Furnace Articles

How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

January 30, 2024
How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer? Tech checking unit.

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 Conway system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and energy, you can ensure your furnace will live well beyond its warranty.

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How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

January 15, 2024
How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger. Man coughs in his elbow while sitting on sofa at home.

At Coastal Air Plus, we take the safety of our customers in South Carolina seriously. That’s why we want you to know how to spot a cracked heat exchanger.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

December 28, 2023
Is My Furnace Overheating? Smiling brother and sister relaxing and using smart phone laying in living room nook corner with winter in the background outside.

Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should keep a cool head and get your furnace taken care of right away.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

December 15, 2023
the model of the house stands near the flame of a gas boiler.

Our team at Coastal Air Plus could help you save big bucks on your monthly utility bill by performing a furnace replacement. And while we’re on the topic, we can help with your other HVAC needs: air conditioning, heat pumps, indoor air quality (IAQ), and more. All you need to do is call.

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 31, 2023
HVAC technician performing maintenance on a furnace.

Our team at Coastal Air Plus wants to help you be prepared by providing the following furnace maintenance tips.

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What Are Signs I need a New Furnace?

January 13, 2023
Image of someone working on a furnace. What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

A furnace is a major investment for any Conway 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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Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

December 14, 2022
Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

We all take climate control for granted these days. In winter, we expect warmth from our heating system; in summer, we demand the cool comfort of air conditioning. Most Myrtle Beach homeowners don’t give that a second thought—until the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system breaks down and replacement decisions need to be made. Today, the majority of homes either use a conventional air conditioner (AC) and furnace combination or a heat pump. Our team at Coastal Air + Refrigeration is well-versed in the difference as well as the benefits of each type of system.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

October 14, 2022
A man sits on a couch with a blanket. What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

Coastal Air + Refrigeration made a list of six common furnace noises, what might be causing the noises, and what to do if you hear them.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 28, 2022
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We want to keep our customers in the know about overheating furnaces. Our team has compiled the following information to help.

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What’s the Difference Between My Furnace Fan Settings—ON and AUTO?

January 31, 2022
Furnace Fan Settings

There are furnace-fan settings on your thermostat for ON and AUTO. Which option is the best choice for your household?

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What Are the Basics of Furnace Filters?

December 15, 2021
Furnace Filter Replacement

Furnace filters. They’re one of those items not really on the top of everyone’s minds, but they are important and can have a big impact.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

November 15, 2021
Closeup Shot Of Home Furnace Burner Ignited

Our professionals encourage you to understand how your gas furnace works so you can spot any potential problems with your home’s heating system.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 18, 2021
Furnace Cleaning

Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked. Here are five reasons to schedule today.

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What Is Short Cycling?

January 29, 2021
Hand Adjusting Thermostat

We want you to know the concept of short cycling, why it can be harmful, the causes, and what you can do about it.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

January 15, 2021
Cold Couple

Is your furnace blowing cold air? If yes, our team suggests checking a few things first and then call us for help.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

December 29, 2020
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Looking for a new heater in your home? The two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Here are their pros and cons.

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

November 30, 2020
Man Fixing Thermostat

If your heating or AC system suddenly stops working in your home, it might be from a broken thermostat. Here are some tips to help fix it.

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

November 13, 2020
HVAC Technician

Is your home’s furnace getting old and unreliable? We would like to share these important signs that indicate it’s time for a replacement.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

October 8, 2020
Autumn Front Entrance

Autumn is here, so it is a great time to schedule fall maintenance. Our team is happy to help keep your HVAC system in working order.

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

February 24, 2020
Furnace Flames

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 Coastal Air 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 can…

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When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

January 24, 2020
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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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