the natural gas furnace. Gas-powered furnaces are economical to run and provide fast and effective heating throughout a home. However, electric furnaces are also common…

Gas Furnace 101: The Heat Exchanger

Many people have furnaces in their homes, but not everyone knows exactly how their furnace works. By understanding the basics of your furnace, it can help you be better able to recognize potential issues early…

How to Minimize Furnace Repairs

We are perched on the brink of the coldest weather of the year here in Ohio, so now is the best time to make sure that your furnace is running with the minimum amount of problems. If you need to schedule furnace repair in Columbus, OH…

Problems That Require Heating Repair

The cold weather has arrived in Columbus, OH, and you’ll have your heater working hard to provide you with the comfort necessary to make it through to the spring. But a hard working heater can run into many problems…

Troubleshooting a Thermostat Problem

Heating repair in Columbus can involve a number of different problems, including issues with dirt, electrical connections, overloaded motors and bent fan blades. The thermostat, however, remains a recurring trouble spot.

Why Is This One Room Always Cold?

During the winter in Columbus, OH, you will depend on your heating system to keep the cold outside where it belongs. If you notice that one room in your house always seems to have that outdoor cold getting inside it, then you may have a problem…

How Does an Old Air Filter Affect my Heating in Columbus OH?

When it comes to heating, Columbus, OH residents are experts. Our winters are as cold as they come and a reliable heater is the best means we have to keeping our homes cozy and comfortable. Basic maintenance includes regularly replacing the air filter…

Heating Repair Problem: Pilot Light Won’t Stay Lit

When you need heating repair in Columbus, you need to act quickly to resolve the problem, since our winters aren’t forgiving enough to leave you without heat for any significant length of time. Trained technicians learn to pinpoint the source…

Why is My Furnace Leaking?

Furnaces are an integral part of our homes, and a key weapon in the battle against the cold and snow of winter. Columbus OH residents know better than to put off heating repairs. They call in a trained professional the minute a sign of trouble appears…

3 Signs of a Furnace Fan Problem

Whether you have a gas furnace or an electric furnace keeping you snug and warm this winter season, your heater uses a blower to send hot air out through your ducts. The fan is a crucial mechanical component, and if it should develop problems and cease functioning…

Signs of Trouble: Problems with Heating in Columbus

Your home needs a reliable heating system to handle our long, cold Ohio winters. Spotting signs of trouble is key to preventing longer and costlier repairs, since a service professional can address the issue before additional wear and tear is inflicted on the system.

Options to Consider for Your Heating Installation in Columbus

Having a reliable heating system in your home this winter is necessary to get the most out of the season. If you have moved into a new home, or you are interested in getting rid of your older heater, now is the right time to get a new installation—before the heavy chill hits.

3 Causes of Uneven Heating

Your heater is working: you can hear the hum of it operating, you can feel its warmth. But for some reason, the heat isn’t spreading evenly through your home. Upstairs rooms are warmer than others, and maybe some rooms have an Arctic feeling to them.

Electrical Problems and Heating Repair in Columbus

The energy used to heat our homes can come from a variety of sources. If your home uses electricity to power its heating system—such as an electric furnace—you should know a bit about what electrical problems you may encounter…

When Is Heating Repair in Columbus No Longer a Viable Option?

It’s appealing to think of our appliances lasting forever with no need to replace them: “This is the last car I’ll ever need to buy!” But the reality is that machines do eventually get old and start to run down. With proper maintenance and timely repairs…

How Maintenance Prevents Heating Repair in Columbus

Stopping problems before they can start is vitally important when it comes to your home heating system. Summer has just ended, and the winter months will catch up to us in Ohio before we know it. Don’t let the autumn slip past without taking the time…

Common Columbus Heating Repair Guide

Summer is not yet here in Columbus, and homeowners still need to use their heaters to keep warm on cold nights. But spring fast approaches and it’s the best time to take care of any heating repairs that you’ve been putting off.

Troubleshooting Your Furnace Problem in Columbus, OH

Your furnace provides the warmth and comfort you have come to expect from a properly working heating system. But sometimes it may be necessary to troubleshoot a problem with your furnace. Consider this as an essential part of managing…

Heating Concerns in Columbus

When you live in Columbus, Ohio, you need to know that you can depend on your home heating system. When you schedule your heating services with Quality Air Heating and Air Conditioning, you can rest assured that your heater is in good hands.

Columbus Heating Tip: Benefits of Zone Control Systems

If you are interested in a zone control system for your Columbus area home, call Quality Air Heating and Air Conditioning. Even if you have an existing forced air heating system, add a zone control system to help you better control the temperature in your home.

Benefits of an Electric Furnace: A Columbus Furnace Tip

As with pretty much any other topic, most homeowners will have their preferred method of heating their home in Columbus . While many homeowners may swear that their home heating method is somehow or for some reason “the best”…

Why Replace Your Insulation in Your Columbus Home

When thinking about how to reduce their energy consumption this winter, most people in Columbus think about upgrading their heating system. While improving the heating system that you have can potentially reduce the amount of energy that you use…

Columbus Furnace Guide: Load Calculation

Some people in Columbus might not know how important a load calculation is when installing a furnace in their Columbus home. There are a number of benefits to this process that we will explain below. We’ll also talk about what exactly a load calculation is.

How to Make Your Heating System More Effective in Columbus

Everyone wants an effective heating system in their Columbus home – one that will provide steady, reliable heat without you having to spend hundreds of dollars each month on gas, oil or electricity. And while the best way to improve the efficiency of your heating system…

Columbus Heating Tip: Signs of an Undersized Furnace

If you’re purchasing a new furnace for your Columbus home, you want to avoid buying one that is undersized for your particular space. To do that, here are some common signs that the furnace isn’t powerful enough for the heating needs of your home.

Tips to Make Your Columbus HVAC System More Efficient

Considering the fact that up to half of the energy used in a home goes toward heating and cooling the interior space, it is smart to make sound decisions regarding your Columbus heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system.

Columbus Heating Question: What Is a Downflow vs. an Upflow Furnace?

When you go looking to buy a furnace in Columbus, you may well be surprised by how many different elements go into making a good purchasing decision. There are simply so many different kinds of furnaces available now and they each are more appropriate for certain situations.

Westerville Heating Repair – Review from Teri S.

When your heating breaks in the winter, you want to get it fixed fast. Waiting around in the cold for the repairman to show up can really ruin your day. That is why you need to have the name of a contractor that you can trust…

Columbus Furnace Inspection

Having annual maintenance performed on your furnace is a safety precaution. A malfunctioning furnace might be leaking CO or pose a serious fire risk, so a yearly inspection helps to keep your home safe.

Make Your Columbus Heating System More Energy Efficient

Efficiency is what you want when it comes to heating your Columbus home. You want a furnace that provides the greatest degree of accurate indoor comfort while at the same time operating at peak efficiency to reduce energy usage…

Question from Sunbury: What is a Gas Furnace Draft Hood?

As every Sunbury HVAC contractor knows, a draft hood is a necessary part of any gas burning appliance. For a gas furnace in particular it ensures steady air flow to the burners to avoid flares or the pilot light being put out…

Galloway Furnace Safety

There are many advantages to a properly operating furnace, and the most important ones are the safety and comfort of a Galloway home’s occupants. There are several things you can do to ensure the safe operation of your furnace.

A Question from Reynoldsburg: What is an Electric Furnace?

There are many types of furnaces that use a variety of energy sources to operate in Reynoldsburg. Gas furnaces use natural or propane gas, boilers and radiators use water, heated by electricity. And then there are electric furnaces…

Electric Furnace Maintenance Tips from Plain City

Electric heat is clean – but Plain City homeowners pay for that cleanliness with high utility bills. Depending on the area of the country, electric bills can rival those of gas, oil, or propane. So it is only natural to assume that…