Quality #1 Where there's smoke, there might be bad venting

Posted by James Memije on Mar 16, 2017 11:05:17 AM

Common Venting issues:

Your furnace uses gas burners to heat the air in your home. All those toxic gases from your burners need to be properly exhausted to the outdoors.

The venting system is plastic tubing that directs the toxic gasses or "flu gases" from your furnace to the outdoors.

As vital as this system is, they are often installed with poor slopes, supporting and uncertified material.

Not only can this damage your furnace, but it can result in immediate safety risk to you and your family.

We'll go through all the deadly sins often committed by novice installers.

Poor slope

The slope refers to the horizontal angle of the venting as it exits your home.

Due to the high-efficiency nature of furnaces, they produce a lot of condensation, water. This water needs to be properly drained out.

Horizontal venting should slope 1/4" every foot leaning towards the furnace. This slope allows the water in the venting to slide backward into the furnace to be drained out.

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Quality #1 Where there's smoke, there might be bad venting

Posted BY James Memije, Mar 16, 2017 11:05:17 AM

Common Venting issues:

Your furnace uses gas burners to heat the air in your home. All those toxic gases from your burners need to be properly exhausted to the outdoors.

The venting system is plastic tubing that directs the toxic gasses or "flu gases" from your furnace to the outdoors.

As vital as this system is, they are often installed with poor slopes, supporting and uncertified material.

Not only can this damage your furnace, but it can result in immediate safety risk to you and your family.

We'll go through all the deadly sins often committed by novice installers.

Poor slope

The slope refers to the horizontal angle of the venting as it exits your home.

Due to the high-efficiency nature of furnaces, they produce a lot of condensation, water. This water needs to be properly drained out.

Horizontal venting should slope 1/4" every foot leaning towards the furnace. This slope allows the water in the venting to slide backward into the furnace to be drained out.

Read more
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Posted BY James Memije, Feb 28, 2017 4:51:25 AM

Without a regular maintenance plan, furnaces can experience all kinds of problems. When your furnace fails, the most common behavior is for it to blow with no heat. This your furnaces way of telling you it's a in a "lockout mode".

Read more
Share

3 Reason To Change Your Air Filters Regularly

Posted BY James Memije, Jan 24, 2017 6:52:20 AM

 

Replacing the air filters for your home's furnace is an important task that you should do regularly. It will help to prevent impurities in the air from being circulated throughout your home. After a period of time your air filters will reach a point where they are no longer effective. That's why you should change your air filters every month, to keep them working like they should. Here are the three other reasons why we recommend changing your filters every month.

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The general rule for furnaces is that replacements are most often needed every 15 to 20 years. Within that age range, most furnaces will be worn out and probably damaged in enough small ways so that they will not operate efficiently. Replacement may be required after 15 years, especially if they are not maintenanced regularly. Lack of maintenance and efficiency can lead to higher energy bills, but it can also seriously affect the air quality of your home. If you're finding that your home always feels really dry, stuffy, and you feel more tired and sick all the time, you should look into replacing your furnace. Here's how old furnaces ruin the air quality of your home.

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