The importance of having a properly functioning boiler or furnace during the brutally cold Wisconsin winter months cannot be overstated. With average high temperatures in the 30s for the duration of the season, and record lows that have dipped to -26°F, avoiding an emergency heating repair is an absolute must. On top of avoiding a […]
5 Signs your hydronic system or boiler may need repair
Does your boiler system need repair? If you have an old boiler system or have purchased an older home, it might be time to consider having a professional come do an assessment.
Is Duct Cleaning Really Beneficial?
Is duct cleaning necessary? Many homeowners are unaware that the furnace pushes air through the air conditioner evaporator coil during the heating process, meaning the A/C coil is always being used—even if the A/C system is turned off.
How Smart Is it Investing in a “Smart” Thermostat
A “smart” thermostat learns your family’s patterns and adjusts accordingly. The furnace experts at Austin Plumbing Heating & Air run thousands of service and maintenance calls every year, and according to our non-scientific survey, very few of our clients with programmable thermostats actually run the system on a program.
Heading South for the Winter
In order for a furnace to run it must draw in intake air for combustion, evacuate the exhaust gasses created from combustion, ignite the gas, move the warmed air through the home, and dispose of condensation made during the process. Here are a few examples of common problems solved or avoided by an Austin Plumbing Heating & Air furnace tune-up and the technical explanation for why each one occurs.
Can a furnace tune up prevent my furnace from breaking down?
Now that’s a great question! The inside of a furnace is pretty complicated from a component standpoint, but the principle of a furnace’s operation is very basic. In order for a furnace to run it must draw in intake air for combustion, evacuate the exhaust gasses created from combustion, ignite the gas, move the warmed […]