Carmel Furnace Maintenance Services
The furnace does a ton of work during the coldest months of the year. The furnace can provide heat, protect against any airborne particles, and regulate how the air flows through the home. Regularly scheduled maintenance can help give your furnace the right care to make it through the coldest months without issue.
About Furnace Maintenance
Maintenance is a preventative measure that can be done by a technician from Mister Quik Home Services. Our technician will inspect and tune up the furnace and heating system to make sure it works correctly. Done right, preventative maintenance can help homeowners save money and make sure the home is warm no matter how cold it gets outside.
When to Perform Maintenance
Maintenance for the furnace should be done at least annually, per the warranties provided by manufacturers. Depending on how old the system is, whether it has needed repairs, and how it is currently operating, it may be necessary to consider bi-annual or quarterly maintenance services.
When to Perform Maintenance
It is recommended to handle any maintenance needed during the late summer or early in the fall. During the past winter, the furnace worked hard. It’s a good idea to make sure the furnace works properly before it’s needed in the winter.
Signs Professional Help is Needed
It’s not always easy to tell when there’s something wrong with the furnace, and many homeowners aren’t sure what to look for to tell if the furnace is having trouble working. They may also notice something strange, but don’t realize it’s connected to the furnace. Some of the things that do indicate an issue with the furnace include the following.
- Pooling water near the furnace
- Ductwork has condensation building
- Furnace smells strange when turned on
- Banging, hissing, or scraping noises
- Heating bill increase
- Only cold air comes out
What’s Included with Furnace Maintenance?
Furnace maintenance should be taken seriously, and that’s what Mister Quik Home Services professionals will do. We can inspect, tune up, and repair all parts of the furnace. This includes the following.
- Heat Exchanger
- Blower, motor, and door
- Electrical components
- Refrigerant lines
- Controls for thermostat
- Levels of condensation
- Safety controls
Mister Quik Home Services professionals will also let you know if any severe problems are noticed during routine maintenance. Depending on what’s wrong, it could be possible to have it repaired right then.
Differences Between Electric and Gas Furnace Maintenance
Electric and gas furnaces differ mainly in the fuel source, but there are a few extra things that are checked on gas systems to make sure they work properly. Besides the gas lines, the technician will take a look at gas combustion levels. Manufacturers can all have different maximum efficiency levels, but the standard is at least 85%. This refers to the amount of heat lost during the operation, and newer furnaces can have up to 95% efficiency.
Why Have Furnace Maintenance Done?
Besides keeping the home warm, there are other reasons to have the furnace maintained.
Decrease the Energy Bill
If the furnace is well maintained, it’s possible to save up to 30% on the heating bill for the home. This does depend on other factors in the home, as well, such as the insulation, number and size of windows, and the size of the home.
Improve the Air Quality
The furnace removes air from the home and recycles it within the HVAC system. Filters are designed to catch dust, pollen, pet dander, and more before the air goes back into the home. By replacing the filter and making sure the airflow works properly, these particles are kept out of the home.
Keep the Home Safe
Carbon monoxide is produced by furnaces and vented to outside of the home. These pipes can leak, but with regular maintenance, it’s possible to find these leaks faster, reducing the potential for serious complications.
Help Prevent Breakdowns
Over time, parts are going to wear out and need to be replaced. Our technicians know when to tell if something needs to be fixed immediately or if it’s something that doesn’t need to be worried about right now. We can also help spot potential damage before it becomes severe, so the chance of breakdowns in the future is minimized.
Help the Furnace Last Longer
Furnaces are expensive and might be the most expensive appliance in a home. A well-maintained furnace can last for 15 to 20 years, far longer than the 10-year guarantee most furnaces have.