Easy Steps for Resetting a Furnace or Heat Pump

January 12, 2022

When the cold months approach, making sure you have a sufficient heating system is imperative for your comfort. Some homes use furnaces to generate heat whereas others use heat pumps. Both can malfunction for different reasons and often need to be reset. If you ever feel uncomfortable doing HVAC work on your home yourself, it’s always best to call an HVAC professional; however, sometimes straightforward fixes are worth the saved time. Here are some steps you can take to reset your furnace or heat pump. Resetting Your Furnace If your furnace is less than 20 years old, it can usually...

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Why Your Furnace Is Rusting and What You Can Do About It

December 16, 2021

Seeing rust on your HVAC unit can be a confusing experience. Your furnace doesn’t use liquid in order to heat your home, so the presence of rust seems impossible. Though rusting isn’t always a serious problem that needs immediate attention, it can morph into that. Seeing rust, whether inside your furnace or on the outside cabinet, is always a reason to give us a call at . Here is how a furnace rusts and what steps you need to take next. Is Furnace Rusting Common? Though it may seem a bit strange, a little rusting on your furnace is fairly...

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What’s the Ideal Temperature to Set Your Furnace This Winter?

November 17, 2021

The argument has been around for as long as modern furnaces. Winter brings cooler weather, and many people wonder what temperature to set the thermostat. It pits those who prefer to re-create the balmy, warm weather of summer against those who are more concerned with the budget. At in Olathe, we think we might have an answer. Balancing Comfort and the Budget The biggest conundrum when it comes to the war of the thermostat is deciding which temperature is the most comfortable. The answer to this is that there is no single perfect temperature, and everyone is different. The standard...

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The Most Common Reasons Why Your Heater Won’t Turn Off

October 20, 2021

Your heater won’t be able to keep your home warm when it’s frigid outside if it isn’t working properly. It’s not uncommon for a heater to continuously run when there’s some sort of issue with it. While your heater may need to work harder when it’s very cold outside, it should eventually turn off at some point. If it doesn’t, then it may need repair. Here are some of the most common reasons why your heater won’t turn off. The Air Filter Is Dirty A dirty air filter can cause your heater to continuously run. This happens because the air...

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Instructions for Safely Re-Lighting a Furnace

September 20, 2021

When your furnace stops working, you might first assume that something major has gone wrong. Sure, it could be a big problem that you’re facing, but it could also be something that’s relatively easy to correct. When a furnace stops generating heat, it could simply be because the pilot light has gone out. It’s quite simple to re-light that pilot light. Below, we’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions for how you can safely re-light your furnace. Soon, you’ll be able to get cozy and comfortable in your own home again. Make Sure There’s No Smell of Gas The most important...

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4 Signs Your AC Was Damaged in a Storm

August 3, 2021

Air conditioners are built to withstand the harsh outdoor elements, but that doesn’t mean they’re impervious to storms. High winds, flooding, and hail can all take a toll on your AC. Here in Olathe, where we experience intense summer storms and the occasional tornado, it’s important to be aware of how the weather can impact your air conditioner. There are certain signs you should keep an eye out for that indicate your AC is damaged and requires repairs. 1. Loud, Unusual Sounds You should never ignore sudden, loud noises coming from your air conditioner. High winds can jostle the fan...

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Tips To Keep Bugs Out of AC Unit

July 27, 2021

Having bugs crawling into your house through air conditioners can be unsettling. In most cases, this happens with a window air conditioning system. Bugs like great shelter, just the same way you do. Additionally, bugs might get into your home through the air conditioner simply because there is an entry point. Other reasons include a search for water or food. Now that you understand that bugs may enter your house through your air conditioning unit, you might wonder what you need to do to keep them out. The following are various methods that are effective. Use Duct Tape You don’t...

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 6, 2021

A properly functioning, clean air conditioning unit will help you turn your house into a comfortable and cozy place to relax and rest. Over time, you may notice that your unit is working less efficiently and isn’t achieving proper cooling levels. You can improve the efficiency of your air conditioning unit by ensuring that you clean it regularly. As a result, you will have less downtime due to unexpected repairs. Additionally, proper cleaning helps you save on the energy bill. However, before you consider giving your AC a proper cleaning service by yourself, it is important to note that: The...

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What Are Air Conditioning BTU’s?

May 6, 2021

Kansas summers can be quite warm, and that’s why it’s so important to have an air conditioner that you can count on. Using an air conditioner that’s the right size for your residence is always a smart move. This will ensure that you’ll be cool and comfortable when the temperatures rise. It also means that you won’t be wasting energy and that you’ll get the most of your AC unit. What Are BTUs? If you’ve been shopping around for an air conditioner, you know that they’re referred to with the term “BTUs.” BTU stands for British thermal unit, and it’s...

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Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

April 6, 2021

Air conditioning systems are integral in keeping your Olathe home at comfortable temperatures throughout the year. Several components make up an air conditioner, but the thermostat plays a vital role in managing the system at optimal efficiency. If you are still using the old and manual dial thermostat, it’s time to upgrade to a digital and programmable model. Digital thermostats have an easy-to-read display and push control buttons that allow for more accurate temperature control settings. These newer thermostat models are more energy-efficient and allow homeowners to heat and cool their houses without adjusting temperatures when they leave. The following...

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