Categories for Furnaces

How Does a Furnace Work?

November 9, 2017

Most homes across the country depend on a furnace for heat in the winter. But have you ever wondered exactly how they work? Understanding how furnaces in Altoona, PA operate is part of being a good homeowner, and it can also help you diagnose a problem when your furnace stops working. Furnaces are divided into two categories: gas and electric. Both types have benefits and pitfalls, and they both essentially work the same way. Your furnace forces hot air through ducts and out vents inside your home. Gas furnaces use a pilot light to ignite burners in the combustion chamber.... View Article

How to Prepare Furnaces in Altoona, PA for the Winter Months

October 16, 2017

As the temperature drops, you pull out your winter clothes and start thinking about hot chocolate, snowstorms and holiday plans. Are you also thinking about your furnace? If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think much about your furnace in Altoona, PA until it stops working. This season, take steps to prevent this from happening. Before you reach for the thermostat to kick-start the heating season, take the following steps: AC inspection: As your air conditioner retires for the year, make sure it’s going out in style. Ask a professional to inspect the AC pressure to identify any leaks... View Article

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