Customer would like to have her furnace maintained before winter. She would also like her blower wheel and assembly cleaned. System was operational upon arrival. I checked the components within the unit and found the blower capacitor was out of specifications. It was replaced with new one. Blower assembly was pretty dirty. I cleaned the assembly. Burner assembly was ok, I cleaned flame rod. CO output was nominal. Heat output was also nominal. No other issues at this time.
My furnace thermostat stopped working, and when I called Dehlia answered the phone and set up an appointment. They charged less for a diagnostic call than larger companies. They are actively licensed, bonded and insured. Verne arrived 2 days later, explained what was broken in my 17 year old furnace and gave me an estimate and time of replacement for a new furnace. Dehlia confirmed via email and phone, and Don and Zack showed up as promised on time a week later and replaced my Bryant 90i furnace with a new Rheem 96% efficient 2 stage Variable speed 85,000btu gas furnace Model #R96VA0852521 and provided me with the paperwork warranty and removed the old one. Cost was $5,394.90 including tax. I gave up on trying to get 2 more estimates because every furnace company wants $125 to $200 to come out to do a diagnostic and this company wanted $75 to come out to look at it although admittedly they just took a look at it and said it was broken and repair would be $2 to $3k and should just get a new one (this fee was waived when I agreed to buy a new furnace from them). They also said it was possible I could find cheaper installation elsewhere, but I was freezing in December and I just wanted heat and other companies were 2 to 3 weeks out for an appointment. They were pleasant to chat with as they worked and Don updated a convoluted furnace exhaust piping system. They accept cash and check after a job is finished with no deposit up front and are clear that 3% is added if you pay via credit card. Overall I am happy with my new furnace although I sure wish I could've replaced it myself to save some money.
An annual inspection of your unit can ensure that the various potential problems mentioned above are detected early, and before they require complete replacement. During this inspection, for instance, a professional might find small cracks in your heat exchanger or a faulty seal in your blower motor. Some manufacturer's warranties even require these annual inspections to maintain validity. Typically, your furnace inspection will cost between $80 and $150 depending on the area in which you live and the professional you work with.
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It’s important to keep your furnace receives regular maintenance to ensure that it’s working properly and efficiently. Routine maintenance can also extend the life of your heating system by several years. Ask about our annual maintenance agreements that cover your plumbing, heating, and cooling systems and save you money. A furnace that has been neglected may be working too hard, which can result in inconsistent air temperatures in your Minneapolis area home. Learn more about the importance of routine maintenance on your HVAC system.