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What Furnace Filters are Available for My Home?

January 30, 2023

Furnace filters remove the dust and debris to also prevent buildup inside your unit. This accumulation can cause system problems and deterioration.

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Why is My Furnace Leaking Water?

November 22, 2022

If you notice a pool of water has formed around the furnace in your Virginia home, don’t be alarmed. In most cases, this is not a serious or expensive problem—it is a pretty common issue.

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How Do I know When I Need a New Furnace?

October 28, 2022

You may need to replace the furnace in your Chesapeake home if any of the signs below are applicable to you. If something rings true, reach out to our Air Handlers Mechanical furnace experts today to discuss all of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) options.

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Thermostats 101

January 18, 2022

Thermostats are the brains of the HVAC system. They facilitate heating and cooling so the temperature in your house is where you want it to be.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

December 30, 2021

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 Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

December 16, 2021

The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer? There is no shortcut or hack to increase your furnace’s longevity. In reality, the key is treating your Virginia Beach system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and…

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

November 20, 2021

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 Does AFUE Mean?

March 16, 2021

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or average fuel utilization efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your Virginia home and how much fuel is wasted.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 12, 2021

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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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

January 31, 2021

A furnace is a major investment for any Virginia Beach 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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