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What Is A Furnace Tune-Up & Is It Worth It?

Posted on November 12, 2019
by Appleby Systems
Like any piece of critical equipment, residential furnaces will eventually experience wear and tear, mainly when they aren’t consistently serviced. Many homeowners don’t maintain their furnaces as per the manufacturer's s recommendations. But not doing the maintenance your furnace needs will cost more in the long run as the device begins to lose its efficiency. […]
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Last Chance to Get Your Furnace Maintenance Before The Holidays

Posted on December 5, 2018
by Appleby Systems
The holidays are approaching quickly. The spirit of giving is in the air, the magic of snow has dusted the ground and the distant hum of jingle bells can be heard everywhere you go. Friends and family are about to come together to celebrate this joyous time of year surrounded by those they love. You […]
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Why today is the best day for your annual furnace inspection

Posted on September 10, 2018
by Appleby Systems
Preventative maintenance is a hard thing for most of us to pay for. Nothing (or at least nothing you can see) is wrong with your furnace, so why spend money having a pro run through an inspection every year? Prevention is always, always more affordable than reaction. Brushing your teeth is less painful and less […]
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When Is the Best Time to Have Furnace Maintenance Done?

Posted on April 3, 2014
by Appleby Systems
Except for thermostat adjustments, most homeowners take their furnaces for granted during the winter months. Then, when warmer weather returns, the furnace slips completely off the radar, so furnace inspection and maintenance trips are never scheduled. Neglecting this important maintenance, however, leads to inconvenience and unnecessary expense if the furnace misbehaves during the next cold […]
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Furnace Red-Tagged? Now What?

Posted on March 17, 2014
by Appleby Systems
During normal furnace maintenance or a utility company inspection, a technician may discover a problem with your furnace serious enough to require disconnecting it. In legal terms, it means the furnace is not in compliance with the Ontario B149 Gas Code. The technician may “red tag” the furnace, turn it off and notify the gas […]
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5 Reasons to Tune Up Your Furnace When You Set Your Clock Forward

Posted on March 7, 2014
by Appleby Systems
An oil or natural gas forced air furnace is a critical component in a reliable home comfort system. Residential and light commercial furnaces are engineered to perform dependably through countless winter seasons, but they must be properly maintained to continue operating at peak efficiency. Qualified HVAC contractors provide comprehensive springtime tuneup services that incorporate a […]
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Why won’t the pilot light on my furnace stay on?

Posted on February 26, 2014
by Appleby Systems
A pilot light plays an integral role in the beginning phase of the gas ignition process. A dependable pilot ensures the heating cycle will function safely while maintaining a warm and comfortable indoor environment. A malfunctioning pilot light is a condition that should usually be addressed by a licensed HVAC contractor. In any instance where […]
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How Long Should a Furnace Last?

Posted on January 27, 2014
by Appleby Systems
The furnace heating process is a model of simplicity and efficiency. When the thermostat threshold setting is triggered, a relay closes and activates an inducer fan. The volume of air flow increases until it is suitable for combustion. A valve automatically opens, and a measured amount of gas or heating oil is ignited by the […]
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No Heat? The Things To Check Before Calling for Service

Posted on December 13, 2013
by Appleby Systems
When your heat goes out on a frigid day, you want it fixed as quickly as possible. While emergency service is just a phone call away, not all heating issues require professional help. There are actually some common heating problems that you can easily diagnose and fix yourself. Use the guidelines below to rule out […]
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Why Does My Furnace Make a Whining Noise?

Posted on December 12, 2013
by Appleby Systems
Cold weather has arrived, and you turn on your furnace for the first time in several months. It appears to be working, but there is now a whining noise that is making you nervous (and driving you crazy). This is a common problem that our technicians deal with frequently. What Causes that Horrible Sound? A […]
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