Furnace Articles

Furnace Flue Tips

February 10, 2021

Even though our A & L Heating and Air heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts are always here for you, as a Maryville homeowner, you should know at least a little something about your heating and cooling system. Knowledge is power after all.

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

January 12, 2021

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? It could be a few different things. In most cases, it is not a big repair, so keep calm. However, you will need one of our A & L Heating and Air heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals to take a good look at it and resolve the issue for you. 

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What Does AFUE Mean?

October 30, 2020
An older couple looking over papers together | What Does AFUE Mean? | Compare Furnace Efficiency | Maryville, TN

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or average fuel utilization efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your Tennessee home and how much fuel is wasted.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 16, 2020
A gloved hand repairing the inside of an appliance | 5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check | Alcoa, TN

Once the cooler weather hits here in Alcoa 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 A & L Heating and Air.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

January 22, 2020
Cartoon woman cold inside.

There are a few things to check in your home in the case that your furnace is blowing cold air, such as your thermostat settings, air filter, and your home’s ductwork. If you can’t figure out the issue, give us a call at (865) 856-8797 and we will inspect your furnace.

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

January 8, 2020
Young woman plugging her nose from a bad smell.

If your furnace is producing a strange smell, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale. When in doubt, always open windows to ensure ventilation, and evacuate your Tennessee home. For your convenience and protection, our A & L…

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

December 15, 2019
Plant in the window in winter.

Is your energy bill too high in the winter? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things you can do at home to save money. Some of them are bigger projects, but most are simple things you can do in your day-to-day life to help reduce your heat…

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When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

October 4, 2019
A ventilation tube connected to a new furnace. When do I know it's time to replace my furnace?

It’s easy to moan when you decide that a major appliance or home system needs replacing. After all, these are expensive investments and probably not your favorite way to spend your hard-earned money. Unfortunately, there’s often not a clear-cut message, short of an appliance completely breaking down, that definitively indicates it’s time to buy a…

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

December 29, 2018
Portrait of a student woman sitting at the desk, frowned, looking aside lifestyle. Education concept photo

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise, for instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds. Also, leave the repair job to a professional. To help you, our team at…

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