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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