Heating Repair Experts
Knowing whether you really need a scheduled maintenance and repair for your furnace is difficult to ascertain. Ask any expert, and he will tell you that a furnace can last between 8 and 15 years. As you can see, the range is quite big. Exactly when and how frequent should you be repairing your furnace in its operational life? Call the heating repair experts at Triple A Home Services!
Heating Repair & Furnace Replacement Services, Des Moines IA
Would a Repair Work?
A broken furnace can be a really big issue. Especially if it is winter, and you have had a bad day at the office. You come home and find that the temperature has dropped to 40 degrees: way below your comfort zone. Before tinkering with your furnace, be sure that you know what you are doing. This starts with knowing exactly what is wrong with the whole system. Is it a part of the furnace that has broken down? Maybe the thermostat? Or it may be the whole system that is at fault. Of course, other matters like a broken fan or an obstructed airflow vent can be the culprit as well. Often, a full replacement is not really a necessity, and the problem can be resolved by a few simple repairs.
Call the heating repair experts at Triple A Home Services if you think that it is something you cannot handle. However, there are some basic checks you should run before doing that. After all, it makes no sense to call the experts if it is a simple thing you can handle on your own. For starters, check if there is a tripped breaker, closed vents or simply a spent furnace filter. Usually, a furnace filter needs to be replaced every 2-3 months (depending on a lot of factors like the number of occupants or the presence of pets).
No matter how much we try to make it all run together, there does come a time when the furnace would need to be replaced. This might not be apparent in case your furnace is around 15-20 years old and still in service. This is because the cost of keeping that outdated technology running would cost you more than it would cost you to replace it altogether. This is all the more important considering the fact that the price of natural gas has gone up significantly recently. In fact, upgrading to a new technology can help you save as much as 49% on running costs, if you’re considering heating replacement, give us a call.
Signs That You Need a Repair
A few obvious things that you should opt for a Furnace check-up are:
Increasing Energy bill despite a steady use
Cost of repairing is adding up
Different temperatures in different rooms
Rust, dust or dirt when you start up the furnace
Weird noises coming from the furnace when you start it up
Black smoke being belched out
Furnace cycling through off/on frequently
Humidity problem in your house