How Heat Pumps Work in the Winter

January 10, 2024

If you’re considering a heat pump as your next HVAC system here in Jackson, MO, you must understand how it works first. Unlike conventional HVAC systems, heat pumps don’t consume fuel to heat and cool your home. In fact, in the winter, they rely on heat from the outside air to keep your home warm. Here is how heat pumps work in the winter. The Science Behind Heat Pumps Heat pumps depend on a few simple scientific principles to function. The first is that there is always heat energy present in the air down to absolute zero, or -459.67 degrees...

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Why Does My Furnace Keep Turning Off?

December 21, 2022

Cold Jackson winters are made much more bearable with a good furnace. Sometimes, though, your furnace will have issues that cause it to turn off sooner than it should. It’s important to understand what might be causing these issues so that you can get them corrected quickly. Here is an insider’s guide from the pros at to help troubleshoot your furnace. Check Your Thermostat Before you do anything else, make sure that your furnace problem isn’t actually a thermostat problem. If you have a digital thermostat that runs on batteries, check to make sure that the batteries aren’t dead. If...

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Why Your Furnace Is Making Banging Noises

October 20, 2022

Is your furnace making a banging sound? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. This is a pretty common issue that many of our customers have contacted us for assistance. In this article, we’ll help you understand more about what could be causing your furnace to make this banging sound and how you can fix it. Causes of Banging Sound There are a few different things that could be causing your furnace to make a banging sound. The most common culprit is something called “kettling.” Kettling happens when the heat exchanger in your furnace gets too hot. As it heats up, it...

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Tips on Buying a Furnace

January 11, 2022

In Jackson, MO, winters tend to be snowy, cold, and partly cloudy. That is why you need a reliable furnace to keep you and your loved ones comfortable indoors when outdoor temperatures plummet. Whether you plan to upgrade your old furnace or install a new one, you must consider various factors. The heating and cooling technicians at are ready to help you find the best furnace for your needs. Think About the Fuel Source Furnaces use gas, propane, electricity, or oil to generate and distribute heat throughout your home. So, you have to compare all fuel sources before buying the...

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3 Reasons Why Your Furnace Is Rusting

December 20, 2021

As long as you take care of your furnace system, it will likely last you a solid decade or so. However, certain issues can severely shorten the life of your unit and pose serious threats to everyone around you; rust is a major one to look out for. If you have noticed that your furnace has acquired some rust as of late and are wondering how it came to be, here are three possible causes as well as which steps need to be taken to rectify this problem. 1. Excess Humidity If you live in an overly humid home, therein...

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How Can I Safely Re-Light My Furnace?

September 20, 2021

Updated On: 10/27/23 If your heat is out, one of the first things you should do is to check your furnace. Check to see if the pilot light is still burning. If it has gone out, you can follow some simple steps to re-light it. Get Ready to Work Find the control knob that has three positions: On, Off, and Pilot. This knob controls the flow of gas. It’s usually found toward the bottom of the furnace. While you’re looking around, you’ll need to find the Reset button. This should be in close proximity to the control knob. The last...

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Troubleshooting Tips for My Heating System

December 18, 2020

Waking up in the middle of the night to cold, especially during winter, can be frustrating. With a few tips, you can attempt to fix your furnace, at least temporarily. Here are a few common troubleshooting tips to try for your faulty furnace. 1. Assess Your Furnace Filter With time, your furnace will get dusty, and the air filter may get clogged. If this problem is left unattended, your indoor air quality will worsen. If you find your air filter dirty, replace it with a new one. You will need to turn off your furnace and locate your air filter....

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What to Consider When Choosing a Furnace for Cold Climates

November 18, 2020

If your furnace is more than 20 years old, now is the time to consider replacing it. Installing a new furnace now helps you avoid an unexpected heating system breakdown and disruption to your comfort. When choosing a furnace for cold Jackson winters, keep these considerations in mind. AFUE Rating Annual fuel utilization efficiency, or AFUE, is a rating system for how efficiently a furnace converts energy into heat. When you live in a place with extremely cold or long winters, you’ll want a high AFUE rating. Gas furnace AFUE ratings range from 80% to 98.5%. Electric furnace AFUE ratings...

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