How Does A Ductless Mini-Split System Work?

March 17, 2021

Ductless mini-split systems use air handlers and a heat pump to circulate cooled or warm air throughout your home. The systems get the mini-split name because they are split between the air handlers inside your home and the heat pump located outside. Ductless mini-split systems don’t require bulky ductwork running through your home to heat or cool indoor air. Here are a few insights into how these systems work. The Basics Ductless mini-split systems don’t control the temperature of an entire house through the duct system. They only heat or cool the room that they are

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What Size Furnace Do I Need?

February 16, 2021

When it comes time to get a new furnace, it’s very important to get one that’s the right size. One that’s not the right size will cost you money and make your home less comfortable. Heat Factor Furnaces are measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs). You need a furnace with more BTUs in parts of the country that get freezing in the winter, such as the Midwest. In an area like Southern California, you don’t need as powerful of a furnace. Basic Heating Need To find your basic heating need, multiply

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Do Gas Fireplaces Need Maintenance?

January 20, 2021

As the cold winter season approaches, spending a night at home in front of your very own fireplace sounds comforting. For your fireplace to work well and for a long time, you will need to keep up with regular maintenance. There are three forms of maintenance that you will need. Annual Inspection First, you will need an annual inspection. Similar to any other appliance in your home, a gas fireplace can wear down and be less efficient. For those who are in the Ontario, OR, area, Stan’s Heating, Inc can provide all of the inspection services that

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Troubleshooting Tips for My Heating System

December 15, 2020

Your central heating system provides the warmth you need to live comfortably, especially during the winter. However, it can cause unpleasant surprises whenever it breaks down unexpectedly. From clogged filters to thermostat malfunctions, several things can go wrong since it has lots of moving parts. Knowing how to identify the problems can help you make the necessary preparations before calling a technician. Take advantage of the following troubleshooting tips when your heating system breaks down. 1. Check for Thermostat Malfunctions If your central system’s performance is a notch below your expectations, start by

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4 Tips on How to Avoid Furnace Repairs

November 19, 2020

Finding ways to extend the lifespan of your furnace is an effective way to save yourself a lot of money over the long run. Keeping your heater working at an optimal level is especially important as we draw closer to the winter season. Following a few simple tips can play a key role in boosting the lifespan of your heating system. 1. Change Your Air Filter One of the easiest ways to lessen the workload for your furnace is to switch out your air filter every few months. A clean air filter enables your heater to

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Understanding the Basic Operation of a Heating System

October 20, 2020

During the long Oregon winters, keeping your home warm is of utmost importance. Have you ever wondered how your heating system works to keep you comfortable? A basic understanding of its operation will help ensure that you’ll be able to properly maintain it and recognize when something is amiss. If you’re new to the world of heating systems, the staff at Stan’s Heating, Inc would like to offer a few insights into their operation. Creating Heat The first step in keeping you comfortable is creating heat to warm the air. For a majority of furnaces, this means using

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Should I Repair or Replace my Furnace?

September 18, 2020

It can be difficult to decide whether you should repair or replace your furnace. There are multiple factors at play, such as how old the unit is. This is a guide to help you decide what your best course of action is. Age of Your Furnace If your furnace is less than 12 years old, it is likely better to have it repaired. A natural gas furnace that has been maintained can be expected to last for 16 to 20 years. It’s likely that a furnace newer than 12 years old does not have

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