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Watch for These Furnace Problems at the End of Winter

Monday, February 19th, 2018

technician-looks-at-gas-furnaceFebruary is the last full month of winter—but we still have plenty of cold, rainy days ahead of us even through the spring. It’s important not to neglect your home’s furnace at this time of year. You may feel tempted to let apparently minor problems go without attention because you’ll soon be running the furnace less. This is a mistake, since any minor problem that isn’t fixed can start creating major problems. And the original minor problem may only be the tip of a bigger malfunction you haven’t detected yet.

To help you with diagnosing when your furnace needs late season help from HVAC professionals, we’ve put together a list of signs to watch for. Get in touch with us for furnace repair in Salem, OR or elsewhere in our wide service area.

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A Warning About Cracked Heat Exchangers in Gas Furnace

Monday, December 25th, 2017

furnace-in-basementGas furnaces are not automatically dangerous devices. This is something we want to clear up right away so you won’t feel panic just because your home has a natural gas-powered furnace for heating. However, like most powerful appliances or any appliance that creates combustion gases, a furnace can potentially create health hazards if it isn’t maintained regularly or repaired as soon as symptoms of a malfunction appear. Treat a gas furnace well and you should have few worries about its performance.

However, we want to caution you about the most common cause for a gas furnace to become unsafe: cracked heat exchangers. This is most likely to happen in an old furnace (more than 15 years old), which is why we recommend looking into a replacement sooner rather than later. Regular maintenance helps catch this problem early so you’ll know it’s time to arrange for a heating replacement. In some situations, a targeted furnace repair may fix the problem.

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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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Comparing Gas and Electric Furnaces

Monday, November 27th, 2017

furnace-gas-with-pipesWith few exceptions, all modern homes use electricity. But when it comes to home heating, electricity isn’t always the top choice. Natural gas, piped in through municipal lines, provides power to gas furnaces that are fast and effective at heating up a home during the winter. However, the option always exists to have an electric furnace instead. Furnaces are a flexible type of heating system, with different models using a range of energy sources. That’s why it’s easy for furnace installation experts to find a furnace to match almost any house.

Gas furnace and electric furnaces remain the two most common choices. Is there one that’s automatically a better option than the other? Let’s take a closer look at them to provide an answer to that question—but we’ll tell you upfront that the answer is “it depends on your home’s needs.” Trust to HVAC professionals to ensure you have the best possible heating system installation.

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