Furnace Articles

Why Does My Furnace Smell?

February 11, 2019
Woman Smelling Odor in Her Home

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 home.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

January 29, 2019
Young family making cookies at home.

Furnaces have a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively, protecting your family from potential fires, low air quality, and more…

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

January 21, 2019
Couple reviewing bills, confused over home heating problem.

Is your furnace acting up this winter? Take precautions to lower the risk of an overheating furnace, and know when to take action with these steps…

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

December 27, 2018
Happy family having fun while preparing a cake on Christmas Eve at home. Focus is on father and daughter.

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 The Tedder Company, here are six ways your furnace is…

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Your Furnace Filter: What It Is and How It Works

November 28, 2018
furnace filter insertion

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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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

November 12, 2018
wet basement floor

You just discovered there’s a puddle water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water? In most cases, it’s not a big repair, so don’t panic. It could be a few different things. However, you will need a certified professional to take a look…

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What Does AFUE Mean?

January 29, 2018

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric, gas, or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or Average Fuel Utilization Efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your home and…

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Furnace Fan Setting: On vs. Auto

December 15, 2017

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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How to Handle Your Furnace Leaking Water

November 8, 2017

You just discovered there’s a puddle water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water? In most cases, it’s not a big repair, so don’t panic. It could be a few different things. However, you will need a certified professional to take a look…

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All About Furnace Filters

October 13, 2017

Furnace filters. They’re one of those items not really on the top of everyone’s minds, but they are important and can have a big impact. With the right furnace filter, you can save money and improve your indoor air quality (IAQ) in one fell swoop. The primary function of your furnace filter is simply to…

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