October 20, 2019

What to Do Before Turning on Your Furnace

It’s time for your AC to pass the baton to your furnace in the relay race that determines your comfort. Since the furnace has been inactive for a few months, there are a few things you should do before turning it on ahead of the colder months. 1. Inspect your Heating System Go around your home and check for the following potential trouble areas: Buildup of residue on furnace Loose duct connections Wear on blower belt Problems with chimney vent Insulation issues 2. Change Air Filters and Clean Air Ducts Although you should be changing your air filters approximately every three months, you should consider replacing them before you start up your furnace for the season. Removing debris from air ducts will ensure proper airflow, which will make your HVAC system more efficient and keep your indoor air clean and healthy. If you want to avoid the hassle of cleaning the ducts yourself, don’t hesitate to have a professional perform the task for you. 3. Check the Vents Vents are one of the most common areas where debris will build up and block airflow. Check to see that the vents are clear, and be sure to wipe them down to...

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March 20, 2019

Reducing Your Winter Energy Bills

There are several steps that you can take to reduce your energy bills when it starts to get cold outside in the winter. understands the need to have a fully functional furnace, so we offer comprehensive services to keep yours running as smoothly as possible. We can explain the different ways that you could save money throughout the winter. Improve Your Insulation Having proper insulation in your walls and roof is important for keeping heat from escaping through the walls. Simple steps, such as installing weatherstripping around doors and windows, could greatly reduce the amount of heat that’s lost through small cracks and holes in your house. Humidify Your Home Humid air feels warmer than dry air. Instead of turning up the thermostat, consider plugging in a humidifier. There are many benefits to moist air in your home. Turn Down the Temperature at Night It’s easy to stay warm at night by adding a warm blanket to your bed. You could reduce your energy bills by 10 percent by dropping your thermostat by 10 degrees for eight hours every night. Properly Maintain Your Furnace Getting a regular tune-up for your furnace could ensure that it’s working as efficiently as possible....

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November 5, 2018

Warning Signs You Need Furnace Repair

It would be nice if we had a forewarning that our furnace is about to fail. There actually are some telltale signs that can give you a clue that your furnace is either getting ready to fail or is close to a time when that will be a real possibility. Here at Wellmann Heating & Air, we believe that catching any problems early is better for our customers. This will make sure that when winter hits Lincoln and the surrounding area, your family will remain cozy. Look for the following signs that you should call for a furnace check-up and furnace repair. Age Furnaces normally last between fifteen and twenty years. The date your furnace was installed should be somewhere on the outside. If it is getting close to the fifteen-year mark, have your furnace checked now. Cold Air If your furnace seems to turn on but the air it is blowing doesn’t get warm, there is something going wrong. There could be a few different reasons for this but all are a reason for repair. Strange Noises Furnaces that have started making pops, rattles and other strange noises are in need of repair. These noises can indicate such problems...

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