Clients often have several important questions to ask about their furnaces. Check out the answers we have provided to these commonly asked questions. If you do not see an answer to the question you have for us, do not hesitate to give us a call.
Before contacting a technician, you should check your furnace. Look at the thermostat to make sure you have it set to the ideal temperature. Check the filters inside the furnace for any dirt or dust. Make sure there is nothing wrong with the power supply.
When is it best to have someone come out to inspect and maintain the furnace?
If you would like to keep your furnace running and in great condition, make it a priority to have it serviced at least once a year. Allowing the professionals to service the unit is the most effective way to keep it in working condition for years to come.
Not all furnaces will act the same way when they are starting to go bad. However, you should be aware of potential problems. These problems would include:
– Excessive corrosion
– Foul odor coming directly from the furnace
– No heat coming from the unit
– Difficulty getting the pilot light to work properly
When these issues occur, it usually means that it is time to replace the furnace.
Why is it best to buy a replacement furnace?
If you are going to purchase a new furnace, you are going to be investing because these units are not cheap. However, it may cost much less for you to have the unit replaced than to keep getting your old one repaired because it continuously stops working on you every few months. You can buy a furnace that is far more efficient than the old one that you have had for years, which means you can save money on heating expenses each month. Old units are not nearly as energy-efficient as the new furnace models.
You will quickly notice that there are a lot of different heating systems available. Deciding which one is best for you is not always easy. When you contact us for assistance, we can use our experience and knowledge to help you find a unit that is going to meet your needs. We will consider several factors, including how old your home is, how many rooms are inside the home, and how cold it tends to get in your area. We want to help you select a functioning furnace that is going to keep you comfortable over the years without causing problems for you.
Is it necessary to have the furnace installed by the professionals?
Once you purchase a new furnace, you need to have it installed by the professionals to avoid making costly, problematic mistakes. It is often a complicated process, but the professionals know how to carefully install a new furnace. Not only will the professionals complete the installation for you, but they will also test the furnace out to make sure it is running properly.
What will it cost to buy a new heating system?
The cost of your new heating system will depend on the type of system you choose to purchase. It would depend on what the furnace has to offer you in terms of convenient features and energy-efficiency. You may need a larger furnace if you have a larger home, and that means you could end up spending a bit more money. We know that you likely want to save as much as possible. We will work on helping you find a heating system that is convenient and affordable for you.
We consider several factors when helping you select the size of the furnace you will have installed. We must think about a few different things, including the height of your ceilings, the location of your windows, and the placement of your new furnace. Our trained professionals can assess the furnace in your home to help you figure out which size furnace you are going to need.
Should I get a furnace that has much more capacity?
Many people believe that a furnace with more capacity is automatically better, but that is simply not the case. It would likely cost you more money in the long run. If the system has a lot of capacity, it is going to keep running in much shorter cycles. It would waste more energy and cost homeowners more money each month on heating expenses.
When should I have my new furnace installed?
Think about getting your new furnace installed when the weather is still warm outside. If you cannot wait until it gets warmer, you should contact our experienced professionals to have your furnace quickly replaced.
When is it the right time to replace the furnace?
Most traditional furnaces will remain in good condition for up to 20 years when they are properly maintained. High-efficiency options tend to last up to 14 years before they need to be replaced. If you have lived in the home for more than a decade and have never replaced the furnace, keep an eye on it because it might need replacing soon enough.
If you feel like your utility bills are a bit too high, you are probably wondering what you can do to get them lowered. Consider shutting off lights when you are not using them, unplug appliances when they are not in use, and lower your furnace when you are going to bed because you can keep yourself warm with layers of clothing and blankets. You might even want to lower your furnace while you are out of the home and at work. Consider purchasing a high-efficiency furnace to continue saving even more money.
What is Energy Star?
If you have noticed the Energy Star logo displayed on a unit, you may have wondered what it means or represents. The Energy Star logo is placed on energy-efficient appliances. You can find the logo on HVAC units, air conditioning units, and even refrigerators.
What can I do to use my furnace efficiently?
If you would like to run your furnace efficiently, always set your thermostat to an ideal temperature and do not adjust it too much. Make sure you are cleaning out the air filters regularly to get rid of the dust that accumulates. You should have technicians out to visit the home and service your furnace regularly, too.
Now that you have the answers to these questions, feel free to get in touch with us to ask any additional questions or to get help with servicing your furnace.