You start your furnace up on a cold morning and… What is that? It sounds like a house-elf is trying to break out of your furnace. If you hear knocking, banging or squeaking sounds in your furnace, it’s a sign that something is wrong.
How much does a tankless water heater cost?
Tankless water heaters are typically more expensive to install than standard water heaters. The cost difference is due to the process to convert from tank to tankless. Replacing tank water heaters is not difficult but does require a bit more work to retrofit. Time to install A Tankless water heater will take anywhere from 6-10 hours to install depending on the specific requirements and … Read More
Why does my water heater smell?
Wondering why your hot water smells like rotten eggs? The most common odor problem from water heaters is a rotten egg smell that comes out of your faucets and fixtures when running water. This smell is typically caused by sulfate bacteria that can develop within the tank. This issue usually happens when warm water is left too long in the … Read More
Are Tankless Water Heaters Energy Efficient?
Are tankless water heaters energy efficient? Yes, but to understand how it impacts you, lets first explore how energy efficiency is determined for water heaters. Energy efficiency in water heaters is measured as energy factor (EF). The EF indicates the water heater’s overall energy efficiency. This is determined by the amount of hot water produced by the water heater per … Read More
Why is my swamp cooler not working?
My struggle with cooling my home I have a confession to make, I should know more about maintaining my cooler than I do. After all, I work for an air conditioning service company. However, it wasn’t until recently that I realized I had a problem with my own swamp cooler that my husband and I had overlooked for 2 years. … Read More
Why Is My Thermostat Not Working?
Thermostat Problems vs. Furnace Problems It is common for furnaces or heaters to stop working and the homeowner to believe it is due to a bad thermostat. Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re experiencing problems with your furnace or thermostat:
Why does my furnace keep turning on and off?
Diagnosing a Furnace that Turns On and Off There are a couple of different reasons this may be happening and one or more of the reasons may be happening at the same time.
What should I set my thermostat to in winter?
This is a very common question that we hear often. The answer can be different for everyone so here are some basic questions to ask yourself first.