Tag Archives: Furnace

AFUE Rating – What is it and What Is Considered “Good”?

AFUE is one of the most important measures for heating appliances, including furnaces, boilers, or water heaters. If you haven’t heard the term AFUE before or don’t know exactly what it means – don’t worry, you aren’t alone. An AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating – often displayed on a yellow sticker on the unit – is […]

How to Know if You Should Repair or Replace Your Furnace

Making the decision to repair or replace your furnace is a situation that a homeowner will most likely face at some point in their life. Sometimes the decision can be very straightforward.  A furnace that costs you hundreds of dollars each year in repairs should be replaced, while other situations aren’t as easy to base […]

I smell Oil! Is this Normal?

Heating oil has a very distinct smell. Generally, you shouldn’t smell it in your home. If you do notice a smell it could be a sign of something simple and minor or a sign of something major that needs immediate attention. Here are some reasons you may be smelling heating oil in your home: You […]

My basement flooded – is my furnace ok?

Flooding in CT, no matter what time of year, is just inevitable for some homeowners. Not only can it be a huge, expensive mess to clean up, but a flooded basement can be very overwhelming to deal with and cause some serious dangers. If your basement has taken on water, here are three things you […]

My furnace is starting to rust – what’s causing it?

When you think of rust, you might think that a rusting furnace is kind of odd because it’s is usually associated with water. A furnace doesn’t use water to produce heat, it uses air, so why would it rusting? A furnace, when properly maintained, can last a long time, but wear and tear takes its […]

Can a Gas Heater Work During a Power Outage?

What’s worse than having to shovel several feet of snow in the dead of a Connecticut winter? Having to do it during a power outage!  If you are lucky enough to have an on-demand generator or even one you need to manually turn on, you can still run some lights, appliances, and most importantly your […]

Warning signs it’s time to replace that propane or natural gas furnace

The trees have shed their leaves, the days are getting shorter, and cold weather is going to be here to stay – with predictions of a very cold winter too. Is your furnace prepared to get you through the winter and keep you and your family warm? Your gas or propane furnace is one of […]

Three Things to Do for Your Heating System Before You Use It

After a crazy Summer of heat waves and 90+ degree weather, the last thing on most people’s minds is thinking about turning on the heat. But it should be. We’ve mentioned a few times in past articles and on social media, that the Summer is actually a great time to be thinking about your heating […]

What to Expect During a Home Inspection When Buying a New House

Buying a new house can be a very exciting and nerve-wracking time – it’s a huge investment and mostly likely something that you’re going to be making payments on for many years to come. That’s why it’s important to make sure that you not only have a home inspection, but make sure that your home […]

What is a Baribault maintenance plan and what does it cover?

With Baribault’s Maintenance Plan, maintaining your system has never been easier. We help minimize emergencies and keep your equipment running at peak efficiency. Whether you need a tune-up, maintenance or an emergency repair, you can count on Baribault’s expert and dependable in-house technicians to be there for you. Heating systems require regular maintenance, so many […]

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