Heating Articles

When do I Need a New Furnace?

December 18, 2021
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The average life expectancy of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. The closer your furnace gets to this age range, the more attention you should pay to the warning signs. Start shopping for a replacement before you have an emergency, so that you can make a calm and informed decision. Having a pilot light on your furnace is a good indicator that your furnace is at least 20 years old.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

November 16, 2021
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Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

October 26, 2021
Heat Pump Versus Furnace

Looking to install a new heater in your St. Louis home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 15, 2021
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Once the cooler weather hits here in St. Louis, MO, this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Cold Air?

January 21, 2020
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When it comes to staying warm during the cold winter months, folks love their heat pumps. Fast, reliable, and cost effective to use, heat pumps are a popular choice in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. But what if it’s freezing outdoors and your heat pump starts blowing cold air? At AL-DON, we…

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

December 30, 2019
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  If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home. Or…

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

December 26, 2018
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You’ve gone to inspect your air filter, only to find it’s sopping wet! Thoughts begin to race through your head––“Is my furnace breaking down?” or “Is this going to be expensive to repair?”

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Heating Systems: Heat Pump vs. Furnace

February 13, 2018
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Looking to install a new heater in your home? Your two most popular choices in St. Louis are a heat pump and a furnace. But which one to choose?

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Furnace Fan Setting: On vs. Auto

January 12, 2018
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On your thermostat, there’s a furnace-fan setting for either “On” or “Auto.” Which option is the best choice?

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Simple Steps to Reduce Your Family’s Impact on the Environment

January 4, 2018
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The professionals at AL-DON “Indoor Air Quality Specialists” are always ready to help with all of your heating, cooling and indoor air quality needs.

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Maximum Efficiency and Comfort Tips as Cold Weather Approaches

October 26, 2017
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After a long, hot summer, many people welcome the relief that fall weather brings. Kids are back in school, football season is here and most of us are finishing projects around the house that kept getting put off until cooler weather. This also is the time to start thinking about what can be done to…

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Don’t Skip Your Furnace Maintenance

September 5, 2017
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A furnace is crucial to comfort in St. Louis, 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 your…

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