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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Summer Cooling Myths Debunked

August 19, 2021

Whenever you’re looking for a way to cut down on the amount of energy that you spend on cooling your house in the summer, you might use tips and tricks that you’ve read online or heard about from your neighbors, friends, and family. Unfortunately, a lot of these tips are lacking or flat-out wrong, and they can even cost you more money if you use them. We would like to set the record straight on some of the most common myths there are when it comes to cooling strategies. Myth 1: Appliances Won’t Add to the Heat

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Tips to Improve AC Efficiency

July 27, 2021

During summertime, you might need to run your air conditioner for a longer time than usual. Continuous use decreases its efficiency and puts strain on vital AC components. Fortunately, there are several ways you can make your AC work better to maximize its efficiency and improve its lifespan. Follow the tips below to ease the burden on your AC and save on your energy bills. 1. Upgrade Your Thermostat Constantly tampering with your thermostat can make your AC run longer than it should. This can cause frequent on and off cycles that will

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How To Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 20, 2021

As soon as the snow stops flying and the weather starts to heat up, it’s time to think about prepping your centralized home air conditioning unit for the long summer months ahead. It’s advisable that homeowners take the time to perform preventative maintenance on their system and test it out before it’s actually needed. It’s important to realize that there are many tasks involved in preparing your home air conditioning unit for the summertime. While many of these tasks can be done on your own, there are ones that will need to be specifically performed by an

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What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need for My Home?

May 17, 2021

Air conditioning is a must for any home in Salem and the surrounding areas of Oregon. If your cooling system is ready to be replaced, you may have a lot of questions. With so many advancements in HVAC systems in recent years, you will find an almost endless selection. Trying to choose the right AC for your home can feel overwhelming. Before you give up and choose the one that best fits your budget, read these tips from Woodward Heating. Once you have a bit of insight, give us a call, and we will help you purchase the ideal AC unit.

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Are Modern Air Conditioners More Energy Efficient?

April 12, 2021

Air conditioning is responsible for a huge percentage of your monthly electricity bill. The US Department of Energy estimates that about 5% of electricity consumption in this country goes to air conditioning. There’s good news, though. Thanks to the use of advanced technology by the manufacturers, new air conditioning units are more energy-efficient than ever. When you buy a modern air conditioning system, you’ll consume between 20% and 40% less energy compared to using cooling equipment that is only 10 years old. This is also according to the Department of Energy, which recommends modern air conditioners for American homes.

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