Common Furnace Problems and Fixes

Common Furnace Problems

Every year we turn on the heat when the weather gets cold outside.  The automatic thermostat for the furnace should stay at roughly the same level throughout the year to help regulate your home’s temperature to a comfortable level.  Every year, we get calls for furnace problems and most of them are simple problems.  In the end, they all boil […]

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Why Closing Vents Doesn't Improve energy Efficiency

Why Closing Vents Doesn’t Improve Energy Efficiency

When it comes to saving money, lowering the thermostat in the winter saves you on energy costs, so it makes sense that heating only the room you need to keep warm would also save on energy wouldn’t it? It would be possible, if closing vents adjusted how your furnace blower works.  Unfortunately, most blower fan motors are not designed […]

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A Guide toThermostats

A Guide to Thermostats

Physical Construction Thermostats are finely tuned sensing devices.  It doesn’t matter if you’re using a smart thermostat or a thermostat from the 1950s, it still has to convert a physical measurement, temperature, into an electrical control signal.  Mercury switches, coiled springs, and bimetallic switches are all viable methods of measuring the current temperature.  As a room warms or cools, these […]

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Turning On the Heat For the First Time This Year

Help! My House Smells Bad When I Turn On The Heat!

There’s no reason to use your furnace during the summer, and even during the winter we only really notice the furnace when it isn’t operating the way it should be.  Even then, when strange and unwelcome smells come with the much-wanted heat, then we start to get worried.  While the foul odor is a bother if we’re expecting company, it […]

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There are many so-called “duct cleaning” companies that advertise their services for $149, $49, or even less. Beware of these “deals,” not only because they are a bait-and-switch deal, but because any duct cleaning service that costs less than $200 is a complete waste of money.  Service Legends conducts a whole house duct cleaning service, which requires many […]

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WINTER IS COMING: TEST YOUR HEATER

Autumn is officially here, which means it’s time to put away the shorts and tank tops and start thinking about how you’re going to prepare for the winter months. Having a game plan in place before the icy cold weather arrives will help prolong the life of your heating system, ensuring maximum efficiency. You don’t […]

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