iAir Services Blog: Archive for December, 2016

Why Does My Furnace Smell?

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Winters are fairly mild here in Manor, TX, and many households may have fired up their heating systems only recently after a lengthy summer. You may be caught off-guard by a strange smell wafting through the system when you turn it on. In most cases, that’s cause for concern, and the sooner you call in a professional service to get on the issue, the better off you’ll be. Only a trained technician can diagnose and treat the issue in question, but the nature of the smell can sometimes give you an idea of where the technician should look.

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Signs You Have a Leaky Duct System

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Most homes in the Georgetown, TX area use centralized furnaces and air conditioners, which rely on a series of ducts to carry the conditioned air through the home. They’re normally located in crawlspaces or other hidden locations, which helps keep them safe from damage.

Even so, leaks and even breaches can occasionally spring up, especially in older systems which have been in use for a while. Leaks are problematic because they force your heater to work harder in order to do the job: raising both your monthly costs and the wear and tear on the system itself. But how can you spot the leaks if they’re located in hidden spots? There are a few telltale signs that can help you out.

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Plan for Heating Maintenance Today

Monday, December 12th, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, we extolled the virtues of biannual maintenance for your heater: letting it run more efficiently and helping to catch potential problems before they get out of hand. You might be reluctant to do so now, however. The holidays have come to the Austin, TX area, and that means that most households would rather save their money for various festivities.

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Does Your Old Furnace Need Replacing?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

If you live in Manor, TX or the surrounding area, you’ve likely been running your heater for at least a few weeks now. Fall weather can get cold—and it’s only going to get colder as winter begins in earnest in a couple of weeks. If you own an older furnace, now might be an excellent time to evaluate it and decide if you need a new one installed. Furnaces and other types of heating are designed to last a long time, and with maintenance conducted once or twice a year, you can extend its lifespan well beyond its warranty. But sooner or later, time catches up with every appliance, and when it does, you need to get a new one installed quickly.

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