Posts Tagged ‘Furnaces’

Why Is My Furnace Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

Monday, January 9th, 2017

One of the reasons that furnaces are so popular for home heating is because they are reliable. A furnace that receives regular annual maintenance should encounter few troubles during the winter season, even with high demand placed on it. But sometimes that reliability can vanish, such as when a furnace keeps shutting down because it trips the circuit breaker. (more…)

A Furnace Reckoning: Time to Replace Your Gas Furnace?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Last week we wrote about how to keep your furnace safe. One of those suggestions was to replace a furnace that was too old to do its job effectively, which would make it a higher risk of creating combustion and carbon monoxide hazards. Safety isn’t the sole reason to retire an old furnace, however. Once a furnace reaches a certain age, it will begin to waste energy and present a higher change of a permanent breakdown during the winter. (more…)

3 Myths About Furnaces

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Gas furnaces are a popular and effective means of keeping your home warm during the cold winter months. But just because furnaces are everywhere, it doesn’t mean that people don’t have certain misconceptions on how they operate. Not knowing the truth about those myths can cost you time and energy, since they often lead to reduced efficiency and higher monthly bills.

Here are 3 myths about furnaces you should beware of:

  • “If I turn the temperature way up, it will heat the house more quickly.” Most furnaces run their fans at just one speed, and even multi-speed furnaces have only two or three settings at most. That means if you set your thermostat too high, you’ll end up wasting more energy than you need to. Set your furnace at the temperature you want your house to be, don’t waste energy overheating.
  • “A high efficiency furnace will automatically save me money.” Only if you run your new heater about as often as you ran your old one. A higher efficiency heater will do the job more effectively, but if you run it more often than you used to, your bills will likely stay the same or even go up. If you have a house that has too little insulation or a lots of air leaks, your new furnace might also use a lot of energy to keep your warm.
  • “I don’t need to change my thermostat setting at night.” Heating is contingent upon the temperatures outside your home: that’s the factor your heater is trying to hold off by warming your home. At night, the outside temperature drops. If you lower your thermostat to account for that – both when you leave for work in the morning and when you go to sleep at night – you could save a great deal in energy costs.

These 3 myths about furnaces shouldn’t keep you from making the most out of your heating system and enjoying warm, comfy temperatures during even the worst parts of winter. For more tips and advice, or to schedule a repair,  the Brevard, NC furnace experts at Comfort Central, Inc. can help. We’re dedicated to your 100% satisfaction and our trained experts can answer any question you may have. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do!