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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 28, 2021
Is My Furnace Overheating?

Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should keep a cool head and get your furnace taken care of right away.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

February 15, 2021
how does my gas furnace work?, little girl and her dog looking out the window

Although today’s furnaces can generate heat using a variety of fuels, natural gas is one of the most popular. Natural gas furnaces typically use a combination of methane and other carbon-based gases.

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

January 31, 2021
Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your Ipava home, it’s easy to think the worst. However, sometimes the malfunction is not really caused by your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at all, but actually from a broken thermostat.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

January 15, 2021
happy family of four baking together, 6 ways your furnace keeps you safe

Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace.

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What Is Short Cycling?

November 30, 2020
adjust thermostat, What Is Short Cycling?

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work.

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What Are Signs I Need a Furnace Replacement?

November 23, 2020
What Are the Signs I Need a Furnace Replacement?

A furnace is a major investment for any Ipava homeowner. Although it’s not something that will need to be done frequently, most people will face the decision of needing to purchase a new heating system sometime during home ownership.

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

October 22, 2020
Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

Prepping your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for winter in Illinois not only enhances your safety and your furnace’s efficiency, it can help keep your repair budget in line during cold weather. Tackling this important chore is easier than raking leaves or cleaning gutters when you call the heating and cooling experts at Accu-Air Heating & Cooling.

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What Are the Basics of Furnace Filters?

February 28, 2020
Furnace Filters representing the different kinds and types that are on the market for you to use.

Furnace filters. They’re one of those items not really on the top of everyone’s minds, but they are important and can have a big impact. At Accu-Air Heating & Cooling, we know with the right furnace filter, you can save money and improve your Bushnell indoor air quality (IAQ) in one fell swoop. What Does…

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 14, 2020
Man trying to stay warm and determine why his furnace is blowing cold air.

Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Or did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reasons your furnace may be blowing cold air, and there a few things to check before you need…

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How to Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather

January 30, 2020
Family relaxing and keeping their heat during extreme cold weather outside.

We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Vermont encounter problems with their home’s heating system. With the record-low temperatures and extreme conditions most of the country is currently experiencing, our Accu-Air Heating & Cooling professionals want to share some insights and tips with you to keep your…

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

January 15, 2020
Woman holding her nose and trying to determine what the smell is that's coming from her home's furnace.

If your furnace is producing a strange smell, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale. When in doubt, always open windows to ensure ventilation, and evacuate your Illinois home. For your convenience and protection, our Accu-Air Heating…

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

December 28, 2019
Woman relaxing on her bed in winter learning about the different types of furnaces and options for her home.

If you happen to be in the market for a new furnace, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options available. Our professional team at Accu-Air Heating & Cooling would like to make it a bit easier by providing some basics on the different types of furnaces on the market today. We hope this information…

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How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

December 12, 2019
Mother and daughter relaxing in the winter after understanding the ways they can save money on their heating bill this winter.

Is your energy bill too high in the winter? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things you can do at home to save money. Some of them are bigger projects, but most are simple things you can do in your day-to-day life to help reduce your heat…

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

November 22, 2019
Man trying to sleep after hearing a loud sound coming from his furnace

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds and leave the repair job to a professional. To help you, our Accu-Air Heating…

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When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

November 8, 2019
Woman cold in home trying to decide if it's time to buy a new furnace.

It’s easy to moan when you decide that a major appliance or home system needs replacing. After all, these are expensive investments and probably not your favorite way to spend your hard-earned money. Unfortunately, there’s often not a clear-cut message, short of an appliance completely breaking down, that definitively indicates it’s time to buy a…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 22, 2019
mother and child cozy in fall window after scheduling a fall furnace clean and check

Once the cooler weather hits here in Bushnell this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional from Accu-Air Heating & Cooling.…

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

September 24, 2019
Technician performing maintenance on air duct representing 7 furnace maintenance tips

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Havana homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money.

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Why is My Furnace Not Heating My Entire Home?

March 8, 2019
Couple trying to stay warm in home with broken furnace

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing inconsistent heating or cooling.

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