Furnace Articles

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 Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

October 13, 2022
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 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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