Brown's Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

Don’t Ignore These Furnace Repairs

Monday, February 26th, 2024

It’s been a long winter in Fountain, CO and many of us are looking forward to the arrival of spring. But once spring arrives, that doesn’t mean you can switch off your heating system. The winters are long in Colorado and that means your furnace has been working hard to keep your home warm for many, many months. 

With so many long days and nights of chugging away, keeping your home cozy and comfy, your furnace could be exhibiting signs that its performance is suffering. If you suspect you need a furnace repair, don’t put it off until the next heating season. Doing so could only make things worse and lead to a costlier repair. Here are 4 furnace problems that can’t be ignored.

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5 Silent Signs That Your Furnace Needs Repair

Monday, January 15th, 2024

When your HVAC system encounters problems, it’ll often let you know by making some strange and unusual noises. But sometimes a furnace will run into trouble and not make a peep. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the silent signs of a furnace that is struggling. 

Although things like cold spots and decreased airflow can be much harder to detect than a loud banging noise coming from your furnace, by reading through this list you’ll become aware of things to be on the lookout for. Here are 5 silent signs that mean you need furnace repair.

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5 Common Furnace Issues You’ll Experience

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Fall is officially here and that means you’ll be relying on your heating system to keep you warm through our long, cold winters. If you have a furnace, it’s essential to know what types of issues are common for homeowners to deal with.

From uneven heating to short cycling, let’s go over 5 of the most common furnace issues you’ll inevitably encounter as a homeowner. That way you’ll know if there’s something you can do to try and fix it or if it’s time to call us for furnace repair.

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Summer Furnace Maintenance Tips

Monday, August 28th, 2023

We know that “summer furnace” might seem like two words that shouldn’t ever be side-by-side in a sentence together. However, furnace maintenance is actually a good thing to be thinking about during the summer–especially in Colorado when that first cool day can sneak up on you! 

It’s better to give 5 minutes of your time right now to thinking about furnace maintenance in the summer so you’re not left googling “furnace repair near me” when you least expect it. Doing so will help ensure that your heating system is in fine working order on that first chilly “summer” day of the season. Here are a couple of things that you can do to make sure your furnace will be ready.

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Furnace Red Flags to Watch Out For

Monday, January 16th, 2023

A broken furnace on the coldest day of winter is a nightmare scenario that no one should have to experience. Although we’ll always be there to quickly fix your furnace should that ever occur, wouldn’t it be better to avoid a breakdown altogether?

Luckily, your furnace will give off signs when its performance is suffering or when it’s time to be replaced. Being a good homeowner involves being aware of these signs so you can avoid an interruption in service. Here are some red flags to watch out for that indicate you probably need furnace repair in Colorado Springs. 

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Why You Don’t Want a Cracked Furnace Heat Exchanger

Monday, December 6th, 2021

If we were to guess what kind of heater you use in your home to stay comfortable during our chilly winters, it’s probably safe to guess it’s a natural gas furnace. After all, these are the most popular heaters throughout the country, and their popularity is highest in states with weather systems like ours. Natural gas is a cost-efficient fuel source–more so than electricity. Since most households also have ductwork running through, furnaces are also a bit more popular than boilers.

Today’s modern furnaces are designed with safety in mind, and will operate even more safely if you make sure you stay on top of your annual professional tune-ups.

But it’s important to remember that even the most well-cared-for gas furnace has the potential to suffer from gas leaks and combustion hazards that require quick, professional repair. The biggest repair concern is a cracked heat exchanger. Ignoring this problem can lead to a significant safety hazard in your home. Read on to learn more!

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How Can You Tell If Your Furnace Needs Repairs?

Monday, October 25th, 2021

If there’s anything we don’t want our customers to do this fall and winter, it’s sitting around wondering if their heating system is going to allow them to stay comfortable all season long without suddenly breaking down on them.

Of course, if you keep up on your maintenance sessions, this is a lot less likely to happen! Maintenance allows your furnace system to work as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible. When we maintain your system, we thoroughly clean it, inspect it for signs of wear and tear, and adjust components that need it.

This all actually helps prevent repair needs. Still, it’s a good idea to be aware of the signs that you might actually need furnace repairs, in case a repair need does crop up in between tune-ups. Read on as we uncover some of the signs of a furnace in disrepair.

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What to Know about a Cracked Heat Exchanger

Monday, February 15th, 2021

The first thing you should know about a cracked heat exchanger in a gas furnace is that you don’t want one!

Gas furnaces are not inherently dangerous devices—something we should clear up right away. However, if you don’t take proper care of your gas furnace, it can become dangerous. Just like any other powerful appliance or appliance that creates combustion gasses, a furnace can potentially create health hazards if it is not properly maintained on a consistent basis.

What we want to caution you about today is one of the most common causes for a gas furnace becoming unsafe. Cracked heat exchangers are more likely to occur in older furnace systems (10-15 years old), so we recommend looking into a replacement sooner than later if you have an aging system. Routine maintenance does help catch problems like this before they start! Be sure to call for maintenance if you skipped it in the fall.

In the meantime, read on to learn more about heat exchangers in gas furnaces.

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