A Guide to Preventing Carbon Monoxide Leaks From Your Furnace

January 10, 2022

The majority of furnaces are powered by burning gas, which they use to create the heat that keeps your home warm. Unfortunately, with a gas-burning appliance, there’s always the danger of a carbon monoxide leak occurring. Carbon monoxide is an extremely dangerous gas. If it’s breathed in for an extended period of time, it becomes a serious health hazard that can sometimes even be deadly. It’s always wise to keep a working carbon monoxide detector in your home in case of an emergency. However, if you know the safety measures to take, you can greatly lower the likelihood that you

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Does Your Home Have a Code-Compliant Furnace?

December 20, 2021

So, the time has come to replace your home’s heating system. You already know that it is going to be a major undertaking, but are you aware of the fact that there are literally hundreds of pages of requirements that must be adhered to so that your new heating system will be in compliance with your location’s safety code manual? O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in Drexel Hill, PA, can help you to be sure that your new HVAC system is fully code compliant. What Are the Code Requirements for Your Furnace? Specific code requirements can vary from one locality

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Tips to Prepare for Professional Furnace Replacement

November 20, 2021

With the average furnace lasting around 20 years, it is not uncommon for homeowners to need to replace one at some point or another. If it is time to get your furnace replaced, here are some useful tips that you want to implement to ensure that your professional furnace installation goes smoothly. Consult an HVAC Professional In today’s world of do-it-yourself repairs, it is not uncommon for homeowners to consider replacing their furnaces by themselves. This is not advisable since installing a heating system without factory certification can void its warranty right off the bat. Instead,

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4 Ways to Tell It’s Time to Replace Your Ducts

October 20, 2021

Having air ducts that are in good condition and functioning properly is very important to the overall well-being of your household. These ducts are essential year-round because both your heating and air conditioning system relies on them to circulate air and keep your climate comfortable. Just like most of the appliances you own, your ventilation system needs to be regularly maintained, occasionally repaired, and sometimes even replaced. There are certain factors you can use to determine whether or not it’s time for you to invest in new ductwork. 1. Ineffective Heating

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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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