Reasons Why You Should Install a Garage Heater This Winter

November 16, 2022

As winter approaches, many homeowners wonder if they should invest in a garage heater. This blog post will discuss three reasons you should invest in a garage heater this winter. 1. To Protect Your Vehicles Winter weather can take a toll on your vehicles. Cold temperatures can cause the battery to lose power, the engine to seize up, and the tires to lose air pressure. Ice and snow can make it difficult to see out of the windshield and make the roads more slippery. As a result, it’s important to take steps to protect your vehicles from the cold weather....

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Is It Necessary to Drain Your Furnace’s Condensate Line?

October 19, 2022

A blocked condensate line can cause a furnace to overheat or otherwise malfunction. It may also cause a leak that can lead to water damage in your home. A furnace’s design allows for proper drainage, so is it ever necessary for you to drain the condensate line? What Is a Condensate Line? Water created during a furnace’s operation drips into an overflow pan beneath the unit. From there, the water drains out of the unit via the condensate line. The condensate line usually travels to a floor drain or even outdoors. How Often Should You Drain Your Furnace’s Condensate Line?...

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Preparing Your Heating System for a Snowstorm

November 18, 2021

Winter is almost upon us and with it, the threat of extreme weather. Before it arrives, take some time to make sure your home’s heating system is in top working order. in Hayden, IL has put together a list of some simple steps you can take to prevent any unpleasant surprises when a snowstorm hits. Check the Furnace Filter Your furnaces filter is the unsung hero of your home’s heating system. Many HVAC issues can be resolved — or prevented altogether — by regularly checking the air filter and replacing it when necessary. This should be done prior to the...

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Why Isn’t My Heater Turning Off?

October 20, 2021

It is frustrating when your heater won’t turn off. There are a few issues that can cause this situation, and three of them related to your thermostat. Incorrect Thermostat Setting Check your thermostat’s settings. The fan can be set to “ON” and “AUTO.” Make sure it’s set to “AUTO” so the fan only runs when the heater is on. It will otherwise run nonstop. Note this doesn’t mean your heater is running, just the fan blower. Malfunctioning Thermostat Thermostats can break just like any other electronic device. This can be caused by faulty wiring, a broken heat sensor or a...

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How to Know Your Furnace Needs Replacing

September 14, 2021

It will be cold outside soon, and you’ll need to rely on your furnace to keep your home warm. Furnaces don’t last forever, though. There are warning signs watch for that tell you your furnace needs to be replaced. It’s Over 20 Years Old Modern furnaces typically last for 20 years. Once it’s reached that lifespan, it is probably time to find a new one. Old furnaces often need expensive repairs, so it’s likely a better use of money to get a new one. They can also be unreliable, which can be a big problem on a cold winter’s day....

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Safe Ways to Heat Your Garage

December 3, 2020

There are several reasons you may want to heat your garage. For instance, you may have a workshop in it or you may work a lot on cars. If you need to heat your garage, there are ways to do so safely. Garage Insulation Before you decide how to heat your garage, first insulate it. Otherwise, any heat that is generated will quickly escape outdoors. Ductless Mini-Split System If you use your garage regularly in the winter, it may make sense to invest in a ductless mini-split system. With this system, there’s an air-handler in the garage and a compressor...

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