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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 24, 2020
Hot Thermometer

Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should…

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How Do I Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather?

February 10, 2020
Cold weather couple

We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Lafayette encounter problems with their home’s heating system. With the record-low temperatures and extreme conditions most of the country is currently experiencing, our J.L. Anderson professionals want to share some insights and tips with you to keep your indoors…

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

January 23, 2020
gas furnace work

Although today’s furnaces can generate heat using a variety of fuels, natural gas is one of the most popular. Natural gas furnaces typically use a combination of methane and other carbon-based gases. Our professionals at J.L. Anderson Heating & Cooling encourage you to understand how your gas furnace works so you can spot any potential…

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

December 28, 2019
Save Money on my Heating

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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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

December 9, 2019
different types of furnaces

If you happen to be in the market for a new furnace, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options available. Our professional team at JL Anderson Heating & Cooling would like to make it a bit easier by providing some basics on the different types of furnaces on the market today. We hope…

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Why Is My Furnace Not Heating My Entire Home?

November 15, 2019
guy thinking about his furnace not heating

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your Lafayette 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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Furnace Filter 101

October 11, 2019
furnace filter

Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It quietly does its job without any fuss and allows the rest of the furnace to do its job. It’s not a complicated item, but there are some basics we at JL Anderson Heating & Cooling think you should know to help it do its…

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What’s That Smell Coming From The Furnace?

September 29, 2019
bacteria causing a smell coming from the furnace

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 Indiana home. For your convenience and protection, our JL Anderson…

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

September 16, 2019
Woman and child in window cozy in a blanket looking at the fall leaves after following the 7 furnace maintenance tips for their home

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Lafayette homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money.

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What Does AFUE Mean?

February 11, 2019
Digital programmable thermostat

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 home…

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