Furnace Articles

What Is Short Cycling?

January 18, 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. 

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How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

December 8, 2021
African american couple going over their heating bill on a tablet. How to save money on your heating bill this winter.|Sealing weather window tape on a wooden frame and home related objects placed on the window sill. How to save money on heat this winter.

Is your energy bill too high in the winter? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things you can do at home to save money. Some of them are bigger projects, but most are simple things you can do in your day-to-day life to help reduce your heat cost this winter.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

February 17, 2021

Looking to install a new heater in your Greeley home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other.

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

December 14, 2020
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It’s easy to moan when you decide that a major appliance or home system needs replacing. After all, these are expensive investments and probably not your favorite way to spend your hard-earned money. Unfortunately, there’s often not a clear-cut message, short of an appliance completely breaking down, that definitively indicates it’s time to buy a new model.

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

October 13, 2020
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Fall is here, so your priority should be prepping your furnace for the colder season. Our team would be happy to help inspect your system.

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Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Gas When I Turn it ON?

December 20, 2019
Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Gas When I Turn it ON?|Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Gas When I Turn it ON?

You turn on your furnace, and you smell gas. What should you do? First assess what the smell most likely is, and you may not need to call anyone. Of course, if you’re still nervous because you just don’t know, turn off your furnace and give one of our highly trained technicians a call at…

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

December 9, 2019
HVAC worker with flexible ventilation system tube in hands. How do I know it's time for a new furnace?

A furnace is a major investment for any Greeley homeowner. Although it’s not something that will need to be done frequently, most people will face the decision of needing to purchase a new heating system sometime during home ownership. Our team at Poudre Valley Alley wants you to understand how your furnace works and what…

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Furnace Maintenance in Fort Collins, CO 80528

November 29, 2019

“I thought Jon did an excellent job in checking out the furnace, making any adjustments, and in discussing a humidifier replacement recommendation with me. He explained his reason for the recommendation, showed me the parts of the humidifier that were disrupting good performance, gave me options and prices for me to think about. However, from…

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

November 18, 2019
Why is my furnace blowing cold air?

There are a few things to check in your home in the case that your furnace is blowing cold air, such as your thermostat settings, air filter, and your home’s ductwork. If you can’t figure out the issue, give us a call at 970-493-2050 and we will inspect your furnace.

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 29, 2019
Homeowners relaxing and staying warm with their feet on their air ducts after following the furnace maintenance tips.

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Longmont 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. However, the last thing you want to worry about when the…

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Do I Really Need Fall HVAC Maintenance?

October 15, 2019
Fall outdoor decorations showing the importance of scheduling your fall HVAC maintenance

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

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

September 16, 2019
mother and daughter feeling cozy in blanket after following the 5 reasons to schedule a fall furnace clean and check

Once the cooler weather hits here in Fort Collins this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional from Poudre Valley Air.

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Keeping Your Heat During Extreme Cold Weather

January 30, 2019
Snowy Road Through Warm Home's Window|

We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Fort Collins, CO, encounter problems with their home’s heating system. With the record-low temperatures and extreme conditions most of the country is currently experiencing, our Poudre Valley Air 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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Why Is My Furnace Not Heating My Entire Home?

January 30, 2019
Couple Freezing In Home With No Heat|

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your home, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing inconsistent heating or cooling.

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

January 18, 2019
Woman smelling odor

If there is a strange smell coming from your furnace, treat it with caution. Learn some possible reasons for the foul odor and if it’s dangerous to inhale.

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