Furnace Articles

How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

January 30, 2024
How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer? Tech checking unit.

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 Harbor system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and energy, you can ensure your furnace will live well beyond its warranty.

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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 Frank’s and Orca Heating & Refrigeration, we take the safety of our customers in California seriously. That’s why we want you to know how to spot a cracked heat exchanger.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

December 28, 2023
Is My Furnace Overheating? Smiling brother and sister relaxing and using smart phone laying in living room nook corner with winter in the background outside.

Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should keep a cool head and get your furnace taken care of right away.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

December 15, 2023
the model of the house stands near the flame of a gas boiler.

Our team at Frank’s and Orca Heating & Refrigeration could help you save big bucks on your monthly utility bill by performing a furnace replacement. And while we’re on the topic, we can help with your other HVAC needs: air conditioning, heat pumps, indoor air quality (IAQ), and more. All you need to do is call.

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

November 29, 2023
How Do I Know When It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace? Mature adult woman carrying firewood with a dog.

Is the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your Harbor 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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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 31, 2023
HVAC Technician performing maintenance on a furnace.

Our team at Frank’s and Orca Heating & Refrigeration wants to help you be prepared by providing the following furnace maintenance tips.

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