How Is an Air Handler Different From a Furnace?

March 18, 2020

Furnace, humidifier, blower fan, capacitor, evaporator coil, and air handler are all terms we hear when we talk about an HVAC system. Most people have no idea what they do or what the differences between them are. However, understanding them is critical to ensure that you can maintain your system properly and you don’t waste money on unneeded repairs. HVAC 101 – How It Works To begin, you need to understand how your system works. All HVAC systems work with two primary functions. The first function is to move the air around your home. This means

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3 Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

February 4, 2020

With winter still in full swing, your heater is being put to the test to keep you comfortable. But what if it isn’t acting right? Is something about to break? A furnace breakdown in the middle of winter is never pleasant. Pay close attention to your system and keep reading for signs that your furnace needs repair. #1: Unreliable heating. If you’ve set your heater to a specific temperature and it doesn’t adjust to that temperature, chances are, there could be something wrong. Perhaps it’s stopping in the middle of its cycle or it’s

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Top 2 Reasons to Keep Your Furnace Maintained

November 14, 2019

Winter and Fall in the Pacific Northwest can bring some chilly days. That means you want your home to keep you warm, no matter what’s happening with the weather outside. Now is a great time to get your residential furnace system serviced. Not sure why preventative maintenance on your furnace is important? Here are the top two reasons why. #1: Regular servicing keeps your system more reliable Just like you keep the oil changed on your vehicle regularly to keep it running smoothly, your furnace needs the same attention. Regular preventative maintenance means we

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