When the weather starts cooling off, you want peace of mind knowing that your furnace or heater is up to the task of keeping you and your family warm and cozy during the cold winter months. The best way to do that is by calling Chad’s AC Direct for furnace repairs and maintenance during the off-season. Our technicians are comfort specialists, so you can expect accurate, high-quality work from our team to get your heating dialed in and ready to go.
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Top Reasons for Regular Furnace Maintenance
A furnace or HVAC system represents a significant home investment and is much like purchasing a vehicle. However, unlike a vehicle, people too often ignore squeaks, rumbles, squeaks, rattles, and other issues with their HVAC system instead of calling in a pro for repair.
And, like a vehicle, many expensive heater or furnace repairs can be avoided by performing routine maintenance. If you think annual preventative heater maintenance is an expense you don’t need, here are a few reasons to think again.
- Improved Efficiency: Without annual maintenance, your furnace wears out more quickly, making it work up to 20% harder to do the job. All of that extra work translates into higher energy bills for you.
- Lower Utility Bills: With regular preventative maintenance, your furnace uses less energy to keep you comfortable, which means you spend less money on your utility bills.
- Improves Air Quality: Regular filter cleaning or changing keeps mold, mildew, dust mites, and other airborne pollutants from getting into your home, causing poor air quality.
- Increases System Lifespan: The average lifespan of a furnace is between 10 and 15 years; however, you can protect your investment and extend its productive life by performing routine tune-ups and maintenance.
Calling us for a maintenance plan costs far less than replacing a furnace that failed before its time.
Our Furnace Repair Service
For many Eclectic homeowners, their furnace doesn’t just supply them with warmth for the winter, it also distributes air during summer, so it’s essential to keep in mind that your furnace often works throughout the year. Because your system works so hard, it undergoes regular wear and tear, leading to premature system failure if left unchecked.
Here are a few things to watch for that indicate your furnace could be in danger of a breakdown and that you should call a pro for an inspection or repair.
Your Furnace is Over 10 Years Old
The average lifespan of a gas furnace is about 15 years, so if yours is over 10, it’s time to plan on a replacement now instead of waiting for things to fail.
Loss of Efficiency
If you don’t perform routine preventative maintenance on your furnace, it will lose efficiency as it gets old, which means you’ll spend more money on your utility bills and won’t get the same level of comfort you desire.
Increased Heating Bill
While various problems could cause your heating bill to go up, one may be that your furnace is working harder than it used to. A steady rise in your heating bill could mean that your furnace is on its last legs and it’s best to plan on replacing it soon.
Furnaces incur most repair expenses during the last two years of their active life. So, like sinking money into an old car, there comes the point when it’s not worth spending more money to keep your aging furnace going for another season. If you add up the cost of your furnace repairs over the last few years, it should be evident that you’re better off putting that money into a new system.
Burner Flame is Yellow Instead of Blue
If your furnace’s burner flame is yellow or any other color instead of blue, it could be that it’s producing carbon monoxide, which can be fatal in large doses. If your furnace isn’t burning fuel properly, it usually means it’s time to replace it.
If you’re not sure whether now is a good time to replace your furnace or not, call one of our highly trained technicians for an assessment.
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Why Chad’s AC Direct?
Many Montgomery, AL homeowners dislike the idea of hiring a contractor because they’ve had bad experiences in the past. However, we’d like to offer you something different. Chad’s AC Direct is a locally-owned HVAC contractor that takes pride in providing personalized service for every customer. Rather than treat you like a payday, we treat you like a neighbor. We also know how frustrating it is to receive an invoice filled with charges you never expected, which is why we provide written estimates and full transparency throughout the process. Hence, you know precisely what to expect.