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If you’ve started shopping around for a gas fireplace, you’ve probably been impressed with all the different styles that are available and likely gotten a pretty good idea of what you think would be just perfect for your living room, family room etc.. But then you’ve also run into the question of BTUs. You might wonder how many BTUs you need. Are more BTUs better that fewer? And what the heck is a BTU anyway?

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Let’s start with that last question. BTU stands for British Thermal Unit and it simply refers to the amount of energy (or heat) necessary to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. If all this sounds a little too complicated, just remember that it is a unit of heat.

So the more BTUs your gas fireplace is, the more capacity it will have for heating the room. That said however, more is not always better since you only really need enough BTUs to keep your home comfortable (a larger amount may just end up wasting energy and adding to you heating bill).

So how many BTUs do you actually need?

The answer to this question depends on a number of variables including the size of your room, how many windows you have, amount of insulation and how cold your winters get in your area. If you have other efficiency problems in your home such as poor insulation or leaky windows, then taking care of these things first will allow you to go with a fireplace that has lower BTUs.

Most Southwestern Ontario homes require between 10,000 and 20,000 BTUs with the average being around 14,000 during the coldest months.

Obviously, however, if you are heating a very large space, the amount of BTUs will need to be higher than if you only need to heat a small area. The last thing you want to have is lower powered fireplace in a large room that everyone has to huddle around or one that is too powerful that turns your small space into a sauna!

In every home there is a sweet spot called the comfort zone. This is that spot where your room or home reaches a comfortable temperature that can be maintained with a steady level of heat or BTUs. It is that ideal spot where no one in the home is thinking about the blustery weather outside, and no one in the family is waging war over the thermostat.

Before shopping for you gas fireplace, it is helpful to measure the room that you will be putting it in including the height of the ceilings. Take note of how many windows you have in that room and which direction they are facing.

Based on this information, professional HVAC technicians like the ones at Hamilton Home Comfort can help you determine how many BTUs you will need for your gas fireplace. Don’t get caught up in believing the “more is always better” myth. Finding the ideal amount of heat output will allow you to keep your room warm and cozy all winter long.

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A home or office furnace is something that most of us don’t usually pay much attention to until there’s a problem with it! In actual fact, one of the best ways to avoid furnace problems in the future is with a little upkeep now. One of the most important things that furnace owners need to take care of is its filter.

Furnace Filter

A furnace filter is placed within the furnace to ensure that no dust, hair or other ‘bits’ in the air gets pumped out into your home along with the heated air. As the air gets sucked into the furnace, it passes through the filter before being heated (or cooled) and dispersed around the building.

Types of Furnace Filters

There are generally three different types of furnace filters available, the cheap fibreglass, pleated filter, and the reusable filter. Each has their pros and cons, so let’s look at each one in a little more detail.

Cheap Fibreglass Filter

These are the cheapest on the market and are generally seen as the most disposable filters. This means that they do need to be replaced more often than the other filters, more often than every 90 days which are recommended for other filters. They come in a variety of standard sizes but they also have a less effective filter rating.

Pleated Filter

This is the most common filter type that is available and can vary in price from a couple of dollars to $30-$40 depending on its quality. It is in a pleated form and made from polyester and paper. These filters should be changed every 90 days, but regularly checked for blockages, and there is a wide range to choose from. When it comes to balancing value for money with quality air filtering, these are a good option.

Reusable Filter

This filter is more pricey, but can last for up to five years with proper care and upkeep. It is usually made from a plastic or aluminium frame and the filter itself can be vacuumed and washed before being re-used. They come in a wide range of sizes and choice of filter ratings. They are generally accepted to be the most efficient of the furnace filters.

Filter Ratings

In general, filters are rated on a scale known as the MERV (Minimum Efficiency reporting Value) rating. This is a scale between 1 and 16 with 1 being the least effective filter and 16 being the finest. A filter with a rating of between 8 and 11 is acceptable for most homes, although people with allergy problems or who are smoking may want a higher filter. It is worth noting however that the higher the MERV rating, the slower the air passes through, and in extreme circumstances this can affect your furnace and sometimes cause malfunction.

Each furnace filter type has its pros and cons and choosing the right one for you, really depends on the size of your furnace, the filter rating that you are looking for, and the amount of money that you are prepared to spend at the time. It is important to remember that regardless of the filter you choose, it will need to be replaced or cleaned regularly to prevent any malfunction of your furnace and ensure that it is as effective as possible.

At times, it can be troublesome to maintain your furnace and you might need professional help. For all of your furnace needs, ranging from the installation to routine maintenance of your furnace, contact us and our team of certified technicians will be ready to help.

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When you consider what you want in your home, fireplaces are the third most often requested features, according to a national realtor association. However, traditional fireplaces that are wood burning require major structural additions to your home to provide the fire-pit and chimney. In addition, wood-burning fireplaces are among the top 10 most common causes of house fires. Therefore, most modern homes do not have wood-burning fireplaces.

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Wall-mounted electric fireplaces are the least expensive alternative to a wood burning fireplace, and they have become increasingly popular. They are the easiest to install and can be used in any space including apartments, condos, dens and offices.

When deciding upon a style, you need to decide if you want a unit that mounts on the surface of the wall or one that is built into the wall. Of course, a unit that mounts directly on the wall using a mounting bracket is the easiest to install and most cost effective as you will not need to hire a contractor to build the unit into your wall.

A huge benefit of choosing an electric fireplace is safety. These units do not emit any harmful gases or fumes such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, which you can have with gas or wood burning fireplaces. In addition:

  • The carbon footprint of electric fireplaces is much less because neither lethal nor harmful toxins nor gases are being released into the environment.
  • Before you buy, ensure that the electric fireplace you choose is CSA certified, this will ensure additional safety for you and your family.
  • The flames of an electric fireplace are not real; therefore, the fire hazards of open flames are eliminated.
  • People who have respiratory difficulties (asthma, bronchitis etc.) will not be aggravated by irritating gases that can be emitted by wood and gas fireplaces.
  • Sparks and burning embers that can roll out of the fireplace are not a concern with electric fireplaces.
  • Electric fireplaces are both child and pet safe. They are built to ensure there are no exposed hot surfaces that may cause burns. The material of an electric fireplace is often cool to the touch. However always be cautious of heat discharge vents as these can become warm to the touch.

There are few other things to consider ensuring your wall-mounted electric fireplace is safe:

  1. Install the unit on a dedicated outlet. Electric fireplaces tend to draw maximum power and having other appliances on the same circuit may cause a fuse or circuit to blow. For some larger electric fireplaces units that have an increased heat capacity you may be required to install special wiring or even a dedicated circuit. Check with the manufacturer or a qualified technician if you are unsure.
  2. Check to determine where the heat is emitted from the unit. Where and how heat is discharged will have safety implications. For example, you should not mount your TV over top of a unit that discharges heat from the top. If the heat is emitted from the bottom of the unit, keep flammable objects away from that area. Also, keep the unit away from drapes, carpet or any other flammable material.
  3. Lastly, ensure that your wall-mounted electric fireplace is securely installed and mounted correctly. While you can install most types of these on your own, it’s recommended to have a professional assemble and install your electric fireplace.

If you would like more information about choosing a fireplace, or in need of a fireplace installation in the Hamilton or surrounding region please Contact Hamilton Home Comfort.

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If you have a gas fireplace in your home, you should make it part of your maintenance routine to get an annual inspection.  This is a very importance practice because, even though a gas fireplace burns clean and requires little care, you want to make sure that it is operating at peak performance. If neglected, it will develop problems and become a nuisance, just like any other appliance. By having your gas fireplace inspected and chimney cleaned on an annual basis, you can start off the season with peace of mind knowing that it’s operating efficiently and effectively.

Why a Fireplace Inspection?

Every fireplace or insert works hard each time it is put into use.  Debris and junk can collect in the vents, flue and inside the chimney. This buildup of debris should be removed since it will restrict the airflow and discharge a bad smell. You can end up with deteriorating logs because ceramic or faux log inserts will eventually weaken each time they are used. They can cling to the sides of the inserts and get trapped over time.

When used regularly, your fireplace will accumulate dirt on the glass or frame. You may end up with chipped or scratched glass, which can become a hazard since it can interfere with the heat output of your fireplace. When this occurs, it needs to be replaced.

If there is a cracked crown or the mortar joints have deteriorated in the exterior chimney, moisture can enter the chimney system. Over the course of usage, the flue tiles may break off and fall into the hearth.

Unlike a wood burning fireplace that creates creosote in the chimney, a gas fireplace burns clean; however, if air moves through cracks, the ventilation system will fail to work properly. Because of this, you could expose your family to deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s essential that the chimney work correctly to prevent dangerous fumes from entering your home. Other issues can also potentially cause ventilation problems, such as debris falling into the chimney or an animal building a nest.

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Fireplace Inspection:

At the time of your inspection, a technician will first take a look at the exterior of the fireplace to assure that there are no chips or cracks in the glass and the framework is holding up sufficiently. While the technician is checking for any dents or debris, he will also open up the structure and take look at the interior gas ignition under the log structure, making sure it is lighting correctly.

The inspection includes making sure that your log set is not suffering from any deterioration in any way. Usually, the face of the unit is removed so that the valves and connection underneath your fireplace or insert can be inspected and determine if your heat output is correct. The technician will clean up any residue that has started to block any ports or vents. After a routine check, the service person will make sure you have working carbon monoxide detectors and review with you any repairs your gas fireplace needs.

Safety Issues:

Safety is always a part of operating any appliance and a gas fireplace is no different.

The glass can reach temperatures of 400 degrees Fahrenheit, causing serious injury if touched. It takes about 45 minutes for the glass doors to cool enough to touch after the gas fire is out so anyone, especially children, should be informed about the danger. Some parents install a screen with childproof barriers when there are small children in the house.

Fires:

Like any type of open combustion system, gas fireplaces should be treated with the same level of respect as wood-burning fireplaces because of their potential to cause house fires. By having your gas fireplace inspected annually, you can ensure that your beautiful fireplace is running at peak efficiency whenever you need the glowing comfort of extra heat.

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Like it or not, we live in a climate that requires our homes to have heating during the winter months. Our complete dependence on our furnaces to provide us with a comfortable and warm home sometimes makes us feel helpless when our furnace isn’t working properly. There are some common problems that can occur with furnaces. And there are some simple things homeowners can do themselves.

Thermostat Set to Heat

Common problems with furnaces include:

Your furnace simply won’t turn on. This one inevitably happens on the first cold day of the year when you approach the all-powerful thermostat and flick that switch over to “heat”. If you have an oil furnace, (like many older homes in Hamilton, Grimsby, and Binbrook) check the reset button. It is the red button on the box at the burner. Once you press it, the burner should fire up right away. Do not push this reset more than once.

If your furnace is a gas furnace and it doesn’t turn on when you flick the switch, check the pilot light. Older gas furnaces have pilot lights, the newer ones have electronic ignition. When older furnaces have a pilot light that won’t stay lit, possible problems could be; a loose or faulty thermocouple, a clogged pilot orifice, or the flame of the pilot is set too low.

If you have an electronic-ignition furnace, first turn down the thermostat or turn the power switch to off. Next turn it on again, this will reset the ignition control module. Listen carefully for the sound of the spark. Or you can watch for the hot surface ignitor to glow.

Another problem is that your furnace runs but does not provide enough heat. If this is the problem, first check that nothing is blocking the flow of warm air. Next, check that the thermostat is set properly. Raise the temperature five degrees and wait to see if this increases the heat. Check that the registers are open and check the furnace filter. If the filter is dirty, replace it with a clean filter.

If your furnace is running, but there is no heat at all this is a sign of additional problems. First check that the thermostat is set to “heat”. Check that the furnace circuit breaker is on and the fuse is not blown. You can reset the circuit by flipping it all the way off then all the way on. Next, check that the furnace switch is turned on. This switch is usually located next to or inside the furnace cabinet.

If your furnace cycles on and off too often this can also signal a problem with your furnace. The problem is very likely with your thermostat. Some thermostats have a small lever. This lever moves along a calibrated scale which indicates “longer”. This is the heat anticipator and you can try adjusting this by moving it one step closer to the “longer” mark. Once adjusted, it may take several hours to stabilize to this setting.

Of course, if you are unable to solve any of these furnace issues on your own or would rather not try, call the professionals at Hamilton Home Comfort. Keep in mind, if you do fix your furnace on your own, it’s always a good idea to call a qualified Furnace expert, such as Hamilton Home Comfort.  There may be a bigger problem at hand, and by identifying the issue, you can ensure your house stays warm and cozy during those cruel winter evenings.

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As we head into the cold winter months, not only do we have to worry about staying out of the cold, we also have to worry about the extra cost that comes in heating our homes. While there is not much that we can do about the cold weather, there are things that we can do about the amount of money that we spend on heating our homes.

A blond haired woman wrapped in a blanket to keep herself warm

The most obvious way on learning how to save on heating costs is to just reduce the amount of heating that you use. Here are a few tips on how to cut your heating bills:

Get Insulated

Up to 25% the heat in your home is lost through the roof, and more through un-insulated walls. If you have wall cavities you can insulate them to save about 15% on your heating bills, and by insulating your loft, you can also substantially cut the heat lost through the roof, and reduce the amount of energy needed to keep your house warm.

Extra Clothes

By wearing extra clothes and using extra-thick blankets, you can turn your thermostat down a touch. You don’t need to be walking around at home in shorts and t-shirt, so put on a pair of thick socks and a jumper and enjoy feeling cosy.

Leave the oven open

Once you have finished cooking, leave the oven door open to let the heat pass into your kitchen and help to heat the room.

Turn down the temperature

By turning your thermostat down by just 1°C, you probably won’t notice much difference in temperature, but you will notice, however, it in your heating bills as it can cut them down by up to 10%.

Timings

Another great way to save money on heating costs in to make sure that we only heat our homes while we are there. There is no point having a nice toasty home if you’re not there, so if, for example, you go out to work every day, and there is no-one at home, why not turn the heating off? You can also use timers or control through an app to turn the heating on shortly before you will be arriving.

Locations

There are some rooms in the home where you move a lot, and others where you move less. You can set the thermostat or radiators to be at the right temperature for you. For example, in a living room you are likely to be moving less than in the kitchen that can be kept a little cooler.

Effective Heating Systems

Another reason for higher heating bills is that you might not have a highly effective and working heating system. By having your existing system repaired or by investing in a new, good and efficient heating system – despite the initial investment – you are likely to reap the rewards after a short amount of time.

Reducing the amount that our heating bills increase by as we head into the winter months may need a small investment at times, but result in longer term savings. Energy bills can get very high during the winter, so it is worth taking as many measures as possible to keep them down. For more information about saving on heating bills and home heating systems, get in touch with Hamilton Home Comfort today.

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There’s nothing more relaxing than cozying up to a warm fireplace on a dreary, winter night. To create the ultimate, relaxing retreat in your bedroom, you will need to make sure that your fireplace is safe to use. Depending on the style of fireplace you choose, you will need to accommodate for venting and heat output to make sure your fireplace is as safe as it is nice to look at. Regular visual inspections, as well as thorough seasonal inspections, are key in making sure your fireplace is safe to use, regardless of what room it calls home.

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Choosing a Fireplace

There are three main types of fireplaces: wall mounted, freestanding, and portable. Each type of fireplace offers different benefits and operating features. Here is a brief overview of their features.

Wall Mounted Fireplaces

Wall mounted fireplaces are the most common. They are not mounted on the wall like a TV would be, but instead are mounted into the wall. They are often found in living rooms, family rooms, and indeed bedrooms as well. They are connected to the chimney and efficiently funnel the smoke up and out of the house. Wall mounted fireplaces leave it up to you to decide if you would like to add a mantle. Wall mounted fireplaces are available in wood burning, gas, and electric.

Freestanding Fireplaces

Freestanding fireplaces are ideal for remodeling projects. Instead of having to incorporate a freestanding fireplace into the wall, these convenient units can be attached to the wall, the ceiling, or simply incorporated into the design from the floor. They are available in wood burning, gas, or electric. If they are gas or wood burning, you will need to make sure there is a vent pipe attached to the ceiling that functions as a chimney. A freestanding fireplace is not safe in the bedroom without a venting system!

Portable Fireplace

Lastly, a portable fireplace offers versatile, modular design. Feel free to move these fireplaces from room to room, or even apartment to apartment to suit your life! Portable fireplaces are ideal for those who live in small spaces, or move often, but aren’t willing to compromise on warmth and comfort! A freestanding fireplace is often electric, which means they do not require any venting or special installation. Simply plug them in, sit back, and relax! A portable fireplace is also safe for use in the bedroom as it does not emit a huge amount of heat. These fireplaces are more for creating ambiance, and a relaxing setting. Even small bedrooms can easily and safely accommodate a portable, electric fireplace.

Ventless vs. Vented Fireplaces

As mentioned above, proper ventilation is key in ensuring your fireplace is safe no matter what room it sits in. With a vented fireplace, all of the smoke, odour, and moisture are directed outside your home via vents. These fireplaces require more involved installation that can add to the cost of the project. Ventless fireplaces are designed to burn incredibly clean. However, they will not be perfect. Vent-free fireplaces are also more effective at providing heat. You can learn more about the features of both vented and ventless fireplaces here.

The safety of a fireplace in the bedroom depends completely upon choosing the right model for the space, installing it perfectly, and maintaining it regularly. To learn more about safely installing a fireplace in your bedroom, Contact Hamilton Home Comfort today!

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An efficient and properly fit furnace can make all the difference in your home – both in terms of having it heated properly and efficiently and in terms of the quality of air in your house. For those of us who battle cold winters, a good furnace is not just preferred, it is essential.

Although furnaces require very little maintenance and up-keep, it is important that you don’t neglect it totally. After all, if you have a furnace that is working well, you will not only have a warm house and good control over the temperature, you will also be able to heat your home efficiently with less wastage.

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follow Furnace Filters

Furnaces use a filter system to take out particles which travel through your duct and prevent them from circulating around your house. There are different levels of filtration to choose from, and this can be decided on according to your specific needs as well as the type of furnace that you have.

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Filters, by their very nature, need to be changed every now and then. There are three reasons for this:

  1. The filter will become less effective as the particles build up on the inside of the filter, and allowing less air to pass through.
  2. The excess of particles on the inside of the filter can cause clogging and affect the furnace itself.
  3. Your furnace will give out more heat and generally be more efficient if there are no blockages.
  4. Because your furnace doesn’t have to work as hard, the length of life is increased by the changing of air filters.

 

For those with respiratory problems or allergy issues, the regular changing of your furnace filter is even more important than for those without as it an affect air quality. The frequency of how often you should change your filter depends on the furnace which you have and your unique home environment. Other things to consider are the amount of air pollution in your immediate environment, whether you have smokers in the house, and whether you have pets which shed fur.

It is also important to check with the manufacturer’s details what they recommend in terms of how often you should be changing your furnace filter. Typically, but not in all cases, the higher the cost of the filter, the longer it should last.  So a one month filter might cost $5-$10, whereas a three month filter will be $12 – $20. There are filters that hover around the $100 mark and these filters are often washable and reusable.

To help yourself remember when to change your filters, you can buy multiple filters at once.  Then you can write the dates on them in advanced in marker as to when they should be changed.

Furthermore, keep in mind, changing your filter isn’t important for the winter months, but they should be changed if you are running central air conditioning too.

Finally, before changing your filter, turn off the system at the thermostat, (it shouldn’t be necessary to turn the furnace off at the electrical switch) and wait for the sound of the furnace to stop.

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When you are deciding which replacement furnace filter to buy, the most important thing to look for is its compatibility with your particular make and model of furnace. Different options include the filter level – the size of the particles that you want to filter out, and the length of time that the filter is likely to last for. Often more expensive filters will last for longer, so it’s worth doing your research before buying your replacement.

The value of having a good and efficient furnace heater is unquestionable, but it is important that you invest a little time and money into ensuring that it is working to its highest level. By making sure that you have the best filter for the job and for your personal needs, you will ensure that you get the best value for money both in terms of your furnace’s functionality and eliminating energy wastage in your home.

If you live in the Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby or Binbrook area, and are unsure of how to change your filter, call us at Hamilton Home Comfort to step you through the process.

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One of the trickiest things to do when you are designing internal features for your home is making those decisions without really knowing how the finished article will look. We often have an idea in our heads of what the feature will look like, but it is rare that it will actually turn out exactly how you imagined.

This is why Napoleon Fireplace Design Studio is an ingenious idea and is proving to be so useful. Through their website, designers or home owners with an interest of fitting a fireplace – or stove or insert — can design their feature right down to the finer details, the door knob design, or the ash tray. You can then print off your chosen design.

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There are many benefits to using the Napoleon Fireplace Design Studio for people who are planning on buying a fireplace.

  • acquistare levitra online consegna rapida It shows you all of the options – By using the design process online, you can see all of the options that are available at each stage. You may not have thought about the different leg options in your standing stove, for example. This process gives you the chance to design your fireplace, stove or insert down to the finest detail.
  • http://maientertainmentlaw.com/?search=accutane-lawyer-columbus You can visualize your ideas – An online design process allows you to visualize your ideas right here, right now. So you can design the fireplace, stove or insert to be exactly how you dreamt it, and then see if it actually will turn out how you imagined. It gives you the chance to see your fireplace before it is made and for you to be able to visualize it better as a finished product.
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  • dosing of lasix continuous infusion You can print off your design and get an estimate – Once you have finally designed your perfect fireplace, you can then print off your design from a pdf and send the details to get an estimate for it.

Gas Fireplace Designs

The fireplace design studio offers design options for wood, gas and pellet fuelled fireplaces, stoves and inserts. Options include different door types, handles, backdrop options and different log sets, as well as different front and surround styles, meaning that you really do have a blank canvas to design your fire feature on.

This innovative design method is a great option for those who want to be able to visualize what can be an important feature in their home before racing out and buying and fitting it. This means not only peace of mind, but hands the control of the design over to the people that really count – the home owners.

 

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Hockey season is almost here, which means fall and the long, cold winter months are coming up very fast. This is the best time of year to make sure your home’s furnace is working to its fullest potential. Having a professional HVAC technician perform the testing is crucial to uncovering any safety or performance issues so you can get them corrected and have your furnace working at peak efficiency. Uncovering potential issues like leaks, dust and soot buildup, molds & allergens is crucial to having a furnace that operates as designed, as well as having a home with comfortable, clean and healthy air.

House covered in Snow

A trained technician possesses the precise knowledge of manufacturer recommended settings and operation levels, and he has the correct tools to do the physical work on today’s modern furnace systems, should some disassembly and repair on your furnace systems be required.

If your home uses the most common type of furnace; a natural gas furnace, you have an exhaust system called a flue made of sheet-metal or cylinder tubes which remove the dangerous byproducts of combustion like silent and deadly carbon dioxide from the air inside your home or business. The technician will examine and collect performance readings on this system to make sure all dangerous gasses are being vented outside.

He will also inspect the burners for rust and soot buildup and if needed, do the required cleaning. These buildups can disrupt the flow of air and gas. Obstructed burners can cause excessive carbon dioxide to be released upon the first startup and for up to 60 seconds of run time. The igniter and flame sensor (if installed) also need to be checked to ensure they’re operating within manufacturer-recommended ranges.

The gas pressure also needs to be checked for maximum safety and efficiency as well as scanning for gas leaks. A technician will also do a combustion analysis to check the CO and oxygen (O2) levels at varying points of the furnace operation.

The technician will also be checking on the temperature readings in the air supply and return plenums. He will be checking the operation of the blower & inducer motors as well as their amperage draw. All wiring connections will be tested and repaired if needed. The blower wheel and evaporator coil will both be checked as well as the motor housing and belts. The motor housing and furnace cabinet should be checked and cleaned of dust buildup.

If any of this LONG list of items sounds foreign to you, there is definitely no shame in consulting with a professional HVAC technician to have your system tested. Most of us obviously don’t possess the specialized knowledge or tools to work on these systems. Since a poorly-operating furnace can be very DANGEROUS to the rest of your home as well as the safety of you and your loved ones, it is crucial to have it inspected.

If your utility bills are higher than normal, and as a result, you suspect your furnace is not operating as well as it should, or perhaps you just looked at a new home and are considering a purchase, or you’re selling your current home and have an upcoming Home-Inspection, that is all the reason you need to call in an expert. A furnace testing procedure is a relatively inexpensive and quick route to having a good-as-new furnace. Contact us and our team of professionals will be ready to help you with all your furnace needs.