Furnace Articles

What Are the Basics of Furnace Filters?

February 24, 2020
Furnace Filter Close Up

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. At DS Heating & Air, we know with the right furnace filter, you can save money and improve your Lancaster indoor air quality (IAQ) in one fell swoop. What Does…

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What Is Short Cycling?

February 10, 2020
Thermostat Adjusting

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system…

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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

January 27, 2020
Woman Looking Out Window

Is your furnace blowing air without pause? If so, you’re probably feeling a bit concerned. First, your Lancaster house most likely feels like an oven. On top of that, your utility bill will be considerably higher with your furnace constantly running. Believe it or not, this is a fairly common problem our professionals at DS…

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

December 23, 2019
Smell From Furnace

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 California home. For your convenience and protection, our DS Heating…

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Video — Do I Need To Schedule a Maintenance Appointment?

October 21, 2019
A service tech discusses HVAC service with a customer. Do I need to schedule a maintenance appointment?

Regularly scheduled maintenance can help you catch symptoms of bigger problems before they become an issue for your business. Catching symptoms of trouble early on can keep your units working efficiently and safely as long as possible. Just like a regular physical, a regularly scheduled maintenance appointment can help find and diagnose problems that would…

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Do I Need a New Furnace?

January 15, 2019
Technician looking over a gas furnace

We’re glad you asked! Furnaces, as you probably know, don’t last forever. And they can be a burden to replace, often for financial reasons. Unfortunately, at a certain point, your furnace may actually be costing you more in repairs than it would cost to replace it. If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, you may…

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

December 15, 2018
Sick couple sitting in pajamas on a bed with scarfs over necks.

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing inconsistent 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. Or you…

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