What to Expect When Your Furnace Pressure Switch Fails

December 15, 2022

Turning on the heat in your Foothills Ranch, CA home is as easy as adjusting your thermostat. With just a slight change to your preferred temperature, your heater roars to life, and your living space is filled with warm air. However, despite how simple things are on your end, it’s actually a very complex process behind the scenes. This is especially true with gas-fired furnaces that both burn fuel and ensure that building residents aren’t exposed to the harmful byproducts of combustion. Your furnace pressure switch plays a vital role in this process. If it stops working, your supply of

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How Does Your Furnace Heat Your Home During Winter?

October 18, 2022

Every year, homeowners across the country start an annual ritual as the temperatures start to drop. Closing storm windows, checking insulation, filling propane tanks, and even gathering firewood. We spend a lot of time and money, all in the name of warmth and comfort. But when the time comes to set that thermostat, do you really understand how your home is being heated? Knowing the details of how a furnace may seem unimportant. However, with just a little bit of information, you can save a ton of money and time by keeping your furnace up and running effectively.

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10 Steps for a Longer Furnace Life Expectancy

February 18, 2022

Having your furnace fail on you unexpectedly can be devastating. In addition to the stress and discomfort, such an event can ruin your finances. The good news is that you can greatly reduce the chances of that happening, and all it takes is consistent proactivity. You’ll find that if you treat your furnace right, it will reward you with a long, healthy lifespan. 1. Schedule Yearly Maintenance Scheduling yearly tune-ups is perhaps the best thing you can do for your furnace. When you call one of our maintenance technicians at White Mechanical, Inc., they’ll clean your heating system

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What You Need to Know About Gas Furnace Heat Exchangers

December 15, 2021

Your furnace may be prone to many faults during its lifetime. One of the components that can cause inefficiencies and safety concerns is the heat exchanger. But what does it do, and why is it important? Here’s is an outline of what you need to know about a gas furnace heat exchanger. What Is a Heat Exchanger? The purpose of a heat exchanger is to transfer heat from the combustion chamber to the exterior of the HVAC system. When you switch on the furnace, it will ignite the gas. The system will send the hot gases

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What Should You Do When Your Heat Goes Out?

November 20, 2021

Depending on outside temperatures, a broken heater can be a minor inconvenience or a major danger. Until you can get a heater repair technician to fix your device, you are often stuck with chillier temperatures. However, there are a few tips and tricks you can follow to stay safe and potentially solve your problem. If you suspect that your heat is going out, follow these steps to address the problem as smoothly as possible. Turn Off Your Gas This rule only applies to those who are using a gas furnace, but it is absolutely essential. If

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Your Home Heating Options

September 16, 2021

Most homes in the United States have a furnace and a centralized forced-air system that distributes warmed air throughout the residence using registers, ducts, and vents. Even in warmer climates, such as the one found in Foothill Ranch and the surrounding areas, furnaces are prevalent, but other heating solutions are common too. Heat pumps are a familiar example, and there is, in fact, a wide array of different heating systems used throughout California and all over the country. Furnace As mentioned, most American homes are heated with a central furnace. An exact number is difficult to

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Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 18, 2021

Updated: April 15th, 2024 Furnaces fueled by natural gas are prevalent in American households, with methane being their primary component. In its unprocessed state, natural gas is odorless. However, homeowners often encounter odors reminiscent of rotten eggs emanating from their furnaces, raising concerns about potential gas-related issues. Are such smells to be anticipated with a gas-burning furnace? The answer isn’t straightforward, as the presence of odors can vary depending on several factors. While some smells may be normal under certain circumstances, others

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Troubleshooting Tips for My Heating System

December 18, 2020

Updated: May 13th, 2024 You never really think about your heating system until the temperatures drop in Foothill Ranch and surrounding areas and you really need your home warmed up fast. Whether you run into problems the first time that the system is turned on or it suddenly breaks down in the wintertime, you need to know how to remedy the situation. Fortunately, anyone with some basic DIY skills can troubleshoot the most common problems with heating systems, and White Mechanical, Inc. is here to help if you can’t fix it yourself. Here are 10

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Furnace Maintenance: Things You Should Know

February 13, 2019

Updated: May 13th, 2024 A properly maintained furnace system offers maximum energy efficiency, prevents harmful emissions and provides long-lasting performance. Here are the answers to the frequently asked furnace maintenance questions that will help you experience the best system performance and home comfort all season long. How Long Does a Furnace Last? Life of a furnace depends on many factors, including the frequency of maintenance, the type of furnace, and the local weather conditions. However, with the right maintenance, you can expect your furnace to last between 15 to 20 years.

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How to Fix Heating Pipes that Are Making Loud Banging Noises

January 20, 2019

Updated: April 15th, 2024 Are your heating pipes making loud banging noises? Typically, vented heating systems operate silently; however, steam or hydronic systems may occasionally produce unexpected sounds, such as loud banging. Coping with consistent, disruptive noises can be challenging, especially when relying on your heating system to effectively warm your home. How to Deal with Heating Pipes that Are Making Loud Banging

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