Furnace Articles

Furnace Pressure Switches

January 27, 2021
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Though you may not give much thought to the furnace in your Blaine home, knowing a bit about it and how it works can come in handy. At Arctic Mechanical, 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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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

January 15, 2021
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The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer? There is no shortcut or hack to increase your furnace’s longevity.

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

December 15, 2020
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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 Arctic Mechanical would like to make it a bit easier by providing some basics on the different types of furnaces on the market today. We hope this information can help you make the best decision for your family.

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What Is Short Cycling?

November 30, 2020
What Is Short Cycling?

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work.

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A Cracked Heat Exchanger––Know the Signs

October 30, 2020
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If you think you have a broken heat exchanger, call our Blaine, MN, office at 612-741-9297.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

October 8, 2020
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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.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

January 23, 2020
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Take precautions to prevent your furnace from overheating. If your furnace is overheating, it is best to have it repaired to prevent buying a replacement.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

January 11, 2020
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Is your furnace making any of these noises? If so, call our Arctic Mechanical professionals at 612-741-9297 or request service online for a repair inspection.

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

December 27, 2019
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Looking to save money on your heating bill this winter? At Arctic Mechanical, we want to help you achieve the comfort in your home at an affordable price.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

December 15, 2019
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If your ducts, windows, attic, or walls have poor or nonexistent insulation, you might have a problem.

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