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Important Flooding Precaution about Your Home’s Gas Furnace

Monday, September 4th, 2017
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You don’t want any of these controls on your furnace exposed to flooding!

Corpus Christi has just been hit with one of the worst disasters in its history: a powerful hurricane that slammed into the coast and inflicted immense damage to homes and residents. The rebuilding and recovery effort will be long and hard. We’ve been members of this community for years, proud to serve homeowners and their families, and we’re in this with everybody in the recovery effort.

If your home has suffered from flooding during Hurricane Harvey, you probably have a million things to worry about, from salvaging possession and water damage. We’d like to bring your attention to a piece of equipment in your home that we know a little something about: the gas furnace. This might not be a part of your house that’s immediately on your mind since the time when the furnace normally receives use is still a long ways off—and you’ve definitely got other pressing concerns! However, a flooded furnace presents some potential safety hazards if you attempt to use it later when the flooding has receded. Here are some things to consider if you have a flooded gas furnace in Corpus Christi, TX. (more…)

Steps to Shut Down Your Furnace for Warm Weather

Monday, February 20th, 2017

girl-welcomes-spring-as-winter-fadesWith temperatures now starting to rise into the 70s and even the 80s here in Corpus Christi, we’re already getting ready to merge into the spring. You’ve probably already had your air conditioning system running during a few days (and it’s definitely time to sign up for a maintenance inspection and tune-up for the AC to see that it’s prepared for summer—our Service Efficiency Agreement makes this easy).

Your natural gas furnace needs attention at this point as well. You may still need to use it during some of the coming nights, but soon you’ll shut it down for the middle of the year. Shutting it down means more than just stopping using it. There are a few important steps to take that will help ensure the furnace remains in good condition, and that your family stays safe. (more…)

What Those Sounds from Your Furnace May Mean

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Furnaces run much quieter now than they did 20 years ago, but they will never be able to run completely silently. However, there’s an advantage to this: when your furnace starts making a noise that you don’t expect, you can tell that something may be wrong with it. These strange sounds are one of the ways that a furnace signals that it needs attention and possibly repairs. (more…)

Will a Gas Furnace Make a Home Too Dry?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Gas furnaces are the most common type of heating system in residential buildings thanks to their inexpensive operating costs and the large amount of heat they can generate. But people are sometimes a bit cautious about installing natural gas furnaces, and it’s not just because they’re worried about unsafe operation. Gas furnaces have a reputation for drying the air in a home to the point where it will make the already low humidity in the winter too low, resulting in unpleasant conditions. Is there any truth to this? (more…)