Furnaces Articles

How Does My Gas Furnace Work? 

January 19, 2023
A furnace is tinkered. How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

On a frosty winter’s day here in Michigan, your gas furnace is hard at work, keeping your South Haven home warm and cozy.

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How Do I Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather?

December 22, 2022
How Do I Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather? Image shows a person's feet resting on a window sill with a cup of hot drink.

We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Lawrence encounter problems with their home’s heating system. With the record-low temperatures and extreme conditions most of the country is currently experiencing, our Field Plumbing & Heating professionals want to share some insights and tips with you to keep your indoors cozy while Old Man Winter blusters away outdoors.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

December 16, 2022
A woman sits in front of a window with a cup. Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

If your furnace seems to be producing heat inconsistently around your Coloma home to you, you’re not alone.

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 What Are Furnace Filters?

November 21, 2022
A furnace filter. What Are Furnace Filters?

It’s crucial to take proper care of your furnace—it provides your Lawrence home with the heat you need to stay warm.

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How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

October 24, 2022
A person enjoys a drink in front of a window. How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger.

We take the safety of our customers in Michigan very seriously. That’s why we want you to know how to spot a cracked heat exchanger.

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

October 14, 2022
Image of a Furnace. What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

This winter, you’re hoping to have a brand new furnace to keep you warm. But there are so many furnaces to choose from. You’re left wondering, which is the right one for your Lawrence home?

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 30, 2022
Service technician testing a furnace. 5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check.

As the leaves change color here in Michigan, our team at Field Plumbing & Heating is preparing for an important time of the year—furnace inspection season. 

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

September 15, 2022
Vacuum suctioning dust out of floor register. 7 Furnace Maintenance Tips.

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Lawrence homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money. 

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Listen to Your HVAC System

April 27, 2022
Listen to Your HVAC System

Think of your heating and cooling (HVAC) system components as the instruments in a quiet symphony. 

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How Do I Know I Have a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

February 21, 2022
How Do I Know I Have a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

Your helpful neighbor suggested the issue you are having with your gas furnace sounds like it could be due to a cracked heat exchanger. What is a heat exchanger? How can you tell if this is the issue? What should you do about it? 

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

January 31, 2022
furnace keeps you safe

Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace.

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What Is Short Cycling?

January 18, 2022
What is Short Cycling?

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work. 

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What Does AFUE Mean?

December 31, 2021
What Does AFUE Mean?

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or average fuel utilization efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your Michigan home and how much fuel is wasted.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

November 30, 2021
Why is my furnace blowing cold air?

Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Or did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reasons your furnace may be blowing cold air, and there a few things to check before you need to worry too much. 

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