Furnace Articles

Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

October 16, 2023
Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water? Ventilation Cleaner Looking for Dust.

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 water? 

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How Do I Know When I Need a New Furnace?

November 7, 2022
Image of someone working on a furnace. How Do I Know When I Need a New Furnace?

Let’s face it—there’s never a good time for the heat to go out in your Oregon home. You certainly don’t want to wait until your heating system stops working for you to realize you need a replacement!

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

February 15, 2022
Save money Heating Bill

A clean filter is essential to being sure your furnace is running as efficiently as possible. It’s also crucial to maintaining healthy indoor air quality. You should follow your furnace-industry recommendations, but we recommend changing your filter at a minimum of every three to six months. A dirty filter restricts airflow and causes your furnace to work harder than it should to maintain a constant temperature.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

January 14, 2022
Furnace Not Heating Home

If your furnace seems to be producing heat inconsistently around your Clackamas home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home. Or you might have to wear a coat and blanket just to function around the house.

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

December 16, 2021
Furnace Leaking

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 water? 

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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

November 19, 2021
Room wall temperature thermostat turn dial to set. What is short cycling?

Is your furnace blowing air without pause? If so, you’re probably feeling a bit concerned. First, your Clackamas house most likely feels like an oven. On top of that, your utility bill will be considerably higher with your furnace constantly running. Believe it or not, this is a fairly common problem our professionals at Petra Heating & Air Conditioning see frequently, so you don’t need to worry.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 26, 2021
Furnace Check

You may think this maintenance is unimportant and you can save money by forgoing it, but you would be mistaken. Here are five reasons you should call to schedule your appointment today.

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

February 17, 2021

If you’re struggling with the question of whether or not to buy a new furnace in Happy Valley, our professionals are here to help. Our Petra Heating & Air Conditioning 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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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

September 21, 2020
A repair man holding a length of tubing | What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace? | Clackamas

A furnace is a major investment for any Clackamas 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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Furnace Filters 101

February 11, 2020
New furnace filter isolated on white background. Furnace Filters 101.

Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It quietly does its job without any fuss and allows the rest of the furnace to do its job. It’s not a complicated item, but there are some basics we at Petra Heating & Air Conditioning think you should know to help it do its…

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

January 27, 2020
Man staying warm on the couch. Why is my furnace blowing cold air?

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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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

January 14, 2020
Horizontal photo of vacuum cleaning inside heater floor vent with Red Oak Floors in background. 7 furnace maintenance tips.

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Oregon City 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…

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What Is Short Cycling?

December 20, 2019
Room wall temperature thermostat turn dial to set. What is 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…

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