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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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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How Energy Efficient Are Heat Pumps?

March 16, 2021

If you live in a temperate area with moderate heating and cooling needs, you can use heat pumps to save energy. They are a reliable technology and provide year-round comfort for your home. Heat pumps function like refrigerators by moving heat from a cool space to a warm room. During summer, they move heat from your house into the warm outdoors. When it’s winter, the heat pump will transfer heat from the cool outdoors into your warm home. How Much Energy Do Heat Pumps Save? Unlike a furnace that converts fuel or electricity into thermal energy,

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How Long Does A Furnace Last?

January 21, 2021

A furnace costs a significant amount of money to purchase and install. Therefore, it is reasonable that a homeowner wants to extend the heating system’s lifespan for as long as possible. “Possible” has its limitations, though. In time, a furnace will not be able to perform efficiently and will eventually break down. How much time does the average homeowner have with a house’s furnace? Providing a pinpoint answer becomes difficult because many factors contribute to how long the furnace will last. Looking at these various factors could provide some insights for homeowners to think about when caring

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Tips on Efficiently Keeping Your Home as Warm as Possible

November 10, 2020

Learning as much as you can about heating your home effectively and economically is an important step toward keeping more of your hard-earned money in your pocket. You can significantly reduce your expenditures on utility bills by preserving heat within your home and ensuring your system is running at optimal efficiency while producing it. Why It Matters The harder your system has to work at heating your home, the more it will cost you by the time the season is over. Also, if you can’t lock in the heat within your residence, you’ll end up using

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