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Why Does Your Furnace Need an Exhaust Flue?

Monday, December 19th, 2022
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Your furnace creates a lot of heat when it is on. This may seem obvious since it has a single purpose – and that’s to heat your home. But your furnace isn’t only generating heat. It also creates carbon monoxide fumes that need to be safely transferred outside of your home and away from the air you breathe.

That’s why your furnace has an exhaust flue – to move these fumes outside. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to have problems with your exhaust flue as the system ages and parts wear down. If your furnace exhaust system is showing signs of damage, you definitely want to address the problems early before they worsen.  

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Help! My Heat Pump Won’t Switch to Heating Mode

Monday, November 7th, 2022
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We’re already halfway through fall and winter is fast approaching. Temperatures are getting lower each week, and we are increasingly reliant on our heaters to warm our homes. But what if your heat pump won’t switch to heating mode when you try to turn it on? 

Maybe cool air is still blowing through your vents instead of the warm air you expect. If this happens, something is wrong. Don’t wait to schedule services for your heat pumps in Springfield, Or. Our team can troubleshoot the problem and get your heating working at its best again so you have reliable heat all winter long. 

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Now Is the Time for This Important Heating Service

Monday, October 24th, 2022

burners-inside-furnaceWould you skip over an oil change on your car? Absolutely not! So why are you skipping out on the maintenance for your heater? Winter is just around the corner, and soon your heater will be working around the clock to keep your family warm and comfortable no matter what the temperatures are outside. 

Regular tune-ups and maintenance services are the best way to keep your heater running at its best year after year. And now is the time for this important heating service. You don’t want to put off maintenance until your heater stops working because something is wrong. If you need furnace repair in Springfield, OR, our team is here to help. We can ensure that your heater is in the best condition possible to take on the coldest temperatures this year. 

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What Radiant Heating Is and How It Can Benefit Your Home

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Heating Equipment Safety Tips

Monday, 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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What You Should Know About Your Furnace Heat Exchanger

Monday, 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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Some Sounds You Don’t Want Your Furnace to Make

Monday, December 6th, 2021

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenIt can be easy to ignore some of the sounds coming from the systems and appliances in your home. This is because it’s easier to deny something that may be amiss, since fixing the problem can be an expensive inconvenience. However, there really are some noises that should never be ignored. While a rattle, for example, might signal nothing more than a loose panel on the cabinet that you can tighten yourself, it could alternatively suggest that you have a cracked heat exchanger—which is a much more serious problem.

Here at Comfort Flow, we understand just how vital it is to protect yourself and the rest of your household. If you hear any unusual or suspicious noises, please don’t hesitate to contact us for an inspection. Read on to learn what unsettling sounds warrant a call to our team.

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