Archives for Gas furnace

Why Is My Furnace Filter Black?

Have you ever pulled your furnace filter out to examine its cleanliness and discover that it is black? Filters can become gray in color when filled with dust and debris; however, if you pull out a black filter it should raise a red flag.  Accumulation of black on your filter could mean a number of things currently going wrong and should definitely be checked by a trusted and professional HVAC technician.  The following list below shows indicators of a black filter: Mold: with anything else, if something is left wet or damp—mold can begin to form. Leaving an area moist
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Signs of a Failing Furnace

Do you have a hunch that your furnace is not operating to its 100% potential and is failing at keeping your family warm? Have you questioned whether the current odd mishap of your furnace is one that will need to be looked at by a professional?  Have you been staring at the phone wondering if it’s the right time to call in BELOMAN we are here to help!  Below are 10 signs your furnace may be failing and need to be checked out by a professional! You’ve ignored proper bi-annual maintenance: without proper maintenance you are escaping check-ups to make
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Furnace Replacement & Installation FAQs

When making a large purchase decision many questions may arise. In order to help you feel confident with your decision concerning your installation and replacement we’ve come up with a list of FAQs in attempt to ease your mind. Replacement FAQs *How long will my furnace last before I need to replace it?: The average furnace will last 15 years.  Proper maintenance will determine if you can give or take a few years from the average of 15 years.  Signing up to have bi-annual maintenance performed on your HVAC will help prolong its life. *Should I repair my furnace or
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6 Indicators an HVAC System Should Be On Your Wish List

So, you’ve gone through the stages of the holiday season…started listening to Christmas music, thought about your baking schedule, and created your wish list, but have you asked yourself if an HVAC system should make an appearance on that list?  The big question is always whether to repair or to replace! Here are 6 signs that your HVAC system is nearing the end of the repair phase, entering into the replace phase, and should make its way onto your wish list this year: Your System Is Over A Decade Old: If properly maintained, an average system lasts 10-15 years.  If
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10 Common HVAC Terms to Know

Do you want to be more knowledgeable when it comes to your HVAC system? While you may perform countless Google searches to educate yourself, we’ve provided a list here of the 10 most common HVAC terms to know! Air Handler: This part is paired with either a split system A/C or a heat pump. It is located inside the house and circulates air through the ductwork and is also the box that contains the blower. Compressor: This is the part responsible for circulating and raising the pressure of the refrigerant in your system. You can find it sitting inside of
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Get to Know Your Home’s HVAC System

Okay, so your HVAC is heating and cooling your home…all is good right? …maybe! Just maybe! But, wouldn’t you like to familiarize yourself with your system so that you’ll be able to use it more efficiently are accurately?  Because a home’s heating and cooling systems consume approximately 50% of a household’s total annual energy use–waste being generated will certainly add up.  We’ve come up with a list of ways you can get to know your home’s HVAC system! *Questions to ask yourself: –When was the last tune-up performed?: By knowing this valuable piece of information, you can have a better understanding of when your next
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Signs of a Failing Furnace!

Yes, we’ve been experiencing some very warm days lately, BUT it looks like the cool weather is here to stay! With cool weather we’ll all be clicking our furnaces on and shutting those windows.  In most cases you’ll experience a smooth transition from cooling to heating; however, there are some situations where an issue may arise.  Being able to detect whether the issue at hand is a minor problem or if it is a sign of a failing furnace can help tremendously! By knowing the most common furnace problems you can prevent stress by being sure your furnace isn’t on
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How to Tell If Your Furnace Needs a Tune-Up Today!

To tune-up or not to tune-up that is the question!  In all actuality, to tune-up is the best bet!  Ensuring your unit is bi-annually tuned up can save you a lot of headache and aggravation should a decision present itself during the extreme temperatures.  If you are unsure if your furnace should be tuned up today we’ve come up with a list of 5 quick ways to help make your decision easier! No heat: if you are turning your furnace on and are not experiencing any heat this is definitely a clear indicator to have your furnace serviced and tuned
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Repair vs. Replace: Furnace Edition

 Your heating and cooling system is one of the most important investments within your home. For this very reason it’s important to know all you can about maintenance, repair and replacements.  Many times homeowners face a gray area determining whether it’s best to repair the problem or completely replace the furnace.  In order to justify your decision we have gathered a list of possible scenarios to keep in mind: Ask yourself: Is your furnace old?: if your furnace is 12 years or newer it’s probably a good idea to check into repairs first; however, if your furnace is older than
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Gas vs. Electric: A Heating Throwdown!

It’s the battle of the century! Electric or Gas that is the question! As we all know, furnaces are designed to provide comfort to your home for an extended time. While the life of a furnace is significant, there always comes a time when it’s out with the old and in with the new! When it comes time to replace your furnace it’s important to know the pros and cons when making the decision for electric vs. gas: Electric: Pros: (1) There’s no need for the use of natural gas; (2) Electric furnaces are capable of being all that  you
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