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September 2016

When to get Furnace Maintenance

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When it comes to furnace maintenance, any time is a good time, with Autumn being the most popular time. Ideally, you should have your maintenance completed once per year. Having furnace maintenance completed on an annual basis will keep your furnace in top operating condition all year round. Even when not heating, the furnace blower motor itself works in hand with your air conditioner to move air throughout your home. What all is involved in furnace maintenance? Items covered include: Gas pressure testing Checking of heat exchanger for cracks Replacement of thermocouple or flame sensor Replacement of furnace filter Wiping down of unit inside and out Combustion gas testing Carbon Monoxide testing Burner assembly cleaning These are just  few of the items that Sears Heating & Cooling goes over when completing your maintenance for you. Some of the most important factors we check for are cracked heat exchangers and carbon monoxide. As a furnace's heat exchanger ages, it is common for small cracks to form that can leak carbon monoxide into the air stream that comes out of your homes air vents. By having maintenance completed on an annual basis, you can rest assured knowing you and your family are safe from this deadly gas. Make sure to give us a call to schedule today as spots fill very quickly in the fall season! You can schedule online here or call 614-475-1800.
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Furnace Repair and Maintenace

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With winter right around the corner, we know we will get a lot of home owners calling and asking about a furnace repair.  Our technicians are ready to help diagnose any problems homeowners may have with their furnace.   The first step in any diagnosis is to look for simple things first. Here are some of the most common problems we find when troubleshooting. Dirty or clogged filters. The single most important thing you can do to ensure adequate heat in cold weather is to change filters regularly. Dirty filters restrict air flow. This means your furnace has to work harder to circulate warm air throughout your home. This puts unnecessary strain on your furnace and may result in a breakdown, along with excessive utility bills and diminished equipment life. Ignition problems. Today’s heating systems typically have one of two types of ignition systems: hot surface ignition or intermittent pilot. Hot surface ignition uses a heating element, kind of like a filament in a light bulb, which is controlled electronically to ignite the gas burner. This element wears out over time. The intermittent pilot also is controlled electronically but uses a high voltage electric spark to ignite the gas pilot and then the main burners. A pilot may burn out due to drafts or clogs in the heating equipment, as well as problems with the thermocouple. Other mechanical issues. Modern heating systems are complicated machines with a variety of electro-mechanical moving parts, including belts, bearings, fans and motors. Over time all…

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Furnace Repair

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Furnace Repair | Columbus, OH When it comes to furnace repair in Columbus, OH, you wouldn’t want just anyone diagnosing and repairing your system, you’d want a trained and confident technician with experience. Let us asses your furnace and help plan the work needed to bring the system back to health. Due to a furnace’s balance of efficiency and functionality, there are many specialized tools and skills required to perform routine furnace repair, service, and maintenance. Critical Furnace Components:   Blower Motor Heat Exchanger Inducer Motor Circuit Board Ignitor Flame Sensor With Sears Heating and Cooling, you’ll never have to worry about poor workmanship. All of our staff members attend regular seminars and classes to stay up-to-date on the most modern technology available to our industry. We promise to be your one-stop-shop for all your heating, furnace, and air conditioning needs. With one call to Sears Heating and Cooling, you’ll never need to call another HVAC service again. You can also schedule online! What Brands Do We Service? Sears Heating & Cooling is a highly trained and certified HVAC company, which allows us to service any brand of furnace you have. When Is It Time For a Repair? A properly maintained furnace should prevent you from experiencing a costly furnace repair. As soon as you notice a potential issue, contact us instead of putting it off until it becomes worse. It can ultimately save you from a more costly furnace repair in the end. When Should I Replace My Furnace? A properly maintained...
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Furnace Maintenance. What is it?

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What is Furnace Maintenance? Overall, your gas furnace is usually trouble-free and simple to maintain. If you keep your furnace filter changed on a regular basis (usually every 30 days) you are already 90% of the way there. Most furnace breakdowns occur due to a lack of maintenance. Professional furnace maintenance usually includes the following items being addressed on an annual basis. Changing of the furnace filter Adjusting of the gas pressure Inspection of the heat exchanger for any cracks or abnormalities Combustion exhaust analysis for any signs of heat exchanger or combustion issues. Changing of the flame sensor Inspection of the hot surface ignitor (if applicable) Cleaning of the unit itself Inspection of the blower motor operation Inspection of combustion exhaust flues for proper venting Although several of these items you can probably cover yourself, it is always best to have a professionally licensed HVAC contractor like Sears Heating & Cooling complete your furnace maintenance for you on an annual basis. There are many tools that professionals carry that allow them to maintain your system to the highest quality. Ready to schedule your annual furnace maintenance? Give us a call at 614-475-1800 or contact us here!
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It’s Time for Furnace Maintenance

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With winter setting in soon, this is the time to make sure your family will be able to stay warm and comfortable in the months ahead. Now is the time to schedule your furnace maintenance.  You may know it as our Safety and Performance Tune-Up.    Your furnace has had a good long rest over the warmer months, but that also means it’s had a chance to collect dust, rust and gunk. None of that will help on a cold winter’s night. The number one reason for your system failing isn’t age, brand, lightning or that you play with your thermostat too much – it’s dirt.   That’s right, a furnace that isn’t regularly cleaned and tuned will most likely be the reason the heat doesn’t come on one night. If you are wondering why a Safety and Performance Tune-Up is important for your furnace think of it like an oil change for your car.  You would not drive your car without regularly changing the oil and you should not run your furnace year after year without regular maintenance.  There are a lot of other reasons seasonal maintenance is a good idea – like saving energy dollars, increasing the life of your system and protecting yourself and your family from dangerous problems like carbon monoxide poisoning.  Call us today and schedule your furnace maintenance.

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