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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…)

March Is in Like a Lamb This Time: Be Ready with HVAC Services

Monday, March 6th, 2017

cooling-and-heating-badgeThere’s a saying found in many farmers’ almanacs dating back to the 18th century—and probably from much earlier—that “March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb.” This is a short acknowledgement of the basic facts of the seasons: when March begins, it’s winter; when it ends, it’s spring. (This year, specifically, spring starts on March 20, the date of the vernal equinox when the periods of night and day are equal. After this, longer days will start to become the norm until the summer solstice in June.)

However, “in like a lion, out like a lamb” is only a proverb—and you’ve probably seen the opposite happen. In fact, the reverse version of the phrase is almost as common. March is a time of highly unpredictable weather, when it can seem as if summer has already arrived, only to have a cold snap sneak in later the same week. (more…)

Why Won’t My Heater Stop Running?

Monday, January 4th, 2016

We can experience cold winters in Texas, but they are still relatively mild compared to many other parts of the country. This makes it important to have a heating system that properly balances temperatures throughout the season, that way your home won’t become too hot. The best setting for the thermostat during colder weather is between 72°F and 78°F, which is the right level of comfort for most people and will prevent the heater from wasting too much energy. (more…)

Should the Pilot Light Flame Be a Color Other Than Blue?

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Gas furnaces are still the predominant way that homes stay warm through cooler weather. Many gas furnaces no longer use a standing pilot light to ignite the burners that create hot combustion gas. Instead, they rely on intermittent pilot lights (which turn on only as needed thanks to an electric spark) and hot-surface electronic ignition systems (which operate entirely on electricity, no pilot light needed). (more…)

What Does That Noise from My Furnace Mean?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

The short answer to this question is that the noise means your furnace needs to have HVAC technicians take a look at it to check if it has repair problems. Any unusual sound coming from a furnace, whether a gas or electric model, could indicate a malfunction, and you should never hesitate to call on professionals to make sure that any faults are fixed immediately. You don’t want your furnace to risk a full breakdown or even start to run unsafely.

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How to Tell that You Need Immediate Furnace Repair

Monday, October 6th, 2014

When it comes to your furnace, there are some problems that signal a need for repairs. Odd noises when the heating comes on, uneven heating between rooms, and even the pilot light going out are all problems that need immediate professional attention. There are some problems, however, that are far more urgent than others. Here are some furnace problems that you cannot afford to ignore.

Exhaust Flue Failure

The exhaust flue is designed to take all the byproducts of combusting fuel, and direct them outside where they can disperse. The most prevalent of these byproducts are carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. All three of these have negative effects on your health, including unconsciousness and death, if you are exposed to them in large amounts.

If the exhaust flue becomes blocked by something, these combustion gases can become trapped in your home. These gases are odorless, tasteless, and invisible. However, there are some ways to tell if you are being exposed to them. If you suddenly feel dizzy, weak, or otherwise disoriented, you may be exposed to combustion gases. Carbon monoxide detectors are widely available, and can warn you before you begin to experience symptoms. In a case like this, time is of the essence. Turn off your heating system, open some windows, and get out of your house. If your condition doesn’t improve right away, call the poison control center or emergency services immediately. You should also call your utility company.

Gas Line Blockage or Leak

The gas line is what supplies fuel to the furnace for combustion. If this line develops a leak or a blockage, your furnace may not have enough fuel to reach the target temperature or turn on in the first place. If your furnace doesn’t seem to be providing enough heat, or is failing to stay lit, you may have a problem with your gas line. Call a professional right away to make sure that your gas flow is regulating properly.

If you believe something may be wrong with your furnace, call Justice Air Conditioning & Heating. We conduct heating repair services throughout the Corpus Christi area.