Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

Signs of Trouble with your Furnace

Monday, November 12th, 2018

hello-winterYes, we would love to tell you how you can completely avoid problems with your heating system. No, we cannot tell you how you can completely avoid problems with your heating system. Nobody can. Well, nobody honestly can. Why not? Because there is no such thing as a 100% reliable heater! If you find someone telling you otherwise, then you need to talk to somebody else. Don’t give such dishonest individuals your attention, let alone your money! We can, however, tell you how to spot signs of heating system trouble early on.

It may seem like a weak consolation prize, but catching problems early is definitely in your best interest. There are plenty of warning signs that you may notice, provided that you know what it is that you are looking for. If and when you notice any of these signs of trouble with your furnace, contact a member of our team right away. You can always count on our staff for exceptional HVAC services in Windsor.

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Why Is My Heater Making This Sound?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

feet-on-radiatorWhen you live in a place like Colorado, it goes without saying that you need to invest in a great home heating system. It should also go without saying—although we say it a lot—that the best way in which to keep your heater functioning at peak performance and efficiency levels is to schedule routine heating maintenance service. Unfortunately, it also goes without saying that even the best heating equipment that is expertly tuned-up by qualified professionals will, eventually, require professional heating repair.

When you need heating repairs in Loveland, CO, you need look no further than the professional technicians on our staff. We are not only going to diagnose the problem accurately, we’ll also fix it right the first time. That way, you can get your heater back to functioning at the level that you deserve. Of course, in order to schedule any necessary repairs, you need to recognize the need for such repairs in the first place!

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Should I Use a Gas or Electric Furnace?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

furnaceIt is a question as old as time—should I use a gas furnace or an electric furnace? Okay, so that may be something of an overstatement, but that doesn’t change that it is, in fact, a very common question. And it is one that we cannot answer definitively for all of our readers here and now. Why not? Because both types of furnaces have their pros and cons, and a number of factors must be considered in each individual case.

There is no such thing as a completely perfect furnace for everyone, or a perfect furnace in general. All users will require furnace repairs in Windsor, CO at some point, for instance. Today, we’ll take this opportunity to explore some of the benefits of using a furnace, and we’ll also look at some factors to consider when deciding whether a gas or electric model is right for you. So read on, and be sure to reach out if you have any questions or are ready for outstanding furnace services.

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Common Furnace Problems

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

furnaceModern heating systems are, generally speaking, reliable. Furnaces have been around for a long time, and manufacturers have had decades to work out their kinks and issues. As reliable as a furnace is—particularly when professionally installed and routinely maintained—it can never operate at 100% perfection. At some point, a furnace will run into trouble of some kind. When this happens to your furnace, you need to act quickly to prevent unnecessary damage to the system.

A bit of information goes a long way helping you spot the signs furnace repairs are necessary. We’ve covered such signs in previous posts. Today, we’re focusing on the more common furnace problems and what they may mean. If you come across any of these problems with your furnace in Red Feather Lakes, CO, call us right away. The sooner we repair your furnace, the better off it—and your comfort—will be.

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Tips for Avoiding Furnace Repair Needs

Monday, November 27th, 2017

cold-manYour furnace is really going to be put to the test during our long, cold heating season. While there is no way in which any furnace can truly be 100% reliable, there are certainly steps that you can take to help avoid any problems developing with your furnace. Do not overlook simple practices that can help to minimize the occurrence and severity of trouble with your furnace. Today, our team has put together a few tips for you to keep in mind.

The best thing that you can do for your furnace once you come to realize that a problem has indeed developed is to schedule prompt, professional furnace repairs. The longer that you wait before doing so, the worse off your furnace problems are likely to be. Once issues manifest,  you should never, ever attempt to fix them on your own. Preventive measures are one thing, but actual furnace repairs in Windsor, CO really need to be handled by experienced professionals.

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Help, My Furnace Is Blowing Cool Air!

Monday, November 7th, 2016

There are few experiences as troubling as sitting in your home, only to realize that your furnace is blowing cold air into your living space on a chilly winter night. There are a number of potential reasons why such a problem may develop. Whatever the specific case may be, know that you can count on our team to resolve the problem promptly and effectively. We are always here to handle your heating services in Fort Collins, CO.

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How Furnace Maintenance Reduces the Need for Furnace Repairs

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Gas-powered furnaces can last for more than 20 years. Electric-powered furnaces may run even longer. This makes a furnace sound like a fantastic bargain for warming your home: the costs for initial installation will go a long way.

But there’s a catch: you can’t simply install a furnace in your home and expect that it will enjoy a long, healthy life. Furnaces, like any piece of complex equipment, require attention and care to make sure they last as long as they should. Without regular maintenance or repair, a furnace probably won’t even make it to half its expected lifespan.

Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning has taken care of maintenance and furnace repair in Loveland, CO since 1934, so we know firsthand the importance of keeping a furnace well-cared for. Contact us today to set up a maintenance program for your furnace.

Maintenance Isn’t Just About Longevity; It’s Also About Preventing Repairs

Annual maintenance for your furnace has short-term benefits as well: you’ll have far fewer repairs. One of the reasons that well-maintained furnaces have such long lives is that they suffer from fewer malfunctions that will require repair work.

When a maintenance technician comes to your house for an annual inspection and tune-up, he or she will examine the system to locate spots where the furnace has started to undergo excessive wear and tear. Usually it only takes a few adjustments, like tightening a fan belt, replacing a clogged filter, or cleaning off the burner, to prevent a future malfunction that could cause a breakdown. Cleaning the unit forms an important part of furnace maintenance, and this will ensure that the motors and other moving parts inside the cabinet don’t suffer from stress that could lead to them burning out or breaking.

Technicians will also catch small repair issues that can be fixed during a maintenance visit. Malfunctions inside a complex system like a furnace tend to spread, since they will put a strain on other components and cause them to rapidly deteriorate. A small, inexpensive repair can head off three or four larger and costlier repairs.

Maintenance Saves You Money in Other Ways

After its annual maintenance visit, your furnace will run more efficiently than before, so you can expect to see a drop in your heating bills. Technicians will always find places where your furnace can improve its performance and run better.

At Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning, we take pride in how we have kept our customer’s furnaces running for many years thanks to our maintenance program. If you wish to lower your needs for furnace repair or any other heating repair in Loveland, CO, schedule your next service appointment with us and speak with one of our professional heating specialists. Give a call today!

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How Dust and other Debris Can Cause Furnace Problems

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Getting through a long winter in Northern Colorado requires a well-maintained heating system keeping your home comfortable. A furnace is one of the most dependable systems for weathering the winter, provided that you keep it in good repair. A clean and maintained furnace will have few problems from one of the main enemies it can face: dust and dirt.

We’ll go over a few of the ways that dust, dirt, and other debris can give your furnace grief. Make sure you schedule regular maintenance and prompt furnace repair in Windsor, CO with the experts at Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning.

Problems from dust and debris

  • Clogged air filters: Your furnace filter handles the job of keeping contaminants from entering the cabinet and damaging its components. The furnace will start to collect debris and eventually become clogged if not changed once a month during the heating season. A clogged filter will restrict air flow and make your furnace work harder and wear down faster.
  • Burnt-out motors: If dust and debris enter the furnace cabinet, they can contaminate the moving parts of the blower motors. The additional stress will cause the motors to eventually burn-out and require replacement.
  • Reduced effectiveness of heat exchangers: The heat exchangers in gas furnaces are metal chambers that transfer the heat from the combustion gas to the air that then gets blown through the house. A layer of dust across the heat exchangers will reduce how much heat they can transfer, which will make the furnace run longer to reach the target temperature, draining fuel and shortening its lifespan.
  • Interference with the burners: If the burners are covered with a layer of dust, they will have trouble drawing the oxygen to light the jets. It also makes it harder for the jets to transmit heat to the combustion chamber.

Most of these troubles require professional repair. Don’t try to tinker around the inside of a furnace cabinet on your own without proper training or tools: call in specialists.

At Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning, our motto is “Big enough to serve, small enough to care.” We have the staff and training to deliver you the service you need for furnace repair in Windsor, CO, but we also bring a personal touch that will reassure you about all the work that we do. Join our family of clients that has grown over the decades we’ve been in business and call us for all of your heating services in Windsor.

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