Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

Beware a Cracked Furnace Heat Exchanger

Monday, March 1st, 2021

gas-burner-jetsAre you using a gas-powered furnace to provide your home and family with warmth this heating season? We wouldn’t be surprised if you are—the gas-powered furnace is one of the most popular heating system types on the market. This is especially true for our area—our winters require something with power!

Gas furnaces are very cost-efficient and an excellent option for most homeowners. But… there is a potential danger with them. Now, they are not inherently dangerous, but if you don’t take care of your gas-powered furnace properly, then it can become dangerous—risking your exposure to harmful combustion gases like carbon monoxide (CO).

This happens mostly in aging furnaces as a result of wear and tear, and corrosion. What happens is that the heat exchangers get damaged, and then subsequently leak that CO into your living space. Read on to learn more.

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Signs Your Furnace Is Calling Out for Help

Monday, February 1st, 2021

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenIt would be really great if when something was wrong, our furnaces could tell us what it was and then self-repair, right? While technology might make the former a possibility eventually, the latter will just never happen.

And the fact of the matter is, over the years and thanks to wear and tear, your furnace will have repair needs. It’s important that you scheduling routine maintenance every year to help reduce the risk of these repair needs growing into breakdowns or safety hazards. But even with maintenance, repair needs can crop up and surprise you—so it’s a good idea to know the signs.

Consider the following signs indicators that your furnace is calling out to you for help, and then call us to provide that help.

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How to Get the Most from Your Furnace

Monday, January 20th, 2020

couple-looking-very-comfortable-in-homeWhen the holidays are over and the New Year begins, we tend to look at our bank accounts and balk at how little is actually in them. Plus, tax time is coming! With the long winter ahead, you’re likely thinking the same thing many other homeowners in our area are, “how can I save money this season?”

One method of doing so has to do with your heating system. No, we aren’t going to tell you to stop using it as much! We don’t want you to be uncomfortable—but we also don’t want you to sacrifice your budget to keep you and your family warm.

Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to boost your heating efficiency so that you’re paying less for more comfort. We’ve outlined some methods below!

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Furnace Noises: What’s Abnormal?

Monday, January 6th, 2020

woman-covering-her-earsWhen it’s wintertime in the greater Aurora area, homeowners want fully functioning and efficient heaters in their homes. But in order to make sure this is the case, it’s vital that you properly care for said system. Given how much use your furnace will get this season, it’s important to keep in mind the issues that can crop up.

Maybe last year you heard a faint rattling or humming noise that didn’t seem to bother you, but it got louder this year and you’re wondering if you should call in a pro. To be on the safe side, we’re going to go ahead and say, yes! You should.

Now, no furnace is completely silent. There are some sounds you can expect—like the flexing of your ductwork as it adjusts with the temperature fluctuations, or the rumble of the motor—even the whoosh of air coming through your vents. But if you hear any of the following noises, you should know that they are abnormal:

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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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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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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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