How Often Should a Furnace Be Replaced?

When you purchase a heating system for your home, you certainly aren’t thinking about when it will need to be replaced. You expect to get the absolute most for your money and enjoy many years of warm, cozy comfort with minimal hassle. 

But exactly how many years can you expect your furnace to last? While circumstances differ from customer to customer, furnace to furnace, we generally recommend that homeowners replace their furnace every 15 to 20 years. In rare cases, some furnaces can last as long as 30 to 40 years, but that depends on a number of different factors.

This quick slideshow video illustrates a few of the factors affecting the lifespan of a heating system. Take a look, then read on. Read more “How Often Should a Furnace Be Replaced?”

How Your Heating System Could Be Making You Feel Sick

The air is getting colder as we approach winter and the holiday season, so the obvious move is to switch on the heat. As the house warms up and you start getting more comfortable on the couch, the last thing you want to do is start sneezing, coughing, and blowing your nose. Unfortunately, for many homeowners, these symptoms are all too common when your heating system starts running. But, why is that happening? You may not want to hear this, but it is possible your heater could be the culprit. Read more “How Your Heating System Could Be Making You Feel Sick”

Which Heating System is Right for You: Boiler, Heat Pump, or Furnace?

If you’re in the market for a new heating system and you can already feel the cool wind in the air, you’re probably starting to panic a little bit. Chances are you’ve never had to deal with picking which heating system is best for your home before. Now, you’re bombarded with options. 

Don’t worry! We’re here to break it down for you. The three most popular heating systems are a boiler, heat pump, and furnace. They each have their pros and cons, and one of them is perfect for you, depending on what you’re looking for. 

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One Hour Heating & Air Explains Those Noises You’ve Been Hearing From Your Heater

Although furnace problems will often result in changes in air temperature that you’ll feel, you’ll sometimes detect a problem with your other senses. A strange smell can be a sign of a gas leak, and seeing an increase in your energy bills is a sign your heater has lost some of its efficiency. 

But sometimes, you’ll know there’s a problem by the way your heater sounds. If your heater is making loud pops or squeaks, or has started whistling or rattling, it’s not normal, and it doesn’t mean your house is haunted. It means it’s time to call One Hour Heating & Air, located in Levittown, for the best heater repair in the Glenside area. Read more “One Hour Heating & Air Explains Those Noises You’ve Been Hearing From Your Heater”

10 Ways To Lower Your Heating Bills This Winter

10 Ways To Lower Your Heating Bills This Winter

With one major snowstorm behind us already, homeowners throughout the greater Philadelphia area are starting to get their first winter utility bills in the mail. While some might be pleasantly surprised at how little it can cost to keep a home warm, others are frantically searching for ways to lower their heating bills this winter.

If your energy costs are unusually high, there could be a few causes. Your heater may need a simple repair or tune-up, or, your home may need a more thorough inspection from one of Bucks County’s top heating companies to find the root of the problem.

In this post, we’ll explain some of the main sources of energy loss in the winter that could be running up your heating costs. We’ll also give ten ways you can lower your heating bills, so you can save money as much money as possible this winter. Read more “10 Ways To Lower Your Heating Bills This Winter”