Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 16, 2021

Winters in Lincoln, IL, are long and cold. Waking up to a furnace that’s blowing cold air is an unpleasant surprise. There are several reasons why your heater may do this. If you notice that your furnace is blowing cold air, the first thing to do is check the thermostat. If it’s properly set to the heating function, one of these three issues may be the cause of the issue. 1. Pilot or Ignition Problem Older furnaces have pilot lights that must always be on for the furnace to heat. If the pilot goes out,

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How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?

January 10, 2021

Keeping a dirty furnace filter in place can cause various potential problems. Besides risking possible damage to the furnace, a homeowner might find it harder and more costly to maintain the preferred temperature inside the house. So, switching out the old filter for a fresh one at the right time seems wise. What is the right time, though? The Right Time for Replacement May Vary A 90-day duration is typically suggested for keeping a filter before switching it out, but this isn’t ideal in all circumstances. Even with moderate use, a furnace may experience a significant

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Should You Cover Your Air Conditioner After Summer?

September 20, 2020

Most years, you will tend to use your air conditioner the most during the late spring and summer months. In the fall and winter seasons, it is often too cold to run your air conditioner on a regular basis. Let’s look at some of the reasons why you may want to cover a condenser unit when it is not being used. Protect the Condenser Unit From Moisture Damage The fall, winter and early spring seasons can feature a significant amount of precipitation. Whether moisture falls from the sky in the form of rain or

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How To Effectively Set Your Thermostat For A Multi-Story Home

August 10, 2020

If you have a multi-story home, you’re likely all too familiar with the idea of hot air rising. Fortunately, there are some things you can do with your thermostat to address this temperature differential and keep everyone comfortable, day or night. Multi-Zone Climate Control Some houses have more than one heating/cooling zone. This gives you greater control over each section of your home, and it can end up saving you money. Instead of keeping both thermostats at the same temperature, you can be smart and strategic. In the summer, you can set your upstairs

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Can Air Conditioning Cause Sinus Problems?

July 15, 2020

Air conditioning is an important luxury for many households. However, there are often questions of whether it can have adverse effects as well. Let’s take a close look at whether air conditioning can cause sinus problems. Preexisting Conditions It’s important to remember that people with preexisting conditions are more susceptible to sinus problems. If you have a history of asthma or allergies, there is a chance that AC ventilation will provoke these conditions further. You might not want to breathe the air in directly. However, note that air conditioners do not create these problems out of

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How Do I Know When To Replace My Thermostat?

May 13, 2020

On average, a thermostat lasts 10 years. When it begins to malfunction, you may experience problems like short cycling and inadequate warming or cooling of the home. The heater or AC might not even turn on at all if the thermostat is broken. Other signs your thermostat needs replaced are when it stops making clicking sounds and when it loses your programmed settings. No Clicking Sounds If your thermostat normally makes small clicking sounds when the heating or cooling system turns on, you know something is up if it no longer clicks. This is

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Five Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

April 15, 2020

Air conditioning maintenance is an extensive process and should be left to a professional. However, in between those annual visits, you could, and should, still take on a few maintenance tasks yourself. The following are five of the most important tasks. 1. Replace the Air Filter Any AC technician will tell you that this is not just an annual project. Let’s say your home has pleated air filters; even the most high-end pleated filters need replacing after several months. The average pleated filter lasts 60 to 90 days. You may need to replace it sooner based

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