Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

How Duct Cleaning Helps Your Furnace

Monday, March 14th, 2022

comfort-first-logoIf you’re like the average Illinois resident, you probably don’t think about your HVAC ductwork too often. This makes sense! After all, it’s mostly hidden from sight, and you really shouldn’t need to think about it too much once it’s installed.

However, from time to time your ductwork may in fact need attention, especially in the case of cleaning. Your air ducts are largely inaccessible for you, but not for dust, allergens, and other debris that can make their way inside.

Fortunately, you needn’t look too far for professional duct cleaning services. Professional duct cleaning is beneficial for a number of reasons, which we’ll dive into more below. Overall, however, if you’re wondering if this service is worth it, we’re about to explain how it is! Read on…

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Here’s Why Your Furnace Air Filter Should Be Changed Regularly

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

comfort-first-logoDo you change the air filter in your furnace often enough? Were you aware you needed to change your furnace air filter before reading this? If not, no worries! There’s no better time like the present to learn the importance of this.

What’s important moving forward is that you take action to keep your filter, and therefore your furnace, in good shape. Otherwise, you could find yourself paying for what would have been otherwise unnecessary repairs. Read on to learn more!

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How the Right Furnace Installation Job Can Prevent Repair Needs Later

Monday, March 15th, 2021

old-furnace-that-needs-replacementIf there’s anything you don’t want to be stuck with in the middle of a chilly day in winter, it’s a broken-down furnace system. And if you’ve come across this blog post, chances are that you’re in a bit of a rush to get a new system installed in your home—we are still dealing with cooler temps for a bit, after all.

This isn’t a decision to be rushed, though! This could lead you to make a mistake that will result in repair needs and inefficient furnace operation further down the road. Mistakes like, assuming that bigger is better when it comes to what size furnace you get.

Furnace size does matter! You probably know this in a sense—that too small of a system isn’t powerful enough to efficiently cool a home. But did you know that too large of a system can also have detrimental effects? Read on to learn more!

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Is Your Furnace Making One of These 3 Noises?

Monday, December 21st, 2020

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenIt’s often easy to ignore subtle sounds coming from your heating system. Or rather, it’s easy to tune them out. Sounds like the whoosh of air coming through your vents, for instance, can become a noise so natural in the fall and winter that you don’t even notice it anymore. You might also neglect to notice the sound of a very gentle rattling of your ductwork as it shifts with the temperature fluctuations.

But what about those noises that seem to creep up on you out of nowhere? Is it ever okay to ignore a strange sound coming from your furnace? Well, you could ignore it, but you’d probably regret that. Unusual sounds are among the first signs that something is wrong with your furnace. Keep reading as we outline three of the most common sounds that indicate a furnace in disrepair.

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High Heating Bills Don’t Have to be Inevitable

Monday, November 25th, 2019

design-logo-of-money-and-home-on-seesawThe holidays are almost upon us! Of course, for us, that means that colder weather is just about upon us. Actually, it’s already here, and it’s only going to get chillier. With the long winter ahead of us, you’ll want a furnace that operates consistently and reliably, right? What about efficiently?

Surely, with how often we need our heaters around here you want to do anything you can to boost efficiency—in other words, you want to do everything you can to save money. Maintaining furnace efficiency is a great way to prevent repairs and keep costs down. The good news is, not all the tips we are about to share cost money—some are completely free! Read on.

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Your Furnace Might Not Wait—Schedule Your Tune-Up Now!

Monday, November 11th, 2019

jets-of-a-furnace-firingWith temperatures already cooling down drastically, we’re going to guess that you’re using your furnace on a regular basis. This means you had it tuned up too, right? If not, it’s never too late!

Well actually, it could be too late, if your furnace has completely shut down and is in total disrepair. We’d like to help you avoid that scenario. Keep reading as we delve into the importance of professional furnace maintenance, and give us a call when you’re ready to schedule your tune-up.

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Why is My Furnace Making Weird Noises?

Monday, April 16th, 2018

BurnerIf you’ve had your furnace for a season or two, you probably already know what it sounds like when it’s operating normally. If the system begins to make unusual noises while it’s running, that’s typically a good indication that something is wrong. You should call a professional to examine your furnace and make sure that everything is operating properly. While you’re waiting, though, have a look at some various noises that may indicate a problem with your furnace.

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