Furnaces Articles

How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

March 15, 2024
How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer? Cold couple wrapped in blankets holding mugs next to furnace.

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 Is a Dual Fuel Heating System?

January 30, 2024
What Is a Dual Fuel Heating System? Women looking at device with serious expression.

So, you’re thinking about upgrading your Virginia heating and cooling system. Have you ever heard of dual fuel? 

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How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

January 15, 2024
How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger. Man coughs in his elbow while sitting on sofa at home.

At K & J Mechanical LLC, we take the safety of our customers in Virginia seriously. That’s why we want you to know how to spot a cracked heat exchanger.

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How Can I Lower My Heating Bill This Winter?

November 30, 2023
How Can I Lower My Heating Bill This Winter? A winter blizzard rages outside the back yard bay window where this small, serene potted plant garden grows and blooms oblivious to the season.

Are you anticipating a higher heating bill this winter? Here in West Point, temperatures can get pretty low. The only way to ensure you remain perfectly comfortable inside your California home is by cranking up the heat.

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

November 10, 2023
Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy? - Replacing dirty furnace filter in home by man.

You have just inspected your air filter, only to find it is sopping wet! Thoughts begin to race through your head, and you ask yourself, Is my furnace breaking down?

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

January 27, 2023
Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat. Image shows man with short salt and pepper hair wearing a black polo shirt and troubleshooting thermostat that is mounted on a white wall.

If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your West Point home, it’s easy to think the worst. However, sometimes the malfunction is not really caused by your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at all, but actually from a broken thermostat.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

December 7, 2022
6 ways your furnace keeps you safe. Happy family baking together.

From our team here at K & J Mechanical in Providence Forge, here are six ways your furnace is working to ensure your safety.

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

October 28, 2022
Image of someone working on a furnace. What are signs I need a new furnace?

A furnace is a major investment for any Quinton homeowner. Although it’s not something that will need to be done frequently, most people will face the decision of needing to purchase a new heating system sometime during home ownership.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 30, 2022
Furnace Maintenance

Fall is the perfect time to schedule furnace maintenance. You want to be sure all parts are working so you don’t have any surprises this winter.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

December 17, 2021
Closeup Shot Of Home Furnace Burner Ignited With Crimson Blue Flame

Our professionals at K&J Mechanical LLC encourage you to understand how your gas furnace works so you can spot any potential problems in your West Point home’s heating system.

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