There’s a common misconception that you can save money by shutting the vents (supply registers) in rooms that aren’t being utilized. Resist the urge to close too many, as doing so can actually increase the pressure in your furnace, making it work harder to heat your home. This can lead to failed blower motors, mold or mildew in your ductwork, damage to the compressor, a cracked heat exchanger, and other problems. What Does a Furnace Tune-Up Include?
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Next check and clean the furnace’s flame sensor. The video below shows you how—note that this guy fixes it in about 5 minutes. We would probably use a little bit of emory paper, but he cleans the sensor with a 5-dollar bill. Another video further down the page under the discussion of “If your furnace keeps shutting off after about 5 minutes” shows the same project with a different brand of furnace.
The thermocouple is a copper rod that the pilot flame heats-up. When it gets hot enough, the thermocouple signals that there is enough heat to burn the gas fuel being released into the appliance—and so it allows the gas to be released to the burners. In some cases where the pilot light won’t stay lit, the thermocouple needs to be adjusted or replaced. This is generally a job for a professional.
Whether you are looking for gas furnace service or repair, quality installation of a furnace, heat pump or air conditioner, mini split ductless heat pumps, endless hot water from tankless water heaters, better air quality in your home or just a filter change or duct cleaning, Greenwood Heating is your best choice of Seattle heating contractors and cooling specialists.
Heat exchangers are the components that draw heat from the burned gas. To draw more heat from the air they burn, energy-efficient furnaces supplement the primary exchanger with a second exchanger. Because the exhaust gases in that second exchanger might yield a corrosive acidic condensate, the second exchanger is made of stainless steel, lined with plastic, or otherwise protected.
“Walter Zainey started the Greenwood Furnace Co. in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle in 1918 and quickly built a reputation for providing quality products and services. For years we believed Greenwood began in 1921 but only recently, May of 2017, Walter’s granddaughter shared a newspaper ad from 1968 showing that Greenwood was actually founded in 1918! When your company goes back 100 years you are bound to have mixed messages about the history but we now have an accurate founding date and founder. Thank you to the Zainey family and especially Jacklyn for taking the time to share the story with us. I am sure Walter Zainey would be proud the heritage he created is still living on.
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