Furnace Articles

How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

March 15, 2024

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 Pennsylvania system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and energy,…

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How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

February 15, 2024
How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger. Man coughs in his elbow while sitting on sofa at home.

At Comfortable Design, we take the safety of our customers in Pennsylvania seriously. That’s why we want you to know how to spot a cracked heat exchanger.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

November 27, 2023
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Our team at Comfortable Design could help you save big bucks on your monthly utility bill by performing a furnace replacement.

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

September 29, 2023
7 Furnace Maintenance Tips - Furnace Technician.

Many Wrightsville homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

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Furnace Flue Tips

January 19, 2023
A lit furnace. Furnace Flue Tips.

As a Lancaster homeowner, you should know at least a little something about your heating and cooling system. Knowledge is power after all.

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Should I Get an 80% or 95% Furnace?

December 16, 2022
A woman looks out of a window while holding a cup. Should I Get an 80% or 95% Furnace?

When it comes time to replace your current standard-efficiency furnace, there are so many decisions to make.

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

October 15, 2022
Image of someone working on a furnace. What are signs I need a new furnace?

A furnace is a major investment for any Lancaster 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.

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Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

February 11, 2022
Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

When the time comes, Comfortable Design can help you make the right decision. We install, replace, repair, and maintain all major brands of heating equipment.

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Furnace Filters 101

October 20, 2021
furnace filter

The main purpose of your furnace filter is to protect your furnace, specifically the blower fan, from all the dust, debris, and other pollutants the return duct takes in. The filter also aids in your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) for your breathing health.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

January 19, 2021
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Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace.

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

February 19, 2020
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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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How Do I Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather?

January 11, 2020
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We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Wrightsville encounter problems with their home’s heating system. With the record-low temperatures and extreme conditions most of the country is currently experiencing, our Comfortable Design 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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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

December 13, 2019
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Although today’s furnaces can generate heat using a variety of fuels, natural gas is one of the most popular. Natural gas furnaces typically use a combination of methane and other carbon-based gases.

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

November 18, 2019
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If you’re struggling with the question of whether or not to buy a new furnace in Wrightsville, our professionals are here to help. Our Comfortable Design team has years of experience with a wide selection of furnace makes and models. Here are some warning signs it may be time to start saving for a new furnace.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

October 17, 2019
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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 Wrightsville you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance.

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Why Does My Furnace Smell?

January 22, 2019
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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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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

November 20, 2018
Woman inside wearing a hat and blue vest drinking coffee looking out a window

Imagine in the middle of winter, coming home after a long day at work or school and settling down with your family after to do homework, or watch a movie and suddenly there is cold air blowing out of your vents! This could be prime time to panic, but don’t! Here are a few things to check to troubleshoot before calling us to help.

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Furnace Maintenance

October 10, 2018

Change the Filters The first thing you should do for your gas furnace, or any of your HVAC systems, is to change the air filter. This should be done at least once a year, but as many as 3 or 4 times depending on the manufacturers specifications. The air filter traps dust and debris from…

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How Do I Know When I Need a New Furnace?

March 27, 2018
Happy family indoors in their house

A new furnace is a big investment and can be a heavy cost for any homeowner. It can be hard to make the decision to replace your current furnace, every furnace will need to be replaced at some point in a home’s life. How do you know when it is time to say goodbye to the furnace in your home?

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Troubleshooting Your Wrightsville PA Thermostat

March 20, 2018
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If you have a furnace in your Wrightsville home, more than likely you also have a thermostat that help control the temperature in your home. There are many things that can go wrong with your HVAC system over the years. Right now we are going to look at a few ways to troubleshoot your thermostat if your system is malfunctioning.

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Different Types of Furnaces

February 12, 2018
Furnace being repaired

There are three different types of furnaces available. There are a few things that factor into which kind will work for you. You should consider your heating requirements, duct work and insulation, size of you home and number of floors, and your budget. One of the certified technicians at Comfortable Design Inc. can assist you in deciding the right type of unit for your home or office.

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Why is my Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 12, 2018
Family cold inside house

Imagine in the middle of winter, coming home after a long day at work or school and settling down with your family after to do homework, or watch a movie and suddenly there is cold air blowing out of your vents! This could be prime time to panic, but don’t! Here are a few things to check to troubleshoot before calling us to help.

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