High efficiency furnaces are becoming more common in homes across the country. Soon they are likely to become mandatory for all new furnaces installed here in the United States.The Department of Energy proposal to require all new furnaces installed in new homes or the replacement of existing furnaces is likely to soon take effect. The DOE is seeking to require a minimum efficiency rating (AFUE) of 92% on new furnaces. With high efficiency furnaces come high efficiency furnace problems.
Today’s article will address the importance of furnace preventive maintenance. On a recent service call in the Colorado Springs area I had to replace a blower motor in a furnace that had failed due to neglect. Not neglect on the part of the homeowner, but rather neglect on the part of the home builder.
Colder weather has arrived in the Pikes Peak region and many Colorado Springs area homeowners are having their furnaces serviced and inspected for the coming winter season. While having your home’s heating system serviced and inspected annually is highly recommended, homeowners need to be aware of some common heating repair scams. While most local heating repair companies are reputable, there are a few that use unethical practices in order to create revenue for their business.
There are many products available for indoor air quality solutions. Contaminants in the air can cause you to suffer from sick building syndrome and adverse health issues. Today we will look at some of the products that can help with indoor air quality solutions.
There is a common myth about furnaces & carbon monoxide leaks. And that myth is that a furnace with a cracked heat exchanger will leak carbon monoxide into your home and potentially kill everyone inside the home.
Can it happen? Yes. Will it happen? Not likely.
Many people suffer the effects of sick building syndrome. Yet many are unaware that they are being inflicted by this rather common problem. Sick building syndrome is the result of poor indoor air quality. Many indoor air pollutants may be present in your home or workplace. Indoor air quality (IAQ) will impact your health and how you feel. There are ways to improve indoor air quality in your home.
We’ve all experienced it. Often several times a day. And it’s not getting better. According to a recent article by Forbes businesses lose $62 billion per year because of it. Yet it continues. What am I referring to? Bad customer service. And it’s not getting better according to Forbes.