Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

What Happens During Your Heating Maintenance Appointment?

Monday, November 11th, 2019

jets-of-a-natural-gas-furnaceIt’s that time of year again—the time when we urge our customers to schedule their heating maintenance as soon as they can. We don’t do this to pester you, but rather to stress just how important of a service it is. This is particularly true for gas-powered systems. Gas-powered heaters aren’t inherently dangerous. But if they’re not cared for the right way as they age, then they can become dangerous.

What happens is that components start wearing down and malfunctioning, the burners get covered with dirt and grime, and small problems that could have otherwise been repaired go without service—leading to subsequent problems, with the worse being cracked heat exchangers. Cracked heat exchangers leak dangerous gasses—namely, carbon monoxide—into the living space, where it has the opportunity to make you and your family ill, or worse.

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Don’t Let This Furnace Installation Mistake Haunt You

Monday, October 28th, 2019

technician-working-on-furnaceAre you in the market for a new furnace? With cooler weather rapidly approaching, now is a great time to solidify your purchase and schedule that installation. But this doesn’t mean you should rush! In fact, we advise against rushing into such a big investment like this.

First off, you want to make sure that a furnace makes the most sense for home. Just because it’s what you’ve always had doesn’t mean you won’t benefit from a different type of heater. For example, if your air conditioner is also ready to call it quits soon, you may consider a year-round heat pump installation.

Another factor to consider is the size of the furnace you’re purchasing. You probably already know you shouldn’t buy a furnace that’s too small for your home, right? But what about too big? Well, you may be surprised to find that purchasing too large of a furnace can haunt you from day one. Read on to learn more!

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The Time for Your Furnace Tune-Up Is Now

Monday, October 14th, 2019

technician-working-on-heating-systemTemperatures are starting to drop, the leaves are beginning to change colors, and it’s becoming clear that we’re just about done with the summer heat and ready to turn our attention to cooler temps and heater use. This makes now the perfect time to schedule furnace maintenance! And trust us, this isn’t something you should wait on.

Below, we’ve delved into the importance of heating maintenance, in order to stress just why this service is so important. Read on to learn more, and give us a call when you’re ready for your next furnace tune-up.

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Getting the Most from Your Furnace at the End of Winter

Monday, March 18th, 2019

technician-working-on-furnaceThe official start of spring is just a short ways away, but that doesn’t mean we’re done dealing with winter temperatures here in the Littleton area. And while you might not be using your heating system as frequently now as you have in previous months, chances are you’d still like to use it as efficiently as possible when you do need it, throughout the remainder of the heating season.

The good news is, there are quite a few things you can do to boost the efficiency of your heater and save more money, that will cost little to nothing to implement, especially when you consider the costs of running your heating system. Here are some things you can try:

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“Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Cold Air?”

Monday, March 4th, 2019

cute-dog-under-blanketsWinter is just about coming to a close, but we still have plenty of colder temperatures ahead. The last thing you need right now is for your heating system to give up on you and breakdown. If you’re using a heat pump to warm your home this winter, this means your system is relying on heat from the outdoors to do its job.

This is a reliable system, but it can run into problems just like any other home comfort system—one of the more frustrating being a heat pump that’s blowing cold air during the wrong time of the year! Fortunately, you can turn to us for reliable Denver heat pump services. In the meantime, we’d like to let you know what’s going on when this occurs, as well as other troubles you may run into if your heat pump isn’t well-maintained.

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End-of-Season Heating Repair Signs to Be Aware of

Monday, February 18th, 2019

gas-powered-furnace-systemIf we had the ability, we would ensure that you would never have to have repairs done on your heater. Unfortunately, this is just not something we are capable of, but we can certainly lower your risk of needing major repairs!

We can do this by providing exceptional maintenance, in which we thoroughly inspect your heating system, clean it, make adjustments, and look for smaller repair needs before they grow into huge problems. Keep in mind though, these smaller repair needs do need to be taken care of right away! So when you do need to make a call for this service, don’t look any further than our team, and make ours the number you call. In the meantime, read on to see what signs indicate it is, in fact, time for you to call for heating repair.

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Is Your Furnace Going Bump in the Night?

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Shocked and surprisedThis is one of a few noises you should never hear coming from your heating system. In fact, anything that’s outside the norm of your system’s regular operation should alarm you. Of course, some noises are indicative of a less serious problem, but others can signal something that needs prompt furnace repair in Littleton, CO.

Avoiding repair can leave you with a broken down heater. Or worse, it can leave you with some sort of hazard in your home due to a malfunctioning heater—particularly if you have a gas-powered furnace. Keep reading for some of the noises we get called for, and what they might mean.

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Are You Believing These Furnace Myths?

Monday, December 24th, 2018

white question mark on blue circleWe’re sure that it goes without saying, but if you live in Aurora, you need a solid heating system in place. What we mean by this is that you need a heater that runs well, is safe to operate, and will keep you warm all winter long without any need for repairs or sudden replacement.

Of course, our team is standing by if you do need Aurora furnace repair—after all, no heater is totally immune from problems! But we would like to help you avoid the costliest and biggest of emergencies with your furnace system by debunking a few myths below.

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Beware of this Dangerous Furnace Malfunction

Monday, December 10th, 2018

furnace-gas-burnersDon’t panic just yet. Furnaces are not inherently dangerous, and often you have nothing to fret about. However, it is important to be aware that systems combusting natural gas have the potential to create health hazards if improperly maintained and repaired. That being said, the best way to avoid a dangerous situation is to schedule regular maintenance.

The dangerous furnace malfunction we are referring to is a cracked heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is the part of a natural gas furnace where the heat from the combustion gas transfers to the air from the blower fan that moves into the ventilation system. To put it simply, the heat exchanger is the part that actually heats the air. Once the heating process is finished, the combustion byproducts in the heat exchanger are vented out of the system through a flue to release the gas harmlessly into the air.

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Prevent Furnace Problems This Winter with Maintenance

Monday, October 1st, 2018

technician-inspecting-furnaceIf you’ve ever had HVAC service done by our team before, then you’ve probably already heard our recommendation that you have maintenance done twice a year—once for your air conditioning system and once for your heater. We understand this can be an easy suggestion to dismiss—after all, why spend money that you don’t necessarily want to? Well, because not doing so could leave you spending a lot more in surprise emergency repairs, instead, in addition to other potential problems.

As HVAC specialists, we believe it’s a huge part of our duty to tell you why routine preventive maintenance is so important, particularly during this time of the year, when the temperatures are cooling and you’re preparing to turn on your heater for the first time. And especially if that heater is a gas-powered furnace. Keep reading to learn more about how HVAC maintenance can not only prevent furnace repair in Denver, CO, but also make your heating system safer and longer lasting overall.

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