Peak Home Performance Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

Can a Furnace Corrode?

Monday, December 19th, 2022
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If you’re asking this question and looking for answers online, it’s probably because you think you’ve found corrosion on your gas furnace. Or perhaps you’re curious because you have an older furnace and you want to know what can happen to it as it ages. Whatever the reason, we’re glad you asked because corrosion is an important topic when it comes to furnaces.

So the simple answer is, Yes, a gas furnace can corrode. It’s not something you want to happen, and it’s often a warning that the furnace needs to be replaced.

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What Is “Flame Roll-Out” in a Furnace?

Monday, November 21st, 2022
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One of our biggest concerns as an HVAC company offering heating services to local homeowners is ensuring that natural gas furnaces operate safely throughout the year. If a gas furnace receives regular professional maintenance annually (and right now is a great time to schedule it!) it has the highest likelihood of presenting no safety concerns during its service life. 

Nothing is able to stop all safety worries with a gas furnace, and you might also have a furnace that is aging or which hasn’t received the routine maintenance it needs. In this post we want to caution you about a furnace safety issue that might occur, one which people aren’t often aware of: flame roll-out.

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How the Furnace Limit Switch Works to Regulate Heating and Keep You Safe

Monday, October 10th, 2022
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Furnaces are among the oldest methods of providing central heating to homes, going back to when people would connect pipes to their coal and wood-burning stoves to allow heat to naturally rise and move to different rooms. The modern natural gas furnace is a much more intricate and precise device that uses a control board and different components to regulate its operation and keep it running safely. 

Since you probably use a natural gas furnace for your heating in Colorado Springs, CO, we’d like to share some knowledge with you about how it runs. We’re going to examine an important part of the furnace, the limit switch, and see how it helps the furnace perform its best and prevent safety concerns.

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Why Your Furnace Is Running Constantly

Monday, March 28th, 2022
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Furnaces run through heating cycles: you should expect the furnace in your home to turn on and off several times during an hour when the thermostat is set to supply your house with heat. These cycles last from 7 to 20 minutes on average depending on how much heat your home needs. If the furnace begins to run in shorter bursts of only 2 to 3 minutes, it’s a problem called short-cycling that you’ll need to have professionals investigate.

The opposite problem can occur: a furnace that seems to run most of the time without cycling down. This kind of “nonstop” furnace will waste money while raising the temperature of your house far higher than you want it. When you notice this occurring, don’t try to get around it by just lowering the thermostat. The furnace may have a serious malfunction, and you’ll want our help with heater repair in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Why Won’t the Burners in Your Furnace Light?

Monday, March 7th, 2022
Inside a gas furnace. Focus = the top of the middle flange. 12MP camera.

This is a situation nobody wants to run into during a cold winter in Colorado: going to adjust the thermostat so the furnace will come on, but the furnace’s burners simply won’t light. Without lit burners, the furnace won’t provide any heat. 

If this happens to you, you may need to call our expert technicians to handle furnace repair in Colorado Springs, CO. If you can’t find a simple reason for the furnace’s failure, such as a dirty filter (we’ll talk about this more in a moment), please don’t attempt to do any repairs on your own since it’s potentially very dangerous. Our technicians will quickly diagnose the problem and have your furnace restored.

Below are several of the most common causes of furnace burners failing to light.

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Important Safety Tips for Gas Furnaces

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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Natural gas furnaces are the most common type of heating system found in homes across the country. Although people sometimes worry about the safety of using a gas furnace, these models would not be so widespread if they regularly created hazards for homes and families. Modern gas furnaces have many special safety features to help them operate with little chance of danger.

However, gas furnaces can develop safety issues. If you have a natural gas furnace to warm your home, you’ll need to know some important information about how to ensure the heater runs at its safest. Below are several safety tips that will help you and your family enjoy a worry-free winter each year with your gas furnace. 

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Buying an Old Home? How’s the Furnace?

Monday, November 9th, 2020
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If you’re in the process of buying a new home, we know that this is an exciting time. This is especially true if you’re buying an older home in our area. The older, craftsman style homes in Colorado Springs are beautiful. The only thing about this though is that you might have outdated parts of your home that need some managing. This is where furnace repair in Colorado Springs, CO.

Call us when you need heating repair work in an older home. We specialize in this type of work. We’re Colorado Springs locals too. This means that we’re ready to cover everything that you need because we understand those needs inside and out. Peak Home Performance is here when you need repairs after you purchase your new home.

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No, Your Furnace Should NOT Sound Like This!

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Your furnace is incredibly important to your overall comfort, so of course, you don’t want to take it for granted! Therefore, it is important that you pay it a little extra attention and keep your eyes and ears open for issues that may indicate a serious problem!

There are a number of strange sounds that you definitely don’t want to hear from your furnace, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and yes, remember to call our team when you need furnace repairs in Colorado Springs.

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Does Your Furnace Need Repairs?

Monday, January 20th, 2020

We all know just how cold it can be around here this time of year, so its no wonder why you’re concerned about your fussy furnace!

A faulty furnace can certainly put your comfort and your budget in jeopardy, so it’s important that repairs are taken care of right away!

There are a number of signs that suggest your furnace is in need of repairs, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to schedule your furnace repair in Colorado Springs, CO with our team!)

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