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

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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Heed These Signs of a Furnace in Disrepair

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

man looking cold standing in front of thermostatCold weather is here, in case you weren’t already very aware of the chillier temperatures. Sure, our snow levels have been down, but that will be changing very soon and when it does, you’ll be very grateful for an effective and efficient heating system. We hope that you scheduled routine maintenance before the heating season began, to ensure that your furnace is in good shape to get you through this winter.

If not, however, it’s never too late. Now is also the perfect time—whether you’ve had maintenance or not—to keep your eyes and ears out for potential Denver, CO furnace repair needs. True, it’s already winter, but spotting problems now allows you to schedule repairs quickly before we reach the dead of winter.

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Common Reasons for Furnace Repairs

Monday, October 30th, 2017

male technician working on furnaceThere are few HVAC concerns that warrant more urgency than a furnace that won’t work in the middle of a chilly winter day. Given where we live, this is even more disconcerting. We all can appreciate how vital to our comfort a fully functional heating system is.

Of course, the best way to prevent furnace repairs in Littleton, CO is by investing in routine heating maintenance. But even with this essential service, you may find yourself facing repairs. Two of the most common reasons we get called out for furnace repairs is due to a system that won’t start, or one that won’t stop running. We’re here to resolve the issue, but what causes it to begin with?

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Signs of Furnace Trouble

Monday, January 9th, 2017

If you invest in routine heating maintenance for your furnace each year, then it has the potential to last many years. However, no matter how well you take care of your system, there will eventually come a time that it needs to be replaced. It’s best to know the signs that the time has come before it actually happens.

Weather is certainly getting chillier now, but waiting even longer to replace a furnace could mean getting stuck in the coldest part of the year without a functioning heater, which nobody wants! Keep reading for some of the signs that you do in fact need a new furnace.

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Just How Efficient Is Your Gas Furnace?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

In recent years, homeowners throughout the country have become increasingly interested in making their homes as energy efficient as possible. Energy audits have actually become a fairly routine process to help homeowners such as yourself determine how to save money through improvements for an energy-saving home.

Among the energy-consuming appliances and systems in your home are HVAC systems. And as we get closer and closer to winter, furnaces are top-of-mind for many homeowners. In order to save money and lower your energy use, you’d do well to consider just how efficient your gas furnace is.

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It’s Not Too Late for Fall Heat Pump Maintenance!

Monday, November 21st, 2016

With the quick drop in temperatures last week being an indication, winter is well on its way. As such, you’ll want to ensure that your heater is ready to do its job effectively and efficiently. Without proper maintenance, however, it simply cannot do this. If you have a heat pump, you may be thinking, “but I already had annual maintenance done in the spring, so I’m good…right?”

Unfortunately, no. Heat pumps need maintenance more often than traditional HVAC systems, as they do twice the work. If you want your heat pump to work as well this winter as it did during the summer, then the time to schedule your second heat pump maintenance appointment is now!

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Do Radiant Heating Systems Require Much Maintenance?

Monday, November 7th, 2016

As our nights become progressively chillier, it’s hard to ignore the fact that winter is well on its way. You may be wondering then if your heater is up to the task of continually warming your home on a daily basis throughout the season. If you have a radiant heating system, you’re in good hands as our team is familiar with all types of heating systems on the market.

One of the most appealing features of a radiant system is the limited maintenance it requires. However, just like any other heating system, it does, in fact, require maintenance, and that maintenance should only be performed by highly trained professionals, such as the members of our team. To understand a radiant heating system’s maintenance needs, it’s important to know how they work.

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How Ductless Systems Operate and How One Can Benefit You

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Are you considering having a new heating system installed before this winter begins? Or perhaps you’re remodeling your home and are unsure if your current system can adequately heat the home? A ductless system is certainly worth your consideration. Keep reading to learn how these system operate and how one can best benefit you.

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