Furnaces Articles

Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

January 17, 2024
Man inside home calling Apex Mechanical, because his furnace won't stop running.

Is your furnace blowing air without pause? If so, you’re probably feeling a bit concerned. First, your Warsaw, MO, house most likely feels like an oven. On top of that, your utility bill will be considerably higher with your furnace constantly running.

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

September 14, 2023
Technician performing furnace maintenance in Warsaw, MO. Apex Mechanical blog image.

The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer?

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3 Simple Furnace Flue Tips to Prevent Blockage

January 31, 2023
Woman smelling fumes in home due to furnace being blocked. Apex Mechanical blog image.

Even though our Apex Mechanical heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts are always here for you, as a Sedalia homeowner, you should know at least a little something about your heating and cooling system. Knowledge is power after all, even with a furnace flue.

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Why isn’t My Furnace Heating the Entire Home?

December 21, 2022
Elderly woman adjusting older thermostat. Apex Mechanical blog image.

If your furnace seems to be producing heat inconsistently around your Warrensburg home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling.

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Is Your Heating System Ready for this Winter?

December 6, 2022
Cold man on couch with blanket and tea.

Winters here in Missouri can get pretty cold. If you want to remain comfortable regardless of how low the outdoor temperature drops, prepare your heating system so that it runs efficiently and keeps you warm.

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What Heating System Problems Might I Expect During Extreme Cold Weather?

November 8, 2022
Heating system keeping person warm during extreme cold weather. Apex Mechanical Winter Image.

We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Sedalia encounter problems with their home’s heating system. With the record-low temperatures and extreme conditions most of the country is currently experiencing, our Apex Mechanical professionals want to share some insights and tips with you to keep your indoors cozy while Old Man Winter blusters away outdoors.

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

September 17, 2022
Furnace Maintenance

Need advice for furnace maintenance? Our team wants to help you be prepared by providing the following furnace maintenance tips.

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

January 31, 2022
Nice young girl pinched her nose because of some very unpleasant smell.

If your furnace is producing a strange smell, always treat it with caution. The cause may be benign, but can be harmful to inhale.

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

January 14, 2022
Furnace Troubleshooting

If your HVAC system suddenly stops working, it’s probably from a broken thermostat. Here are some expert tips our team wants to share.

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Furnace Filters 101

December 6, 2021
Furnace filter 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 Apex Mechanical think you should know to help it do its job.

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

November 23, 2021
Furnace Last Longer

The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer? There is no shortcut or hack to increase your furnace’s longevity. In reality, the key is treating your Sedalia system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and energy, you can ensure your furnace will live well beyond its warranty. From our team here at Apex Mechanical, here are four things you should do to make your furnace last longer:

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

October 26, 2021
Fall Furnace

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 new model.

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Furnace Pressure Switches

January 27, 2021
furnace pressure switches, Cheerful couple looking out of the window

Though you may not give much thought to the furnace in your Warsaw home, knowing a bit about it and how it works can come in handy. At Apex Mechanical, 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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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

January 15, 2021
girl holding a mug looking out the window, why is my furnace 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 to worry too much.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

December 23, 2020
6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe, happy family of four baking together

Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace.

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

December 10, 2020
how can I save money on my heating bill this winter?, person adjusting space heater

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 cost this winter.

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

November 30, 2020
Happy white couple on the couch.

If you’d like a professional assessment of your current operation costs and the typical return on investment (ROI) of a new furnace, give our team at Apex Mechanical in Sedalia, a call.

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What Is Short Cycling?

November 6, 2020
hand adjusting thermostat, What Is Short Cycling?

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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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

January 11, 2020
HVAC technician fixing a furnace.

Furnaces sit at the heart of your Missouri home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

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