Warranty or Guarantee: What’s the difference?

Installing a new air conditioner, furnace, and other similar equipment is not like a trip to the grocery store. There’s a larger significant financial investment required and with that, the investor (aka homeowner), usually wants some sort of assurance that their investment is going to be well spent.

You’ve probably heard from multiple companies and even found little pieces of paper inside packaging talking about warranties and guarantees. But what are they really? Is a guarantee the same as a warranty? Read more

Product Registration For All Major Furnace Manufacturers


Product registration is a big deal for manufacturers because it gives them a better idea of who’s using their product, how it performs when used by a consumer, and gives a direct line of communication to the consumer using their product.

Many manufacturers will even include perks or bonuses for registering your product.

Furnace manufacturers are the same. It is extremely helpful for them when homeowners register their new equipment.

Many manufacturers will even extend certain parts of the standard warranty (sometimes called, out-of-the-box warranty) upon completion of registering your equipment. For example, Amana doubles the parts warranty from 5 to 10 years on select equipment we install.

Now the idea of registering your new furnace or air conditioner may be overwhelming, but we’d like to make it a little simpler for you. (We complete all of this for homeowners who have new furnaces or air conditioners installed by us)

Below, is a list of all the major furnace manufacturers’  and a direct link to the product registration found on their website. Read more

When It’s Bitter Cold Do These 3 Things For Your Furnace


Winter in the Midwest, specifically the bitter cold, is almost always a question when not if.

We know it’s coming at some point from November-March each winter, and often we take extra precautions to prepare ourselves for it.

Ever been to the grocery store hours before a snowstorm or extreme cold temperatures are about to hit?

Pure chaos.

We don’t mess around when it comes to our safety, comfort, and the scary reality of having to step outside our homes in nasty weather.

But what about your furnace? When the bitter cold rolls in you’re certainly expecting it to keep your home warm. But is there anything extra you should be doing to make sure it keeps doing it’s job?

Let’s explore 3 things you can do to make sure your furnace runs safely and reliably when winter is at it’s worse. Read more

3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your New Furnace

It’s probably a bittersweet feeling when you purchase that new furnace or air conditioner. You’re excited to have a new unit that will be reliable and should save you money on your utility bill.

On the other hand it seems hard to justify investing thousands of dollars in an appliance that will spend it’s life sitting in your basement or outside exposed to the harsh weather.

Investing in a furnace isn’t as sexy as a new car. But at some point it’s a necessary investment for almost everybody. Here are three, actionable steps you can take to make sure you’re getting the most out of your unit. These don’t require any big financial investments, but, if acted upon, are sure to keep your unit running efficiently, running strong, and running for a long time. Read more

Is Your Furnace Reliable? 3 Questions You Need To Answer As Winter Approaches

Is-Your-Furnace-ReliableLet’s face it, as a homeowner we all mull over this decision at some point in our lives. The impending reality that we’re going to need to invest money in a new furnace.

It’s not that you hate your current furnace or that you’ve seen a nice shiny new one running like you see that new car you’ve been wanting.

It’s that reality of spending money on a furnace that’s going to live it’s life hidden in your basement like the current one has. Spending money on something we don’t physically see is really hard.

Kind of like getting new brakes on your car. You never see them but once they’re replaced you have a new peace of mind knowing your car will stop quickly when you need it to.

But what if you’re thinking, “Just one more winter. If I can get through just one more winter with this furnace I promise myself I’ll get a new one next year.” Read more