Furnaces Articles

How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

March 15, 2024
How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger. Man coughs in his elbow while sitting on sofa at home.

At Kapala Heating & Air Conditioning, we take the safety of our customers in Michigan seriously. That’s why we want you to know how to spot a cracked heat exchanger.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

January 17, 2024
the model of the house stands near the flame of a gas boiler.

Our team at Kapala Heating & Air Conditioning could help you save big bucks on your monthly utility bill by performing a furnace replacement.

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

October 16, 2023
Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water? Ventilation Cleaner Looking for Dust.

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? 

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Video – Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

January 28, 2023
Video explaining why your furnace might be blowing cold air in your home

There are a few things to check in your home in the case that your furnace is blowing cold air, such as your thermostat settings, air filter, and your home’s ductwork. If you can’t figure out the issue, give us a call at 810-664-8865 and we will inspect your furnace.

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

January 13, 2023
A technician uses a clipboard. Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now.|

Tackling this chore is easier than raking leaves when you call the heating and cooling experts at Kapala Heating & Air Conditioning. 

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Gas Furnace Maintenance in Lapeer, MI 48446

December 12, 2022

“Jake came today to service the furnace. Personable, professional, and he did his job well and answered my questions to my satisfaction. Thank you!” – Carol P.

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What Are Furnace Filters?

November 16, 2022
A furnace filter. What Are Furnace Filters?

Our experienced team is always on hand to answer any filter questions you may have as well as to replace or clean your air filter for you.

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 7, 2022
Image of a person working on a furnace. 7 Furnace Maintenance Tips.

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Imlay 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.

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Furnace Installation

April 20, 2022

On Sunday, March 27th, we returned home to a flooded basement and no heat. Monday morning we made a call to Kapala and my husband talked to Emily describing our crisis. With temperatures of 45 degrees inside and 20’s outside we were in dire straits. We were emptying out belongings from ice water filled storage…

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

January 18, 2022
New Furnace|family cold inside home debating if it's time to buy a new furnace or not

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 new model.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

December 9, 2021
Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Or did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reasons your furnace may be blowing cold air, and there a few things to check before you need to worry too much.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

September 10, 2021
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 Lapeer you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance.

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Tips To Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

February 28, 2021
troubleshoot your thermostat

If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your Lapeer home, it’s easy to think the worst. However, sometimes the malfunction is not really caused by your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at all, but actually from a broken thermostat.

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

January 15, 2021
How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

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 cost this winter.

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What Is Short Cycling?

December 15, 2020
What Is Short Cycling?

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work.

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How to Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather

February 12, 2020
Family looking out window in winter after learning how to keep their heat and stay cozy during extreme cold weather.

We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Lapeer encounter problems with their home’s heating system. With the record-low temperatures and extreme conditions most of the country is currently experiencing, our Kapala Heating & Air Conditioning professionals want to share some insights and tips with you to keep your…

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

January 15, 2020
Girl holding her nose and wondering what that smell is that is coming from her home's furnace.

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 Michigan home. For your convenience and protection, our Kapala Heating &…

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

December 11, 2019
Little girl tryin to stay warm in front of furnace after learning it isn't heating her entire home.

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your Imlay City 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.…

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What’s the Difference Between ON and AUTO on My Thermostat Settings?

October 11, 2019
woman adjusting thermostat after learning the difference between the on and auto settings|Homeowner adjusting thermostat after learning the difference between the on and auto settings

There are furnace-fan settings on your thermostat for ON and AUTO. Which option is the best choice? There are devotees of both settings, each believing their setting is the optimum one to choose. But in reality, it’s more of a pros-and-cons type of situation. It really depends on which benefits are a priority for you.…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 30, 2019
Woman and little girl cozy inside home looking out window representing reasons to schedule a fall furnace clean and check

Once the cooler weather hits here in Metamora this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional from Kapala Heating & Air Conditioning.

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