Saving Money on Heating Bills During the Winter

March 20, 2019

Taking steps to lower your heating bills leaves more money in your pocket and more importantly, prolongs the life of your heating system. Between the efforts you make and the trusted experts at in Springfield, you’ll save energy without sacrificing comfort. Air Filters Make sure you check the air filter monthly during the peak of the heating season and change it when it’s covered with dust. A clean filter makes the furnace run more efficiently, which cuts your heating costs. When the filter is clogged, less air can flow through it. It slows the heating process, and the longer running time increases energy consumption. Routine Maintenance Gas furnaces and heat pumps need annual maintenance to maintain their energy efficiency and safety. A professional technician can clean, inspect and adjust all the parts. He or she will check the condition of the burner and adjust the fuel/air mixture for cleaner and more efficient burning. The safety switches in gas furnaces need to be tested to verify their operation. In addition, the vent or chimney needs to be clear for the combustion gases to exhaust outdoors. Periodically throughout the winter, look over the register covers to make sure that nothing is blocking...

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3 Tips for Troubleshooting Why Your Furnace Won’t Shut Off

February 19, 2019

When your furnace is having trouble shutting off, it’s either continuously running beyond the settings or failing to ever reach the set temperature. Sometimes, the solution is an easy fix you can do yourself. Other scenarios require a certified technician. 1. Check the Thermostat’s Set Temperature The first thing to do when a furnace won’t shut off is to compare the thermostat’s current temperature to the set temperature. A temperature set too high may cause too much demand on the heating system. Keep the temperature set at a reasonable level. 2. Check the Air Temperature Place your hand under the air blowing out of the vent to check if it’s hot or cold. If the air is cold, something may be wrong with the blower motor. Look at the thermostat to see if it’s in “on” or “auto” mode. If it’s in the on mode, switch it to auto and wait a few minutes to see if that solves your problem. The blower motor is responsible for circulating air over the heat exchanger. When something is wrong with the blower motor, you’ll need a professional to fix it. offers furnace repair services throughout Springfield and surrounding areas for all makes...

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Telling Signs You Need Furnace Replacement

January 22, 2019

Nobody looks forward to replacing a major household appliance, but Bormida Mechanical Services in Springfield, Illinois, is here to make the process easier if you find you need to replace your furnace or any part of your HVAC system. Continue reading to learn the signs that you need to replace your furnace. Your Energy Bill Is Rising If your energy bills keep rising, your furnace could be the culprit. If your furnace isn’t working efficiently, it’s going to cause your energy bill to slowly start creeping up. If you’ve investigated other possible reasons for a rising electric bill, it’s very likely you need a new furnace. Your Thermostat Seems Off Does the temperature in your home keep fluctuating even though your thermostat remains at the same temperature? This could be a sign your furnace isn’t working properly. It’s working harder to heat your home (hence, the higher energy bill), and it’s not always able to get heat to all the rooms of your home effectively. Your Furnace Is Old Sometimes, just the age of your system is enough to tell you it’s time to find a replacement. The average life span of a furnace is 18 years. If you’re coming...

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How Do Furnaces Work?

December 14, 2018

Understanding how a furnace works depends on the type of furnace you use to heat your home. Furnaces are made of several different parts that work together to produce heat. The type of furnace you have may have a lot to do with how cold it can get in Springfield, IL during the winter months. Different Types of Furnaces Single Stage Furnace Double Stage Furnace Modulating Furnace Single Stage Furnace The single stage furnace is the simplest of furnaces it is either turned on and producing heat or it is turned off and not producing heat. This type of furnace can be noisy because it is generally running at top speed to keep your home warm. This type of furnace is fairly inexpensive because it uses simple technology. Double Stage Furnace The two-stage furnace like the name implies has two stages. The first stage is running at high speed, and the second stage is running at half speed. Unless it is bitter cold this type of furnace usually runs at the half speed. It is also quieter and can keep the house at the desired temperature better than a single stage. Modulating Furnace The modulating furnace is energy efficient because...

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