Tips for Maximizing the Life Expectancy of Your Furnace

February 17, 2022

When you want your furnace to last for as long as possible, there are several steps you should take throughout its lifetime. Most furnaces will run properly for about 10 years but can start to develop an array of issues as they get older. Keeping your system properly maintained and clean throughout its lifespan can allow it to operate for a long time. Schedule Annual Maintenance for Your Furnace Professional maintenance is one of the best ways to extend the life expectancy of your furnace. A technician will be able to clean out the internal components

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How to Tell How Energy Efficient Your Heater Is

December 20, 2021

Heating your home can be costly. If you have a highly energy-efficient heater, it can save you a lot of money. There are a few ways to determine how energy-efficient your heater is. AFUE Rating Heater efficiency is rated by its annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). This is a percentage that is determined by how efficiently it converts fuel into heat. For example, a heater with a 95% AFUE rating converts 95% of its fuel into heat. Heaters must have an AFUE of at least 78%. Highly efficient heaters have an AFUE between 90% and 97%.

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3 Ways to Conserve Heat This Winter

November 19, 2021

With the cold weather approaching, odds are that you’ll be spending lots of time indoors over the next few months. Since you’re probably going to be using your furnace quite a bit, finding ways to conserve heat is particularly important. By taking certain steps, you can keep your monthly bills reasonable and avoid putting excessive wear and tear on your heating system. 1. Schedule Furnace Maintenance By scheduling a professional furnace tune-up, you can make sure that your heating system is running at peak efficiency all winter long. When your furnace receives its regular maintenance, it

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How to Identify the Type of Heating System You Have

December 9, 2020

Winter weather will soon arrive in Richardson, TX, so it’s time to get to know your heating system. If you’ve just purchased your home or have recently taken over managing the household maintenance, you might wonder whether you have a heat pump or a furnace. Here are three ways to tell which type of heating system is in your home. 1. Check the Unit Locate the indoor heating system unit. In many homes, it’s in the basement or a utility room. It should have a panel or sticker with the type of system. It should also

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Benefits of Two-Stage Heating

November 17, 2020

Two-stage heaters, also known as variable-speed and dual-stage units, are a newer type of heater that can operate at two power levels. Conventional heaters are either on or off. A two-stage heater can operate at full output or at a more efficient low-power option. How Does Two-Stage Heating Work? A two-stage heater looks just like a conventional heater, and you use it in the same way. It will operate at full strength when it’s freezing outdoors, so your home is comfortable. When temperatures are moderate, it will operate at a lower energy level.

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How Does a Heating System Work?

February 13, 2020

At a very basic level, a heating system works simply by generating heat, then transferring that heat to the targeted space. The type of heating system determines how that heat is generated and transferred to your home. The professionals at Hammack Service Company, Inc. have been installing and servicing these systems in the Richardson, TX, area since 1972. Forced Air Furnace A forced-air furnace burns propane or natural gas to generate the heat. It then uses a circulation fan to force air through the system. It draws cool air in and warms it up, then forces it

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