Clever Ways to Hide Your Ugly Furnace – A Pictorial Guide

One look and it’s clear, furnaces were not designed with beauty or aesthetics in mind. They are designed for one thing – creating warm air and blowing it throughout your home. To their credit, they do that quite well. But we hear many customers complain that they wish there was a way to hide their furnaces. They just don’t add …

9 Little-Known Tips to Reduce Your Winter Energy Bills

Sure you set your programmable thermostat down when you’re away, shut off registers in unused rooms, and change your furnace filter monthly, but there are some less obvious energy saving actions that the average homeowner doesn’t know about. Since the winters here in the Omaha area can get pretty brutal, the team at Getzschman Heating and Cooling wanted to share …

6 Simple Questions to See if It’s Time to Replace Your Furnace

Unfortunately, like all mechanical things, furnaces only last so long before they need to be replaced. The lifespan for the average furnace is roughly 12-15 years. Sure, you can keep limping along, but at some point, repair costs, inconvenience, or high energy bills are going to make you pull the trigger and replace your furnace. The problem is, it’s hard …

Furnace Noises – Your Furnace Is Talking, But What Is It Saying?

Every year, we get phone calls from homeowners here in the Omaha area asking about a variety of furnace sounds and if there is cause for concern. Well, luckily, here at Getzschman Heating and Cooling, we speak furnace. We’ve put together this list of noises your furnace can make and given you an explanation for each one as well as …

Top 7 Easiest Energy Saving Tips

When the outside temperature drops extensively your heating system works nearly twice as hard to keep you comfortable. This means you see a huge spike on your energy bills. Sounds like an unavoidable expense right? Wrong. While your bill might rise up a little, it doesn’t have to skyrocket. There are things you can do to keep your bill from …

10 Ways Getzschman Stands Behind Your New Furnace or Air Conditioner

When you’re talking about a 12-15 year relationship, you want to choose wisely. It will run hot, it will run cold, but the most important thing is that it continues to run. We’re not talking about a romantic relationship. We’re talking about your furnace and air conditioner. If you’re replacing your heating and cooling system, it’s very important to find …

Wi-Fi Thermostats – Which One Suits Your Needs?

Wi-Fi thermostats are a smart way to save money on your heating and air conditioning bill, giving you the ability to control your home temperature when you are away through Wi-Fi access on your phone. Connecting your thermostat to your smartphone allows you to remotely turn the temperature up or down while you are out of the house to save …

High-Efficiency Furnace Shopping Tips for Homeowners

Shopping for a new furnace this winter season? Today’s furnaces are more complicated than furnaces of the past. To help you navigate the confusion, here are some buying tips for high-efficiency furnaces from the G-Force team: Understand Energy-Efficiency Ratings Energy-efficiency measurements communicate how efficiently fuel is burned and how much energy, such as electricity, is required to operate blowers that …

Furnace Troubleshooting – What to Do First

October is almost over and chilly weather is on the way. What do you do that first chilly morning when you go to turn on the heat but it’s not working? Before you call a heating and cooling technician, here are some furnace troubleshooting tips from the G-Force team that may solve your issue without having to pay for a …

Furnace Filters: Just the Facts, Ma’am

As a homeowner, you depend on your furnace to regulate a comfortable temperature for you and your family. This is especially true as the winter months draw nearer. But what can you do to maintain your system’s integrity between those all-important professional tune-ups? The answer: regularly change your furnace filter! Read on for more important furnace filter facts from the …