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Furnaces

Your Furnace Has Quit on You? Try Some Simple Troubleshooting

By |December 10th, 2013|Furnaces|

It’s news none of us wants to hear, with night-time temperatures in the Valley of the Sun about to descend into the mid-40s for at least three months: nasty noises or nothing at all from our furnace. Nonetheless, it happens to some homeowners every year. If your furnace has quit on you, though, you can try some simple furnace troubleshooting before calling in professional help.  […]

Your New Furnace: Questions You’ll Want Your Contractor to Answer

By |October 29th, 2013|Furnaces|

Replacing the furnace in your Phoenix or Scottsdale home is a big investment. You want to choose a system that’s good fit for your home, as your comfort will be dependent on the equipment for many years. Also, you want to work with an HVAC-system contractor who knows exactly what he’s doing. That may mean interviewing several prospective contractors and getting more than one quote. Here are some questions you should be prepared to ask any contractor before you replace your system. […]

Winter Warm Up Tips and Maintenance

By |October 16th, 2013|Furnaces, Heating|

Wolff Mechanical not only helps with Scottsdale air conditioning services, but is also available to help with heaters and water heaters. Winter is heading our way and keeping your home warm is important, but running the [...]

Your Furnace: What to Expect From Your Fall Tune-up

By |October 8th, 2013|Furnaces|

It still feels like summer most days in Central Arizona, but don’t let that fool you into thinking fall weather isn’t close at hand. To get into the spirit of the changing season, schedule your furnace tune-up soon to ensure that it’s in proper working order before you need it. The benefits of annual maintenance include higher system efficiency, lower energy bills, a longer system life and fewer breakdowns during the winter. […]

The Condensing Gas Furnace: What Makes It High Efficiency

By |March 14th, 2013|Furnaces|

With unpredictable long-term fuel prices, a high-efficiency condensing gas furnace makes perfect sense for significantly lower heating bills over the life of the system. Learn more about the components that make condensing gas furnaces high-efficiency and deliver better performance with fewer repairs. […]

So You Think Installing a Furnace Is a DIY Job — Really?

By |February 28th, 2013|Furnaces|

If you’re planning on installing a furnace on your own, you might want to think again. True, you could probably find step-by-step instructions online or from your friendly neighbor, but a DIY installation is not recommended, especially for homeowners who have zero experience handling HVAC equipment.  […]

How To Determine The Reason Your Furnace Smells

By |January 17th, 2013|Furnaces|

It’s that time of year again when the chill of winter makes people bundle up under soft blankets and, inevitably, turn on their furnaces to make their homes nice and toasty. Sometimes people will notice that their furnace smells and can’t figure out what could be causing the foul stench. Some causes are a simple and quick fix, while others may require professional help. To help you determine what may be making he odor, there are a few things you can check out. If an HVAC expert’s knowledge is eventually needed, it may save both of you time if you discover the cause before the appointment. […]

A Red-Tagged Furnace Compromises Your Safety: A Simple Guide To Repair Or Replace

By |March 13th, 2012|Furnaces|

Every year, homeowners all over the country receive some bad news about their furnace: it's been red-tagged. If an HVAC technician issues a red tag for your furnace, it's important to know exactly what that [...]

Set Your Programmable Thermostat To Maximize Energy Savings And Comfort

By |January 4th, 2012|Air Conditioning, Air Conditioning Tips, Furnaces, Heating, HVAC Contractor, Thermostats|

There are two principles that guide how you should set your programmable thermostat: time frame and degree. Once you know how these principles work, you can lock in energy savings year-round. These guiding principles can [...]

Use Your Whole-House Humidification System To Gain Energy Savings During Cooler Weather

By |December 26th, 2011|Air Conditioning Tips, Furnaces, HVAC Contractor, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Whole-house humidification systems position homeowners to save significantly. This is particularly true for Phoenix Valley homeowners who experience dry desert conditions year-round, compounding the problem of dry air that comes around each winter. A whole-house [...]