Clawson Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Hillsboro’

Why Does My Furnace Keep Shutting Off Early?

Monday, December 13th, 2021

When you live in a climate such as ours, it’s essential that you have a fully functional and highly efficient heating system in place. So when your furnace starts acting up, it can definitely be frustrating.

One of the most common calls we get in regards to a malfunctioning furnace is about a heater that shuts off earlier than it’s meant to–before it completes a full heating cycle. This is a process called short-cycling.

While short-cycling doesn’t pose a danger, like other problems with a gas-powered furnace might, it can certainly cause damage to your furnace, leading to expensive repairs or even a premature system breakdown and replacement need.

So what causes this? Well, there are a few different potential culprits, which we’ll dive into below. Read on!

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Is a Gas Furnace Dangerous?

Monday, October 4th, 2021

This is a question HVAC professionals hear often. Gas furnaces are the most common method to heat homes in the United States, but homeowners also know that natural gas can create health hazards through combustion or leak of toxic gasses like carbon monoxide. Are natural gas furnaces a serious potential hazard for your house?

Our answer is two-part:

  1. Gas furnaces are designed with safety uppermost in mind and will not pose any danger to a household under most circumstances. If they did, they’d never be allowed in homes in the first palace.
  2. Gas furnaces have the potential to become dangerous, which is true of any gas-burning appliance. However, you can mitigate this potential to almost nothing with the proper steps.

Follow us below to learn more about gas furnace safety—a little knowledge can go a long way.

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Watch Out for a Cracked Heat Exchanger in a Gas Furnace

Monday, November 16th, 2020

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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