• Do You Really Need To Get Rid Of That Oil-Burning Furnace?

    If you're moving into a home with an oil furnace, you may assume you need to remove it and replace with a natural gas-burning model. After all, that's what all of your friends have suggested, right? The truth is, though, that oil furnaces are not quite as bad as they're typically made out to be. Sure, the oil-burning furnaces of decades past were dirty and inefficient, but modern oil-based furnaces are about 95% cleaner than before.
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  • How To Replace A Broken Ignitor On A Gas Furnace

    An ignitor is an important part of a gas furnace's burner assembly and takes the place of the older model pilot lights. Without an operable ignitor, the unit doesn't know when to allow more gas or have the heat required to warm that gas and your air. If your furnace has stopped putting out hot air, the problem might be a broken ignitor. Replacing a broken ignitor isn't a difficult process if you have some time and do-it-yourself repair experience.
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  • How To Maintain Your AC Condenser

    An air conditioner that is part of a central HVAC system has a vital unit that is outside of the house. This is called the condenser unit. Many people mistakenly refer to the condenser unit as the air conditioner. In fact, the AC is made up of the condenser unit and the furnace (which is inside the house or in the garage). The condenser is vital to the production of cold air, while the furnace is more responsible for the circulation of the air.
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