Furnace Articles

How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

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

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

Continue Reading

Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

December 13, 2023
Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running? Man on phone looking out window.

Is your furnace blowing air without pause? If so, you’re probably feeling a bit concerned. First, your Henrico County house most likely feels like an oven. On top of that, your utility bill will be considerably higher with your furnace constantly running. Believe it or not, this is a fairly common problem our professionals at Howell’s Heating & Air see frequently, so you don’t need to worry.

Continue Reading

Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

October 18, 2023
Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now. Confident volunteer construction foreman at work site.

Prepping your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for winter in Virginia not only enhances your safety and your furnace’s efficiency, it can help keep your repair budget in line during cold weather. Tackling this important chore is easier than raking leaves or cleaning gutters when you call the heating and cooling experts at Howell’s Heating & Air. 

Continue Reading

Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

February 16, 2023
A person relaxes inside on a cold day. Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

We at Howell’s Heating & Air want you to be comfortable at home; you deserve to be! Here are seven furnace problems that could be causing uneven heat.

Continue Reading

Is My Furnace Overheating?

January 18, 2023
Image of thermometer. Is My Furnace Overheating?

Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit.

Continue Reading

What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

January 4, 2023
What's That Smell Coming From My 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.

Continue Reading

When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

December 7, 2022
A furnace control panel. When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Your furnace plays the key role in keeping you warm in your Henrico County home, but even with routine maintenance, it does not last forever.

Continue Reading

7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

November 2, 2022
Image of a technician working on a furnace. 7 Furnace Maintenance Tips.

The last thing you want to worry about when the weather takes a turn toward winter is a broken furnace. Our team at Howell’s Heating and Air wants to help you be prepared by providing the following furnace maintenance tips.

Continue Reading

How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

October 26, 2022
Boiler and pipes of the he. How Does My Gas Furnace Work?ating system of a house.

On a frosty winter’s day here in Virginia, your gas furnace is hard at work, keeping your Henrico County home warm and cozy. Feeling grateful? You’re not alone—it’s one of the most popular forms of heating, as American as apple pie.

Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 5, 2022
Furnace Technician

Fall is the perfect time to schedule furnace maintenance. You want to be sure all of its parts are working, so you don’t have any surprises this winter.

Continue Reading

Heating Repair in Glen Allen, VA 23058

January 3, 2022

In a nutshell, we are long time customers of Howell’s. The most recent experience says it all. Email to website at 11:30pm on the first frigid night-Help! Heat not working correctly! Return call from office at 7:15am. Technician at 8:30am. Toasty warm by 10:00am. Kind & professional employees. There is no room on our go-to…

Continue Reading

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

December 10, 2021
Heating Bill

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. At Howell’s Heating & Air, we want to help you achieve the highest comfort in your Ashland home at an affordable price.

Continue Reading