Clawson Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Replacement’

Why Your Furnace Isn’t Warming Up the House Enough

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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You’ve had your furnace for a while, and each winter you don’t have any trouble getting comfortable when it’s running. That’s the way things are supposed to be. 

Now, however, something is wrong. You don’t feel cozy, and you’re layering on blankets. Your favorite long-sleeve shirt isn’t keeping you warm enough, and other folks in the house are complaining that it’s too cold. “Why isn’t the furnace on?” they ask. And you tell them that it is, and they don’t believe you, but the thermostat is set to the normal temperature, and… 

Oh no. The furnace isn’t working right! It’s running, you can feel warm air coming from the room vents, but it’s not enough. Why is it? What’s happening?

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Replacing a Heater: What Our Professionals Do for You

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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You’ve had your current heater for many years, and it looks as if it has finally come to the end of its service life. It’s no longer heating up the house the way you want it to, is taking too long, or is leaving many rooms cold. Maybe you’ve noticed the cost to run the heater has been rising, and no repairs or continued maintenance is turning it around. You may have sunk too much money into repairing it, and it no longer feels worth it. Or perhaps it’s just that the heater is old and you’re ready to move on to a newer system with better energy efficiency and features.

So what’s the next step?

It’s to call our technicians to schedule a heating replacement in Portland, OR. We will take care of the entire job, helping you to select the right type of new heating system, and then carefully go through the steps of sizing and installing it. 

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Heat Pump vs. Furnace—Which Is the Better Choice for a New Heater?

Monday, December 14th, 2020
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If you’re currently considering replacing your heating system, and you’re weighing choices between getting a furnace and a heat pump, you’ll have plenty of factors to consider. We can’t give you a single answer on a blog post, but we can shed some light on several of the considerations. Before you make a decision, you’ll want to consult with us so we can give you expert advice. (After all, you’ll need us to install the new system, so have us there from the beginning!)

Below we’ve listed some pros and cons of installing a heat pump or furnace. Some of these factors will have greater weight with you than others, and that’s one of the reasons you’ll want our professionals guiding you.

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Watch Out for a Cracked Heat Exchanger in a Gas Furnace

Monday, November 16th, 2020
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Although a gas furnace can potentially create safety hazards in a home, this is true of any gas appliance. It doesn’t mean a gas furnace is inherently unsafe, otherwise they would never be allowed in homes in the first place. The modern furnace is built with safety uppermost and there are many features designed to keep the system running without danger.

However, it’s important for you as a furnace owner to understand a few of the dangers that could occur so you know to watch out for them and when to call us for an inspection. We can see if you need furnace repair in Hillsboro, OR to keep your heating system safe or if you need to have a new furnace installed.

In this post, we’ll examine one potential furnace problem that can become unsafe and how to look out for it: the cracked heat exchanger.

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