Heating Articles

6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

January 29, 2019
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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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Dual Fuel Systems

December 12, 2017

A dual fuel system can solve a lot of issues for homeowners, but it’s really nothing more than a combined HVAC system comprised of a heat pump and a gas or oil furnace (or boiler). It’s got the best of both types of heating, allowing more homeowners––especially Murfreesboro, TN, homeowners––to take advantage of the efficiency…

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Heat Pump vs. Furnace

November 27, 2017

Looking to install a new heater in your home? Your two most popular choices in Murfreesboro, TN, are a heat pump and a furnace. But which one to choose? Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other. Here are some things to consider to help you in your decision-making process.…

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Fall Maintenance on Your Heating System

September 26, 2017

As the saying goes, “time and tide waits for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months are moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Murfreesboro, you need to think about preparing your HVAC system for fall maintenance. Maintaining your heating equipment ensures it’ll run smoothly the way it…

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What Does AFUE Mean?

March 13, 2017

  While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or 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…

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How Often Should I Change My Furnace Filter?

February 27, 2017

  Out of sight, out of mind. This is especially true for furnace filters. When you have a clean furnace filter in place, your furnace will run optimally, keeping your home an ideal temperature. A dirty filter will inhibit the performance of your furnace. It may even cause your furnace to fail. What Kind? There…

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How Do I Know If My Heat Exchanger Is Cracked?

February 13, 2017

  Your helpful neighbor suggested the issue you’re having with your gas furnace sounds like it could be due to a cracked heat exchanger. What’s a heat exchanger? How can you tell if that’s what the issue is? What should you do about it?  Don’t ignore the possibility. A cracked heat exchanger in a gas…

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What is a Thermocouple?

January 30, 2017

  A thermocouple is a sensor used to measure temperature. It is a device used inside your Murfreesboro gas furnace, to assist the pilot light in keeping your furnace running and safe. It works rather like a fail-safe to keep unburned gas from accumulating and burning, exploding or causing another type of health risk. A…

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Don't Forget Your Annual Furnace Maintenance!

January 13, 2017

  A furnace is crucial to comfort in Tennessee winter, yet it is often ignored when it comes to home maintenance. Usually your furnace is in a basement, closet or other low traffic area of your home, making it easy to overlook. To avoid costly, inconvenient, and possibly dangerous emergency repairs, you should always remember…

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Types of Furnaces

October 28, 2016

There are three different types of furnaces available. There are a few things that factor into which kind will work for you. You should consider your heating requirements, duct work and insulation, size of you home and number of floors, and your budget. One of the certified technicians at the Tedder Company can assist you…

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