Will a Gas Furnace Run Without Electricity?

November 20, 2022

Will Your Gas Furnace Work If the Power Goes Out? The winters around Festus can be brutal at times, causing the power to go out. One of the most common questions we’re asked is if a gas furnace will continue to run when the power is out. Discover the answer to this important question, the reason behind it, plus what you can do during and after a power outage. The Short Answer: Your Furnace Won’t Work It seems like your furnace should continue working, being it burns gas to create heat, right? Unfortunately, there

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Good Reasons to Install a Gas Fireplace in Your Home for Winter

October 19, 2022

Although modern heating systems tend to be quite efficient, there’s still something to be said about the allure of using an open flame to heat your home. Although a wood-burning fireplace has a certain rustic charm, a gas fireplace can provide similar heating capabilities without any of the work. To truly understand whether or not a gas fireplace makes sense for your home in Festus, MO, check out this guide from our team at Bone Heating & Cooling discussing some of the benefits of gas fireplaces. A Great Zoned Heating Option If you tend to spend time in one

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5 Solid Reasons to Upgrade the Window ACs in Your Missouri Home

September 20, 2022

Even using a single window air conditioner can cost a veritable fortune. If you have several window ACs in your Festus, Missouri home, now is the time to upgrade to a safer and far more efficient cooling solution. Lacking HVAC air ducts doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy moderate temperatures and consistent indoor comfort. With ductless mini-split cooling systems, homeowners everywhere can enjoy the same whole-house service that central AC systems provide. Following are five reasons why you should consider making this important home improvement now. 1. You’ll Sleep Better at Night Lying in a hot,

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Solved! Can I Replace My AC Capacitor?

August 18, 2022

Summers around Festus can get hot and you depend on your air conditioner to keep your family cool. However, there are little-known components, like the AC capacitor, which interrupt your AC’s job when it fails. Discover what an AC capacitor is, why it goes bad, and whether you should try to replace it yourself. What Is an AC Capacitor? To begin, it’s important to understand what a capacitor is and the job it performs. A capacitor is a common electrical component in many appliances, including your air conditioner. A capacitor holds an electrical charge that’s called

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Old R22 AC Unit

July 15, 2022

Commonly used in air conditioners manufactured before 2010, R22 refrigerant has been illegal to produce or import in the U.S. since January 1, 2020. Although the EPA banned R22 from being made or sold in the U.S. in 2020, it did not ban consumers from continuing to use their R22 AC units. Instead, the EPA warned consumers with R22 units that the cost of replacing R22 refrigerant in their ACs would significantly increase as stockpiles of R22 shrunk. In other words, the less R22 available, the more expensive it would be to service a pre-2010 cooling system.

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Can Air Conditioning Cause Pollution?

June 20, 2022

It’s important to consider our impact on the world around us, and sometimes that means recycling, reusing, and reducing the amount of pollution we create. You might not think about how much pollution your air conditioning or heating system creates or how much energy it uses. However, if your system is older or isn’t working properly, it could be producing more air pollution than you think. Air Conditioning Systems and Electricity Usage Air conditioning systems create air pollution in two ways. First, because they must run for so long and turn on and off frequently, air

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How Long Can My AC Run Continuously?

May 18, 2022

A central air conditioner can cool the entire house. The primary unit is usually installed in the attic, and ductwork distributes the cool air throughout your home. A central air conditioner requires electricity to function effectively and efficiently. What is the underlying factor? There is a slew of variables determining how long your air conditioner can run without interruption. Factors to Consider The first factor to consider is the AC’s size. Larger air conditioners can cool a home more efficiently, requiring more electricity. Large air conditioners also require more frequent maintenance because of the increased wear

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Are Window Air Conditioners Cheaper Than a Central AC?

April 12, 2022

The hot, humid Missouri summers make having air conditioning a must. Unfortunately, keeping your home cool throughout the summer can result in steep energy bills. As a result, many people attempt to save money by using window air conditioners instead of having a central AC system installed. Still, the question is whether using window air conditioners is actually cheaper than a central AC system. To answer this, it is necessary to look more in-depth at the numbers. Purchase and Installation Costs There is no doubt that window air conditioners are far cheaper to purchase. You

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Getting Your HVAC System Ready for Spring Weather

March 18, 2022

The arrival of spring means a time of renewal. We’re all familiar with spring cleaning, but many homeowners neglect their HVAC units when spring comes around. No matter if your unit was working to heat your home all winter or it’s been sitting idle, it’s important to get it ready for spring. The following tips can help you get your system in great shape. How to Get Your HVAC Unit Ready for the Spring A few days of temperatures hovering around the 70s should be enough to get you started on your HVAC springtime checklist. The

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Air Purifiers Versus Dehumidifiers: Which Should I Choose?

February 11, 2022

There are countless products purported to help you improve your home’s comfort and safety. Of these, there are a host of recommendations about air purifiers and dehumidifiers. Take a few minutes to learn what each does, how they work, and how to determine what is better for your household. What Air Purifiers Do As their name states, these devices work to purify the air and remove contaminants that may be harmful. Your air has a host of contaminants floating through it, and this significantly affects what you breathe indoors. Some common contaminants include:

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