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How to Tell If You Need a New Furnace

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Is it time to install a new furnace in your home? You may be wondering how to tell when it’s time to think about installing a new furnace. The good news is, there are usually signs ahead of a furnace completely breaking down.

When you pay attention to these signs, you can stay ahead of furnace repair needs, and even install a new system before your current one stops working. If you’re thinking about furnace installation in Roseburg, our team can help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the five signs that it’s time to consider a new furnace. 

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How to Tell If You Need a New Furnace

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Is it time to invest in a new furnace for your home? Since furnaces can have a vast average lifespan, it can be difficult to tell whether or not your furnace has reached the end of its life. Gas furnaces can be expected to last for up to 20 years, while electric furnaces can last for as long as 30 years.

There are some telltale signs that indicate your furnace is reaching the end of its life. When you begin to notice these signs, it’s important you start thinking about your next steps. It is always better to plan ahead and be prepared for a furnace replacement, instead of being surprised by one. If you do need furnace installation in Roseburg, our team is here to help.

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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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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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Buying a New Furnace? Avoid These Mistakes!

Monday, January 6th, 2020

furnace-gas-with-pipesIf the time has come for you to purchase a new furnace, you’re likely tempted to rush to buy the biggest and best you can afford. But we urge you to slow down—just a bit—and consider a few factors first. For instance, did you know that too large of a furnace will be just as detrimental to your comfort and efficiency as a system that’s too small?

This is one of the reasons you need a trained and experienced professional to help you with your purchase. Read on as we uncover some of the mistakes we’ve seen other homeowners make.

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Does a Furnace Really Dry Out a Home’s Air?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Cold weather is often accompanied by a drop in humidity levels. This is why people experience trouble with static electricity more often during the winter. Fortunately, we don’t often experience excessively dry winters in Eugene, and the drop in humidity usually stays within a pleasant and healthy range.

However, you may have heard that a furnace dries out a home’s air, potentially leading to air that is too dry during the winter. Is there any truth to this?

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Are There Other Options Than a Furnace for Winter Heating?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Furnaces are so common in homes that it’s often easy to talk about “home heating” and only refer to a furnace. However, it isn’t a safe assumption to make that a household uses a furnace for comfort during the winter. There are other options available. If you’re in the market for a new heating system this fall, you might be interested in an alternative to the natural gas furnace. Let’s take a look some of them.

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Why Newer Gas Furnaces Have Higher Energy Efficiency

Monday, January 4th, 2016

No furnace is meant to last forever, regardless of how durably it’s built. Once a gas furnace is older than 15 years, it’s time to start thinking about a replacement. And if a furnace is older than 20 years, it’s time to stop thinking about a replacement and just replace it.

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Eugene, OR Heating Tip: Make Your Heating System More Energy Efficient

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Everyone wants to ensure efficiency in their heating and air conditioning systems, so when the opportunity comes to perform a handful of basic tasks or upgrades that will do just that, many people in Eugene, OR jump at the chance. Specifically, when it comes to your furnace there are quite a few things you can do that will make your system more efficient without having to replace the entire system. Here are a few of them:

*  Regular Maintenance – The easiest way to ensure any heating system uses as little energy as possible is to have regular maintenance performed on it. A tune up performed by a professional once a year is the best way to do this, though you can also benefit from cleaning in and around the furnace room yourself every month.

*  Filter Checks – Check and clean filters according to their manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure there are no clogs in the system. This will greatly reduce the cost of operating your furnace.

*  Inspect and Repair Ductwork – If there are leaks or gaps in ductwork, it can result in a significant loss of heating during operation which will of course greatly reduce your heating efficiency.

*  Vent Damper – A vent damper is a good fit for older furnaces that don’t have mechanisms in place to protect against losses of heat through the chimney when your furnace is not firing.

*  Derating Your Furnace – Older furnaces are often oversized and can be derated to use less energy without having any effect on your home’s comfort levels. The modifications are simple, though not necessarily allowed in every municipality.

The best way to know for sure which of these things are best for your furnace is to talk with a Eugene, OR heating professional about them. Derating and vent damper installation especially are very effective in reducing energy loss but may not be the best option depending on the age of your furnace and how close it is to needing replacement.

A Comfort Flow Heating technician can help you review all of your options before making a decision.

Contact Comfort Flow Heating today!


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Eugene, OR Heating Guide: Tips on How to Navigate Buying a Furnace

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Replacing an older furnace is a great way to save money by lowering your energy bills. That’s because newer models are much more energy efficient than those made even 15 years ago. If you’re in the market for a new furnace in Eugene, there are some things you should think about before spending any money. Doing a little bit of research upfront can end up saving you a lot in the long run.

Size is one of the biggest things to consider. A system that’s too small will have to work harder to get your home to the desired temperature, causing it to continually draw in more fuel, greatly increasing your energy bill.

Some people try to overcompensate for this by buying a furnace which is bigger than their home needs. The problem with doing this is that a larger system will cycle on and off more frequently, which is also counterproductive to saving energy. The proper size system for your home falls in between these two extremes and cycles on and off at the right times to keep your home comfortable.

Efficiency is also important and can be seen in a system’s AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating. The higher the AFUE rating number, the better the system is at garnering heat from a set amount of fuel. The more efficient a system is, the lower its emissions, and that’s also better for the environment.

One drawback to a system with a higher AFUE rating is the higher initial installation cost. The benefit is lower energy bills for the life of the system, which can add up to significant savings over the long run.

If you’re looking at a specific brand of furnace, it may pay to do some checking online or with a professional Eugene OR heating company to see how the competition stacks up. Someone who works exclusively with HVAC systems can give a lot of insight into what brands and models are tried and true, which ones seem to need frequent repair, and even which ones haven’t been on the market long enough to have been thoroughly tested over time. All of these are important things to consider before making your final purchasing decision.

For any help choosing a furnace in the Eugene area, give Comfort Flow Heating a call!

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