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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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It’s Not Too Late for Heating Maintenance

Monday, December 5th, 2016

The rainy winter weather is here already in Eugene, and the temperatures are dropping. You might think that this means it’s too late for you to have fall maintenance done for your home’s heating system. But it’s not! We’re still officially in the fall for the next two weeks, and there is plenty of cold weather yet to come. You don’t want to have to manage a few solid months of chilly weather without a heating system you can rely on, do you? Our maintenance technicians are happy to get you on the schedule for an inspection and tune-up of your residential heater. Just call as soon as possible!

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Cracked Heat Exchangers in Your Furnace and How to Avoid Them

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Gas furnaces are one of the most effective ways to provide comfort to your home in winter while saving money. (Natural gas is a less expensive energy source than electricity). However, there is some potential for health hazards with a gas furnace because of carbon monoxide leaks. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that is a byproduct of the combustion of natural gas. It is also highly toxic. The most likely way for carbon monoxide to enter a home is through cracks in the heat exchanger of a furnace.

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It’s Not Too Late to Schedule a Maintenance Inspection and Tune-Up

Monday, January 18th, 2016

No matter what type of heating system you use to keep your home cozy and warm through the winter—heat pump, furnace, radiant heating system—it needs to receive maintenance from professionals each fall to prepare it for the rigors of the coming job during winter.

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