HVAC Maintenance

Why Does My Furnace Sound Like It’s Backfiring? Ask an HVAC Expert

2018-12-07T12:21:50-07:00December 19th, 2018|

Tim in Sacramento is having somewhat of a scary issue with his furnace this weekend, so he’s reaching out to ask an HVAC expert about it. Tim writes: “Hey Bell Brothers crew, I hope you all are having a nice winter. I know it gets much busier toward the middle and the end, when basically [...]

The Recommended Baseboard Heater Clearance: Safety Tips for Your HVAC This Winter

2018-10-30T09:02:21-07:00November 12th, 2018|

I’m just going to come out and say it: most homeowners don’t know some of the most important basic tips for keeping their homes and furnaces safe in the winter. Sure, they know how to turn their furnaces on, how to adjust the thermostat, and maybe even how to change the filter every few months [...]

Why Your Furnace Smells Sweet—and Other Odor-Related HVAC Issues

2018-10-19T14:45:56-07:00November 2nd, 2018|

I have a lot of fun associations with wintertime from back when I was just a kid. Yessir, when I think of the winter, I think about spending weekends up in Tahoe, or drinking hot chocolate after coming from a cold day at school. Sometimes, I even think of the pine-scented air fresheners that my [...]

What to Do About a Furnace That Won’t Turn Off and Is Blowing Cold Air

2018-10-08T12:22:41-07:00October 22nd, 2018|

Recently, we had a problem with our garage door. The mechanism that makes it open and close with just the push of a button stopped working. Now, we could have just forgotten the dang thing and started operating the door manually, but this thing has one simple job to do: open and close a door. [...]

3 Cool Tips to Reduce Your Gas Bill in Winter Without Freezing Out Your Family

2018-10-02T09:49:11-07:00October 19th, 2018|

Have you ever heard that old cliche that folks like to throw around: There’s more than one way to skin a cat? Now that I think about, it’s kind of a morbid saying, really. I love cats, and I’d never ever hurt one. But I actually think about that saying pretty often, especially when it [...]