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Furnace Repair and Troubleshooting

No one wants to wake up to a cold house in the middle of winter due to their furnace calling it quits. Today’s furnaces and heat pumps are quite reliable, but require maintenance to perform in tip-top shape. Every once in a while furnace repair is necessary. There are a few things you can double check before calling an HVAC company for repair to troubleshoot your furnace.

Troubleshoot before calling for Repair

The best place to start if your furnace isn’t working is to make sure the power to it is turned on. This may sound obvious, but usually furnace power switches are in a low or hidden area inside the HVAC closet and can get turned off by something falling or shifting in the closet. Save the hassle and expense of a service call by checking this first. Be sure that your thermostat is turned on to the heat function and the temperature set above room temp. It’s possible a family member turned it off and/or forgot to turn it back on.

Checking your breaker box should be the next step. If you power to the furnace has been tripped, a quick flip of the switch might bring the heat back. Next, if your furnace is gas, check that the gas valve is on and that the pilot light is lit.… Read More

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3 Signs You Might Need Furnace Repairs or Replacement

As we enter into fall and look forward to winter, our HVAC home system switches from air conditioning to heat. The furnace has been sitting dormant all spring and summer and is expected to get to work as soon as that first cold day hits. Hopefully, this is a seamless transition in your home. There are a few things to look out for that indicate that your furnace may need repairs or even replacement. Knowing the 3 signs ahead of time can help you know when furnace repairs are needed saving you the hassle and inconvenience of the system stopping during a cold spell.

You may need Furnace Repairs if…

Does your Furnace have a hard time starting? If your furnace seems to struggle to start up, this can be an indication of a problem. It could be as simple as faulty wiring or a more complicated issue like a mechanical part inside. Once the furnace has started, strange noises such as banging, rattling, squeaking or hissing can mean something is wrong. Now would be a good time to call for an inspection.

Is your heating bill going up? Small increases in your energy bills often slip by unnoticed. A good way to determine if your heating bill has increased is to look a few years back and see if there is a consistent increase over the years.… Read More

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Furnace Repair – What you really need to know

Fall ushers in cooler temperatures and crisp air. Leaves begin to fall; football crowds gather and everything comes in pumpkin spice flavor. It’s a magical time of year that slowly transitions into a colder, often arctic winter. This is the time of year when your air conditioner begins to hibernate, and your furnace comes alive and takes center stage. Many of us don’t think twice about our home heating until the first day we need it. We set our thermostats a few degrees warmer and assume all will work perfectly. Typically furnaces don’t break down in mid-summer. They wait until the wee hours on a Friday morning to let you know they need some TLC. How can you avoid seeing your breath in your own home and ruining your day and when should you schedule a furnace repair visit?

Typical Signs Furnace Repair might be needed

Let’s face it; furnaces make noise. If you have noticed your furnace noise increasing in volume over time or if it has started banging, that could indicate an issue. Problems with the ignition and/or a cracked or broken belt could be to blame.

Another indication that furnace repair might be needed is if you find yourself continually standing in front of your thermostat bumping up the temperature. Does it feel like your furnace just can’t keep up?… Read More