Frequently Asked Questions

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Get the answers to the most frequent questions about duct and furnace cleaning.

Do I have to clean my hot water and furnace chimney???

It is that time of year when we all think about having our fireplace and wood stove chimney inspected and cleaned but you have more than one chimney to think about! A clogged hot water or furnace chimney can be very dangerous. Venting any fuel burning appliance is something to take seriously. Call your heating [...]

What are dampers and what should I do with them?

Many systems have dampers inside the duct work. The dampers control air flow and therefore can adjust room temperature. Rooms facing the sun or rooms that have a lot of windows might need more air conditioning in the summer and less heat in the winter. A room with no sun exposure may need more heat [...]

Why should I bother purchasing or using the humidifier on my furnace?

During the winter the air in your home can be very dry. Dry air contributes to many health issues such as breathing and sinus issues. This is particularly irritating to children. Dry air can damage furniture, plants and even exacerbate skin conditions in your pets! Humidifiers put moisture back into the air. Studies show that [...]

HELP! I DON’T HAVE HEAT!

Advanced will get calls from customers in a panic because they do not have heat. We can’t blame them and although we do not repair furnaces, we are always available to troubleshoot when you cannot get through to your heating and cooling professional. EMERGENCY SHUT OFF SWITCH One of the main reasons this can happen [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Consumer Info, Frequently Asked Questions, Seasonal, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is the perfect Mother’s Day gift?

Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible Mom’s out there! May you have a wonderful day filled with love and gratitude!  Did you know that Advanced Furnace & Air Duct offers GIFT CERTIFICATES!!! Flowers are lovely but they only last a week or so. A duct cleaning will not only last three years, it will [...]

How Can I Prevent Mold Growth in My Home?

There are several actions that can be taken to help prevent mold growth in your home. Routine maintenance and cleaning schedules will really help so if something does happen, you are well aware of the time frame and possibly the cause. Here are some suggestions from the basement to the attic: • If your basement [...]

April 6th is National Walking Day!

    Happy National Walking Day! Are allergies keeping you inside and limiting your workouts? Try some of these suggestions so you can continue to enjoy the great outdoors! 1. Did you know that most plants pollinate between 5:00 am and 10:00 am? Try taking your walk mid to late afternoon. 2. Avoid walking or [...]

Why do I hear banging in my duct work?

The most common reason for a banging sound coming from your duct work is a matter of expansion and contraction! Heat causes the metal to expand and cool air causes it to contract. Shaking or vibrating could mean you have some loose connections and this is somewhat normal as your system ages. On the other [...]

ARE YOU READY FOR SPRING ALLERGIES?

As much as we are ready to welcome a warm spring breeze, those of us with allergies are dreading the inevitable! There are a few things we can do to prepare but avoiding pollen is essentially impossible. Here are a few good tips:  As tempting as it is to leave windows and doors open, don’t! [...]

Line Drying Clothes vs. Using a Dryer

Have you considered installing a clothes line to save money on electricity or simply take advantage of the great outdoors? Think again, you may want to reconsider if you suffer from season allergies, COPD or asthma! Pollen will stick to the wet clothing on the line. This could cause sneezing, coughing and even some very [...]