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5 Signs It Might Be Time for a New Furnace

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Learn how to spot the signs that it might be time to replace your furnace

5 Signs It Might Be Time for a New Furnace

We all have to face the price tag of a new furnace at some point. And while postponing the investment for as long as possible seems ideal, our Tom’s Heating Service pros will tell you it’s important to replace older systems before dangerous breakdowns happen. Keep reading to learn about the top signs homeowners should watch for as their system ages and nears the end of its lifespan.

Age Isn’t Just a Number

If your furnace is 15 to 18 years or older […]

Simple Ways to DIY Furnace Maintenance This Season

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Simple Ways to DIY Furnace Maintenance This Season

Furnace maintenance is a can’t-skip service. We recommend annual cleanings and inspections to keep your system running in top condition, help prevent breakdowns, and save on energy bills. And while nothing compares to a professional Clean & Check, there are three simple ways you can DIY some of your furnace maintenance this season. Keep reading to see what the Tom’s Heating Service pros suggest you do before winter is in full swing.

NOTE: Before beginning any maintenance, make sure you turn off power to your system. There […]

Here’s Why Heat Pumps Are so Popular

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Here’s Why Heat Pumps Are so Popular

Heat pumps are growing in popularity because they offer both heating and cooling power in a compact, yet efficient system. They are available in models that can handle an entire home or act as part of a ductless split system for custom, room-by-room temperature control. Despite its small size, a heat pump can deliver big benefits when chosen and properly installed by an experienced team like Tom’s Heating Service. Below is some info on heat pumps that our pros want you to know before you invest in […]

Furnaces vs. Boilers: What to Know When Picking a System

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Furnaces vs. Boilers: What to Know When Picking a System

Furnaces and boilers are the two most common systems used to heat homes—and understanding their key features, including the pros and cons that set them apart, is especially helpful when purchasing a new system for your home or assessing your energy costs. Here’s what the pros at Tom’s Heating want you to know when considering your options.

How is efficiency measured?

Both systems are highly efficient options, with energy use measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). This measures how effectively the system […]