Furnaces Articles

What Is a Dual Fuel Heating System?

March 15, 2024
What Is a Dual Fuel Heating System? Women looking at device with serious expression.

Ballard Natural Gas Services is happy to lay all the options on the table so you can make the best decision for your Seattle home. Here’s what you should know about dual fuel systems: 

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How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

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

At Ballard Natural Gas Service, we take the safety of our customers in Washington seriously. That’s why we want you to know how to spot a cracked heat exchanger.

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What to Do When Your Furnace Is Leaking Water

December 6, 2023
What to Do When Your Furnace Is Leaking Water - Puddle of Water on the Floor.

If you notice a pool of water has formed around the furnace in your Washington home, don’t be alarmed. In most cases, this is not a serious or expensive problem—it is a pretty common issue.

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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

November 15, 2023
When Should You Replace Your Furnace? - domestic animal, cat, human foot, togetherness.

Your furnace plays the key role in keeping you warm in your Lynnwood home, but even with routine maintenance, it does not last forever.

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

January 27, 2023
Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy? Image of dirty air filter.

You have just inspected your air filter, only to find it is sopping wet! Thoughts begin to race through your head, and you ask yourself, Is my furnace breaking down? or Is this going to be expensive to repair? Fortunately, there is no need for panic.

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How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

November 29, 2022
A radiator. How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

A furnace is a big part of your life, It keeps your Lynnwood home warm and can help with your indoor air quality (IAQ).

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Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

October 15, 2021
Furnace Gas

If you ever hear your gas furnace turn on but cannot feel any warm air blowing from the vents inside your Washington home, chances are the pilot light went out.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

January 28, 2021

Looking to install a new heater in your Seattle 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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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

December 29, 2020
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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.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

November 11, 2020
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Once the cooler weather hits here in Lynnwood 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 Ballard Natural Gas Service.

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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

October 19, 2020
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. 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 Ballard see frequently, so you don’t need to worry.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 14, 2020
Hot Thermometer

Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should…

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

January 15, 2020
Woman trying to figure out what the sound is that's coming from her home's furnace.

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds and leave the repair job to a professional. To help you, our Ballard Natural…

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Video – Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Gas When I Turn It On?

December 27, 2019
Why do you smell gas when you turn on the furnace in your home

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’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

December 16, 2019
Woman covering her nose due to bad smell coming from her furnace.

If your furnace is producing a strange smell, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale. When in doubt, always open windows to ensure ventilation, and evacuate your Washington home. For your convenience and protection, our Ballard Natural Gas team…

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Video – Check Your Furnace Pilot Light

November 26, 2019
Check your furnace pilot light if your furnace seems to be blowing cold air in your home.

Your furnace may be blowing cold air because the pilot light has gone out. Call us at 206-784-8101 or request service online to have it properly fixed. This is indicative of a bigger problem that requires professional help.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

November 11, 2019
Cold couple in home trying to stay warm and figure out why their furnace isn't heating their entire home.

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your Bellevue 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…

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