Furnace Articles

How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

March 15, 2024
How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer? Cold couple wrapped in blankets holding mugs next to furnace.

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. 

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How Do I Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather?

February 8, 2024
How Do I Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather? Image is a photograph of a couple drinking hot cocoa in front of the fire.

We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Arvada encounter problems with their home’s heating system. With the record-low temperatures and extreme conditions most of the country is currently experiencing, our Efficient Comfort professionals want to share some insights and tips with you to keep your indoors cozy while Old Man Winter blusters away outdoors.

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How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

January 15, 2024
How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger. Man coughs in his elbow while sitting on sofa at home.

At Efficient Comfort, we take the safety of our customers in Colorado seriously. That’s why we want you to know how to spot a cracked heat exchanger.

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How to Lower Your Winter Heating Bill

January 8, 2024
How to Lower Your Winter Heating Bill. Children laughing jumping and hugging their grandfather.

Wintertime is here. That means your family will be spending more time indoors to stay warm.

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

November 15, 2023
Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy? - Replacing dirty furnace filter in home by man.

You have just inspected your air filter, only to find it is sopping wet!

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Heat Pump Vs Furnace

October 15, 2023
HVAC technician speaking to homeowner inside home.

Looking to install a new heater in your Arvada, Boulder, Broomfield home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace.

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Preparing Your HVAC System for the Fall

September 15, 2023
Preparing Your HVAC System for the Fall. Young Blue-Collar Man Portrait In a Back Yard During The Fall Smiling at the Camera.

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 Broomfield, you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

January 27, 2023
How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

On a frosty winter’s day here in Colorado your gas furnace is hard at work, keeping your Broomfield home warm and cozy. Feeling grateful? You’re not alone it’s one of the most popular forms of heating, as American as apple pie.

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How Do I know When It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

January 9, 2023
Image of people freezing under a blanket by a furnace. How do i know when its time to buy a new furnace?

Is the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your Boulder home malfunctioning? If so, be sure to address the issue as soon as possible—doing so can prevent further discomfort and damage.

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

November 28, 2022
Technician repairing Gas Furnace. What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

This winter, you’re hoping to have a brand new furnace to keep you warm. But there are so many furnaces to choose from. You’re left wondering, which is the right one for your Boulder home?

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 28, 2022
Furnace maintenance tips.

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Broomfield homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money.

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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

October 13, 2022
When Do I Need a New Furnace?

Your furnace plays the key role in keeping you warm in your Boulder home, but even with routine maintenance, it does not last forever. Nobody wants to think about replacing any major household system, but it’s generally more cost effective to be proactive in your thinking about it.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 30, 2022
Furnace Clean and Check

Fall is the perfect time to schedule furnace maintenance. You want to be sure all parts are working so you don’t have any surprises this winter.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

September 12, 2022
Suburb in the Fall

Taking care of your HVAC system includes seasonal maintenance. With fall here and colder weather encroaching, it makes good sense to use some of these tips to help this season.

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What Is Short Cycling?

February 10, 2022
Short cycling

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work. Our team at Efficient Comfort wants you to understand the concept of short cycling, why it can be harmful and costly, what causes the problem, and what you can do about it.

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