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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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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What To Do With Your Gas Furnace During A 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

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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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What is Two-Stage Heating?

October 20, 2020

As the days in Drexel Hill, PA, get cooler, it’s time to start thinking about how you will keep your home comfortable this winter. If your current furnace is working fine, then you have nothing to worry about. However, if your current furnace seems to be malfunctioning or if your utility bills are higher than you’d like, then it may be time to consider a new approach to heating your home. At O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning, one solution we recommend is a two-stage furnace. Understanding what sets these devices apart will help you determine if this is the direction you should go for

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