Where do I buy filters for my furnace?
We carry many brands in stock and can ship them directly to your home.
Do you sell parts to the public?
Yes, we carry ALL major brands of furnace and air conditioner parts, specializing in Lennox parts.
How often should I change my furnace filter?
Almost anything that is 16 MERV 16 should be replaced once a year. If the filter is 1 inch or thinner it should be replaced once a month. A MERV 8 or 10 (4 inch) should be replaced every 3-4 months, or every six months if there are no smokers, pets, or candles. When you need to change the filter also depends on the filter for your furnace.
We sell a few different types of filters. Typically, we provide filters by determining the filter thickness and Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, or MERV rating, which is from 1 to 16. The MERV rating is based on an air filter’s efficiency, so the higher the MERV rating, the more efficient the air filter is at removing particles. MERV 8 would be yesterday’s standard, MERV 10 is today’s standard. However, MERV 16 is the best you can get, and is one of our more popular filters.
When should I change my humidifier pad?
Once a year after the heating season, meaning that it should be done in the early Spring just before you turn your air conditioner on. This will prevent mold and dirt from building up in the pan and on the pad.
My furnace is not working correctly. What can I do (prior to calling)?
Make sure you have power to your furnace: in the lower portion of the furnace you’ll see a small sight glass, it will be round and about 2 inches in diameter. Check and see if you can see two lights flashing. If you can see these lights, then you know you at least have power to the furnace.
Next, listen to the furnace while it’s running. Do you hear any unusual noises? Is the fan running? You should be able to hear the whirring noise that a fan would make. If not, then your fan is not working properly.
Next, lift the access panel off the furnace, there should be a listing of fault codes. If you can determine what the possible problem is based on those codes, you can help us establish the proper course of action. This step can save you the time and money of our technicians having to come to your home and fix a problem that you might be able to fix yourself.
What should you look for in a good contractor?
What is an energy-efficient furnace?
Furnaces are rated with efficiency levels utilizing the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency standard (AFUE). The minimum AFUE number that is required is at least 80, so the higher AFUE number, the better! So, if you have an 85% efficient furnace, it means that for every dollar that is spent to fuel your furnace, 85 cents is used to heat the home while the other 15 cents is lost. It may not sound like much to lose, but it definitely adds up over time.
To learn more about choosing the right furnace for your home view our Furnace Guide.
Another company installed our furnace. Now, they won’t come out and service it. Will you?
Yes, we charge a diagnostic fee and if we discover a problem that needs correcting, we'll explain it to you and quote a flat fee to do the work. We'll do the same for air conditioning and other products installed by companies that won't follow up with maintenance service. We offer 24 hour service, and if we can’t fix it, our service call is FREE!
What's the best way to get my air conditioning running in the Spring?
How do I clean an electronic air cleaner?
You can put it directly in your dishwasher or spray it with 409 cleaner. If you use 409 cleaner, let it dry and reinstall it. If you put it in your dishwasher, use a soap that leaves no film and be sure to protect the thin wires in the cleaner from the spikes in the dishwasher tray. One way to protect them is to set the cleaner on top of glasses that are placed over these spikes in the dishwasher.
What can I do to improve my indoor air quality?