Furnace Articles

Furnace Flue Tips

March 15, 2024

Even though our Carbon Valley Heating & Air, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts are always here for you, as a Erie homeowner, you should know at least a little something about your heating and cooling system. Knowledge is power after all.

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

January 12, 2024
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This winter, you’re hoping to have a brand new furnace to keep you warm. But there are so many furnaces to choose from. You’re left wondering, which is the right one for your Erie home?

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Your 2024 Furnace Guide

November 16, 2023
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Furnaces play a big role in keeping homes and businesses comfortable during cold days. Being able to raise the temperature inside allows people to stay warm and comfortable.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

November 8, 2023
Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home? Family freezing at home because of an expensive heating during cold winter. Trying to warm themselves up.

If your furnace seems to be producing heat inconsistently around your Firestone home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home. Or you might have to wear a coat and blanket just to function around the house.

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What to Do When Your Furnace Is Leaking Water

February 9, 2023
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If you notice a pool of water has formed around the furnace in your Colorado home, don’t be alarmed. In most cases, this is not a serious or expensive problem—it is a pretty common issue.

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

January 10, 2023
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You have just inspected your air filter, only to find it is sopping wet! Thoughts begin to race through your head, and you ask yourself, Is my furnace breaking down?

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How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

November 8, 2022
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A furnace is a big part of your life—whether you realize it or not. It keeps your Firestone home warm and can help with your indoor air quality (IAQ).

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

August 19, 2022
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It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Erie homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money. 

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

February 14, 2022
6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

December 16, 2021
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Although today’s furnaces can generate heat using a variety of fuels, natural gas is one of the most popular. Natural gas furnaces typically use a combination of methane and other carbon-based gases.

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What Does AFUE Mean?

November 16, 2021
What Does AFUE Mean?

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or average fuel utilization efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your Colorado home and how much fuel is wasted. 

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2020 Oldest Furnace Content Winner

January 20, 2021

Carbon Valley Heating and Air would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who took the time and entered our annual Oldest Furnace Contest! The 2020 winner is Ben & Rachel Lafferty of Longmont, CO. We were delighted to bring our expert installation services to Ben & Rachel’s home. With our guaranteed installations,…

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How Do I Know When I Need a New Furnace?

December 14, 2020
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Let’s face it—there’s never a good time for the heat to go out in your Colorado home. You certainly don’t want to wait until your heating system stops working for you to realize you need a replacement!

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

November 16, 2020
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A furnace is a major investment for any Longmont homeowner. Although it’s not something that will need to be done frequently, most people will face the decision of needing to purchase a new heating system sometime during home ownership.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 12, 2020
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When you schedule your furnace clean and check regularly on an annual basis, you are preventing breakdowns. By having one of our seasoned experts inspect and clean your system, he or she can spot any impending repairs or weaknesses.

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2019 Oldest Furnace Contest Winner

March 5, 2020
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Carbon Valley Heating and Air would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who took the time and entered our annual Oldest Furnace Contest!  The 2019 winner is Leslie Ballentine! We were delighted to bring our expert installation services to Leslie’s home. With our guaranteed installations, experienced & NATE certified technicians, she can…

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How to Save Money on Your Heating Bill this Winter

February 15, 2020
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Is your energy bill too high in the winter? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things you can do at home to save money. Some of them are bigger projects, but most are simple things you can do in your day-to-day life to help reduce your heat…

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Video – Why is my Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 20, 2019
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There are a few things to check in your home in the case that your furnace is blowing cold air, such as your thermostat settings, air filter, and your home’s ductwork. If you can’t figure out the issue, give us a call at 303-963-9321 and we will inspect your furnace.

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When to Replace Your Furnace

February 6, 2019
When to Replace My Colorado Furnace.

Furnaces are far from immortal. If you take good care of it, your furnace will last considerably longer than a neglected one. It will still unfortunately not last forever. Here are some signs you might want to start looking for a fresh furnace: 1. It’s Old Furnaces generally last 15-20 years. Afterwards, they start to…

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A Cracked Heat Exchanger – Know the Signs

January 23, 2019
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The heat exchanger is a conglomeration of tubes/coils in your furnace where the air is heated. A crack in your heat exchanger can be bad news for you, your furnace, and your home if you don’t act fast.  This causes carbon to be burned, which can release nitrous oxide, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide. Carbon…

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Why is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

December 28, 2018
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Imagine in the middle of winter, coming home after a long day at work or school and settling down with your family after to do homework, or watch a movie and suddenly there is cold air blowing out of your vents! This could be prime time to panic, but don’t! Here are a few things…

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Carbon Valley Heating & Air Announces Winner of the Oldest Furnace Contest

February 13, 2018

Oldest Furnace Contest creates a cozy home in Colorado. Carbon Valley Heating and Air would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who entered our oldest furnace contest! We had so much fun combing through the entries and were shocked at just how old some of these units were! This year’s winner is Kathy Simmons,…

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Sounds Your Furnace Shouldn’t Make

January 23, 2018

A furnace can be a noisy thing. Minor pops that emanate from the air ducts and the gentle hum of your furnace are definitely regular sounds. This will tell you that your heating system is working. Most homeowners have grown accustomed to these sounds. But if you hear some louder-than-normal noises coming from your furnace,…

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A New Furnace is a Good Investment for Your Home

January 9, 2018

Your family’s comfort during the frigid winter months greatly depends on your heating system. If it is suffering from frequent breakdowns or requiring costly repairs its probably time to consider replacing your old model. Here are 2 good reasons why a new furnace is a good investment for your home. Energy Efficiency Saves Money According…

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4 Possible Reasons Why Your Furnace is Overheating

January 2, 2018

If you notice a burning smell coming from the heating and cooling vents in your home, or if your furnace cycles off and will not turn back on again, that is a good indicator that your furnace is overheating. Today’s furnaces are equipped with a built-in safety feature that turns your furnace off before any…

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Signs Your Furnace Motor is Overheating

December 5, 2017

In most parts of the country, Winter comes with heavy snow fall and sub-zero temperatures. During this time of the year, people rely on their furnace to stay warm and comfortable. Often, they keep it running 24/7. The longer you use your furnace every day, the more strain you’re putting on the system. The last…

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