Comfort Flow Heating Blog

The Benefits of a Packaged AC System for Your Business

May 9th, 2022

rooftop-hvac-systemsInvesting in a new HVAC system can be a bit overwhelming for even the most skilled business owner or commercial property manager, especially when it’s an emergency replacement. There are many options to choose from, with one of the most popular being rooftop packaged units. This is often one of the best options for commercial buildings for several reasons. 

Why a Packaged System?

There are a number of benefits to packaged rooftop systems. While every property is unique and your needs must be taken into consideration before a purchase is made, there are a few benefits to purchasing these units. Here are some of them.

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What Radiant Heating Is and How It Can Benefit Your Home

April 25th, 2022

radiant-heating-coilsFinding the right way to heat a home isn’t always as simple as it sounds. While traditional methods may be the good old reliable option, other options, like radiant heating, are important not to ignore. In an area like Oregon, where temperatures can dip pretty low, it helps to know what your options are. 

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Is It Time to Invest in a New Furnace?

April 11th, 2022

technician-working-on-furnaceYour home’s furnace runs reliably every time you turn it on for years. Yet, even with good maintenance and upkeep, these systems will become inefficient and, in some cases, may even fail. Knowing when to replace your furnace (rather than just repairing it) isn’t always easy. It’s best to allow a trusted technician to offer some guidance and direction to you about when the best time to replace it is. Here are some signs that you may want to do this soon.

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3 Reasons to Trust a Pro for Your Heating Installation

March 28th, 2022

technician-working-on-furnaceYou made the decision to have a new heating system installed, and you’re excited about the features and comfort it is sure to bring. However, having a professional install it is essential since these systems have numerous components that require hands-on experience.

Leaving the work to the pros ensures that everything is done properly. It also helps to make sure the warranty that came with your heating system is valid and that the efficiency standards are met. Here is what you can expect from the process.

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End-Of-Season Heating Repair Needs You Might Encounter

March 14th, 2022

vent-low-on-wallAs the warmer weather approaches, you may be thinking about your air conditioning, not your heating. Yet, end-of-the-season problems can arise commonly, especially if the system was not maintained well during the heavy use season (even if it was, a long winter is hard on your system). That’s why paying close attention to heating repair in Salem, OR, even as the season draws to a close, is necessary. 

Know what to look for that warrants a call to your repair technician, such as these situations.

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Here’s Why a Ductless System Should be Your Next Home Comfort Installation

February 28th, 2022

ductless-air-handlerFor many homes, a ductless system is the right option. If you are considering a different heating installation in Eugene, OR, take a closer look at how a ductless heating and cooling system may work in your space. For many property owners, it offers numerous benefits.

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Heating Equipment Safety Tips

February 14th, 2022

hand-writing-checklist-on-notepadKeeping a home warm throughout the winter is critical. Many people believe that turning down the thermostat and using space heaters may help them save money while keeping specific areas of the home warmer.

It is true they may help warm up spaces, but it’s also true that they can pose a safety risk. Read on to learn more!

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Can a Whole-House Humidifier Improve Your Home Comfort?

January 17th, 2022

two-women-sitting-back-on-couch-looking-comfortableToo much or too little humidity in a home makes the area uncomfortable and, in some cases, even problematic for health. If a home is too humid, that moisture can increase the risk of mold and mildew growth while making it sticky and uncomfortable in a home. Many people recognize this risk. 

However, if the air is too dry, that can leave a person struggling with dry skin and a sore throat. Finding the best balance is critical to comfort in a home. A whole-house humidifier may be what you need to create improved conditions.

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Surge Protection Isn’t Just Storm Protection: What You Need to Know!

January 3rd, 2022

plug-with-spark-coming-outWe’ve often found that when homeowners hear the term “surge protection” they think “storm protection.” In other words, they think that the only time a powerful surge of voltage can occur in their electrical system is when there is a lightning storm going on and power lines are affected. And it’s true: power surges can and do occur during storms. However, what’s a lot more likely is that power surges occur when you use your heavy-duty electrical appliances!

This includes your air conditioner, heating system, dishwasher, and more. These appliances have the ability to send a high wave of voltage through your electrical system—and the damage they do isn’t instantaneous, so you may not even notice it at first. It slowly degrades the wiring and electrical components, including the circuit boards, of other electrical devices in the home—which can include phone chargers, entertainment systems, speakers, kitchen appliances, and more.

At this point you might be wondering, “Okay so can I just use power strips throughout my home?” You could, but this might not be sufficient. Read on to learn more!

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What You Should Know About Your Furnace Heat Exchanger

December 20th, 2021

burners-inside-furnaceIf you’re like many homeowners here in the Florence area, there’s a good chance that you use a gas-powered furnace to keep your home and family warm. Furnaces are a great choice—both powerful and cost-efficient when properly installed and well-maintained. Today’s furnaces have an even higher efficiency rating than ever before. In fact, the highest rating now available for a gas furnace is 98%.

But this efficiency doesn’t mean much if you aren’t using your furnace as safely as possible. Furnaces are not inherently dangerous, but there are components within them that could cause one to become dangerous if it misses professional services, such as annual tune-ups.

The heat exchanger is one example of this. A cracked heat exchanger is definitely a potential hazard, and we’re going to dive into the “why” behind this below. While this problem is more common in an older system (10–15 years old), we encourage you to keep this information on hand and stay on top of your maintenance appointments even if you have a brand new system! Read on to learn more.

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