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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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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Tips to Optimize Your Energy Efficiency This Winter

November 10, 2020

Most Americans report that their energy bills rise in winter. This happens for several well-established, proven reasons. First of all, households spend more time indoors during the winter. With more time spent at home, energy bills are naturally higher. Secondly, electricity generation costs are often higher in winter, forcing electricity companies to pass these costs onto customers. Lastly, municipalities often buy electricity from outside sources to meet demand, which also costs more. Despite these unavoidable factors, you can reduce your energy consumption this winter. Let’s take a look at how to go about it. Welcome Humidity Into

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