Dowd Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Levittown’

How Long Can You Expect Your Furnace to Last?

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
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This is the type of question that might nudge into your brain as we move deeper into fall and closer to the time when we’ll all need our furnaces in Levittown, PA hard at work. You might have a furnace that’s already done a decade or so of warming your house, and now you feel concerned about when it’ll need to be replaced.

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Why an AC Can Start to Leak Water

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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Air conditioning systems use the circulation of refrigerant in a closed loop to cool down a house: cold refrigerant evaporates along the indoor coil to absorb heat, and hot refrigerant releases that heat to the outdoors. 

We provided that short description of how an AC works to show you that water doesn’t play a part in cooling down the conditioned air you get from your home’s air conditioner. And yet, you may notice water dripping out of the indoor AC unit. Why is this happening and do you need to have repairs done? We’ll answer both questions below.

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Can I Make Any Repairs to My Gas Furnace Myself?

Monday, February 21st, 2022
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We understand that doing repairs around the house on your own is an excellent way to save money. This doesn’t apply to all parts of the house, however! Some jobs require professional training and tools to do correctly. In the case of a gas furnace, the repairs not only need trained technicians to do the work accurately but also to do the work safely

Simply put: it is dangerous for anyone who is not licensed to work on gas appliances to attempt to repair any device hooked up to a gas main, and that includes a household gas furnace. In most jurisdictions, non-licensed work is illegal, since it can create a general danger to the neighborhood if there’s a fire. Even amateur furnace work that appears to have gotten the job done may mask a slow problem that will result in toxic carbon monoxide entering the house. Amateur DIY efforts are not worth it! For furnace repair in Levittown, PA, only call experts like our technicians.

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A Cracked Heat Exchanger: Why This Is a Serious Problem for Your Gas Furnace

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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We want to start this post with an important reassurance about gas furnaces: they aren’t “dangerous” appliances to have in your home, and with the proper care a gas furnace can run safely for many years. 

But we do have to address the possibilities of health hazards, and any gas-burning appliance can create dangers from carbon monoxide leaks or fires. The more you know about potential safety issues that can come from your gas furnace, the better armed you’ll be to prevent them.

Intro over, now let’s talk about one of the serious gas furnace problems that can put a household’s health at risk: a cracked heat exchanger.

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