Change your furnace filter... it is the first Friday of the month.
Last month I declared the first Friday of every month Furnace Filter Friday when I Re-Blogged Jay Markanich a Virginia home inspector's post:
We primarily have gas forced air furnaces in Central Ohio. Very little oil... no coal? I seldom see radiators, hot water heat is uncommon. It surprises me reading posts about furnaces across the US, how common oil heat is in some areas.
We do have electric furnaces in a few Central Ohio neighborhoods, rural areas, homes built in the 1970's. Even in neighborhoods built in the 1970s there are usually homes where the furnace has been replaced with a gas furnace. Most people find gas heat warmer than electric heat... I believe.
Winter will be here before we know it... brrr I hate to think about it. The high yesterday was 94°... tomorrow's forecast?
Five posts about furnaces this Furnace Filter Friday:
#1 From Omaha Nebraska, home inspector, Greg Wayman, shared Home Inspection - Furnace Red Flags Yea, yea, yea his title was Omaha Home Inspection - Furnace Red Flags... most of it probably applies to Ohio furnaces. Written for home buyers? Home owners might see something there that could help them too. Red flags...
#2 and #3 From Minnesota where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average" and the winters are darn cold, Reuben Saltzman wrote two posts I want to share with you:
I have not seen a gravity furnace in awhile in Central Ohio. The big octopus in the basement? I had a listing with one early this decade. They are there lurking in basements in older neighborhoods in Central Ohio. Perhaps with tax incentives home owners have recently replace them.
#4 is a furnace post from a real esate agent!?! Lyn Sims Chicago's Northwest Suburbs shared this with her readers: Winter and Summer Furnace Settings
#5 And finally, If the furnace can’t vent----I will from Charles Buell, Seattle, a Washington home inspector. Those stickers on the furnace showing it's been serviced?
The furnace image is from Reuben Saltzman's post on high efficiency furnaces. I believe that is Reuben's old furnace. It looked pretty good if you ask me... but that's why you need a home inspector when buying a home. *'the women are strong, men are good looking' is Lake Wobegon MN not Minneapolis MN... but the winters are still darn cold.
Remember change your furnace filter regularly!
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