Category: HVAC

This Is Part 2 of a 3 Part Article: Part 1:   Furnace Control Board – Purpose And Functions Part 2: Furnace Control Board – Power Surge Protection + Surge Protection For The Rest Of The House Part 3:   Furnace Control Board – Other Ways To Help Minimize Early Failure. For Part 1 Of This Article, […]

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This article is about ways to determine if a gas furnace has a cracked heat-exchanger.   Al’s Heating & A/C provides repairs of all brands of Central A/C, Gas or Electric Furnaces, & Heat Pumps.  Al’s sells and installs new HVAC systems from American Standard (made by the same company as Trane), Ameristar (made by same […]

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25 Uncommon Ways To Lower Heating Costs After looking at your heating bills, have you ever wondered — “What are inexpensive things I can do that have the most impact on heating costs?” Most articles describe EXPENSIVE ways to make the house more energy-efficient.  Don’t get me wrong, these are excellent home improvements — if the existing […]

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Heat Pumps: Benefits, Problems & Repairs — Part 4 of 4 Considerations When When Thinking About Buying A New HVAC System With  A Heat Pump   While Heating, Heat Pumps Have Characteristics Unique To Them   NOTE: In cooling mode, a Heat Pump operates like a conventional central air conditioner. One of the more notable characteristics are […]

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Heat Pumps: Benefits, Problems & Repairs Part 3 of 4 Normal Recurring Noises For Heat Pumps Heat pumps make strange and/or loud noises during the Defrost-Cycle.  Most recurring sounds are part of normal operation.  Here are the sounds heard most often: If a rattle is heard, make sure the access-panel is tightly screwed into place.  If the rattle […]

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Heat Pump: When You Want One, Normal Operation, Operational Problems, & When Service Is Needed Part 2 of 4   Heat Pump Frosting / Icing (During Winter)  &  The Heat Pump Defrost-Cycle A Heat Pump may have visible light frost or ice at times (when temps are 35 or lower).  Many service-calls are generated by Heat Pump […]

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Heat Pump When You Want One, Normal Operation, Problems And When Service Is Required    In DFW, you likely have one of the following central HVAC Systems: Gas Furnace & Central Air Conditioner Electric Furnace & Central Air Conditioner Electric Heat Pump with Back-Up Electric heat.  The Heat Pump also provides Air Conditioning. If Your […]

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  DFW Heating Costs — Gas Furnace Versus Heat Pump   DFW Heating-Costs Comparison For Gas Furnace Versus Heat Pump NOTE: To compute your personal heating costs estimate, click on this link:  Heating Cost Calculator.   Enter the costs shown just below DFW’s Cost Per 1,000 Cubic Feet (MCF) Of Natural Gas in Jan of 2017 was […]

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  DFW Heat Pump Heating-Costs Versus Electric Furnace   DFW Heat Pump Versus Electric Furnace Heating-Costs Comparison To give insight into the biggest benefit of Heat Pumps, we provide an example of Heat Pump Heating-Costs — Versus an Electric Furnace.   If you have an all-electric home, your can lower your heating-costs substantially with a Heat […]

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HSPF: The Heating Efficiency-Rating For Heat Pumps — What It Means A Heat Pump is actually an air conditioner that runs in reverse while in heating mode.  In summer, air conditioners & Heat Pumps remove heat from the home and move it outside.  During winter, a Heat Pump removes heat from outdoor air and moves (pumps) […]

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