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What Do Furnace Filter Arrows Mean?Not every furnace filter has an arrow stamped on its side, but when you do see it, it indicates which direction the filter has to face. It always points to the direction of the furnace’s air handler or blower compartment. Even though the filter may look the same on each side, there are differences that affect how it lets air through it and into your HVAC system.

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5 Tips for Maintaining Your FurnaceIn Fort Wayne, winter can be serious business. That's why it's important that your furnace is running right. Today's furnaces are generally very reliable, as long as you keep up good annual maintenance. Scheduling regular maintenance can help detect small problems so they can be corrected before they evolve into major repairs or even replacements.

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The Importance of Regular Furnace MaintenanceFall is here, which means it won’t be long before colder temperatures will be felt in the Hoosier state. Before winter arrives, it’s important to have your home’s furnace maintained and inspected by your local trusted HVAC company. Regular preventive furnace maintenance provides multiple benefits for you and your heating system. Here is an explanation of some of them:

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Furnace on the Fritz? Find Out How to Troubleshoot Common IssuesFurnace problems can be a major inconvenience when it's cold outside and you need heat inside. However, if your furnace is on the fritz, the solution may not have to be a major expense. If you have a hunch you may be able to fix the problem or you at least want to give it a shot, try these furnace troubleshooting tips.

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Homeowners' Guide to Furnace ComponentsThere are many different components inside your furnace that work together to keep you and your family warm. Knowing what these components are and how they work is helpful when you're dealing with an HVAC technician and helps you see the significance of having your system regularly maintained. Here are the key components of your heating system.

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Replacing the Furnace Motor: ECM or PSC?Furnace motors are made to last for several years in most cases, but they don’t last forever. If your motor is showing signs of serious wear and tear or if it’s broken, you’ll need to consider furnace motor replacement. Keep in mind that you don’t have to automatically go with the same type as your current one. The following information can help you choose between an ECM and PSC motor.

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How Can a Dirty Furnace Coil Affect My HVAC System?Chances are you already know that a clogged air filter can eventually choke the life out of your HVAC system. However, you probably don't know that a dirty furnace coil can do the exact same thing if you're not careful. A dirty coil can impact your HVAC system in more ways than one.

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Things to Think About When Installing a FurnaceYou've decided to spring for a new furnace for your Fort Wayne area home. It's just a matter of going to your trusted HVAC contractor and setting up an installation, right? Actually, there's a lot more involved with furnace installation if you want your new system to work safely and efficiently in your home. Following are some guidelines to keep in mind for your furnace installation.

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Reducing Your Furnace's Load

February 9, 2016Furnaces

Reducing Your Furnace's LoadIf you equate saving money this heating season with turning the thermostat for the furnace down, you could be shivering unnecessarily. It could be possible to reduce the amount of time this hard-working appliance runs by cutting its heating load. Your home may be losing heat through all its cracks and crevices, or it could be seeping outdoors from the windows and insufficient insulation.

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Save Energy this Winter with a Variable-Speed FurnaceColder temperatures will be coming to the Fort Wayne area soon, which means it's almost time to start heating your home. Having your furnace run most of the time when it’s freezing outside helps keep you warm, but also leads to high heating bills. You can save money this winter while still heating your home by having a variable-speed furnace installed.

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Your Furnace Needs a Good Filter to Keep You ComfortableYou probably know your furnace has a filter, and you probably also know it needs changing now and then. But what else do you know about it? The fact is, your furnace filter (which is the same as the air conditioner or air filter) is a key component of the HVAC system for keeping you comfortable and in good health, as well as ensuring the system runs properly, all winter long.

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Troubleshoot Common Furnace Issues With These TipsWith the cold weather settling in, it can't hurt to brush up on your furnace troubleshooting skills. A gas furnace that stops dead in its tracks on the coldest day of the year not only impairs your home comfort; it can be downright dangerous. A furnace that isn't heating your home evenly or sufficiently also needs immediate attention. Following are some tips to figure out what's causing your furnace problems.

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Helpful Advice When it's Time for a New Furnace in Your HomeIs your furnace 15 years old or older? Has it needed frequent repairs? Did it struggle to make your home comfortable last winter? If yes, maybe it's time you thought about buying a new furnace. To make sure you get the best value for your money, use the following tips when shopping for a furnace.

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Understand the Causes Flame Rollouts in Gas FurnacesThe sight of flame rollouts in your gas furnace may be alarming—and it should be. Flames exuding from your burner and combustion chamber is a fire hazard, presenting a definite danger to your furnace components. In normal operation, all burner flame action should be restricted to the combustion chamber and should appear as a clean, blue flame emitted by the burner jets.  

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