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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What Are The Different Types of Furnaces?

February 18, 2021

Your home’s heating depends on the furnace type. Every home has its own heating needs and requires different types of furnaces. You must do your research to understand the varieties available in the market and the kind that will perfectly suit your needs. The furnace types are categorized according to the kind of fuel they burn. You’ll come across oil, electric, wood, and gas heating furnaces. Take a look at this detailed description of the furnace types and choose the one that your home needs. Natural Gas Furnaces Natural gas furnaces have grown over time, with the newest models said...

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Top 5 Benefits of Energy-Efficient Heating Systems

December 18, 2020

When winter hits, it’s nice to stay warm inside with heating that works well. However, it’s not only important for the heating unit to work well; it needs to be efficient, too. It doesn’t make sense to have a unit that requires extra effort for worse results. An efficient heating system will make you warm and happy. Here are five benefits of an energy-efficient heating system. 1. Less Maintenance Every furnace requires maintenance. However, an energy-efficient heater will not need to work as hard. This means it won’t wear out as quickly as a normal model. This also means that...

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Understanding a Heat Pump’s Efficiency Claims

November 20, 2020

Finding an efficient way to heat your home is of utmost importance. After all, a typical winter in Olathe is full of many long, cold days that can leave your home quite chilly and uncomfortable. If you’re using an inefficient heat source to keep your home warm, you could find your heart sink when you receive your utility bill. That’s the main thing that makes a heat pump so intriguing. Claiming up to 300% efficiency, a heat pump almost seems too good to be true. Fortunately, the hype surrounding heat pumps matches the reality, meaning that these are a great...

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7 Reasons Why Your Furnace Is Blowing Cold Air

October 20, 2020

You rely on your furnace to keep you warm during a cold winter. Your heating system is designed to be able to run day and night. Unfortunately, your furnace may at times stop working accordingly. A unit that starts blowing cold air could leave you freezing in your own home. It is important to correctly troubleshoot your furnace failure if you’re looking for a quick turnaround. Luckily, our technicians are well-equipped with all the necessary tools needed to repair your furnace correctly. We’ll accurately identify your issue no matter the size or scope. The following are seven common problems that...

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5 Benefits of Boilers

January 20, 2020

You have several options when it comes to heating your home. You may opt to place space heaters in strategic places, to install a furnace, or to acquire a boiler. Boilers are used less often than furnaces but offer several benefits. Here are five benefits that boilers offer. 1. Long Life Span The life span of a boiler is the same as a furnace. A furnace manufactured today can last up to 15 years. So can a boiler. Electrical boilers usually last up to 10 years, while their gas counterparts last about 15 years. 2. Create Heating Zones A boiler...

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