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Warmth Equals Love and a Working Furnace

love warmthA Warm And Cozy Valentine’s Day

Here at HVACPartsShop.com, when it’s cold outside we are all about keeping you, your family, and ourselves warm.

Right now, it’s still cold! Even the typically warm west coast is at 50 degrees or below. And as Cupid’s big day draws nearer and nearer, we have to ask, is your home warm and cozy for that Valentine of yours? Or is it more comparable to a Valentine’s evening that a polar bear would enjoy?

If your home is more comparable to the latter, we can help with that. We have the HVAC parts to keep your furnace running! And we can get them to you in as little as one day! Wouldn’t your Valentine enjoy a running furnace and a warm house?

Love That Warming Feeling

Now don’t go thinking that we, at HVACPartsShop.com, aren’t a romantic bunch. We understand that there are different types of warmth than just the one coming from our furnace. We’re talking about love and the warmth that that feeling can create. And with Valentine’s Day coming up so fast, there’s no better time to talk about it!

Since we’ve been talking about polar bears, please bear in mind that we’re not just talking about the romantic kind of love. Any kind of love can make you feel warm – whether it’s the love you feel for your family and friends, or the kind you have for a significant other. In fact, there have been studies that have shown a direct correlation with strong, loving relationships and a feeling of warmth.

Love & Warmth Are Connected

In this particular study that we wanted to mention, a group of close family and friends were tested to see if positive interaction created warmth and if warmth promoted a stronger connection.

The first test had pairs give each other either a positive message or a neutral message. Essentially, it’s the difference of being told “I love you” versus “you have blue eyes”. Each person would have their brain scanned during the experiment to see any activity, and also be asked how warm they felt and how connected they felt with the other person. The test showed that those who got a positive message felt a warm sensation and felt that their connection with the person deepened, while those who got a neutral message didn’t feel much of a change.

The second test had pairs hold heated objects or room temperature objects while in a room together, with the goal of measuring if the pairs felt more connected with each other after the time spent together. After the test, those holding the warm objects said that they felt a stronger improvement in connection versus those who had the room-temperature objects.

Share Some Love This Month

Now that we know a little bit more about how love and feeling warm are connected, let’s try to spread some warmth this month! Spend some time with your friends, families, or significant others and let them know how much you care and value them, so they can experience that warm feeling inside that comes with being loved.

Of course, we’ll continue to do what we do best to make sure you and all of your loved ones stay warm by offering all of the HVAC parts that you need to keep your home warm and comfy, plus the best customer service around, so we can show our customers that we love each and every one of them! As a special offer, use the code CHILLY to receive a free ground shipping on your order that’s $100 or more!

Thankful For Running Furnaces: Tips to Keep Them Running

Rustic Thankgiving DinnerLater this week most of us will find ourselves sitting around a platter-filled table among family, enjoying the stories and happenings that have occurred since our last gathering. And hopefully we will remember what the day is really all about – the celebration of giving thanks.

Many of us will be thankful for family and friends, good fortunes and safe travels, but will we take time to stop and consider the warmth of our homes and the machine that has blessed us with such coziness? Probably not! And we can’t say that we blame you!

Even so, we know that somewhere deep down, you are truly thankful for that wonderful machine and the warm air that it provides, so heaven forbid it ever stop providing it! Here are some tips to keep your furnace running and in the best of shape:

1.Check and Replace Filters 
Check your filter regularly. If it is so dirty that you are unable to see through it, then it is definitely time to replace. On average you should replace your filter about once a month.

2.Clean, Clean, Clean 
A clean furnace and air supply will inevitably increase your furnace’s overall lifespan. Keep your blower assembly and fans clean by wiping them down with a wet cloth.

Clean your vents and cuts for dust, cobwebs, pet hair, calcium deposits and anything else that may have collected there over time. Again, use a damp cloth and/or a large brush to clean the vent covers. The ducts can be cleaned with a high-powered vacuum.

3.Check Ducts For Leaks 
Air leaks contribute to poor indoor air quality, significant energy loss and overwork of your furnace. Locating and fixing leaks in your ducts can improve the comfort of your home, lower your utility bills and keep your furnace in tip-top shape longer.

4.Insulate Your House 
Retaining interior air within the walls of your home has many benefits including saving energy, keeping your bills down and preventing your furnace from overwork. Use weather stripping to seal air leaks in your house around doors and windows. Caulk all other cracks and gaps that you might find in your house. You should also check your attic, walls and basement for adequate insulation. If you can see the floor joists in your attic then you need more insulation.

5.Don’t Turn Your Thermostat Too High
Overworking your furnace will only improve its chances of wearing out. As it becomes colder outside, your furnace has to work harder to maintain your desired temperature. Keep your thermostat at a manageable temperature for your furnace.