Recently, we have gone to several customers’ homes where their HVAC system has failed or quit working and found one thing in common with all of them: They all installed Vent Filters/Fresheners in all of their registers.
We recommend not using these Vent Filters. Your furnace filter protects your furnace and filters the air circulating through your home. This does not mean remove your furnace filter. More than likely, the Heating and Air Conditioning system in your home was not designed for the use of Vent Filters. Using Vent Filters could ‘choke’ your HVAC system. This will make it difficult for the blower to ‘push’ the air through the system, causing undo stress.
Remember, your Heating and Air Conditioning system needs to breathe. Change your furnace filters monthly. If you want increased filtration, we can install a Filter Media Box or an AccuClean Electronic Air Cleaner for your HVAC system.
Program: Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program
Starts: February 1, 2010
Ends: When program funding runs out
Rebate Amount: Up to $500 for documented purchase and installation of conventional HVAC system, up to $1,000 for geothermal heat pump
Funds: $6.1 million
Eligible: Indiana residents who own a single family home
Eligible Appliances: Energy Star rated Furnaces, Boilers, HVAC systems, Geothermal Heat Pumps purchased and installed AFTER February 1, 2010.
From the State of Indiana website:
“As of January 1, 2009 the State of Indiana is providing a state income tax credit when certain EnergyStar rated equipment is purchased by a homeowner or small business owner. The credit, worth as much as $100 can be used when purchasing a furnace, a water heater, central air conditioning, room air conditioner or a programmable thermostat. Homeowners and small business owners can claim the credit on their state income tax return.”
For more information visit: http://www.in.gov/oed/2379.htm
Is it normal operation for my heat pump to turn on and off
constantly during very cold temeratures (5 degrees above zero)? My heat pump turned off and on all night last night.
Thanks for the question. It is not normal for your heatpump to turn off and on, this is called short cycling. If your back-up heat for the heatpump is a gas furnace, your heatpump should not be on at all due to the cold temperatures. If your back-up heat for the heatpump is an electric furnace your heatpump should run continously until the thermostat is satisfied.
Please feel free to call me at 243-3581 or send me other questions you may have.
My neice lives in E. Indianapolis. She needs a new furnace.
It is beyond repair. How much does that usually run?
thank you, Patty, Indianapolis, Indiana
Thanks for contacting us for your heating information. I’m not sure if she has an electric or a gas furnace. There are many sizes and efficiencies of furnaces. We would need some information on the size & age of the home, condition of the windows and insulation & the size of the existing ductwork.
This would be best if we could come out & survey the home. Most furnaces will run from aproximately $2,900.00 to $5,500.00 & we offer financing. All of our furnaces come with a 10 year parts and labor warranty. There are also some gas company rebates & tax credits on qualifying furnaces. Please send me an e-mail or call me at 243-3581 with any questions.
B&W Plumbing and Heating Company, Inc.
2101 Cunningham Road
Speedway IN 46224
T: (317) 243-3581
F: (317) 243-4444
Get Ready For Winter!
B&W Plumbing and Heating would like to let everyone know that right now is the best time to have your furnace tuned up for the upcoming heating season. You will have the peace of mind knowing the when it becomes cold outside, your heating system has been inspected and will operate efficiently and safely. This will significantly reduce the risk of inconvenient breakdowns.
Even if you have a new furnace or heating systems, all manufacturers require documentation of annual maintenance to qualify for extended warranties.
Schedule your furnace tune up online http://bplusw.com/NeedService.html and save $10.00 on your furnace clean and check!
B&W Plumbing and Heating would like to let everyone know that right now is best time to buy a Planned Service Agreement (PSA) for your heating and air conditioning equipment. When you purchase a PSA, we will provide you with two precision tune-ups (one air conditioner tune up and one furnace tune up) to help provide a quality, efficient and safe indoor environment.
Even if you just purchased a new heating and air system with a 10 year parts and labor extended warranty, you will still benefit from a PSA from B&W Plumbing and Heating. All extended warranties require the equipment to have ‘regular maintenance’ or the warranty will not be valid.
* 10% discount on service. (This includes plumbing repairs!)
* No overtime charge.
* Priority scheduling
* 24 Hour Service
* Clean or replace filters
* Check and clean inside cooling coil if accessible (during A/C check)
* Check primary and secondary drains
* Add algae tablets to condensate pans
* Vacuum blower housing/compartment
* Clean and check condenser coil (during A/C check)
* Lubricate all moving parts where applicable
* Check and tighten all loose electrical connections
* Check operation pressures for proper refrigerant charge (during A/C check)
* Monitor voltage and amperage draw on all motors
* Monitor air conditioning cycle (during A/C check)
* Adjust gas pressure (during furnace check)
* Check and adjust pilot operation if applicable (during furnace check)
* Monitor flue draft for safe operation (during furnace check)
* Check and test safety controls
* Monitor furnace cycle (during furnace check)
* Check for cracked heat exchanger (during furnace check)
Click the link to schedule online and save $10.00 on your PSA: http://www.bplusw.com/NeedService.html
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