Category: Furnace

DIY Air Conditioning Repair

Attention Missoula homeowners! Want to know a simple DIY task that you can do for your HVAC system? Replace your furnace filter!!
With Montana summers getting hotter, your air conditioner will be running harder. If the furnace filter is plugged up, airflow gets highly restricted, which will cause your air conditioning coils to completely freeze over!! Take a look at these photos we discovered at a Missoula home earlier this month.
Remember, a clean filter = a happy HVAC system.
Don’t have AC? Call Hellgate Plumbing for a quote today!!

Precautions and Response to COVID-19

Good afternoon,
Hellgate Plumbing wants to update everyone regarding the recent COVID-19 situation, and we hope we will be providing some clarity during such an unknown time.

First, we want to make sure all of our customers and employees are staying safe during this difficult time! Safety and health are a number one priority in our eyes, and we want to encourage everyone to stay home as much as possible!

Yes, we are still open for business! However, we are taking extra precautionary measures to make sure safety and health are maintained. We are trying to focus on emergency situations only, and are delaying any non-emergency services until April 30th. The timelines will be updated based on what our government decides on a weekly basis. We do understand these appointments can be different for each customer, and we will do our best to accommodate those differences and needs!

In the event we do access a customer’s home, we have laid out some safety measures that will take place:

1) Hand-shakes will not be allowed.
2) Technician will wear gloves and shoe booties at all times.
2) At least 6 feet of distance between the employee and customer. The more isolated we can be during an appointment, the more beneficial it will be to our employees and the customers in the long run.
3) Work orders will need to be approved from the customer’s phone or other electronic device. No customer will be allowed to touch the employee’s tablet.
4) If paying by credit card, the customer will need to contact the office after the appointment as technician’s will not touch any customer credit card. Credit card fees will be waived in light of the situation.

These are just a handful of steps we are taking to respond to the COVID-19 situation. We want our customers and employees to always feel safe, and we hope these steps will help ensure that safety is in place.

Even with these procedures in place, we still want to highly emphasize that our customer service skills WILL NOT be cut short. We will still provide the best quality work and we will not let social distancing play into our ability to provide great customer service!!

Please continue to stay safe and healthy!!

York Furnace & Honeywell Filter

Happy Monday! This would be a great day to share our latest furnace installation with all the new snow on the ground!

We recently installed a York two-stage furnace with 96% efficiency level and a Honeywell F100 media air cleaner and filter system. These are our most common installations, and the Honeywell filters do a fantastic job at catching a lot of air particles.

Call us today to schedule an appointment for getting your furnace replaced!

Hellgate Plumbing & Heating Attending Annual Missoula Home & Garden Show 2020

Happy Monday everybody!

We are extremely excited to announce that Hellgate Plumbing & Heating will be attending the annual Missoula Home & Garden Show on March 28th and March 29th! We are hoping this will continue to grow our client base and our company as a whole. We will be giving away special prizes, yummy snacks, and showcasing our top quality heating equipment that we have installed in our customers’ homes. We would love to have our existing customers show support by coming to the event, but we also want everyone to recommend us to their friends and family!! Stay posted with further details on this event!

Honeywell Furnace Filters

Hellgate Plumbing strongly believes in extending the life of any furnace. We want to ensure each furnace unit is taken care of properly to ensure a longer life and better efficiency ratings.

One of the easiest ways to help extend your furnace life is by installing a Honeywell F100 or Honeywell F300 media air cleaner!

The Honeywell F100 media air cleaner is designed to catch up to 96% of airborne particles, including microscopic particles like dust and smoke, and larger contaminates like mold spores and pet dander. Not only are you distributing cleaner air in your home, but you are also preventing air particles from slowing down the furnace airflow, which helps maintain high efficiency levels. With a 4 inch thick filter, it will last up to 4x longer than a standard 1 inch filter. They are extremely easy to replace and has very low maintenance!

The Honeywell F300 media air cleaner is an electric filter designed to do everything the Honeywell F100 does, but it goes a step further by catching up to 99% of airborne particles. The electric component to this filter creates a charge, allowing the particles to stick to the filter like a magnet. With a three-stage filtration process, it will be almost impossible for any particle to get through your furnace. With a 4 inch thick filter, it will last up to 30x longer than a standard 1 inch filter!! That alone is an insane difference! They have very low maintenance, and instead of replacing a filter, you just need to wash them periodically (there are specific rules with washing these correctly. Please refer to a manual or call a professional).

Call Hellgate Plumbing today to receive a quote on a new Honeywell F100 or Honeywell F300 air cleaner!

Honeywell F100 Media Air Cleaner

Honeywell F300 Electronic Media Air Cleaner

Hellgate Plumbing is a Heat Expert!

At Hellgate Plumbing, we specialize in many different ways with residential heating, from Navien Combination Boilers to York High-Efficiency Furnaces.

Make sure to call Hellgate Plumbing if you have a old furnace that needs to be replaced, or if you have an interest installing a Navien combination boiler in your home.

Hellgate Plumbing can perform all types of repair on your heating system, from replacing igniters and blower motors, to replacing boiler expansion tanks and pressure relief valves. Hellgate Plumbing can work on most furnace and boiler brands, including York, Armstrong, Guardian, Evcon, Coleman, Burnham, Lochinvar, Trane, and more!!

Fall Season is Upon Us!

Yes, unfortunately the summer season will slowly start to go away and fall season will be approaching.

This can be the busiest time of the year for all plumbers in the area. Before our schedules get too full, call Hellgate Plumbing and Heating today if you have any of the following things you would like replaced:

  • Water heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Tankless Water Heaters

Our company only installs the best quality product for our customers. We have several options for customers wanting something with high efficiency ratings!

Call us today to get your quote now!!

Hellgate Plumbing can repair and install Rheem water heaters! Hellgate Plumbing installs Navien combination boilers!

Hellgate Plumbing installs Navien tankless water heaters!

Hellgate Plumbing installs York Affinity furnaces!

York Furnace

Good afternoon everyone!

We recently replaced an old Trane furnace with a new York 80% efficiency furnace. Due to complications with the location and venting of the new furnace, we were not able to upgrade to a higher efficiency furnace (95%+). However, this furnace will still run like a champ and it will work perfectly for this property.

Please call Hellgate Plumbing to get a furnace quote today!

Hellgate Plumbing installs York furnaces!

Cleaning Furnace Filters

Happy Friday everyone, and more importantly, Happy HVAC day!!

We wanted to share this picture of a furnace filter we discovered at a residential home. As you can see, this filter hasn’t been changed out in a very long time. With this much dirt and dust piled up in the filter, it could easily affect the efficiency and life of your furnace, along with affecting the air quality. We strongly recommend residential owners to replace their filters once every few months, or even once a month if you have several animals and lots of activity. Replacing a filter can be a easy thing to miss, but it can be a simple game changer for your furnace’s life down the road.

If you have any questions about maintaining your HVAC system, check out our blog about HVAC health or call us today!

 

York Factory Tour

Hellgate Plumbing & Heating only offers the best York furnaces to our customers! Because we want to provide the best service possible, one of our team members went on a tour through the York factory to learn more about how these furnaces are created. It is very important for our Hellgate Plumbing team to fully understand the equipment we install in our customers’ homes, which made this experience extremely beneficial and insightful! It’s awesome to see the on-going process for a York furnace, starting at the factory and ending in a customers’ home!!