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3 Mistakes You’re Making that Cost You Money

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Do you know how to operate your heater correctly? You might be inclined to answer that question with an immediate “yes”, but it’s more than likely that you don’t. The best practices for your heater aren’t always the most convenient or perfunctory for homeowners. Our team here at Comfort Flow Heating wants to change that. Running your heater poorly will quickly result in unwanted repair services alongside a shorter furnace lifespan. No one wants that considering how big of an investment this is. If you need furnace repair in Salem, OR then make sure that you contact our team. We want to do more than just fix the issue at hand. Our friendly and conscientious team will help you become more acquainted with your home too.

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What to Do When Your Furnace Dies on You

Monday, February 5th, 2018

cold-sweater-manWe honestly hope you haven’t landed on this blog page because you have a dead furnace right in the middle of winter. We never want this to happen to any of our customers … and it’s part of our job to fix furnaces! We would rather help people prevent furnace problems with our services, such as through our energy savings agreement or with targeted furnace repairs that fix problems before they cause a shutdown.

But not all furnace problems can be identified in time to stop a complete breakdown. We have the advice to help you through this situation—so although we’re sorry you had to come to this page, we’re glad you’re here to get the assistance you need.

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Some Important Furnace Repairs You Might Need

Monday, December 11th, 2017

gas-furnace-flamesHow do you heat your house during the winter? If we had to make a guess, we’d choose a gas furnace every time. Gas furnaces are the most common type of heater found across the country, thanks to their powerful heat output, easy availability of fuel, and energy efficient performance.

Of course, a gas furnace isn’t perfect, and the majority of them will run into one or two malfunctions during their service lives—possibly more if they don’t receive regular maintenance each year from professionals.

Below are some of the furnace repairs you may need for the best heating in Salem, OR or wherever you are in our service area. Keep a watch for the signs your furnace is experiencing trouble and don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here for you, any time of the day or night!

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Why Is My Furnace Causing a Tripped Circuit Breaker?

Monday, February 20th, 2017

3-natural-gas-burnersWe’re still experiencing cold and rainy weather here in Oregon, and we can expect to have these conditions for a few weeks. (After all, that’s what we’ve come to expect in a state that gets this much rain.) We aren’t out of the woods yet when it comes to winter weather, so make sure that you are keeping a close watch on potential problems with your furnace or other heating system.

One problem that can occur with a furnace during this time of the year is that it starts to trip the circuit breaker when it turns on. This is something that you can’t ignore! If this happens, don’t simply keep resetting the circuit breaker and trying to carry on for as long as you can until the breaker trips once more. A circuit breaker trips for a reason—to protect the circuit from a large voltage surge—and whenever one trips, it’s a warning that something is wrong.

But… what’s wrong? We’ll take a look below.

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Watch for Heating Emergencies During the Cold Snap!

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

weather-seasons-non-urbanOregon is currently experiencing a winter snowpack that is much higher than normal—and there’s even more snow and cold weather heading our way. The Eugene Public Works night crews have been laboring hard to de-ice, sand, and plow as required. There’s some good news in this: snowmelt this year will help replenish our fresh water reservoirs that are currently storing less water than average.

(Oh, and if you’re a skier, the Timberline Lodge and Ski Area has more than 130% of its historical snow average—with little wind! A great time to hit the slopes.)

But spring melt feels like it’s a long ways off at this point. You’re probably concerned with staying warm in your house, and that means extra stress on the heating system. Make sure that you pay special attention to the heater now, since the strain can lead to many different types of malfunctions—and possibly a completely broken-down heater. The faster you call our team for heating repairs in Eugene, OR, the sooner we can reach you and have the problem resolved.

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Don’t Make These Dire Mistakes with Your Gas Furnace!

Monday, November 7th, 2016

We hope the word dire got your attention. Some of these gas furnace mistakes can indeed cause serious problems and health hazards. Others will result in a gas furnace that wastes money or can’t do the job—and these can be dire under the right circumstances. Regardless, everything we’ve listed here is something you shouldn’t be doing with your gas furnace. When you need help with a furnace, always contact the HVAC professionals who can get the job done right.

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Does Rust on My Furnace Just Mean It’s Getting Old?

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Rust and age go hand-in-hand, but when it comes to your furnace, rust is an indicator that it’s time to call for help. Your furnace should not develop rust, even if it has some age to it. Why not? Your furnace doesn’t work with water in any capacity, like a boiler does. As such, rust indicates there is a moisture problem somewhere around your furnace, and this problem should be resolved as soon as possible. Once rust and corrosion take hold, it is just about impossible to stop it.

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