Happy Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘heater repair’

Normal Cycling vs. Short-Cycling Furnaces

Monday, January 21st, 2019

inspecting-thermostatWay back in the early days of HVAC, the game was simple: heat your home as fast as possible. Naturally, that meant installing the biggest and baddest equipment. And while that may have been effective, it certainly wasn’t cheap.

Now, we know that the best approach is one that balances power and efficiency. That’s why your furnace will naturally cycle on and off. Instead of blasting hot air continuously, it uses cycles to gradually warm the entire home. This also keeps it warmer longer, too.

So if your furnace is rapidly turning on and off, that can be a huge problem. It’s called short-cycling, and here’s what you have to know about it:

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Furnaces: The Fast and Affordable Heater

Monday, November 26th, 2018

furnaceFiguring out what kind of heater to install isn’t always easy with so many options to choose from. Boilers, heat pumps, radiant heating… And we understand that some homeowners aren’t really interested in all of the options. When we hear that, we know that they’re really saying is they want something affordable, easy, and fast.

If this sounds like you, then look no further than the furnace. Furnaces are perhaps one of the most popular heaters in the nation—and it has been that way for decades. Down below, we’ll explain some reasons for why that might be.

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A Big List of Reasons Your Furnace Isn’t Blowing Hot Air

Monday, October 15th, 2018

technician-looking-over-gas-furnaceWe get questions all the time about what’s causing a particular problem with your furnace. The truth is that, even if we know what the problem is, that doesn’t mean we can give you a satisfying answer without coming to take a look.

And one of those big questions we often get asked is, “Why isn’t my furnace blowing hot air?” So, instead of just telling you to call for a furnace repair estimate in Fountain, CO, we’ll try to list every reason we can think of for why this is happening.

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