Gas Furnace Articles

Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

December 14, 2022
Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

We all take climate control for granted these days. In winter, we expect warmth from our heating system; in summer, we demand the cool comfort of air conditioning. Most Crescent City homeowners don’t give that a second thought—until the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system breaks down and replacement decisions need to be made. Today, the majority of homes either use a conventional air conditioner (AC) and furnace combination or a heat pump. Our team at Frank’s and Orca Heating & Refrigeration is well-versed in the difference as well as the benefits of each type of system.

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How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

November 29, 2022
A lit furnace flame. How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

A furnace is a big part of your life—It keeps your Harbor home warm and can help with your indoor air quality (IAQ).

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

January 31, 2022
Couple in Pool of Water

You just discovered there is a puddle of water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking?

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What’s the Difference Between My Furnace Fan Settings—ON and AUTO?

January 14, 2022
Furnace Fan Settings

There are furnace-fan settings on your thermostat for ON and AUTO. Which option is the best choice for your household?

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

December 23, 2021
Furnace Flames

Our team would like to make it easy to select a new heating system by providing some basics on the different types of furnaces available.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

December 15, 2021
Closeup Shot Of Home Furnace Burner Ignited With Crimson Blue Flame

Our team encourages you to understand how your gas furnace works so you can spot any potential problems with your home’s heating system.

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What Is Short Cycling?

November 30, 2021
Thermostat Adjustment

We want you to know 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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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 29, 2021
Furnace Maintenance

The last thing you want to worry about when the weather turns cold is a broken furnace. To help, use these furnace maintenance tips.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 30, 2021
Furnace Cleaning

To ensure good results for both your furnace and your pocketbook, schedule an annual furnace clean-and-check before the cool weather hits.

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

February 12, 2021
Woman Plugging Nose

Is there a strange smell coming from your furnace? To help, our team developed a list of five common furnace smells and their meaning.

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

December 29, 2020
Thermostat Being Fixed

Has your HVAC system stopped working? It might be your thermostat. Our team wants to share tips to help fix your system.

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

November 30, 2020
Happy Couple on Couch

The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. Our team wants you to know four things you can do to make your furnace live longer.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

September 24, 2020
Cozy Home Interior

Fall is here, so you need to think about preparing your home’s HVAC system for maintenance. A maintained system will help this season.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

February 24, 2020
Woman Hearing a Strange Noise

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds and leave the repair job to a professional. To help you, our Frank’s Heating…

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What Are the Basics of Furnace Filters?

February 10, 2020
Furnace Filters

Furnace filters. They’re one of those items not really on the top of everyone’s minds, but they are important and can have a big impact. At Frank’s Heating & Refrigeration, we know with the right furnace filter, you can save money and improve your Crescent City indoor air quality (IAQ) in one fell swoop. What…

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

December 21, 2019
Man sitting with a blanket around him

Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Or did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reasons your furnace may be blowing cold air, and there a few things to check before you need…

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