Furnace Articles

What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

March 9, 2020
Man Hears a Noise

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 Abel Plumbing…

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 24, 2020
Hot Thermometer

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 the Basics of Furnace Filters?

January 27, 2020
Furnace Filter

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 Abel Plumbing and Heating, we know with the right furnace filter, you can save money and improve your Albuquerque indoor air quality (IAQ) in one fell swoop. What Does…

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How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

December 23, 2019
Cold Window

Is your energy bill too high in the winter? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things you can do at home to save money. Some of them are bigger projects, but most are simple things you can do in your day-to-day life to help reduce your heat…

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

November 15, 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 New Mexico home. For your convenience and protection, our Abel…

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Furnace Filters 101

October 21, 2019
New furnace filter isolated on white background. Furnace filters 101.

Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It quietly does its job without any fuss and allows the rest of the furnace to do its job. It’s not a complicated item, but there are some basics we at Abel Plumbing and Heating think you should know to help it do its job.…

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Do I Need Fall HVAC Maintenance?

October 8, 2019
Digitally generated warm, rustic and cozy home interior design with high quality models of stylish furniture and home props. Fall HVAC maintenance.

As the saying goes, “Time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Cedar Crest you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance. Maintaining…

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When to Replace Your Furnace

December 15, 2018
Service Man inspecting an attic furnace.

Furnaces are far from immortal. If you take good care of it, your furnace will last considerably longer than a neglected one, but, unfortunately, it still will not last forever. Here are some signs you might want to start looking for a replacement furnace: It’s Old Furnaces generally last 15 to 20 years. Eventually, they…

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Do I Need a New Furnace?

December 1, 2018
Repairman servicing or repairing basement furnace unit.

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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