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Critical case for an HVAC system repair. Technician notes: No error codes upon arrival. High voltage connections melted and short cycling furnace, repaired. Ohmed lmiits, 3 out of 4 had low resistence. Furnace control board sending 9.5 volts to gas valve, tather than 27. Inducer motor pulling over FLA (1.75/1.4). However, based on today's findings and usage of R-22 components, recommend upgrade. New Trane 3.5 ton horizontal gas furnace. 10 year parts 1 year labor warranties, 1 year preventative maintenance. All code upgrades, new t-stat, and metal plenums. R410A conversion. $0 down 0% interest up to 18 months. pricing is before HomeServe benefits. 16 Seer - $11,867.80. Needs furnace control board and limirs pictured on Dispatch.
Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

What Does 'HVAC' Mean?

Whether you're a homeowner or renter, knowing about your HVAC system is crucial for keeping your family comfortable and safe. Here's a crash course in heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

Water boiler with expansion tank
Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

Heed These Hot Tips for Boiler Safety...

Skimping on boiler maintenance could increase the risk of a house fire or carbon monoxide leak. Follow these tips to keep your family safe.

A modern residential boiler system in a historic East coast home
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What Are the Different Fuel Options for Boilers?

With the rising costs of fuel, heating your house during the winter can do serious damage to your wallet. If you’re shopping for a new home boiler system, the type of fuel it uses can substantially impact your energy bill.

Plumber repairing an hot-water heater
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What Are the Different Types of Boilers?

Boilers are one of the most common home heating options. If you're in the market for a new residential heating system, you'll want to make an informed purchasing decision.

dander and mold
Home Improvement
Michael Franco

12 Ways to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

If you or a family member suffer from allergies, reducing the allergens in your home can help alleviate symptoms. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

illustration of a window unit with rings showing btus per square foot
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Everything You Need to Know About BTUs and Air Conditioner Sizing

If you're in the market for a new window unit or portable air conditioner, you'll need to understand some AC sizing basics.

Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Whole-House Humidifier?

A whole-house humidifier solves the problem of dry air and can even help prevent the spread of airborne viruses — so installing one might be a good investment.

000 BTU Connected Window-Mounted Room Air Conditioner
Home Improvement
Oriel Roy

What's a BTU?

While BTU ratings may seem technical, it's worth understanding how they work because they can help you choose the correct air conditioning unit for your home.

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