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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