Furnace Maintenance in Indianapolis, IN
Your furnace is a workhorse during the winter. It provides heat, protects against airborne particles, and regulates the airflow through your home. A regular furnace maintenance schedule ensures your furnace receives the care it needs to make it through the cold Indianapolis months.
What Is Furnace Maintenance?
Furnace maintenance is a preventative measure performed by a Mister Quik Home Services technician. Our professionals inspect and tune up the furnace and heating system. A properly performed maintenance schedule will help you save money, keep you and your family warm, and provide peace of mind.
How Often is Maintenance Performed?
Furnace maintenance is an annual requirement, per most manufacturers’ warranties, minimum. Bi-annual and quarterly maintenance checks may be necessary depending on the age of the system, past repairs, and current operating functionality.
When Is Maintenance Performed?
In Indianapolis, we recommend you take care of maintenance during late summer to early fall. The furnace worked hard the winter before and sat idle during the warmer months. It’s best to make sure your furnace is fully operational before the cold returns.
Signs You Need a Professional Sooner than Later
Furnaces don’t always show signs there is something wrong. Many homeowners don’t know what to look for when their furnace is malfunctioning. Otherwise, they notice something strange happening in their living space, but they don’t attribute it to the heating systems. Here are a few problems indicating there is a problem with your furnace:
- Water pooling around the furnace
- Condensation outside/inside the ductwork
- A strange smell when the furnace turns on
- Hissing, banging or scraping noises
- Increased heating bill
- You only feel cold air
What does Furnace Maintenance Include?
Mister Quik Home Services professionals take furnace maintenance seriously. We inspect, tune-up, and repair all aspects of the heating system, including the following components:
- Ventilation system
- Heat exchanger
- Blower and blower motor
- Blower door
- Electrical connections
- Air filter
- Coolant lines
- Thermostat controls
- Condensation levels
- All safety controls
Our technicians will also lubricate all the moving parts in your heating system and come to you with any severe problems discovered during a maintenance check. Depending on the situation, we may be able to repair it on the spot.
Is Electric Furnace Maintenance Different from Gas Furnace Maintenance?
There isn’t much of a difference between electric and gas-operated furnaces, except the fuel source. However, we do a few extra checks to ensure your gas-operated system is running safely.
Besides inspecting the gas lines, our technicians analyze gas combustion levels. Each manufacturer has its maximum efficiency levels, but the standard is 85% or higher. Efficiency levels, or dissipation levels, refer to the amount of heat lost during operation. A furnace running at 85% expels 15% of the energy produced by natural gas as exhaust.
New furnaces reach up to 95% efficiency.
Benefits of Furnace Maintenance
There are other benefits besides keeping your Indianapolis home warm and maintaining the warranty on the furnace.
Decreased Energy Bill
Well-maintained furnaces can save you up to 30% on your heating bill. This number depends on several other factors within your home. Insulation, number of windows, size of windows, and square footage of the home are just a few.
Improved Air Quality
Your furnace removes air from inside the home and recycles it through the HVAC system. The air filter catches pollen, pet dander, dust, and other debris before releasing the air back into your home. Replacing the air filter and verifying the airflow is working properly keeps these particles at bay and away from you and your family.
Furnaces produce carbon monoxide. The carbon monoxide is vented out of the home via an exhaust pipe. Regularly scheduled maintenance has a better chance of finding possible gas or carbon monoxide leaks.
Minimized Risk of Breakdowns
Parts get worn out and need replacing. Our technicians know when things are a concern and when they’re good for another year. Annual maintenance helps find potential system damage before it becomes severe. That limits the chance of, and possibly avoids, breakdowns in the future.
Extended Furnace Longevity
The furnace is the most expensive appliance in your home. They are usually guaranteed to last ten years if properly maintained, but well-maintained furnaces will last between 15 and 20 years.
Set Up Your Furnace Maintenance Schedule Now
The Indianapolis community turns to Mister Quik Home Services for all its heating, cooling, and plumbing needs. All our technicians are certified by the EPA, are knowledgeable about any environmental concerns around your home, and have passed background checks. We offer a 100% guarantee on our work. We want you to be comfortable at home, with our staff, and with our work.