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

How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

January 15, 2024

At A-1 Mechanical, we take the safety of our customers in Nevada seriously. That’s why we want you to know how to spot a cracked heat exchanger.

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Image of someone working on a furnace. What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

January 13, 2023

A furnace is a major investment for any North Las Vegas homeowner. Although it’s not something that will need to be done frequently, most people will face the decision of needing to purchase a new heating system sometime during home ownership.

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Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

December 14, 2022

We all take climate control for granted these days. In winter, we expect warmth from our heating system; in summer, we demand the cool comfort of air conditioning. Most Las Vegas homeowners don’t give that a second thought—until the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system breaks down and replacement decisions need to be made. Today, the majority of homes either use a conventional air conditioner (AC) and furnace combination or a heat pump. Our team at A-1 Mechanical is well-versed in the difference as well as the benefits of each type of system.

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Furnace Parts

When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

February 28, 2022

If you’re struggling with the question of whether or not to buy a new furnace, our professionals are here to help with these warning signs.

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Pilot Light

Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

January 13, 2022

If you ever hear your furnace turn on but cannot feel any warm air from the vents inside your home, chances are the pilot light went out.

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Furnace Fan Settings

What’s the Difference Between My Furnace Fan Settings—ON and AUTO?

December 23, 2021

There are furnace-fan settings on your thermostat for ON and AUTO. But which option is the best choice for your household?

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Closeup Shot Of Home Furnace Burner Ignited With Crimson Blue Flame

How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

December 15, 2021

We encourage you to understand how your gas furnace works so you can spot any potential problems with your home’s heating system.

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Thermostat Adjustment

What Is Short Cycling?

November 30, 2021

We want you to know the concept of short cycling, why it can be harmful and costly, what causes the problem, and what you can do about it.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

November 15, 2021

Looking to install a new heater? The two most popular choices are heat pumps and a furnaces. Here a quick comparison to find the best choice.

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

October 29, 2021

Prepping your HVAC system for cooler weather can enhance your safety, your furnace’s efficiency, and help keep your repair budget in line.

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