Furnaces Articles

Video – Check Your Furnace Pilot Light

March 29, 2024

Your furnace may be blowing cold air because the pilot light has gone out. Call us at 517-647-6906 or request service online to have it properly fixed. This is indicative of a bigger problem that requires professional help.

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Video – Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 26, 2024
Woman trying to determine the reason for her furnace blowing cold air in her home.

There are a few things to check in your home in the case that your furnace is blowing cold air, such as your thermostat settings, air filter, and your home’s ductwork.

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What Is a Dual Fuel Heating System?

February 15, 2024
What Is a Dual Fuel Heating System? Women looking at device with serious expression.

ESI Heating & Cooling is happy to lay all the options on the table so you can make the best decision for your Portland home. Here’s what you should know about dual fuel systems: 

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

November 13, 2023
A lovely couple sitting on the sofa and playing with their dog. Everybody is smiling.

This winter, you’re hoping to have a brand new furnace to keep you warm. But there are so many furnaces to choose from. You’re left wondering, which is the right one for your Portland home?

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

November 15, 2022
Image of someone working on a furnace. What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

A furnace is a major investment for any Portland 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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How Do I Know When It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

September 15, 2022
Piping for a furnace on a blue wall

Nobody wants problems or issues with their furnace—but even the most efficient systems have to be replaced at some point.

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Video – Upgrade Your Furnace

February 23, 2022
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Upgrade your furnace for increased energy efficiency and heating cost reduction.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

February 14, 2022
How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

Our professionals at ESI Heating & Cooling encourage you to understand how your gas furnace works so you can spot any potential problems in your Portland home’s heating system. 

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

November 6, 2021
man performing a furnace inspection

Even if you have not thought about your furnace for months—it is easy to overlook if it is stationed in the basement or hidden in a closet—fall is the perfect time to make sure the most important seasonal equipment in your home is ready for action. 

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

September 15, 2021
Cleaning air vent

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

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

January 24, 2021
Young man wrapped in blanket holding a cup of coffee, Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home? | HVAC Maintenance | ESI

If your furnace seems to be producing heat inconsistently around your Portland 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 you might have to wear a coat and blanket just to function around the house.

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

February 14, 2020
Happy Couple on Couch

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.  In reality, the key is treating your Portland system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and energy,…

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Video – Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Gas When I Turn It ON?

January 24, 2020
Woman trying to diagnose why her furnace smells like gas when turning it on.

You turn on your furnace, and you smell gas. What should you do? First assess what the smell most likely is, and you may not need to call anyone. Of course, if you’re still nervous because you just don’t know, turn off your furnace and give one of our highly trained technicians a call at…

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

January 15, 2020
Furnace in someone's home representing the different types of furnaces you can choose from.

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 ESI 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 this information…

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

December 16, 2019
Thermostat needing some troubleshoot tips for the homeowner to try.

If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your Portland 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. Here are some expert tips on checking your thermostat first…

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When Is It Time to Buy a New Furnace?

November 12, 2019
Man trying to stay warm due to broken heating system and trying to decide when it is time to buy a new furnace.

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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Do I Really Need Fall HVAC Maintenance?

October 15, 2019
Outdoor decorations on porch showing the importance of getting fall HVAC maintenance.

As the saying goes, “Time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Portland, you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance. Maintaining your…

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Why Does My Furnace Smell?

January 22, 2019
Woman Smelling Bad Odor In Her Home

If there is a strange smell coming from your furnace, treat it with caution. Learn some possible reasons for the foul odor and if it’s dangerous to inhale.

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Why Is My Furnace Not Heating My Entire Home?

January 22, 2019
Couple Freezing With No Heat In Home

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing inconsistent heating or cooling.

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