Everything You Need to Know About Carrier Infinity Gas Furnaces

Infinity 98 Gas Furnace with Greenspeed™ Intelligence Also called the 59MN7, the Carrier Infinity 98 is a variable-speed, condensing gas furnace with efficiency ratings of 98.5% AFUE. It’s meant for multi-position, flexible installation, including downflow, upflow and horizontal. The Infinity 98 gas furnace is Hybrid Heat compatible and Energy Star certified — if coupled with … Continued

Proper Sequence for Furnace Operation

During the winter months, everyone takes for granted that their furnace will keep them comfortable but how does a furnace do that? How a Furnace Works When the room temperature drops below the set point on the thermostat, it sends an electric signal to the furnace. at that point, the inducer motor starts (to make … Continued

What Can Go Wrong With A Heat Exchanger?

Most homeowners have heard about heat exchangers but very few know what it actually does. Heat exchangers transfer the heat from the burners into your duct system via the blower. They also transfer the combustion gases out to the flue. For residential furnaces, there are two designs: tubular or clamshell. Years ago the heat exchangers … Continued

How Much Air is Your Ductwork Losing?

Most homeowners only think about their furnace or A/C if there is a mechanical failure. As long as the equipment heats or cools the house, everything is okay. Unfortunately, there are many other issues going on that could affect the safety, longevity and efficiency of the equipment. One of the biggest problems that most homes … Continued

How Should Your Furnace Operate?

I recently spoke with a customer who stated that his furnace was running but the temperature in the house was dropping. He said his thermostat was set at 70°F but the room temperature was 63°F. It was obvious that there was a problem with the heating cycle even though his blower was running. The sequence … Continued

What is New at Official?

Carrier Corporation has just announced that Official Heating & Cooling is the recipient of their highest award, the “President’s Award”. Only 2% of all Carrier dealers nationwide receive this honor. This will be the third time in four years that we have won this award. There are numerous metrics used in determining the winners, but … Continued

Cold Weather Tips

Most of us are used to winter temperatures but when they reach-10 to-30 F, as the forecasts are predicted for this week, then all bets are off. I remember back in the mid 80’s when we had -30 F and many furnaces could not heat the homes up to the desired temperatures. Our geographic area calls for … Continued

How Much Does a New Furnace Cost?

When the furnace or HVAC fails, you notice. You could do some preventative care on your furnace in Chicagoland, but you might need to buy a new unit. If your best option is to install a new furnace, consider these important factors before purchase. Finding the Best Furnace in Northern Illinois You’ll initially want to think … Continued

Can You Have Too Much Humidity?

Everyone should know the benefits of having the proper levels of humidity in your home during the heating season. But like so many things in life, sometimes a good thing can turn into a potential problem. Ideally, the humidity level in your home should be in the 35-40% range. The balancing act begins when the … Continued