Dayco Systems Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

How Do You Know if Your Furnace Is Emitting Carbon Monoxide?

Monday, January 24th, 2022

No matter where you live in the country, CO, or carbon monoxide, exposure is a potential risk. It’s a tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas, and many of your appliances house this gas too. When your appliances are kept in good shape, the CO filters safely out of the home, but if maintenance is skipped or repair needs are left ignored, the CO can build up and lead to problems for your family.

This is why it’s vital for you to learn if your furnace is leaking carbon monoxide. We’ll go over some signs that might indicate you’re dealing with CO exposure, and if a dirty furnace impacts this all. Read on to learn more!

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What Is Short Cycling? 

Monday, November 29th, 2021
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In our previous blog post, we talked about how often and for how long a furnace should cycle on and off. We also dove into some reasons that could cause your furnace to go off this schedule. A common problem that plagues older furnaces, or even improperly installed furnaces, is a process called short-cycling.

Short-cycling is when your furnace, or air conditioner, cycles on, runs for a very short period of time (think 5 minutes instead of the preferable 15), and shuts back off for a few minutes, only to cycle back on yet again. During this time, your furnace is never completing a full heating cycle.

Short-cycling is both the sign of a potential problem with your furnace and will cause further problems. Read on as we explain!

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How to Keep Your Furnace Operating Safely This Season

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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Safety has been a huge topic of conversation lately. With COVID-19 cases still going strong, people are urged to stay home and stay safe. A vaccine is on its way—it’s already being administered in healthcare facilities to staff and residents throughout the country! In the meantime, we’re all doing our part to protect the health and safety of our families and communities.

But have you given thought to your home safety this year? If you have a gas-powered furnace you absolutely should be considering this. That’s not to say that gas-powered heaters are inherently dangerous, but when not properly cared for and without the right preparation, they can become so.

Read on as we go over a brief checklist that you can use to make sure your gas furnace is ready for the winter season!

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