Is your Furnace ready for Winter?

If your heating system isn’t working correctly, maybe you should consider having an HVAC technician from First Call Jewel performing evaluation. How often should you have your furnace service is a common question that many homeowners task.  With a newer furnace, it is recommended to be checked every other year, but once there more than 10 years old it is recommended let you have them checked and serviced annually to prolong the life of the unit.

Here are a few warning signs

  1. How old is your furnace?

The age of your furnace is a good place to start.  The average life expectancy has a furnace in homes ranges between 16 20 years. If your furnace is close to this age you may consider shopping for a replacement furnace before an emergency happens.

  1.  Is your furnace making strange noises?

Old furnaces sometimes make noises as they age. Have you heard any strange noises coming from your furnace?

      2.  Is your thermostat working?

Does your thermostat keep you comfortable?  If not, it could be assigned that your furnace lacks the ability to properly distribute air or heat to keep you comfortable in your home.  Also, General thermostat malfunctions could also be a contributing factor.

       3. Has your gas or electric bill going up?

A higher than average gas or electric bill is not the only reason for a high bill. Although, furnaces often lose their efficiency as they get older especially if they have not been regularly serviced and maintained. An inefficient furnace could cause an in your monthly bills.

Though all these issues might sound pretty basic and simple, we recommend that each issue is analyzed by a certified technician.  We recommend hey furnace tune-up if your furnace not keeping you warm.

Benefits of Furnace Tune-Ups

An annual furnace tune-up provides many benefits to you, your home, and your family. These include:

  • Improved air flow
  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Less repairs
  • Reduced repair costs
  • Improved energy efficiency

Additionally, scheduling a furnace tune-up each fall upholds your manufacturer’s warranty, which could save you thousands of dollars in the event of a breakdown.