The steady decline in outdoor temperatures signals that winter weather will arrive soon, so it’s vital to get your furnace ready for use. Here are some essential steps to take to ensure that it’s operating reliably, safely and at optimal efficiency. Change the Air Filter Installing a new filter helps keep your heating costs under […]
Furnaces are the most commonly used heating systems in the country. The most popular type of furnace is the gas furnace (natural gas or propane) followed by oil furnaces. Regardless of your energy source, there are two other furnace configuration terms to consider when comparing home furnace air intake options — downflow and upflow.
The air filter is one of the simplest devices in your HVAC system. Yet, it wields a double-edged sword in terms of HVAC performance and efficiency, affecting home furnace components, energy bills and even water leaks.