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4 Ways to Boost Your Heating Efficiency This Season

Monday, November 11th, 2019

jets-of-a-natural-gas-furnaceWinter is coming faster than we think, and we want you to be prepared. Sure, we might not have a climate that’s as bitterly cold as other parts of the world, but our winter seasons still pack quite the punch and require a fully functioning heater to keep us warm.

Having a great heating system is about many things—reliability, effectiveness, and efficiency. You want a heater that’s going to work as efficiently as possible. Our heating seasons are definitely too long to be overpaying for comfort! The good news is, there are several simple steps you can take that will boost the efficiency of your heater, and save you money as a result.

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How You Can Prevent Furnace Problems

Monday, October 14th, 2019

technician-working-on-furnaceOctober can be a fun time of the year in Salem—October is here and homeowners are busy planning Halloween parties and costumes. Temperatures are dropping and that means everyone is planning to have their furnaces professional maintained, too.

Wait, what’s that? You haven’t scheduled your furnace maintenance yet? Well, that is the only way you’re going to prevent the worst of furnace problems. More on that below.

The furnace is still the most popular type of heating system found in homes today. Today’s models are built with efficiency and performance in mind, not to mention safety. But we in the HVAC industry can only promise these things if you keep up on your annual furnace maintenance tune-ups.

Why does this matter?

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What’s an AC Compressor (and Why Does It Matter)?

Monday, September 30th, 2019

compressor-inside-outdoor-ac-unitWhen you envision your air conditioning system, you probably think about the single, large outdoor unit, and network of ducts, in addition to the indoor unit. But your central air conditioner is so much more than just these three parts. Think about it—you have your thermostat, you have electrical components, you have refrigerant, your air filter, the blower fan, and most importantly, the compressor!

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What Does That Weird AC Noise Mean?

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

woman-covering-her-earsWith the way technology is advancing, there may be a time in the not too far off future that air conditioners will have some component that allows them to self-diagnose when something is wrong, and alert us via an app on our own. It’s really not too far-fetched of an idea when you think about it. But alas, it’s simply not a reality yet.

In the meantime, we have to rely on our senses to detect when something is amiss with our cooling systems. If you feel a drop in cooling power, or see an unexplained spike in your energy bills, this can indicate a problem. Or you may see that your circuit breakers for the system’s indoor and outdoor units are constantly tripping.

Another very common indicator that something is wrong with an air conditioner is the presence of strange noises. And by strange noises, we mean anything out of the ordinary humming or faint clicking you hear as your cooling system operates. So, what sort of noises should you listen for, and what do they mean?

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4 Signs You Should Call for AC Repair

Monday, August 5th, 2019

tools-on-ac-unitIf you’ve never had an air conditioning problem before, you might not know all the signs of trouble. You might expect that problems to be affronting and hard to ignore, but sometimes, the symptoms aren’t as clear cut as you’d expect them to be. We understand that you might hesitate when scheduling air conditioning repair services. You know that these services are expensive, and you don’t want to schedule an appointment haphazardly. If you’re unsure when you should call us for HVAC services in Salem, OR, you can reference the list we’ve put together below. If you need great air conditioning services, you can contact our professionals today.

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Watch Out for these Signs of a Furnace Emergency

Monday, February 18th, 2019

gas-furnace-flamesYou probably know when your heater is worse for wear—you can’t seem to get warm, your heating bills are super high, and your airflow is too low. Do you know when the status of your heater is about to put your home in danger? This happening is a lot more common than you think.

We don’t want to scare you. You shouldn’t think of your home’s furnace as something that is outright dangerous—it’s far from this. However, when you don’t give your furnace the care it needs, it can pose a real threat to the safety of your home. If you need reliable HVAC service in Salem, OR, then contact our team. Our services are prompt, dependable, and priced well. You can count on our team when you’re in a pinch.

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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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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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Is It Time for A New Water Heater?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Plumber repairing an hot-water heaterYour hot water heater allows you to live a comfortable life. This system can last many years in your home, but every appliance has a finite lifespan—you can’t expect it to last forever even with proper care and maintenance. You should never procrastinate when it comes to replacing an outdated appliance in your home, but this is especially true of your water heater.

It’s also one of the most used appliances in your home. In fact, your water heater accounts for almost 17% of your home’s energy usage. That’s more than all your other household appliances combined. Make sure that it’s always working at its best. If you’re looking for a great water heater installation in Salem, OR then contact our team today. If you’re wondering when to replace, keep reading below.

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Why Modular Air Conditioning Is Great for Commercial Spaces

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

rooftop-hvac-unitsCommercial HVAC systems have the same standard foundation as residential HVAC systems, but they need different methods to deliver air conditioning because their performance happens on a much larger scale. A modular rooftop unit might be the best choice for your business. Modular systems feature multiple units mounted on the roof of a building out of sight. These units work together to cool a space. Contact our experienced team at Comfort Flow Heating for the best commercial HVAC in Salem, OR.

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