Furnace Articles

How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

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

At ME Brown Air Conditioning Co., we take the safety of our customers in Texas seriously. That’s why we want you to know how to spot a cracked heat exchanger.

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

November 30, 2023
What Are the Different Types of Furnaces? - Man Repairing a Furnace.

This winter, you’re hoping to have a brand new furnace to keep you warm. But there are so many furnaces to choose from. You’re left wondering, which is the right one for your Houston home?

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How Can I Lower My Heating Bill This Winter?

October 31, 2023
How Can I Lower My Heating Bill This Winter? A winter blizzard rages outside the back yard bay window where this small, serene potted plant garden grows and blooms oblivious to the season.

Are you anticipating a higher heating bill this winter? Here in Houston, temperatures can get pretty low. The only way to ensure you remain perfectly comfortable inside your Texas home is by cranking up the heat.

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

February 15, 2023
A man ponders on a laptop. Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

The bad news is there is something wrong with your furnace. The good news is it can usually be repaired quickly.

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

October 28, 2022
Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your Houston 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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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

October 13, 2022
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If your furnace seems to be producing heat inconsistently around your Houston 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 you might have to wear a coat and blanket just to function around the house.

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Upgrade Your Furnace

January 29, 2022
Furnace upgrade

5 signs it might be time to upgrade your furnace.

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Furnace Pressure Switches

January 15, 2022
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Though you may not give much thought to the furnace in your Houston home, knowing a bit about it and how it works can come in handy. At M E Brown, our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals are always here to help and to answer any furnace questions you may have

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5 Signs You May Need a New Furnace

November 10, 2021
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Furnaces are not designed to last forever, so it’s helpful to know when you should be replacing it. But how exactly will you know when it’s time?

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Video – Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

December 31, 2020
why is my furnace blowing cold air?

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 713-939-9411 and we will inspect your furnace.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

December 16, 2020
6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

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.

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What Is Short Cycling?

November 16, 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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What Are the Basics of Furnace Filters?

February 10, 2020
Furnace Filter Replacement

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 M E Brown Air Conditioning, we know with the right furnace filter, you can save money and improve your Houston indoor air quality (IAQ) in one fell swoop. What…

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

November 5, 2019
Using heater at home in winter. Woman warming her hands sitting by device with cat and wearing warm clothes. Heating season. (Using heater at home in winter. Woman warming her hands sitting by device with cat and wearing warm clothes. Heating season.

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…

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Video—Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Gas When I Turn it ON?

October 29, 2019
Why does my furnace smell like gas when I turn it on?

You turn on your furnace, and you smell gas. What should you do? First assess what the smell most likely is, and you may not need to call anyone. Of course, if you’re still nervous because you just don’t know, turn off your furnace and give one of our highly trained technicians a call at…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 11, 2019
Service technician performing scheduled maintenance on fall furnace clean and check

Once the cooler weather hits here in Houston 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 ME Brown Air Conditioning…

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Video – Check Your Furnace Pilot Light

September 28, 2019
pilot light

Your furnace may be blowing cold air because the pilot light has gone out. Call us at 713-939-9411 or request service online to have it properly fixed. This is indicative of a bigger problem that requires professional help.

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

February 8, 2019
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You just discovered there’s a puddle of water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water? In most cases, it’s not a big repair, so don’t panic. It could be a few different things. However, you will need a certified professional to take a…

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Types of Furnaces

December 11, 2018
Close-up view of blue flames in gas boiler

There are three different types of furnaces available. There are a few things that factor into which kind will work for you. You should consider your heating requirements, duct work and insulation, size of you home and number of floors, and your budget. One of the certified technicians at ME Brown Air conditioning Company can…

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Furnace Maintenance

November 20, 2018
Technician cleaning the front cover os a gas furnace before re-installing .

Before starting any kind of routine maintenance or cleaning make sure you have taken the proper safety precautions, such as turning your appliance off. If at any point you question what you are doing or think you might damage your furnace or hurt yourself, do not proceed. Call us and we will be happy to…

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