A Reminder About Cracked Heat Exchangers in Furnaces

Monday, January 21st, 2019

furnace-oldWe’ve talked about this topic before, but it was a few years ago—and it’s one of the most important subjects to know about when it comes to home heating. Gas furnaces are the most common type of home heating systems, and cracked heat exchangers in gas furnaces are a major problem and serious potential safety hazard. Understanding the cracked heat exchanger can be a real lifesaver!

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The End of Winter: Is Your Old Furnace Ready to Retire?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

furnace-gas-with-pipesWinter officially ends this week, and we hope you already have plans for your air conditioning maintenance. Early spring is the best time to do it!

But do you also have plans to scrap your old furnace? You just went through another winter with it, and depending on how well it performed, you might be debating having a new one installed before the next winter arrives.

If you feel a bit hesitant about making a decision about replacing your furnace, that’s fine. Installing a new furnace is a large investment, and you don’t want to jump into it unless it’s the most cost-effective option. We’re here to help! You can call on us for assistance in determining if you’re ready for a new furnace, or if furnace repair in Shreveport, LA can keep it working effectively for a few more years.

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What Is the Big Difference Between How Electric and Gas Furnaces Run?

Monday, February 6th, 2017

burners-gas-furnaceTo most people, a furnace is just a furnace. Regardless of the power supply that it uses, a furnace is a device that heats up, then heats up the air, and then sends that air through ductwork to the rooms.

You really don’t need to know much more than this. As long as you know to rely on professionals to take care of annual maintenance for your home’s furnace (make sure you do it every fall) and remember to regularly change the air filters, you can expect your furnace to put in years of great work keeping your family warm.

But a little knowledge can often help, especially when you’re thinking about getting a new furnace. So we’re going to look a bit closer into what makes electric furnaces and gas furnaces different. It’s more than just the type of energy they use!

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Times When You Should Replace Your Boiler

Monday, February 29th, 2016

The winter isn’t quite over yet, but we’ll soon start to enjoy warmer temperatures here in Louisiana, and that means we can ease back on how much we use our heating systems. Now is a good period to start considering making a major change in the way you heat your home.

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Consider a New Gas Furnace for Superior Energy Efficiency

Monday, December 21st, 2015

If you’re like the majority of homeowners, you have a gas furnace to provide warmth to your household during the winter. Gas furnaces are powerful, dependable, and can help keep utility bills under control since natural gas is a less costly fuel than electricity or other heating oils. However, an aging gas furnace will start to turn into an energy-waster: dirt, worn-down components, and other stress on the system will make it work harder than it should.

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