Furnace Articles

How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

January 15, 2024
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At Woodard Cooling & Heating, we take the safety of our customers in Kentucky very seriously. That’s why we want you to know how to spot a cracked heat exchanger.

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How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

October 13, 2023
How Does a Gas Furnace Work? A father talks with his hands as he leans against the railing of his front porch with his preteen son and has a serious discussion.

A furnace is a big part of your life—whether you realize it or not. It keeps your Henderson home warm and can help with your indoor air quality (IAQ).   So it is important to gain a better understanding of furnace fundamentals.   Furnace Basics Training If you are a curious new Henderson homeowner or…

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

January 13, 2023
Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water? Image shoes two pairs of green rain boots standing on flooded floor inside home.

You just discovered there is a puddle of water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water? It could be a few different things. In most cases, it is not a big repair, so keep calm. However, you will need one of our Woodward…

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

December 14, 2022
image of someone working on a furnace. what are signs i need a new furnace?

A furnace is a major investment for any Morganfield homeowner. Although it’s not something that will need to be done frequently, most people will face the decision of needing to purchase a new heating system sometime during home ownership.

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

February 28, 2022
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The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last even longer?

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Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

January 31, 2022
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If you ever hear your gas furnace turn on but cannot feel any warm air blowing from the vents inside your home, chances are the pilot light went out.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

January 14, 2022
Woman Hears Noise from Furnace

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components.

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Furnace Filters 101

December 23, 2021
Furnace Filter

Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It’s not complicated, but there are some basics you should know to help it work.

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

November 30, 2021
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You just discovered there is a puddle of water on the floor in front of your furnace. Why would your furnace be leaking water?

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

November 15, 2021
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Looking to install a new heater? The two popular choices are heat pumps and furnaces. Each one has pros and cons when compared to the other.

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What’s the Difference Between My Furnace Fan Settings—ON and AUTO?

October 29, 2021

There are furnace-fan settings on your thermostat for ON and AUTO. Which option is the best choice for your home?

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

October 18, 2021
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We encourage you to understand how your gas furnace works so you can spot any potential problems with your home’s heating system.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 17, 2021
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Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional.

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What Is Short Cycling?

February 26, 2021
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Our team wants you to know the concept of short cycling, why it can be costly, its cause, and what you can do about it.

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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

February 12, 2021
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Is your home’s furnace blowing air without pause? This is actually a common problem our team sees frequently, so don’t worry.

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

December 29, 2020
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If your heating or cooling system suddenly stops working in your home, it could be your thermostat. Here are some expert tips.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

December 15, 2020
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We want to keep our customers in the know about overheating furnaces. Our team has compiled the following information for you.

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

February 24, 2020
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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 Kentucky home. For your convenience and protection, our Woodard Cooling and…

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What Are the Basics of Furnace Filters?

January 27, 2020
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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 Woodard Cooling and Heating, we know with the right furnace filter, you can save money and improve your Henderson indoor air quality (IAQ) in one fell swoop. What Does a…

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

January 17, 2020
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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. From our team here at Woodard Cooling and Heating in Henderson, here are six ways…

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

December 23, 2019
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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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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

November 28, 2019
Furnace not heating entire home

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your Henderson home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home. Or…

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 10, 2019
A cup of tea in front of a window with autumn view. 7 Furnace Maintenance Tips.

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Corydon homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money. However, the last thing you want to worry about when the…

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

September 17, 2019
A metal furnace ventilation pipe. When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New 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…

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

September 10, 2019
|Quiet village in Autumn. 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 Henderson, Kentucky you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance. Maintaining…

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

January 29, 2019
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Did you finally turn this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reason that your furnace may be blowing cold air and there a few things to check before you need to worry too…

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Do I Need a New Furnace?

December 12, 2018
A stressed couple sits in the kitchen while looking at their computer.

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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