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Furnace Pressure Switches

January 15, 2021
Cheerful couple looking out of the window, furnace pressure switches

Though you may not give much thought to the furnace in your Omaha home, knowing a bit about it and how it works can come in handy. At Ideal Heating & Air Conditioning, our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals are always here to help and to answer any furnace questions you may have.

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What Is Short Cycling?

December 16, 2020
What Is Short Cycling?, hand adjusting thermostat

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 needs to work.

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

November 23, 2020
Woman adjusting thermostat as part of the troubleshoot tips.

If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your Omaha home, it’s easy to think the worst. However, sometimes the malfunction is not really caused by your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at all, but actually from a broken thermostat.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 28, 2020
Hot thermometer representing your home's furnace might be overheating.

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…

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

February 14, 2020
Woman sitting at desk trying to determine if she sees signs that she needs a new furnace.

A furnace is a major investment for any Elkhorn 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. Our team at Ideal Heating & Air Conditioning wants you to understand how your furnace works…

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

January 29, 2020
Man trying to stay warm and determine why his furnace is blowing cold air.

Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Or did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reasons your furnace may be blowing cold air, and there a few things to check before you need…

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

December 29, 2019
Woman sitting on her bed in the winter learning about the different types of furnaces available for her home.

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 Ideal Heating & Air Conditioning 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…

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

December 15, 2019
Man trying to sleep after noticing the sound coming from his furnace.

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds and leave the repair job to a professional. To help you, our Ideal Heating…

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

November 22, 2019
Little girl trying to stay warm because her family's furnace isn't heating their entire home.

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your Elkhorn 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. Or…

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

November 8, 2019
Family trying to stay warm on the couch while deciding if it's time to buy a new furnace for their home.

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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