Can an Air Conditioner Pollute the Air?

June 13, 2022

With individuals becoming increasingly concerned about the health of the earth, many people are taking a close look at their homes to ensure they aren’t unknowingly contributing to pollution or other problems. At Woodward Heating, we want to help you analyze your air conditioner to understand if it might be causing any problems for the earth. By educating yourself, you’ll be able to take more control over your air conditioner and help move air pollution levels in Salem in the right direction. The Equipment A new air conditioner, straight from the factory, doesn’t cause any air pollution

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Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

May 18, 2022

If you are one of the homeowners in Aumsville, OR, facing problems with a leaking AC unit, you are not alone. During summer, it is unusually hot and the AC is working overtime to sustain your home’s comfort. However, you start noticing small puddles around the AC and sludge on the wall beneath the HVAC system. What starts as a non-issue soon becomes a serious concern as the basement area has a large water puddle, and the ceiling is leaking water. The AC unit usually directs the condensate to the outside, and should you notice water puddles

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Where Is the Perfect Place for Your Thermostat?

April 14, 2022

Where Is the Perfect Place for Your Thermostat? Any long-time homeowner will tell you that many different things can affect your household heating and cooling. There are certain upkeep tasks that you must stay on top of, such as scheduling regular HVAC maintenance and swapping out dirty air filters. You also have to be proactive about getting your heating and cooling appliances the needed repairs whenever issues arise. However, even an experienced, proactive homeowner may not realize that the placement of their thermostat makes a significant difference in their home comfort. In fact, having your thermostat set up

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8 Benefits of Hiring a Licensed HVAC Contractor

March 16, 2022

When it comes to fixing HVAC issues, some homeowners feel tempted to try DIY projects to save money. While there are a few tasks you can handle on your own, like changing air filters, significant installations, repairs, and tune-ups require professional skills. A single error can result in extensive damage. Embarking on some DIY HVAC repairs could also land you in legal trouble. In some regions, only a licensed technician can handle refrigerant. The benefits of hiring a licensed HVAC technician outweigh the savings made by doing DIY projects. If you are still undecided, check out these eight reasons why

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All You Need to Know About Replacing Your Central AC

February 18, 2022

You will eventually have to replace your aging central air conditioner. A system approaching the end of its life is susceptible to failure and may offer inadequate comfort. When should you replace your AC, and which one should you choose? Here is all the information you need to know about new AC installation. When Is it Time for An AC Replacement? One of the primary reasons for replacing your air conditioner is to boost efficiency. The higher the cooling system’s efficiency, the more energy savings you can accrue. Consider replacing your system if you notice

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How to Select the Right Furnace for Your Needs

January 18, 2022

Your home furnace has a life expectancy of around 15-20 years, and you might get many additional years of service if you schedule annual preventive maintenance visits with a licensed HVAC technician. Of course, it’s usually a better idea to replace an older furnace that’s approaching the end of its expected operational life versus waiting for the unit to break down beyond repair. With so many choices, though, it’s understandable if you don’t know where to start! Here’s a quick buying guide to help you make an informed furnace purchasing decision. Are Furnace

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What’s Causing the Burning Smell When You Turn on the Heater?

December 20, 2021

Warming your home during the cold season is essential to your comfort and even your survival. Usually, that’s not a problem. You merely have to turn on the heater and wait for the magic to happen. In a short while, your home will be warm and cozy. Sometimes, however, turning on the heater might be accompanied by a burning smell. If the situation doesn’t correct itself on its own within a few minutes, it should provoke your concerns because it could indicate a fault with your equipment. You might want to turn off the device to prevent

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Steps to Protect Your Home From a Furnace Leak

November 20, 2021

In a perfect scenario, your appliances would never break down. Unfortunately, furnaces can leak. A furnace leak may happen when you are at home, which means you can do something about it. At other times, it happens when you are away, so you return home to a big mess. Unfortunately, furnace leaks are a common occurrence and are caused by several things. Some leaks are serious, requiring a professional to fix, but others are easy to fix. If your furnace is leaking in Salem, technicians from Woodward Heating can visit your home and diagnose the problem. Regardless of

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9 Signs That You Need to Replace Your Ductwork

October 20, 2021

The ductwork is a system that delivers cool or warm air to different rooms in your house. One end of the ductwork connects to the HVAC system while the other end connects to the registers. It plays an essential role in the health and efficiency of your HVAC unit. Since the ducts serve as the medium to deliver air, once they become defective, you could experience high-energy bills and comfort issues. Usually, the ducts pass behind walls, under the floor, or in crawlspaces, so most homeowners often forget about them until they develop significant problems. While you can repair minor

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How to Spend Less on Home Heating

September 20, 2021

Heating your home during winter can be expensive. Many homeowners are on a budget and need to lower that cost as much as possible. With that in mind, here are some strategies that can have an immediate effect but also some long-term measures that you can budget for and work toward. Local Assistance LIHEAP is a federally funded program that is available to many Oregon residents. To be eligible, you must already participate in a program such as SNAP, SSI, or TANF, or you must show that your household is below 60% of the state median

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