AC Comfort Blog

Do Gas Furnaces Still Use Pilot Lights?

January 17th, 2022

gas-energy-flamesThe natural gas furnace has a long history of use. The first patent on the gas furnace was in 1919, and by the 1940s, gas furnaces started to become popular as central heating options, replacing coal-burning furnaces because of their power, improved safety, and convenience—no more need to take delivery of coal and shovel it into the furnace, the natural gas comes right to the home.

Furnace technology has continued to improve over decades since, and this is where we come to the question in the title: Are pilot lights still a thing? We’ll look into this question more below.

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Why Your Furnace’s Burners Won’t Stay Lit

January 3rd, 2022

natural-gas-furnaceWhen you need your home’s gas furnace working, the last thing you want to happen is to have it keep shutting down on you. Unfortunately, this is one of the more common furnace issues you may run into: burners that won’t stay lit. There may be a simple explanation for it, but in many cases you’ll need to call us for professional furnace repair in Houston, TX. Please do not attempt to make any repairs to a gas furnace on your own, as it’s potentially hazardous.

So why aren’t the furnace burners staying lit? Let’s examine some of the possibilities:

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Tips for Keeping Your Furnace Running Safely All Season

December 20th, 2021

furance-checked-by-technicianYou may not run your gas furnace as often during winter as people in colder climates, but you’ll still have the same need for a safely running furnace. The modern gas furnace has numerous features to help it run at high levels of safety, and we want to reassure any homeowner that the gas furnace in their home isn’t some disaster waiting to happen. 

But you do need to pay attention to a few steps to ensure the best and safest performance from your furnace for the season … and that’s what this post is all about.

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Heed These Warning Signs You Need Your Furnace Repaired

December 13th, 2021

checkmark-greenWe hope that you’ve scheduled heating maintenance for your furnace with our team already. If you haven’t, right now is a great time to have it done. Maintenance makes it more likely that your furnace will work exactly as it needs to during the cold spells, and it reduces the chance you’ll need to call us for furnace repair Sugar Land, TX to handle a broken heater.

Even with maintenance, you may still have to call us to fix your furnace. We recommend you look over the warning signs below of a heater that’s going bad so you’ll be able to call us before the furnace abruptly fails. It isn’t hard to avoid a furnace repair emergency if you know what to watch for.

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Should I Worry That a Gas Furnace Will Dry Out My Home’s Air?

November 15th, 2021

natural-gas-furnaceYou may have heard that a drawback of gas furnaces is they tend to make the air in a house drier. Is this true, and is it something you need to consider when thinking about replacing your current furnace?

The answer is a bit complicated. The short version, if you don’t want to hang around for the longer explanation, is that older types of gas furnaces can contribute to drier indoor air (although they do not directly dry the air) while newer ones do not. If you’re looking to have a new gas furnace installed, our technicians offer the quality furnace service in Houston, TX that will ensure you have the right unit for your needs. If dry air is still a problem in your home, regardless of the type of furnace you have, we can help with installing a whole-house humidifier.

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November Is Heating Maintenance Month in Texas!

November 1st, 2021

furnace-repair-technicianPeople who don’t live in Texas may imagine that it always stays warm here, even during winter. But although we may not experience as consistently cold winters as more northern states, we’ve occasionally had periods of extreme cold sweep through. It’s important for us to remember to keep our heating systems in good shape, because when we need them, we really need them.

This is why we’re glad to announce that November is Heating Maintenance Month for Texas. No, not an official designation—but we want to make sure our customers know how important this service is, and that November is a great time to have it done.

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Top 4 Things Homeowners Wish They Knew Before They Got a New AC

October 18th, 2021

air-conditioner-units-near-grassAutumn is a good time of the year to make big changes to the comfort system in your home. The weather cools down enough that you won’t need your AC running as often, and it’s easier to schedule an important job like having a new air conditioner installed. Because we live in an area that can experience warm temperatures all around the year, you never want to be caught with a dying air conditioner at any season—so if you think you’re ready for a new air conditioning installation, now is an excellent time.

But don’t jump into it too fast! Many homeowners have made mistakes with an AC installation because of haste and not consulting with a professional HVAC contractor in Houston, TX. Below we’ve listed the top four things these homeowners wish they had known before they plowed ahead hastily getting a new air conditioner.

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Why Aren’t All the Rooms in My House Getting Enough Cooling?

October 4th, 2021

family-before-electric-fansCentral air conditioning systems exist so an entire house can enjoy comfort. They overtook window air conditioners, which can only cool a limited space (and have other disadvantages as well, but that’s a whole other post). If you have a central air conditioning system that isn’t evenly cooling your house, leaving some rooms much hotter than others, it can mean one of several problems. 

You don’t have to just accept that your AC can’t give you even cooling. You deserve a comfortable house, and we recommend you call for a new AC installation or air conditioning repair in Katy, TX. Below we’ll look at why your AC may have problems with whole-house cooling.

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Warning Signs You Have a Dying AC at the End of Summer

September 20th, 2021

air-conditioner-with-dirty-coilsThe end of summer doesn’t mean the end of the heat here in Texas. We depend on air conditioners for most of the year, and heat can strike at almost any time. We need to take extra precautions with our residential air conditioning systems so they’re ready to work at a moment’s notice. We need to know when to call for air conditioning repair in Cypress, TX—and also when we’ve got an air conditioning system that’s beyond repairs.

You may be in the latter situation: an air conditioner that’s dying and may not make it to next year, let alone next summer. Hopefully, you can identify a failing AC before it fully breaks down, and in this post we’ll walk you through some of the major warning signs it’s time for an AC replacement.

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Did You Forget AC Maintenance Before Summer? You Still Need to Schedule It!‏

September 6th, 2021

AC-technician-washing-condenserYour AC does the job of keeping you comfortable in your home. However, to fully rely on it you need to ensure you stay current with its maintenance needs.

Most people schedule AC maintenance just before summer. However, if you forget, it doesn’t mean you should wait another year to have your AC tuned up and inspected. You need AC maintenance every year for you to fully enjoy its benefits.

Here are the major benefits of regular AC maintenance.

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