Furnace Articles

How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

February 15, 2024
Man sitting on couch covering nose and mouth and holding chest due to gases in home. Could be a cracked heat exchanger. Airclaws blog image.

At Airclaws, Inc., we take the safety of our customers in Ohio seriously. That’s why we want you to know how to spot a cracked heat exchanger.

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How Do I Lower My Winter Heating Bill?

November 16, 2023
Family in Amesville, OH, enjoying a warm home thanks to Airclaws Heating & Cooling Systems.

Let’s face it: running your furnace gets expensive. Heating alone accounts for over 40 percent of the average American’s utility bill, according to a US Department of Energy (DOE) analysis. Staying warm can be a costly proposition.

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Furnace Filter Replacement in Athens, OH 45701

October 24, 2023

“I was so happy to get my furnace replacement filter dropped off at my place of work. Saved me a trip. Thanks Airclaws!😁”

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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

October 21, 2022
Someone working on a furnace with a screw driver. When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Your furnace plays the key role in keeping you warm in your Jackson home, but even with routine maintenance, it does not last forever. Nobody wants to think about replacing any major household system, but it’s generally more cost effective to be proactive in your thinking about it.

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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

January 31, 2022
Woman on the phone with HVAC company trying to determine why her furnace won't stop running.

Is your furnace blowing air without pause? If so, you’re probably feeling a bit concerned. First, your Albany house most likely feels like an oven. On top of that, your utility bill will be considerably higher with your furnace constantly running. Believe it or not, this is a fairly common problem our professionals at Airclaws see frequently, so you don’t need to worry.

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What Is Short Cycling?

December 30, 2021
Short Cycling

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work.

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Why isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

December 11, 2021
Girl feeling in a bad mood and drinking hot drink.

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing inconsistent heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home. Or you might have to wear a coat and blanket just to function around the house.

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How Do I Know When I Need a New Furnace?

October 14, 2021
Red boiler in the room

Let’s face it—there’s never a good time for the heat to go out in your Ohio home. You certainly don’t want to wait until your heating system stops working for you to realize you need a replacement!

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Furnace Pressure Switches

January 15, 2021
Furnace Pressure Switches, Cheerful couple looking out of the window

Though you may not give much thought to the furnace in your Nelsonville home, knowing a bit about it and how it works can come in handy. At Airclaws, our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals are always here to help and to answer any furnace questions you may have.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

November 30, 2020
Is My Furnace Overheating?, family together in kitchen

Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should keep a cool head and get your furnace taken care of right away.

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

November 23, 2020
happy young couple relaxing with mugs under a blanket on their couch at home. How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer? There is no shortcut or hack to increase your furnace’s longevity.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

December 16, 2019
Girl trying to stay warm inside after realizing her furnace isn't heating her entire home.

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your Logan home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home. Or…

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

November 26, 2019
Gas flames representing the different types of furnaces available.

If you happen to be in the market for a new furnace, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options available. Our professional team at Airclaws would like to make it a bit easier by providing some basics on the different types of furnaces on the market today. We hope this information can help…

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

November 11, 2019
Man trying to sleep after realizing the loud sound coming from his furnace.

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds and leave the repair job to a professional. To help you, our Airclaws team…

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Do I Really Need Fall HVAC Maintenance?

October 25, 2019
family playing outside in the leaves after scheduling their fall HVAC maintenance

As the saying goes, “Time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Athens, you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance. Maintaining your…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Clean and Check

October 11, 2019
Woman and girl looking out fall window after scheduling their fall furnace clean and check

Once the cooler weather hits here in Amesville this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional from Airclaws. You may think…

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What’s That Scent Coming From My Furnace?

February 18, 2019
Multi Generation Family Watching TV Together In Living Room.

If your furnace is producing a strange scent, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale. When in doubt, always open windows to ensure ventilation, and evacuate your home. For your convenience and protection, our Airclaws team developed…

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

January 7, 2019
family mother and child daughter hugs and warm on winter evening by fireplace

Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace. From our team here at Airclaws, here are six ways your furnace is working to…

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Your Furnace Filter: What It Is and How It Works

December 18, 2018
Male arm and hand replacing disposable air filter in residential air furnace..

Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It quietly does its job without any fuss and allows the rest of the furnace to do its job. It’s not a complicated item, but there are things you need to know about it to allow it to correctly do its job. Its Purpose The…

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Thermostat Troubleshooting

November 20, 2018
Hvac technician installing faceplate on a digital thermostat

A thermostat is a heat-activated switch. It has an internal temperature sensor that causes a switch to open or close. This switch completes or disrupts the electrical circuit that runs your heating and cooling system. It gauges the temperature and depending on the season will turn your HVAC on or off to heat or cool…

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Signs That You May Need A New Furnace

November 7, 2018
hvac worker with flexible ventilation system tube in hands

A new furnace is a big investment and can be a heavy cost for any homeowner. It can be hard to make the decision replace your current furnace, every furnace will need to be replaced at some point in a home’s life. How do you know when it is time to say good bye to…

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Don’t Skip your Fall Inspection

October 3, 2018
man at work

A furnace is crucial to comfort in the Ohio winter, yet it is often ignored when it comes to home maintenance. Usually your furnace is in a basement, closet or other low traffic area of your home, making it easy to overlook. To avoid costly, inconvenient, and possibly dangerous emergency repairs, you should always remember…

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Fall Furnace Maintenance

September 6, 2018

Before starting any kind of routine maintenance or cleaning make sure you have taken the proper safety precautions, such as turning your appliance off. If at any point you question what you are doing or think you might damage your furnace or hurt yourself, do not proceed. Call us and we will be happy to…

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Furnace’s Thermostat Setting: On vs. Auto

February 19, 2018
Woman regulating heater temperature

On your thermostat, there’s a furnace-fan setting for either “On” or “Auto.” Which option is the best choice? There are devotees of both settings, each believing their setting is the optimum one to choose. But in reality, it’s more of a pros-and-cons type of situation. It really depends on which benefits are a priority for…

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When Do I Need a New Furnace?

January 11, 2018
Beautiful senior woman and man in sunny winter nature ice skating.

There are few simple things to take into consideration when thinking about a new furnace. How Old Is Your Furnace? The average life expectancy of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. The closer your furnace gets to this age range, the more attention you should pay to the warning signs. Start shopping for a…

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