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Video – Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 23, 2022
Video - Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

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 503-363-4822 and we will inspect your furnace.

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Furnace Flue Tips

December 13, 2021
Three young boys take pride in completing a big shoveling job in Salem & Corvallis

Understanding some basics about your furnace flue can come in handy. And taking care of it—doing your part as well as through regular professional maintenance—helps keep your furnace working at high efficiency and promotes a long life span.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 10, 2021
person checking a furnace in the fall in Salem & Corvallis

It is an excellent season for furnace installation or replacement. If you’ve had your furnace for 15 years or longer, ask our Day Heating & Cooling specialist to assess its condition. You’ll be pleased to know that furnaces have gotten much more efficient in recent years. 

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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

February 12, 2021
Mexican couple doing research

Is your furnace blowing air without pause? If so, you’re probably feeling a bit concerned. First, your Salem house most likely feels like an oven. On top of that, your utility bill will be considerably higher with your furnace constantly running. Believe it or not, this is a fairly common problem our professionals at Day Heating & Cooling see frequently, so you don’t need to worry.

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

November 11, 2020
Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

Prepping your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for winter in Oregon not only enhances your safety and your furnace’s efficiency, it can help keep your repair budget in line during cold weather. Tackling this important chore is easier than raking leaves or cleaning gutters when you call the heating and cooling experts at Day Heating & Cooling.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

October 18, 2020
Red front door to home with autumn decorations, Fall HVAC Maintenance | Salem & Corvallis, OR | Day Heating & Cooling

As the saying goes, “Time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Salem & Coravallis you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance.

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

February 10, 2020
Woman Plugging Nose

If your furnace is producing a strange smell, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale. When in doubt, always open windows to ensure ventilation, and evacuate your Oregon home. For your convenience and protection, our Day Heating…

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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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