Furnace Issues You’ll Likely Experience

September 15, 2021

Your furnace is a necessity to ensure that your home stays warm during those colder days. However, just like any mechanical system, it will malfunction from time to time. It’s crucial to understand what the following issues are and how you should go about fixing them. That way, you can get your heater back up and running quickly. Dirty Air Filter The air filter in your heating system should be replaced at least once every three months. However, it’s a good idea to check the filter once a month to see if it’s full. If you

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Why Your AC Isn’t Cooling

August 18, 2021

Quickly troubleshooting your cooling system while the heat is rising will be important in keeping your home free of humidity and saving money from a lack of energy efficiency. Now is the right time to have a mid-season check-up to ensure that these issues don’t happen at an inconvenient time. However, when they do happen, O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning is here to lend you a helping hand. It’s tough when your air conditioner starts to act differently than was intended. There are several reasons why your cooling system is no longer producing cold air. In addition, for each of those

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Tips to Get the Most Out of Your AC This Summer

July 27, 2021

During summer, your air conditioner is likely to run 24/7. When the temperatures rise, your AC unit’s efficiency may drop. Regular maintenance is one way of ensuring that your cooling system is running efficiently. To ease the burden on your air conditioner, apply the following tips. They will help you to minimize your carbon footprint as well as lower your electricity costs. 1. Close Your Curtains During the Day To reduce your household’s lighting costs, maximize the natural light since it will help with minimizing costs. When there is no one in a room, close

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What Is the Ideal Temperature for Home Air Conditioning in the Summer?

June 6, 2021

Sharing an air conditioner with your household can potentially lead to some debates about the best temperature setting, especially in the summer. Summertime puts people in scorching and humid situations that make them want lower temperatures once they get home, away from the heat. Other people want to save money on the energy bill and don’t mind a little discomfort. Is it possible to find a way for you and your partner to remain comfortable without causing the electricity bills to skyrocket? Let’s look at the ideal temperature for home air conditioning units in the summer.

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Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze Up?

May 15, 2021

The warm and muggy summer weather in Drexel Hill, PA, will have you turning to your air conditioner for relief. Air conditioners use a chemical refrigerant to transfer heat out of your home. The refrigerant cycles through the air conditioner’s outdoor unit and indoor unit. When the refrigerant enters your home, it’s very cold. However, it’s not frozen. If you notice frost or ice buildup anywhere on your air conditioning system, this is a cause for concern. Read on to learn about five reasons why air conditioners freeze and some tips on what you should do if you see frost

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Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 19, 2021

Once the warm weather works its way into Drexel Hill, it is easy to forget about your furnace. Sure, you may set the thermostat to air conditioning, but does that really turn off your furnace? Does it really matter if you do more than flipping the thermostat setting? What It Means To Turn Off Your Furnace When it comes to turning off your furnace, most people just think about the thermostat. Depending on the type of furnace you have, that may in fact be the only element to turning it off for the season.

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What to do With Gas Furnace During Power Outage

March 17, 2021

Popular with many homeowners in Drexel Hill, gas furnaces provide reliable and inexpensive heat to help get you through those long Pennsylvania winters. While your furnace operates most of the time without a second thought, what happens when you lose power to your home and your furnace suddenly can’t operate? To help you protect your furnace to ensure it’s ready to get back to work when the power comes back on, here are a few guidelines that O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning recommends you follow. How a Gas Furnace Works Although a gas furnace uses natural gas or propane as

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What Are The Different Types of Furnaces?

February 11, 2021

Furnaces are commonly used due to their quiet operation, energy efficiency, and durability. They are compatible with other units or can be used alone. Furnaces create warm air, and their ductwork may participate in cooling your home as well. They come in various sizes, but you can consult us at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning to get the right fit. Furnaces fall under two categories based on speed and fuel use. Here are the different types of furnaces. Furnaces Based on Fuel Type There are a few different fuel types that your furnace can run on. Here are three options.

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Do Furnaces Require Annual Maintenance?

January 20, 2021

Homeowners rely on their furnaces to keep them warm in the winter, and a furnace needs to work properly to deliver the desired temperature. When something’s wrong with the furnace, don’t expect it to operate efficiently. Depending on the issue, a heating system might even break down completely if maintenance is neglected. Obviously, maintenance does help, but is it necessary to have maintenance performed annually? Generally, the answer to that question is yes. Read on to understand why. Routine Maintenance, Service and Tune-Ups Most experts and authorities do recommend a once-a-year maintenance visit.

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Troubleshooting Tips for My Heating System

December 15, 2020

The heating system in your home is crucial to the comfort of your family in the winter months. And a problem with your heating system will need to be fixed as quickly as possible when the air is cold outside your home. The following troubleshooting tips may prove helpful if your heating system fails to work properly. 1. Inspect Filters Checking your air filters is a simple process and should be one of the first things you do if you are not receiving adequate heat from your furnace. The flow of air through the system is

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