Climate Control Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

5 Common Gas Furnace Safety Issues

Monday, January 7th, 2019

technician-inspects-furnace-safelyThis is Comfort Bear, here to tell you more about furnaces. Lucky for me I don’t really need a furnace. To be honest, I’m already looking forward to the feeling of cool air from an AC unit blowing through my fur…

Sorry, spaced out there for a second. As I was saying: furnaces. Gas furnaces are incredible devices, and they’re crazy popular across the whole nation. Even so, you want to make sure it runs safely all year long. Gas appliances are safe when installed by a pro, but even then, they can fall into disrepair and invite some trouble.

Here are some of the common safety issues you can look out for with your own furnace:

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How to Sniff Out a Bad HVAC Contractor

Monday, December 24th, 2018

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Comfort Bear here. Let me tell you something about my cousins from the Arctic:

When they’re looking for a tasty meal, they rely on a sharp sense of smell. It’s so strong that they can even smell prey from under the ice.

If you humans had a sense of smell that good, you might be able to sniff out a fishy HVAC contractor. A bad HVAC contractor is a huge loss of both time and money, but it can be difficult to spot them.

Of course, humans do have something like this sense of smell, but they call it their intuition and experience. I’ll share some of that experience with you so you can sniff out a bad contractor.

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Furnace Issues to Be Aware Of This Fall

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Burner-JetsHeating season is upon us, which means that it’s time to make sure that you have what you need to stay comfy and warm over the next few months. I tend not to worry too much about heating issues, having fur and all. For those of you not adapted to arctic climates, though, you might want to make sure that your furnace is in good shape before relying on it on a daily basis.

Preventive maintenance is ideal for making sure that your furnace stays healthy throughout the winter season. Still, there is a chance that you’ll have to deal with some level of issue during the winter, though, which is why you need to keep an eye out for signs that your furnace is dealing with some kind of problem. The following are some common signs that a furnace is in need of repair.

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Weird Furnace Noises, and What They Mean

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Burner-JetsYou need to be especially vigilant for signs that your furnace is developing issues during the winter season this year. The daily temperatures are reaching extreme lows, which means you’re likely placing more strain on your furnace that increases the likelihood of issues developing. We’re not suggesting that you go without heat, of course. Merely that you take steps to ensure that your system stays in the best possible shape. One of the ways you can do that is actually to listen for warning signs that your furnace is in trouble. If you’re not sure what to listen for, read on.

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Why Your Furnace Output is Low

Monday, November 27th, 2017

furnaceLow furnace output is a common problem during the heating season, when demand on the system is high. It’s also one of the most inconvenient times to have that particular problem. If your furnace happens to be putting out less heat than you think it should be this heating season, there might be a number of different reasons why. Read on find out more about the various problems that might cause low furnace output, and what can be done about them.

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What to Check When the Furnace is Not Heating

Monday, October 16th, 2017

burner-assemblyWe’re getting deeper into heating season, which means you’re probably relying on your furnace more often to keep your home warm. If your furnace is not providing the levels of heat that you need to stay comfortable, you probably need to have a professional HVAC technician fix it for you. Before you call for professional repairs, though, you should check a few things yourself to make sure that it’s not a minor thing you can take care of. We’ve outlined a few of those minor issues below.

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