Furnace Articles

Furnace Pressure Switches

January 28, 2021
Cheerful couple looking out of the window, furnace pressure switches

Though you may not give much thought to the furnace in your Birmingham home, knowing a bit about it and how it works can come in handy. At Western Sales & Services, our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals are always here to help and to answer any furnace questions you may have.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

November 30, 2020
Elderly man sitting on comfy sofa and watching something on laptop, what is that noise coming from my furnace

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 and leave the repair job to a professional.

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

October 30, 2020

If you happen to be in the market for a new furnace, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options available.

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

December 28, 2019

Looking to reduce your heating bill this winter? There are a number of simple and big things you can do at home to help lower your heating cost this season.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

November 28, 2019

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your Birmingham 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…

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

November 11, 2019

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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Fall HVAC Maintenance

September 23, 2019

You should schedule your annual maintenance appointment for your heating system before you use it for the season, regardless if you have a furnace, boiler, or heat pump.

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

September 12, 2019

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Vestavia Hills homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

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Heat Pump Vs. Furnace

January 28, 2019

Looking to install a new heater in your home? Your two most popular choices in Birmingham, AL, are a heat pump and a furnace.

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Furnace Filters

December 28, 2018

Caring for your furnace is important, because you want it to function at its full potential for as long as possible. One of the best things you can do to protect your furnace, yourself, and your family is to regularly replace your filter. Here’s a quick guide to furnace filters our team created for you.…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 18, 2018

Once the cooler weather hits here in Birmingham, AL, 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 it, you should have your furnaced cleaned and checked by a professional from Western Sales and Services. You…

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