3 Reasons Why Your Heater Won’t Turn Off

October 13, 2021

When cold air arrives in Lake Charles, LA, you expect your heater to turn on and warm your home. A normal heating cycle should last for a few minutes. Once the heater achieves the temperature setting on your thermostat, the system should turn off for at least a few minutes. If your heater turns on and won’t turn off again, you may feel concerned. Consider these three reasons why your heater is still running and what you should do. 1. Thermostat Problem The thermostat controls the timing of every heating cycle. A problem with your thermostat may cause your heater...

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The Way to Safely Relight Your Furnace

September 13, 2021

If you own a gas furnace, knowing how to relight the pilot light is important. Pilot lights can go out because of drafts, part failure, or poor maintenance practices. You should always refer to the manufacturer’s manual before attempting to relight your furnace. Find the Pilot Assembly Start by locating the ignition assembly and the reset button that operates the pilot light. These are usually found near the bottom of the furnace. The reset button will be labeled with these settings: on, off, and pilot. Turn Off the Reset Button Turn the reset button to the off position. This position...

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Reasons to Invest in Carbon Monoxide Testing

November 16, 2020

Carbon monoxide, chemically known as CO, is a simple chemical compound found naturally throughout nature. Just one oxygen atom away from carbon dioxide, one of the atmosphere’s most prevalent compounds, carbon monoxide isn’t as safe as its more-common counterpart. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than 50,000 Americans visit emergency rooms each year due to carbon monoxide exposure. You should invest in in-home carbon monoxide testing; here are several reasons why. Detect Broken Appliances Most American homes have nearly a dozen appliances, ranging from toaster ovens to water heaters. Any appliances that produce heat...

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5 Common Furnace Problems

January 3, 2020

Keeping your furnace properly maintained is important. This basic precaution can increase the equipment’s lifespan and help you avoid expensive repairs. Understanding some of the most common furnace problems will help you remain proactive and enable you to identify some issues before they become more severe. Here are five of the most common furnace problems that people face on a regular basis. 1. Dirty Air Filters Dirty air filters are an all-too-common occurrence with furnaces. These clogged filters minimize airflow and make the furnace work much harder. It’s a good idea to change the air filter on a regular basis...

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What Thermostat Temperature is Best for the Winter?

December 17, 2019

Homeowners often have questions about the best thermostat setting to use during the winter months when outside temperatures drop but they still want to stay warm inside. The answer depends on a balance of comfort and efficiency. It varies based on when people are home and when they’re sleeping. Instead of focusing on finding the perfect number at which to set your thermostat, it’s a better idea to use a strategy that keeps you and your family warm and your heating bills reasonable. The Right Temperature Varies Finding the perfect temperature for your home means more than just setting the...

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The Pros and Cons of Space Heaters

November 6, 2019

People often have strong opinions on space heaters. Some praise them for saving them money on heating, and others warn they’re too dangerous. Here’s the truth on space heaters. Save Money on Heating When you use a space heater in the right way, it will save you money on heating bills. If used incorrectly, however, you may have more expensive heating bills. Space heaters aren’t designed to be the sole source of heat in your home. You must use them for supplemental heating. Keep your home’s heating system on and use a space heater in your bedroom while you’re in...

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