Furnace Articles

Is My Furnace Overheating?

December 15, 2023
Is My Furnace Overheating? Smiling mixed race brother and sister relaxing and using smart phone laying in living room nook corner with winter in the background outside.

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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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

November 15, 2023
What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace? Worried senior smartphone user getting bad, concerning news message, holding mobile phone, looking away, feeling stressed, anxious, thinking over problems, sms answer.

If your furnace is producing a strange smell, 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 Washington home.

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Full Heating & Cooling System Installation in Pekin, IL 61554

September 12, 2023

“Very efficient on what the had to do, cleaned up everything inside and out, and very polite, and explained how to use everything after they got done. Very satisfied!!! And the salesman came out on a holiday and was able to get it installed the very next day, Now that’s impressive. Thanks!”

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

March 15, 2023
Image of someone working on a furnace. What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

A furnace is a major investment for any Morton homeowner. Although it’s not something that will need to be done frequently, most people will face the decision of needing to purchase a new heating system sometime during home ownership.

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What Are Furnace Filters?

January 17, 2023
A furnace filter is installed. What Are Furnace Filters?

It’s crucial to take proper care of your furnace—it provides your Morton home with the heat you need to stay warm.

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How Do I Know I Have a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

December 16, 2022
A man ponders in front of a laptop. How Do I Know I Have a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

Your helpful neighbor suggested the issue you are having with your gas furnace sounds like it could be due to a cracked heat exchanger.

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Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

November 7, 2022
A handy-man examines a furnace. Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

If your gas furnace turn on but cannot feel any warm air blowing from the vents inside your IL home, chances are the pilot light went out.

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What Is Short Cycling?

February 8, 2022
Short Cycling

Today’s technology does have some built-in protection against HVAC short cycling. Similar to an overload trigger on an electrical motor, shut-off controls will often prevent catastrophic HVAC equipment failure. For instance, if temperatures or pressures exceed maximum preset ranges, these safety devices will kick in and shut down your HVAC system for a certain amount of time. Whether you notice short cycling or your HVAC system shuts down due to this issue, it’s important to resolve the root causes for the long-term health of your heating and cooling system. Living with a system that short cycles can lead to poor temperature-, ventilation-, and humidity-management; a strain on electrical and lubrication systems; and energy wastage.

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When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

January 14, 2022
Cold Couple in front of Radiator

If you’re struggling with whether or not to buy a new furnace, we want to help. Here are some warning signs to start saving for a new furnace.

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How Do I Know I Have a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

December 10, 2021
Heat Exchanger

Even though your furnace may look and seem fine, dangerous gases could leak into your Morton home and seriously affect, even kill, your family members. If you suspect your heat exchanger is cracked, call Garber Heating & Air Conditioning , and one of our specially-trained professionals will immediately assess your furnace’s situation.

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Video-Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Gas When I Turn it On?

November 23, 2021
Furnace Smells

You turn on your furnace, and you smell gas. What should you do? First assess what the smell most likely is, and you may not need to call anyone. Of course, if you’re still nervous because you just don’t know, turn off your furnace and give one of our highly trained technicians a call at 309-866-3025 to come out to diagnose the smell for you.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

November 17, 2021
Furnace Sound

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.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

October 27, 2021
Furnace Family Safe

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.

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