Desert-dwelling Phoenicians may not have a lot of experience with buying furnaces, but January nights can dip down to the low 40s, says RSS Weather, and during those times you will be glad you have the best residential furnace you can get. Except… which [...]
Natural gas and propane are odorless. The pungent smell is from a chemical, mercaptan, added to both to alert you to a gas leak. This is vital information if you intend to service your own gas heater.
We at Howard Air certainly understand the instinct to [...]
Furnaces will eventually have problems and their life-expectancy will run short. When this happens, you have two choices: (i) repair the furnace or (ii) buy a new one. With a used car, you get the chance to look under the hood, kick the tires and [...]
An old furnace can be very expensive. Keeping a gas furnace in your home – when new, high-efficiency gas models are available – can cost you thousands in unnecessary fuel costs, repair work, and annual upkeep.
High-Efficiency versus Standard Models
Gas furnaces today are far superior in wise use [...]
At Howard Air, we are happy to provide a few tips on the steps needed for an average homeowner to clean some parts of your home’s furnace.
We caution, though, that your home’s heating system is the complex, expensive, warm heart of your home. Do [...]
Every wise homeowner looks for savings every day. At Howard Air, we understand that instinct and we realize some people want to perform their own furnace service to save on having a professional technician come out.
Some tasks are well within the typical homeowner’s skill [...]
When you hire a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor to install a new furnace, your first thought probably is, “What size furnace do I need?”
Heating equipment sizes depend on many factors, so your contractor should not simply look at the old furnace [...]
A properly sized and efficiently operating furnace is an important element to keeping heating costs down. If you have an old or inefficient heating system, you may have been considering upgrading to something better.
When determining how much you need to spend, the cost [...]
In the Valley of the Sun, we typically only use our heaters sparingly during Arizona’s brief winter. There is rarely a need to constantly have the heater on, but sometimes the heater just won’t turn off.
Before calling the friendly HVAC experts at Howard Air, [...]
Furnaces are complex machines that can break down and there are any number of reasons for why it won’t turn on. When the furnace is not working and the heat isn’t flowing, there is a good chance that one of the following items is [...]