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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

January 20, 2020
Using heater at home in winter. Woman warming her hands sitting by device with cat and wearing warm clothes. Heating season.

The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer? There is no shortcut or hack to increase your furnace’s longevity. In reality, the key is treating your system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and energy, you…

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

December 23, 2019
Woman adjusting her thermostat in her home

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. Our professionals at Day Heating & Cooling encourage you to understand how your gas furnace works so you can spot any potential problems…

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What Does AFUE Mean?

December 9, 2019
Photo of a boy and his parents making snow angels in the snow

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 Oregon…

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How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

November 18, 2019
Thermostat with a winter hat on--thermostat reads SAVE

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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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

November 5, 2019
Ginger cat in blue scarf with green mug on the window

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your Corvallis 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…

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

October 11, 2019
Woman wondering what the noise coming from her furnace is

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds and leave the repair job to a professional. To help you, our Day Heating…

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 19, 2019
Father teaching his baby daughter how to walk.

Any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat & furnaces are no exception. Take these precautions to lower the risk of overheating your furnace…

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

February 8, 2019
Photo of old furnace leaking water in Salem, OR

There are a few different reasons your furnace could be leaking water, but the most common reason is a condensation leak. Learn how to diagnose & fix it…

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

December 18, 2018
Young man suffering from cold at his home

Check your Thermostat Make sure your thermostat is set on the correct setting. If it is set to “ON” the blower will run constantly even when the furnace isn’t heating any air. And the air that comes through the vents will seem cool because it is room temperature air. Turn your thermostat to “AUTO”, now…

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Furnace Maintenance

December 11, 2018
Technician cleaning the front cover os a gas furnace before re-installing .

Before starting any kind of routine maintenance or cleaning make sure you have taken the proper safety precautions, such as turning your appliance off. If at any point you question what you are doing or think you might damage your furnace or hurt yourself, do not proceed. Call us and we will be happy to…

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