We recommend high-efficiency furnaces to homeowners looking for long-term energy savings and better performance from their heating systems. But many people in our area have valid questions about the performance these systems, especially considering the higher initial cost. We’ve answered a few of them here, but you should always feel free to call our team with any additional questions you may have.
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When a heating system stops working the way it is supposed to, you might suspect a major problem with the mechanical components of the unit. But what if the issue is actually something so small that you could have prevented it on your own? The air filter in your HVAC system has more of an effect on your home comfort than you might think. Contrary to popular belief, its purpose is not only to clean your air. It also helps to protect your heating system from damage.
No heating system can be expected to operate at its best without any sort of maintenance. Though this means that you should be calling for furnace repair any time you suspect a problem, it also means that you should be scheduling preventive maintenance at least once a year. Let’s examine why preventive maintenance is so vital to ensuring a long, healthy lifespan for your furnace.
Most people won’t schedule maintenance for their furnace until it starts displaying some kind of aberrant or strange behavior. They’re counting on these symptoms and indications to warn them of any impending issues, and assume that if these symptoms are absent, then the furnace is fine. This isn’t actually the case. There are many issues that can afflict a furnace which have no discernable symptoms, unless you actually open up the unit and know what you’re looking for. If you wait to address issues with your furnace until you notice a problem, it can cost you quite a bit more to fix it.
Preventive maintenance allows the HVAC technician to identify and fix problems before the progress to the point where they adversely affect your system. Even with problems that do provide warning signs, preventive maintenance will catch them far before you notice them.
Addressing Wear and Tear
As a furnace ages, the various parts that make up the system will start to accumulate wear and tear from normal use. At first, this isn’t a problem, but as the wear and tear mounts various parts of the system will start to lose efficiency. This loss of efficiency will result in your system having to work longer and longer to achieve the same target temperature. You may not have a major problem with your furnace (yet) but you may be spending more money than you need to on heating due to worn parts in the furnace.
Preventive maintenance can identify which parts should be replaced, either because they’re about to fail or because they just aren’t doing a good enough job. This keeps your furnace running as smoothly as possible from year to year.
If you haven’t scheduled preventive maintenance for your furnace in a while, call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. We provide professional furnace services throughout the Aztec area.
Furnaces are the most common type of heating system found in houses in the U.S. You probably grew up in a home that received its heat from a furnace, and as an adult a furnace will be at the top of any list of heating options for a new home or a replacement heater.
However, there is no such thing as a “generic” one-size-fits-all furnace. One of the reasons that furnaces remain so popular is that they come in a great variety of types that can use different fuel sources. Installers can usually find a furnace to fit any home. The big question is: Which furnace is right for your home?
To get started answer that question, call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today and let our expertise in furnaces for Bloomfield, NM help guide you. We have installed furnaces of all types in homes in San Juan County for more than a decade.
Furnaces can run from different energy sources, but the two most common are natural gas and electricity. Which one is ideal for your home will depend on a variety of factors.
- Gas furnaces: If you have a natural gas line into your home, a gas furnace is probably your best option. Gas furnaces are less costly to run than electrical systems because natural gas is a more affordable fuel. Gas furnaces also provide the highest heat levels of any home comfort system, making them perfect for overcoming the toughest winters as well as providing warmth for homes that have poor insulation.
- Electric furnaces: If you do not have a gas line for your home, than an electric furnace is a good alternate option. Although they cost more to run than gas furnaces, they are also less expensive to install and have longer service lives when they receive proper care and maintenance. Even if you have access to a gas main, you may wish to opt for an electric furnace if you are concerned about carbon monoxide in your home.
Along with choosing the power source for your furnace, you must also decide on the right size and power of the unit. Professional installers are invaluable when it comes to the proper sizing of a new furnace. They will perform a heat load calculation to determine the amount of BTUs a furnace needs to provide the correct level of heat to warm your home without short-cycling and wasting power. Do not attempt to size a furnace on your own.
When you call on Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we will put our knowledge of furnaces in Bloomfield, NM to work for you. We stand behind all our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and also offer a 2-year installation warranty. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.