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Do-It-Yourself Furnace Maintenance

Your furnace needs the proper maintenance to keep it running efficiently and to help ensure it lasts as long as it is designed to. However, hiring a professional to clean, oil and maintain this appliance can get costly. My name is Jeff and like many of you, I live on a very tight budget. I spent a lot of time researching various type of maintenance that I could do on my furnace myself to get it the maintenance it needed at a price that I could live with. I created this website to share my knowledge and experiences with others who wish to save some money on their furnace maintenance needs. I hope this proves helpful to you.

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If you own a furnace, there are some maintenance tips you can do to help prevent problems from happening. This will not only ensure you keep your home warm, but will also help your furnace run more efficiently.  Before you do anything, turn off your furnace. You should find a switch somewhere near the furnace in order to do this. Inspect the Flame Turn the furnace on, and turn up your thermostat. Read More 

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If you live in an area where winter brings months of extreme cold, punctuated with heavy snowfalls and the occasional ice storm, then you probably have already experienced at least one power outage that resulted in discomfort for your family. If you were fortunate, the interruption in power you experienced lasted only a few hours and did no serious harm. But many homeowners in these areas experience much more serious problems when their home furnaces and heating sources are without power, including damage to plumbing pipes and appliances and health risks to people and pets. Read More 

Questiosn About Getting A New Furnace Put In

If you are thinking of having a new furnace installed in your home, then you probably have quite a few questions you'd like to have the answers to before you go ahead with having that new furnace put in. Here are some of the commonly asked questions about getting a new furnace and the answers that can help you make your decisions.  Can a new furnace be used with an older chimney? Read More 

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So you've done a few DIY projects around the house and you're comfortable around power tools. Tackling your own air conditioning repair seems like a no-brainer, especially with the allure of saving hundreds of dollars on labor costs. Besides, you've already done air filter replacements and other minor repairs to your A/C system. But not so fast -- attempting your own A/C repair isn't as simple as you'd think. Get it wrong and you could end up hurting yourself and your wallet. Read More 

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