Temprite Climate Solutions Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Gas Furnaces’

Cracked Heat Exchanger: How a Furnace Can Become Hazardous

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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Gas furnaces are a powerful and energy-efficient way to heat a home. We’re familiar with the the usefulness of a gas furnace in Tofino, BC for a household, and we never want to discourage people from looking into installing a natural gas furnace.

But any gas-burning appliance comes with some level of safety risk. Not a large risk, because otherwise these appliances would never receive approval for home use. It’s important, however, for consumers to know about ways any gas appliance could become hazardous, how best to avoid them, and what to do if problems develop. 

In that vein, today we’ll examine one of the ways a natural gas furnace can become hazardous: a cracked heat exchanger.

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October Is the Time to Have Your Furnace Professionally Inspected and Tuned-Up

Monday, October 4th, 2021
fall-checklist

You and your family probably have several special October traditions to enliven an already festive month of the year. We’d like you to add a tradition onto your calendar for October—schedule professional maintenance for your furnace!

No, this isn’t as joyful an event as pumpkin-carving or costume-making. But it’s incredibly important for your family’s comfort and safety during the upcoming winter, and you don’t even have to do that much. You only need to call our technicians and enroll in our residential maintenance program. We’ll come to your house and give your gas or electric furnace in Parksville, BC the full tune-up and inspection it needs for when it starts working in winter. With this job out of the way, you can go back to enjoying your October and not have to worry about the winter.

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Watch for Late-Season Furnace Repair Warnings

Monday, April 6th, 2020
Service technician testing a furnace

We won’t truly enjoy warmer spring weather for at least another month, and even then the temperature swings can be shaky. The short of it is you need to have your furnace working well through the spring. Now is not the time to ignore troubles with your furnace just because you might be able to “wait it out.”

There are several important reasons to always act fast on furnace repairs, but the top one is that a natural gas furnace (which is what you probably have in your home) may turn hazardous if repair needs are ignored. Gas furnaces aren’t an inherently dangerous type of heating system, but negligence raises the chance of safety hazards.

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