Is It Possible To Use Waste Oil in My Home’s Furnace?

October 20, 2022

Home heating bills make up a large part of the average Lincoln, IL resident’s yearly energy budget. It’s no surprise, then, that so many homeowners are looking for ways to save money on heating. For those with oil-powered furnaces, this inevitably leads to the same question. Is it possible to burn waste oil in a furnace? It’s a tempting idea. After all, waste oil is plentiful, cheap, and easy to come by. It seems like the perfect candidate as a substitute for home heating oil. Unfortunately, there are various reasons why it’s a bad idea. Here’s everything

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Which Furnace Filters Are Right for Your Home?

February 15, 2022

Installing the right furnace filter can significantly improve your indoor air quality and keep your family healthy. But, with all the different brands and varieties available, it isn’t easy to figure out which are the right ones for your home. Here are several available options. Paper Air Filters Paper air filters are usually made from corrugated cardboard and cellulose fibers compressed together inside a metal screen frame. This type of air filter can efficiently trap large particles, making it an excellent choice for preventing dust from accumulating in your home. Paper air filters don’t hold up

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Why Your Heating System Smells Like It’s Burning

December 20, 2021

As winter approaches and cold weather begins to set in, you will probably turn on your heater for the first time in a prolonged period. However, the warmth may be accompanied by an unpleasant or strange burning smell. This burning odor is relatively common, and in most cases, harmless. But you should not ignore the odor as it may illustrate a potential problem. Here are the common causes of that burning odor. Clogged Air Filter A dirty air filter harbors a lot of debris, including dust and pet dander. When heated air flows through the

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Money-Saving Winter Heating Options for Your Home

November 20, 2021

With a record surge in heating bills expected this winter, many people are looking for alternatives to their usual home heating method. There are a number of ways to supplement your furnace usage and stay warm when cold weather sets in. Winter Heating Options for your Home Rather than letting your furnace do all the work, your home can be heated using a number of various secondary heat sources. Space Heaters Space heaters were once an unpopular means of heating a home. They were generally considered to be unsafe due to

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Relight Your Furnace by Following These Steps

September 20, 2021

If you’ve noticed that your furnace’s pilot light has gone out, it shouldn’t take long for you to get it going again and restore your warmth. Unlike some other situations that deprive you of heat, this is one you can address on your own. Here’s How to Do It To relight your furnace, you’ll need a lighter or a match. You’ll also need to locate some key parts of the equipment. The first one is the gas valve control knob, and the other is the “Reset” button. Manufacturers usually place them near each other somewhere around

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These Electric Heating Systems Are Worth Considering

November 19, 2020

If you’re looking for a new heating system for your Lincoln home, the good news is that there are more options available than ever. In fact, one of the biggest challenges when choosing a new heating system is trying to sift through the various options to find the one that best meets your needs. Here’s a basic explanation of some of these systems from Quick Comfort to help you narrow down your options. Mini-Split System To add additional heating capacity to a single room in your house, it’s wise to consider a ductless mini-split system. These

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