Is Your Furnace Heater Ready for the Cold Weather?
As we move into the colder weather, it is the perfect time to assess your house furnace. This is the time to take a closer look at your furnace heater. By scheduling your maintenance appointment, we can determine if it is running at maximum capacity. We can also diagnose any repairs if needed. If we determine a new installation is best, we can assist with that as well.
Furnace definition according to the Oxford Dictionary:
an appliance fired by gas, oil, or wood in which air or water is heated to be circulated throughout a building in a heating system.
On average furnaces will last about 15-20 years. The key to enhancing the longevity of your furnace heater, is making sure that your house furnace is getting regular tune ups. Be sure that a qualified professional is servicing your heating system and repairing it.
Furnace Heater Maintenance Tips
At your maintenance appointment, your technician will follow the list below:
- Furnace cleaning
- Change air filters
- Check the thermostat
- Inspect for odd noises, low rumbling, scraping, high pitched noises, check to see if it’s blowing cold air & pilot light status
Do I Need Furnace Repair?
If your professional notices some issues during your regular service appointment, some repairs may need to be done. Here are some indications that you may need a repair. As a result, if problems are found during the inspection, we will determine if a furnace repair is the best option, or if a replacement is necessary.
What Are Some New Furnace Options If A Replacement Is Necessary?
At Kulk’s Heating & Plumbing our pros can factor in size, configuration, and age to help you determine the most cost-effective way to best heat your home. Depending on which kind of fuel your home uses; gas, electric, or oil, this will determine what type of furnace is advised. Most of the time, homeowners stick with whatever fuel they already have in their home to minimize costs. However, it is wise to consider additional factors that may prompt you to change your fuel source. For example:
- house size & BTU calculations
- load calculations
- energy bills
Taking a closer look at those factors can influence your decision on which furnace type, model and size is best for your updated furnace.
You’ll also want to decide on style of furnace based on models available on the market. Be sure to ask your installation team about your options, and to discuss the following with them as you begin to collect more information on finding a replacement:
- furnace efficiency
- labor costs for installation
Here at Kulk’s Heating & Plumbing we offer a variety services as we are both plumbing and heating technicians. You can find more info on heating systems as well as boilers, on our blog. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.