The average operating life of a furnace is 10-15 years. As we all know, regular maintenance is crucial to the longevity of a furnace, but sometimes repair work must be performed outside of the scheduled maintenance intervals. If you notice something is wrong or that your furnace simply isn’t working like it used to, you should call for a furnace inspection prior to your next scheduled maintenance checkup. Furnace repairs can be routine or they can be emergency – how quickly you respond to the problem often determines the severity of the repair work. If there is something affecting the performance of your furnace you can rely on the highly trained furnace technicians of Black-Haak to get you up and running as soon as possible.
There are differences between standard and emergency furnace repairs aside from the urgency in which they must be completed to provide you with heat. For instance, the necessity of an emergency repair is typically the result of missed maintenance checkups or unawareness of the degrading efficiency of the system. If the emergency repair is due to one of these reasons and not just a spontaneous issue the end result may be a weakening of the entire system.
It is always important to watch for problem signs before they occur. The first sign you may notice is that your furnace no longer produces as much heat as it once did. This might be a general coolness in your home or it might be that your furnace doesn’t match the temperature set at the thermostat. However, even if your furnace is able to keep up with your thermostat you may notice a sharp increase in your energy bill as a result of a furnace malfunction or performance issue. Your ductwork can also help you determine if there is a problem within your heating system. If you notice increased stuffiness in the air, or excess dust and debris around the ductwork, there might be a problem with the furnace’s main fan or ductwork. It is also advisable that you have a carbon monoxide detector installed in your furnace room and living space to help you quickly detect exhaust leaks.
If you require routine or emergency repair work, give us a call! It doesn’t matter what the problem is – our team of expert furnace technicians in the Fox Valley area are ready to get the work underway! You can call us at (920) 750-7138 or schedule a service call.
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