Posts Tagged ‘furnace’

Your Furnace Needs a Fresh Filter

Monday, January 1st, 2018

air-filterThe winter solstice may have just passed, but it has felt like winter in our area for quite a while, now. You have no doubt been running your furnace for some time already, and we certainly hope that you remembered to schedule professional heating maintenance in New Hampshire this year. If not, there is no way that you can expect your furnace to function at peak performance and efficiency levels. There is also one very important maintenance task that you should be handling on your own.

That is changing the air filter that your furnace uses regularly. Typically, you’ll need to do this once every 1-3 months. There are many factors that influence the need for changing a filter, though, so that is really just a basic guideline. The best way to figure out if the time has come to replace your filter is simply to check in on its condition from time to time. But how does a dirty air filter really affect a furnace? And is it really that big of a deal?

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Common Furnace Problems

Monday, December 4th, 2017

cold-manIf there is one system that you really don’t want to gamble with in the middle of winter in New England, it is your home heating system. These days, heaters in general are more dependable and reliable than ever before. However, no heater can truly claim to be 100% reliable. That just is not a possibility. Even the furnace, which stands as probably the most popular and common of all home heating systems, can suffer from occasional operational problems.

If you use a furnace to heat your home, you are going to need to schedule professional furnace repair services at some point. There are plenty of warning signs that you may notice that could indicate a furnace in need of repair. There are also some relatively common furnace problems that you may encounter,  and we’re going to cover a few of those today. Don’t be taken by surprise if you should encounter any of these issues with your furnace in Langdon, NH.

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Is a Furnace the Right Heater for Me?

Monday, August 28th, 2017

opening-furnace-cabinetFor many homeowners, August is one of the months that hits the old air conditioner the hardest. In this part of Vermont, though, it is when you start to feel the night air chill back down, a sign of autumn just waiting to make its triumphant return. We are just about at the end of August as it is, and that means that it is probably time to start really thinking about your home heating system. This is especially true if you are going to need a brand new heater installed this year.

If so, we recommend that you consider the installation of a furnace in your home. We offer a number of fine oil-fired furnaces for you to choose from, including those from trusted manufacturers such as Thermo Pride and Olsen-Airco. A furnace is a fine fit for many homes and can satisfy the user preferences of many homeowners. However, it is important to remember that there is no single furnace that is perfect for everyone. Read on for more information and feel free to contact us with any questions that you have regarding the use of a furnace in Ludlow, VT. (more…)

Don’t Forget to Keep a Fresh Filter in Your Heating System!

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The furnace is one of the most popular of all home heating systems. It is a forced air heating system, meaning that the furnace heats air directly, and then distributes that heated air throughout a home via a system of ductwork. A key component in this type of heating system is the air filter.

There are air filters that have high MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) ratings, and which are designed to protect and improve the indoor air quality in your home. The standard air filter in a furnace is not really there to serve this purpose, but to protect the components in the furnace themselves from dust and dirt buildup. A dirty air filter can seriously impede your furnace in Ludlow, VT. (more…)

Why Does My Furnace Smell Strange?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The heat of summer may be stubbornly sticking around into September this year, but we Vermonters know that the time is coming when temperatures will plummet. When they do, your heating system needs to operate flawlessly in order to heat your home effectively and reliably. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not realize that there is a problem of any kind with their home heating systems until they really need them.

One issue that you may notice with your furnace is a strange odor when you fire it up for the year. There are a few potential causes of this problem. Read on, and let us know if you suspect the need for any furnace services in Ludlow, VT.

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Why Heat My Home with a Furnace?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

At HB Energy Solutions, we carry a lot of different heating systems, fueled in a lot of different ways. One option for residential heating that is a perennial favorite, though, is the furnace. When functioning properly, a furnace is capable of efficiently and effectively heating any home. Just remember that, in order to use your furnace with optimal results, you need to schedule your furnace services in Southern Vermont with skilled, trained professionals. Fortunately, doing so is quite simple. You need only work with a member of our staff to guarantee that your furnace is installed properly and kept in prime working condition. Call today to learn more about the furnaces available to you. (more…)