Furnace Articles

How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

March 15, 2024

The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer? There is no shortcut or hack to increase your furnace’s longevity. In reality, the key is treating your Leland system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and energy,…

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How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

February 15, 2024
How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger. Man coughs in his elbow while sitting on sofa at home.

At Albritton Heating & Air, we take the safety of our customers in North Carolina 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?

November 27, 2023
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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 Wilmington home?

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

October 27, 2023
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Our team at Albritton Heating & Air wants you to understand how your furnace works and what signs you can watch for to indicate it’s time for a replacement heating system.

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

September 29, 2023
7 Furnace Maintenance Tips - Furnace Technician.

Many Wrightsville Beach homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

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What Are Furnace Filters?

January 16, 2023
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It’s crucial to take proper care of your furnace—it provides your Leland home with the heat you need to stay warm.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 17, 2022
Image of furnace being worked on by someone with green gloves. 5 reasons to schedule a fall furnace clean and check.

It’s also an excellent season for furnace installation or replacement. If you’ve had your furnace for 15 years or longer, ask our Albritton Heating & Air specialist to assess its condition. You’ll be pleased to know that furnaces have gotten much more efficient in recent years.

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

February 7, 2022
Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

You just discovered there is a puddle of water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water? 

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

December 20, 2021
How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

On a frosty winter’s day here in North Carolina, your gas furnace is hard at work, keeping your Wilmington home warm and cozy. Feeling grateful? You’re not alone—it’s one of the most popular forms of heating, as American as apple pie.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 4, 2021
5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

As the leaves change color here in North Carolina, our team at Albritton Heating & Air is preparing for an important time of the year—furnace inspection season. 

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

January 15, 2021
6 ways your 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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Furnace Pressure Switches

December 22, 2020
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Though you may not give much thought to the furnace in your Wrightsville Beach home, knowing a bit about it and how it works can come in handy. At Albritton Heating & Air, our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals are always here to help and to answer any furnace questions you may have.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

December 8, 2020
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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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

November 4, 2020
Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection

What ’s at the top of your fall to-do list? Make sure it is your furnace.

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

October 19, 2020
Unpleasant Smell

If your home’s furnace is producing a strange smell, treat it with caution. Here’s a list of five furnace smells and their meaning.

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What Is Short Cycling?

February 25, 2020

Are you familiar with the term “short cycling”? Our team in Wilmington, NC wants you to understand this concept, why it’s costly, and what to do about it.

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

January 23, 2020
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Tips to fix or replace broken thermostat through cleaning, adjusting, rebooting, and upgrading.

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Furnace Filters 101

December 27, 2019
Furnace Filter

Would you like to know more about your furnace’s filter? It’s not a complicated item, but there are some basics you should know to help it do its job.

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How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

December 15, 2019
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Is your energy bill too high in the winter? Are you looking for ways to cut costs?

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

November 8, 2019
Male Hands Change Large Pleated Furnace Air Filter. Furnace maintenance tips.

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Hampstead 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. However, the last thing you want to worry about when the…

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

September 24, 2019

As the saying goes, “Time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Wrightsville Beach you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance. Maintaining…

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Anatomy of a Furnace

January 27, 2019
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Furnaces keep you warm and cleanse the air you breathe. Whether you know it or not, they’re a big part of your life. But have you ever asked yourself, “How does my furnace work?” If so, lucky for you, here’s a quick rundown of what happens when your furnace is on. Ignition Similar to a…

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Do I Need a New Furnace?

January 15, 2019
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We’re glad you asked! Furnaces, as you probably know, don’t last forever. And they can be a burden to replace, often for financial reasons. Unfortunately, at a certain point, your furnace may actually be costing you more in repairs than it would cost to replace it. If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, you may…

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