Frequently Asked Questions
The Most Common Furnace Questions & Answers
Are you searching for information regarding the servicing, sizing, and repairs of your furnace? If so, you have come to the right place. Please feel free to contact us if you don’t see the answers to your questions.
You should check the following before calling a service technician to attend to your furnace:
. Make sure the thermostat of the unit is set to your desired temperature.
. Ensure the filter of the furnace is clean.
. Check the power supply to the furnace – the wall switch close to the unit as well as the circuit breaker.
. If the gas furnace is not heating, make sure the gas service isn’t terminated.
How Often Should You Service The Furnace?
It’s recommended to service the furnace on an annual basis. This will improve the efficiency of the furnace as well as prolong its lifespan.
What Are The Signs You Need To Replace The Furnace?
Some of the common symptoms of furnace replacement include:
. Significant amounts of corrosion
. Delayed ignition
. Odd smells such as rotten eggs or sulfur
. No heat produced
. Regular pilot light failures
Why Should You Purchase A New Furnace?
Purchasing a furnace is a big investment. If you have an old or inefficient unit, you should consider replacing it with a new energy-efficient unit. The latest systems are at least 60% more efficient than a unit purchased 10 years ago. Replacing a system that’s 10-15 years old will reduce your natural gas or electricity costs by at least 30-50%.
How To Find The Best Furnace That’s Right For You?
With so many heating systems on the market today, choosing the right fit for you may not be an easy task. There are many things to consider when choosing the right furnace for you. Our team draws on a vast degree of heating knowledge and experience to assist you with selecting the most suitable furnace that best fits your specific needs. There are many things to consider when selecting the best furnace for your home – such as the size and age of your home, the number of rooms in it, the local utility costs, climate, and utility rebate programs. Our expert team makes use of the latest technology in the industry when assisting you to choose the best furnace system for your home.
Why Should You Get The Furnace Professionally Installed?
The furnace should be professionally installed for improved efficiency. You should always rely on a professional to install a new furnace in your home. Improperly installed furnaces could create many problems in the short and long term.
How Much Would A New Furnace Cost?
The cost of a new system may differ depending on its quality, brand, capacity, and many other factors. The size of your home, the efficiency of the system, the condition of the ductwork, and many other factors are taken into consideration in this regard. Our experts can assist you to find the best furnace that’s within your budget and home needs. We don’t charge for an in-house replacement proposal.
What Is The Proper Size Of Furnace For Your Home?
There isn’t a rule of thumb for sizing a furnace system for your home. Sizing the heating capacity for your home requires the consideration of several factors. The construction of the building, ceiling height, placement of the unit, window size, and dozens of other variables should be considered when sizing a heating or cooling system. The load calculation should be professionally conducted for an effective system. Call us for a free assessment by one of our licensed professionals.
Should You Invest In A Furnace With More Capacity?
No. A larger furnace may cost more and deliver less comfort. The system is least efficient when it’s first turned on. A furnace with more capacity will operate in many short cycles – turning on and off repeatedly. This will cause the system to be less efficient.
What Is The Best Time To Invest A New Furnace In Your Home?
The best time to install a new furnace in your home is the warmer months. An experienced technician will advise you when to install a furnace in your home – regardless of the time of the year.
When Should You Replace The Furnace?
The average lifespan of a furnace is between 15-18 years when maintained properly. A highly efficient furnace will last for an average of 13 years. If your home is more than 10-12 years old, you should keep on monitoring the operations of the furnace.
How To Reduce Your Utility Bills?
The first step is to minimize the use of lights and appliances in your home. A programmable thermostat will let you set the furnace to a lower temperature at night and when you are not at home. This will reduce the energy used to maintain the unit. A highly efficient furnace will help you save more money compared to a standard or mid-efficient furnace. The latest units are up to 97% efficient compared to 55% efficiency for older units.
What Are “Energy Star” Systems?
If you see the “Energy Star” logo on any HVAC equipment, you should know that such a system is more energy-efficient compared to federal minimum standards. Energy Star systems use less energy to operate the unit. It will reduce air pollution and save money on utility bills. You don’t have to compromise on the quality of comfort when you buy such a unit.
How To Run Your Furnace More Efficiently?
An efficient unit will save money on energy bills. Make sure you implement these steps to have the system works at its best:
. Keep the thermostat at a constant temperature
. Vacuum the dirt and debris off the furnace
. Clean or change the air filter of the unit regularly
. Service the unit annually by calling a professional HVAC technician
What Is The Advantage Of A Programmable Thermostat?
Programmable thermostats offer different features. Programmable thermostats are electronic and more accurate compared to mercury thermostats. You can control the temperature in the building at different times of the day without even touching the unit with a programmable unit. You won’t forget to change the setting on your own because everything is automatic.
What Type Of Air Filter Should You Use?
A quality furnace air filter will make a difference in the air quality of your home. It will improve the energy efficiency of the HVAC system. There are many factors to consider when buying an air filter such as the size and price of the filter.