Heat Pumps or Gas Furnaces: Which Are Better for Winter Heating?

December 19, 2022

Homeowners all over the Spring, TX, area know that it gets cold enough here in the winter to make heating necessary. However, they don’t always agree on the best way to heat their homes. Some swear by their tried-and-true gas furnaces, while others insist that heat pumps are a better option. The truth is, however, that both options have strengths and weaknesses. Here are the pros and cons of both heating options so you can come to your own conclusion. Furnace Advantages and Disadvantages Modern gas furnaces are among the most efficient home heating

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What Is a Furnace Flame Roll Out?

November 16, 2022

Understanding the Danger of Furnace Flame Rollout and How to Prevent It Gas furnaces are designed so that they operate safely and mitigate against any potential hazards. Nonetheless, there are various issues that have the potential to create a safety hazard, and the chances of this happening are higher the older the furnace gets or if you neglect any of the important yearly maintenance tasks. One of the biggest potential hazards is a furnace flame rollout, and today we’re going to take you through exactly what a flame rollout is, why it can happen, and what steps you

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Can a Smart Thermostat Save You Money?

April 15, 2022

You may want to consider purchasing a smart thermostat. Smart technology can not only improve the aesthetics of your home, but it can also save you money and energy. According to the EPA, a programmable thermostat can save you $180 a year. It is even simpler if you use a smart thermostat, which automatically does all the work for you. Here’s how much money you will save in the long run. You can save 1% to 3% on your energy cost if you raise or lower your thermostat by 1 or 2 degrees. If you reduce the

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Best Methods for Extending Your Furnace’s Lifespan

February 15, 2022

Do you want to get as many efficient years out of your furnace as possible? If the answer’s yes, all it requires is being proactive and dedicating a bit of time and effort. New heating systems are massive purchases, so it’s always helpful when you can hold off on them for a few extra years. With the proper upkeep, you can keep your furnace healthy and set it up to have a long life. Be Attentive to Your Furnace The two primary things you need to do for your furnace consistently are scheduling maintenance and replacing

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Things to Consider When Purchasing a New Furnace

January 3, 2022

During the winter months, your furnace keeps your family warm. Few things feel as comfortable as walking out of the cold and into a heated home. Even if your furnace works as it should right now, there will be a day when you will need to think about replacing your unit. You may notice that your energy bills are rising, you are constantly calling a repair person to fix your furnace, your furnace’s performance is less than stellar or it has quit working altogether. Whether you are thinking about purchasing a new furnace now

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How to Winterize Your Home’s Heating System

December 16, 2021

The colder winter weather can wreak havoc on your home and your health if you’re not careful. Having a home heating system that works is a must to stay warm. However, to ensure that your heating system is ready for the cold weather, it’s time to winterize it. Get Your Annual Service Performed Your heating system should be professionally serviced before the winter season starts. While you may be tempted to perform the maintenance on your own, you should think again. If your furnace is still in its warranty period, it’s likely your warranty contract states

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Best Tips for Preparing Your HVAC Unit for the Winter

November 17, 2021

Here are the best tips for preparing your HVAC unit for the winter weather. HVAC Problems Brought by Cold Weather If your system is already strained through airflow restrictions or suboptimal component performance, the cold weather could cause an emergency failure. Therefore, ensuring your system operates with less strain will ensure that it’s ready for whatever mother nature may throw at it. Heating System Maintenance One of the best ways to reduce strain on your system is by ensuring that it receives annual maintenance. During a maintenance visit, a technician

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Warning Signs of Furnace Replacement

September 20, 2021

As summer comes to a close, the condition of your furnace should be on your mind. That’s because people often tend to forget that they’ve had their furnace for years, and it may be time for an upgrade. When your furnace begins to malfunction, it’s important to know the warning signs that indicate it’s at the end of its lifespan. These signs are sometimes obvious but often vague. So, to help you deduce the condition of your furnace, here are eight warning signs it’s time for a replacement. 1. Yellow Furnace Flame Leaks

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Holiday Heating Tips to Help Make Your Home Merry and Bright

December 18, 2020

With the holiday season in full swing, now is a great time to start thinking about all of the fun traditions that take place during this time of year. In the midst of all of these traditions, though, it’s important to keep in mind your Spring home’s comfort. Otherwise, in the midst of the busyness, you could easily overlook this important responsibility, leading either to an uncomfortable home or unusually high utility bills. With a few strategic holiday heating tips from North Point Air Conditioning & Heating, though, you’ll be able to balance comfort with efficiency all season long.

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3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Furnace Clean

November 20, 2020

You depend on your furnace to keep your home warm throughout the winter, but it often goes neglected. Being it is in the basement or in a utility closet of some kind, it’s easy to forget about it until something goes wrong. Unfortunately, that neglect can cause significant problems. One of the easiest things you can do is keep your furnace clean. Let’s explore why this is important and how you can easily keep your unit clean. Why Do You Need a Clean Furnace? Most people know it’s important to keep

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