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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 17, 2020
Orange background with a thermometer exploding because it's so hot

Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should…

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

January 23, 2020
Using heater at home in winter. Woman warming her hands sitting by device with cat and wearing warm clothes. Heating season.

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home. Or you…

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

November 6, 2019
Photo of a boy and his parents making snow angels in the snow

Although today’s furnaces can generate heat using a variety of fuels, natural gas is one of the most popular. Natural gas furnaces typically use a combination of methane and other carbon-based gases. Our professionals at Able Heating & Air encourage you to understand how your gas furnace works so you can spot any potential problems…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 9, 2019
quiet neighborhood preparing for fall furnace maintenance

Once the cooler weather hits here in Culpeper this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional from Able Heating & Air. …

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

January 15, 2019
Cold home, freezing family, mother and son, Wrapped In Blanket Sitting Near Heater. Furnace is blowing cold air in Culpeper, VA.

Imagine in the middle of winter, coming home after a long day at work or school and settling down with your family after to do homework, or watch a movie and suddenly there is cold air blowing out of your vents! This could be prime time to panic, but don’t! Here are a few things…

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When do I need a new Furnace?

November 21, 2018
Two mugs, a scarf by the fireplace in Culpeper, VA, in a home where a new furnace is needed.

Here are few simple things to take into consideration when thinking about a new furnace. 1. How Old Is Your Furnace? The average life expectancy of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. The closer your furnace gets to this age range, the more attention you should pay to the warning signs. Start shopping for…

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