Furnace Articles

7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 31, 2023
HVAC Technician performing maintenance on furnace.

Our team at Doornbos Heating & Air Conditioning wants to help you be prepared by providing the following furnace maintenance tips.

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How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

October 13, 2023
How Does a Gas Furnace Work? A father talks with his hands as he leans against the railing of his front porch with his preteen son and has a serious discussion.

A furnace is a big part of your life—whether you realize it or not. It keeps your Tinley Park home warm and can help with your indoor air quality (IAQ). So it is important to gain a better understanding of furnace fundamentals.

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Fall Tune-Up Specials Available Now!

September 25, 2023
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It’s time to prepare for cold weather. The Farmers’ Almanac predicts “below-average temperatures, and lots of snowstorms, sleet, ice, and rain for much of the Great Lakes” and other part of the country. Will your furnace or heat pump keep your Orland Park home cozy and warm this winter

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Video – Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

January 27, 2023
An illustration of a frustrated woman in front of a laptop. Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

There are a few things to check in your home in the case that your furnace is blowing cold air, such as your thermostat settings, air filter, and your home’s ductwork.

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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 Tinley Park 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 Dornbos Heating & Air Conditioning is well-versed in the difference as well as the benefits of each type of system.

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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

October 14, 2022
Two people sit next to each other, warming up by a radiator. When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Your furnace plays the key role in keeping you warm in your Tinley Park home, but even with routine maintenance, it does not last forever.

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Video – Upgrade Your Furnace

September 30, 2022
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Upgrade your furnace for increased energy efficiency and heating cost reduction.

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

February 21, 2022
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With just a small amount of time and energy, you can ensure your furnace will live well beyond its warranty with these four tips.

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Why Won’t My Furnace Shut Off?

January 31, 2022
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Several factors could be making your furnace run nonstop. Sometimes, the solution is easy. In other cases, it requires a more complex repair.

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

January 20, 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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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

December 23, 2021
Cold home with an angry couple warmly clothed hugging sitting on a sofa in the living room

The last thing you expect is for your furnace malfunction, especially when it involves cold air blasting through your heat registers.

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What Is Short Cycling?

December 10, 2021
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We want you to know the concept of short cycling, why it can be harmful and costly, what causes the problem, and what you can do about it.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

November 10, 2021
Woman Hears a Strange Noise

Is your furnace making a strange noise? To help, we made a list of six common furnace noises, their causes, and what to do if you hear them.

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How to Know When to Replace Your Heating System, Furnace, or Boiler

October 29, 2021
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When you are ready to replace the furnace or boiler call Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning for a consultation.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

October 20, 2021
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Our professionals want you to know 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

September 30, 2021
Furnace Maintenance

Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by one of our professionals.

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

March 30, 2021
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If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your home, it might be from a broken thermostat.

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5 Ways To Keep Your Home Safe In Freezing Weather

February 17, 2021
Winter Home in Gloved Hands

This season, your home is vulnerable to the weather. That’s why you should ensure your household stays warm these next few months.

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

February 10, 2021
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Is there a puddle of water if front of your furnace? Whatever the reason for your leak, it’s time to call a pro.

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Problems You Could Be Having with Your Gas Furnace or Boiler

January 29, 2021
Cold Man

Did your gas furnace or boiler stop working properly? Several issues could help explain why this is happening.

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How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

December 10, 2020
Family in the Living Room

Is your energy bill too high in the winter? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? Our team wants to help with these tips.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

November 30, 2020
Hot Thermometer

Is your furnace overheating? If yes, it should be taken care of right away. Our team has gathered the following information to help.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

September 24, 2020
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Fall is the best time to have maintenance done on your home’s HVAC equipment. Here are a few benefits fall maintenance has on your systems.

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

February 24, 2020
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If your furnace is producing a strange smell, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale. When in doubt, always open windows to ensure ventilation, and evacuate your Illinois home. For your convenience and protection, our Doornbos Heating…

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How Do I Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather?

January 27, 2020
Cold Couple

We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Palos Heights encounter problems with their home’s heating system. With the record-low temperatures and extreme conditions most of the country is currently experiencing, our Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning professionals want to share some insights and tips with you…

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

January 13, 2020
Uneven Heating In the Home

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your Palos Heights home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home.…

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