Possible Reasons Why Your Heating System Smells Like It’s Burning

November 17, 2022

Turning on your heating system and suddenly smelling a strong burning odor can be disconcerting. After all, the last thing you want to risk is something catching fire. Let’s take a quick look at the possible reasons that heaters can produce burning smells and what they mean. Dust Accumulation From Sitting Idle It is perfectly normal for a furnace to produce a burning smell at first when it has sat unused for any length of time. When you turn your heating system on for the first time in a season, it will generally always produce a

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Why Is My Heat Pump Always Running?

October 20, 2022

If you notice that your heat pump is running all the time, it could indicate something is wrong. At Xtreme Air, Inc., we can help you identify what’s wrong with your heat pump and offer solutions to get it working again. Your Thermostat Is Not Set Appropriately If your thermostat is set too high in the winter or too low in the summer, it may constantly run as it’s trying to keep your home’s temperature comfortable. First, check your thermostat to ensure the emergency heat mode is not on. Someone may have set the thermostat wrong or bumped

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Can Leaky Windows Affect My Home Energy Costs?

March 17, 2022

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that heat gain and loss through your house’s windows account for up to 30% of your home heating and cooling energy usage. Poorly insulated windows also force your HVAC system to cycle longer, and the additional wear and tear can shorten the lifespan of your unit. Here are some ways to lower your monthly energy bills by minimizing heat loss and gain through your windows. Single-Pane Versus Double-Pane Windows All newly constructed homes now include double-paned windows, but they weren’t common in houses until the 1970s. Single-paned windows

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4 Quick Tips for Cleaning Your Heat Pump or Furnace

January 13, 2022

Phoenix, AZ, is known for its intensely hot summers and plentiful sunshine. However, winter nights in the city can get downright cold. To keep your home comfortable this winter, follow these quick tips for cleaning your furnace or heat pump. 1. Clean or Change the Filter Once each month, check the heating system’s filter. If you see a layer of dust, wash the filter according to the manufacturer’s directions. If it’s a disposable filter, replace it. Don’t wait more than three months between filter cleanings or replacements. 2. Remove Debris From Vents

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3 Factors to Guide You When Considering Furnace Size

December 20, 2021

The size of a furnace will depend on your heating requirements and your location. Typically, you will require a furnace that will adequately provide enough heat for your home’s occupants. At Xtreme Air, Inc., we’ll guide you on the ideal furnace size for your home in Phoenix. Here’s what to consider. 1. Size of Your Home Large homes with lots of square footage will require a large furnace. On the other hand, a small home only requires a small furnace for heating. In most areas of the country, a furnace usually puts out a minimum of 3,000 BTU

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How to Proceed When Your Heat Goes Out

November 20, 2021

No one wants to be stuck at home in the winter when the heat goes out. Unfortunately, it does happen from time to time. By learning how to proceed after your heat goes out, you’ll be better prepared to handle this issue in the future. Go Over the Basics You’ll want to start by checking to see if your whole home has lost power or if it’s just your heating system. If it’s just your heating system, it’s time to check your thermostat. Make sure that it’s turned to the “Heat” function and that the temperature

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