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Is Your Furnace Blower Motor Squealing? Here’s How You Fix It

A properly functioning furnace makes zero noise. You might even forget it’s there, working in the background to maintain an optimal temperature in your house. Image source: Ryan R., CC BY-SA 4.0,  So, what could be wrong when you hear your furnace blower motor squealing? Well, that high-pitched squealing sound from your central air conditioning system might be because of the following reasons: Wearing out of the blower motor’s bearings Misaligned blower motor pieces, causing friction between blower housing and the blower motor wheel Insufficient lubrication Loose fan belt for fan-driven systems So, how do you solve or remedy the …

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Furnace Is Making Noise? Here’s What to Do

Furnaces, like most other household equipment, can run into issues. This can be either from wear and tear or simply a fault in the system. When this happens, the furnace develops mechanical issues, which may cause your furnace to start making noise. Depending on the underlying issue, the furnace may start making a loud buzzing noise or pitching noise. At American Home Water and Air, we have come up with a few reasons why your furnace is making noise and what to do when that happens. However, we advise that you get a professional to do any repairs. Repairing it …

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What Size Heat Pump Do You Need For Your House?

For a house to be comfortable, you need to set the right temperatures especially in regions that move from significantly hot months to significantly cold months. For this purpose, you need a functioning heating and cooling (HVAC) system in your house.  This is where heat pumps come in. A heat pump is an incredibly effective way of heating and cooling your home.  “So, what size heat pump do I need?” You may ask. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all heat pump for every house. Generally, the bigger your house, the bigger the heat pump you will require.  However, the size of …

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How Does a Heat Pump Work?

When looking for the best way to cool your space, either home or office, heat pumps aren’t the first item on many people’s minds – an AC is. Well, that’s understandable, primarily due to their names.  However, just like an air conditioner, a heat pump is designed to cool or warm your house or office. In fact, their functionality is also almost identical. So, when you want to heat or cool your rooms, a heat pump is also an excellent option.  But how does a heat pump work exactly? Before that, it’s more prudent first to understand what the device …

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How to Prime an Oil Furnace

DIY Guide on How to Prime an Oil Furnace

A lack of care and maintenance of the HVAC can eventually lead to the deterioration of the furnace. As a result, you may have to prime the surface to get it ready to function once again. To DIY prime an oil furnace, you first have to ensure that it is actually out of oil and that there’s no other plumbing or fixture problem with the furnace. While there are professional services available to help you sort out furnace problems, it’s also good to try DIY. In this article, we will take you through the step-by-step process of furnace priming on …

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