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Reid Geler is the Vice President of The Geiler Company.

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Common Furnace Repairs

[fa icon='calendar'] Feb 17, 2019 4:36:25 PM / by Reid Geiler posted in furnace, heating

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Common furnace repairs that may happen in the first 10 years

 
Not unlike any other home appliance, there are a few common repairs you may find yourself
needing to make to your furnace within the first 10 years of ownership.
 

 

Capacitor

The furnace capacitor is part of the fan motor in your furnace. It helps the fan motor start and
provides a steady flow of electricity to the motors.
If it fails, so will the rest of your system, which will be easily noticeable. Signs of a failing
capacitor are: loud humming noises, problems with your air conditioning running constantly,
blowing cold air and starting, or consistently rising electric bills.
If the furnace capacitor is starting to fail or becoming weak, it can be noticed and easily repaired
during recommended yearly maintenance.
 

Blowers

Blowers run year round to keep air flowing through your household. Since the blower runs
year-round, they have potential to fail earlier than your entire system or other individual parts of
the system.
A regularly changed and proper air filter can help the furnace blower last a longer and run more
efficiently.
The blower catches all the dust and debris that can pass through your filter, therefore, if the filter
is not being changed regularly, it poses potential for the blower to fail prematurely due to
overheating from coping with an old, dirty filter.
Yearly service can also help a furnace blower last longer, because it is cleaned during
maintenance.
 

Vacuum Switch

The vacuum switch, also called the pressure switch, is designed to shut your furnace down if it
senses negative pressure being created by the draft inducing motor. This protects your home
from backdrafting, which is exhaust fumes entering your system, then entering your space.
A damaged switch is a common cause for furnace malfunctions. Holes or tears, debris build up
or just old age of the switch can cause it so stop working.
Repairs and replacement of vacuum switches are common. The vacuum switch can start to fail
due to age, which can then result in faulty furnace firing.
If your vacuum switch needs replaced, it is most common to just replace the part itself, not your
entire furnace.
 
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Ignitor

A furnace ignitor is fairly self explanatory, it is what lights a burner and starts the combustion
process to turn fuel into heat.
Newer furnaces typically have an electric hot surface ignitor while electric furnaces typically
have a thin wire that receives an electric signal, gets extremely hot and will create a spark to
start the heating process.
Signs of a failing or broken ignitor are similar to a broken capacitor. Hearing your furnace turn
off and on, only feeling it blow cold or cool air and your furnace not running at all are signs that
your ignitor could be ready to replace.
Replacing your ignitor is another common occurrence around five to seven years of operation. It
can be caught during yearly maintenance and replaced.
 
These common repairs are no need to panic. With any home appliance, upkeep and repairs are
just part of ownership. With regular maintenance and knowing the signs of these common
repairs, your furnace can continue to function efficiently.
 
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The Best Way to Heat a Garage in Winter

[fa icon='calendar'] Dec 17, 2018 3:55:54 PM / by Reid Geiler posted in Split System, Ductless Heating

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Garages are an underutilized space in the home. Garages create extra room for doing hobbies, playing games, and entertaining.

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Why is One Room in My House So Cold?

[fa icon='calendar'] Dec 10, 2018 7:24:29 PM / by Reid Geiler posted in Split System, Ductless Heating

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If you find that one room in your house is cooler than others (and not on purpose) you may have an air duct balancing issue. There are some things you can do on your own to investigate the source of the issue.

First, make sure all your vents are fully open and your furnace filter isn’t dirty.

Second, make sure the windows are completely closed.

Once you’ve eliminated your filter, vents, and windows as the problem, then it’s time to call a professional to look at your HVAC system.

You may have an outdated HVAC and it’s time to replace your unit.

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9 Things You Should Never Put Down The Drain

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 21, 2018 11:46:45 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in Clogged Toilet, clogged drain

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Nobody wants to start off the holiday season with a clogged drain.

Here are some tips to avoid that emergency plumber call.

Here is a list of 9 things you should never put down the drain.

GREASE

We know. You run hot water behind it to wash it down the drain, but grease coats the inside of pipes and can lead to a clogged drain. As it cools down it solidifies and create a real problem.

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How Not To Break Your Home Renovation Budget

[fa icon='calendar'] Sep 16, 2018 9:41:14 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in Split System, Home Renovation

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Home renovation is extremely popular these days. The TV show Fixer Upper has made Chip and Joanna Gaines famous. We also know that it can be stressful and does not always turn out so well as demonstrated by the divorce or Christina and Tarek El Moussa of the TV series Flip or Flop.

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What Is the Best Air Conditioner For An Attic?

[fa icon='calendar'] Sep 15, 2018 10:54:53 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in Split System

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One of the problems you face when looking to install air conditioning in your attic is the lack of duct work.

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Why can’t I stop sneezing?

[fa icon='calendar'] May 28, 2018 10:39:00 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in indoor air quality

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If you find yourself having frequent sneezing fits, especially if they’re accompanied by watery eyes, a runny nose, or a cough, then it could be a sign of excessive allergens  or pollutants in your home.

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Why do I keep having nosebleeds?

[fa icon='calendar'] May 21, 2018 11:42:00 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in indoor air quality

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The inside of your nose is lined with a sensitive mucus membrane fed by lots of blood vessels. When this membrane is damaged and one of those blood vessels ruptures, this results in a nosebleed. Obvious causes are injury or trauma to the nose, but many people are unaware that home air quality and humidity levels can also play a major role in nosebleeds.

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Why does my home have a musty smell?

[fa icon='calendar'] May 14, 2018 5:27:00 PM / by Reid Geiler posted in indoor air quality

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It’s normal for a home to have its own unique smell. However, if you’ve been noticing an unpleasant, musty smell around your home recently, it could be a sign of mold or mildew.

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Allergies, Asthma & Indoor Air Quality

[fa icon='calendar'] May 7, 2018 10:20:00 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in indoor air quality

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An allergy occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks a harmless foreign substance, known as an allergen. Inhaling airborne allergens can cause a runny nose, congestion, watery eyes, or irritated skin — mild allergic reactions that can be managed fairly easily. However, severe reactions can trigger allergic asthma, a dangerous condition in which the airways narrow and breathing becomes difficult.

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