Riley Heating & Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Important Safety Tips for Gas Furnaces

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Most of our customers use gas furnaces in Columbus, OH to heat their homes in winter. There are good reasons gas furnaces are so widely used: they provide powerful heating that many other systems can’t match, work quickly at getting heat to rooms, and cost less to run than an electric furnace. However, gas furnaces have a slight drawback, which is that any use of natural gas comes with some risk.

We don’t want to scare you away from using a gas furnace because, with the right precautions, you probably won’t run into any dangers. We want to help you have the safest winter possible, so below are our best furnace safety tips…

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Is an Electric Furnace a Good Option for Winter Heating?

Monday, October 17th, 2022

Winter is not that far off, and you may have a dilemma in your home: you don’t have a central heating system but you definitely want one. Using space heaters just isn’t a useful option for a home your size, and you want the convenience of having warmth sent to all the rooms.

Good news: it’s easy to add central heating to your home if you already have existing ductwork for your air conditioner. If this is the situation you’re in, then an electric furnace is one of your options for heating.

But is it a good option?

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Is It Time to Replace Your Old Gas Furnace?

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

You may have heard tales of gas furnaces that managed to run for 30, 40, or even 50 years before going to the scrapyards. This has happened, but it’s incredibly rare and only occurred with old cast-iron furnaces that had poor energy efficiency and hazardous materials such as asbestos insulation in their pipes that canceled out the benefits of their longevity. 

Today, a well-cared for gas furnace can last from 15 to 20 years. If you have a furnace that is in this age range, this fall is a good time to consider having it replaced. But how can you know if this is really the year you need to have this done? We’ll walk you through some ways to tell that you need to replace your gas furnace.

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Now Is a Good Time to Schedule Your Heating Maintenance

Monday, September 19th, 2022

You might not want to think about the idea of “heat” at this time of year when we’re still experiencing warm days and the summer temperatures will linger into the fall. But fall is always the season when you want to give serious consideration to the heating system that will keep your family safe and comfortable through the approaching winter. 

What can you do for your heating system to prepare it for the cold season? It’s easy: call Riley for heating maintenance in Columbus, GA!

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