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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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Are Heating Repairs Avoidable?

Monday, November 8th, 2021

technician-servicing-furnaceIt’s that time of year again! You know, the time of year to start using your heating system. Yup, that’s right, the year is nearing its end, which means winter is right around the corner. Summer might not seem all that long gone, but you need to think about your heating system and how reliable and effective it’s going to be this year. It’s also important to remember that no heater is immune to problems, but with proper care, you can reduce the number of big heating repair surprises.

That’s right, heating repairs are avoidable. Well, some are—actually, most are! In fact, routine annual maintenance can help prevent up to 85% of the repairs your heating system may ever need in its lifetime. How so? Read on to find out!

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“My Heater Is Drying Out My Air, What’s Wrong With It?”

Monday, December 7th, 2020

man-looking-at-thermostat-on-a-cold-daySo here’s the thing: there might not be anything wrong with your heater. If there is something wrong with your heater, we are definitely the team to call! And to be fair, this is a call we get pretty often. Dry air is an issue for folks running their heating system on a daily, and even hourly, basis.

The assumption that heaters dry out the air is true to a point. When the level of moisture outdoors drops, as it does every winter, then your indoor relative humidity level drops as well. Anything below 30% is considered too low, and it will cause discomfort in addition to lowered immunity, leading to you and your family members catching illnesses easier. Low humidity can even cause property damage as wood starts to dry out and splinter.

But if your heater is only a small part of the problem, and even if it were the main problem, you wouldn’t want to stop using it anyway, what can you do? Read on to find out!

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Signs Your Heater Wants to Call It Quits

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

couple-sitting-on-couch-with-parkas-onThe weather here in our area of the world is fairly consistent. Meaning, it’s fairly consistently cold! Therefore, our heaters pretty much need to be ready to work at a moment’s notice. The best way to ensure that your heater is always ready for whatever you ask of it is to schedule routine annual maintenance for the system—or more often if you’re using a heat pump system.

Of course, even with maintenance, a heater can and will experience repair needs and performance problems. This is especially true for aging heaters. But a furnace repair need doesn’t have to get you down for too long! If you know what signs to watch out for, you can get ahead of these issues before they grow into something much bigger and causes your heater to call it quits for good.

What are these signs?

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Rattling, Dust, and Low Airflow: The Signs You Need Heating Repair

Monday, February 4th, 2019

gas-furnace-flamesDo you know all the signs that you need heating repair? We don’t expect you to know them all. There are so many things you have to worry about as a homeowner, and after coming home from a long day out in the cold you probably don’t want to think about much other than turning on your heater and getting warm. Make sure that you’re not letting too much pass you by though. If you notice some subtle problems you shouldn’t ignore them. Make sure that you call for heater repair in Salem, OR from our conscientious team.

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Having Trouble Heating Your Home this Winter? Here’s What To Do

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Relaxing on cold winter's nightIt’s winter here in Eugene! That means cozy winter nights curled up indoors, hot cocoa, and holidays. We hope that you’re not having any problems with your heating system, but if you are, then we have service professionals ready to fix any heating problem that you might have. When you’re having trouble with your heating system, you need a professional. No video you watch on YouTube or article you read on WikiHow is ever going to be enough to substitute the expertise of a trained professional. If you need heating repair in Eugene, OR, contact our team today. If you want to know why your heater is acting up and what to do about it, keep reading below.

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A Ductless Heating Unit on the Wall Is Sagging—What’s Wrong?

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

ductless-mini-split-on-wallDuctless heating and cooling systems grow in popularity with each year. For new home construction, going with a ductless mini split heat pump is a great way to have more design freedom. There are many other benefits of using ductless heating, such as overall cost savings, improvements in indoor air quality, and the ease of repairs.

Speaking of repairs, if your home is equipped with a ductless heating and cooling system, you may need to have professionals fix problems on occasion. The best ductless mini splits should rarely run into malfunctions, but there are a few specific troubles that can affect them. One of them is when an indoor air handler—the basic units that send heated and cooled air into a room—appears to be sagging on the wall. What’s going on, and how urgent is the problem?

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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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Is Your Radiant Heating System Leaking?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

There are some great reasons why radiant floor-heating systems are becoming more and more popular: they are incredibly energy efficient, last for many years, and provide a sensation of warmth (from right beneath people’s icy toes) that’s more comfortable and cozy than using conventional forced-air systems, i.e. furnaces and heat pumps.

If you have a radiant floor heating system, it was probably built into the house when it was constructed. You’re used to the system simply working whenever you want it, and haven’t had to give it much more thought. But this type of heater can suffer from malfunctions, just like any other type, and it’s important to detect the signs early so you can call for repairs.

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Take Your Furnace for a Test Run before Winter

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Cooler weather has arrived here in Eugene, and the actual cold weather won’t be far behind. There are still a few more weeks to go before the winter sets in, and it’s a good idea to take advantage of this period to find out if your furnace has any malfunctions that need to be repaired. You don’t want to find out later, during one of the coldest days of the year, that your furnace is in serious trouble! We recommend that you give your furnace a short test run before you have to regularly depend on it.

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