You can make your home more energy-efficient in several ways. Turn down the thermostat in winter; just two degrees cooler will save you money and reduce emissions by about 6 percent. You might not even feel the difference, especially at night or when you're out of the house—a programmable thermostat can help here. Draw the curtains at night to block the chill from a cold window. Keep the windows covered on sunny days during the summer, and uncover them on sunny days during the winter to benefit from some free solar heating. Reduce heat loss from ducts by sealing leaks and, where feasible, insulating ducts.
Next check and clean the furnace’s flame sensor. The video below shows you how—note that this guy fixes it in about 5 minutes. We would probably use a little bit of emory paper, but he cleans the sensor with a 5-dollar bill. Another video further down the page under the discussion of “If your furnace keeps shutting off after about 5 minutes” shows the same project with a different brand of furnace.
Have you experienced a summer without an air conditioning unit? Have you ever tried to get through the long, hot months of June, July and August with a faulty central air conditioning unit? A fully functioning A/C unit is a necessity, particularly when the mercury starts to rise. We provide replacement and installation of old and inefficient central, air conditioning units, giving you the peace of mind that comes with a reliable new air conditioning system. Instead of continuing expensive repairs on an old system and the stress of never knowing when your system might stop working again, consider installing a new air conditioning system from Sears Home Services.
I had a minor crisis at my home with a backed up sewer drain in the basement and me just home from a freak accident where I broke both arms! Spencer narrowed down the problem and called his coworker who had the equipment to snake my drain and stayed to clean up until the issue was resolved. He was courteous and careful to make sure my carpet didn't get marked up and cleaned up well. I am so grateful for him being willing to go the extra mile to help me out!
If you own a forced–air distribution system, then you need to ensure that you take care of your ductwork. After all, your central AC or heat pump is only as effective and efficient as the cleanliness and integrity of the ducts that transport your conditioned air. With our air duct cleaning service in Federal Way, WA, your HVAC system is in good hands.
Walter was stupendous! He installed a new high-efficiency central air and furnace in my house. His master craftsmanship (artistry) and customer service are in a class of their own. From removing the old unit to all of the finishing touches, testing and review of operating the system, every detail was done in excess of what I could have imagine and I'm a Building Inspector. It was a very pleasant experience for me with only good surprises.
Over the past twenty years, we have used a number of different heating and cooling companies, none impressed us to use them more than once or twice. The service provided by A-TEMP was so outstanding; they will be our heating and cooling service provider for LIFE! Exceptional all around! It is nice to know why our home has three temperature zones and what we could do to improve it; plus the costs. Also, to understand the importance of regular maintenance-especially as it relates to carbon monoxide emissions. We appreciate the forewarning that our new system would be noisier due to the increased volume in our return system. We feel so blessed to know we do not have carbon monoxide emissions now and the furnace is the right size for our home. We feel like we won a million dollars with our new system!
Given the broad price ranges above, it's easy to recognize that the cost of your furnace repair varies drastically based on which parts need attention. As a result, it makes sense to gain a better understanding of the parts that heat your home, and how much they cost to repair. Repairing or replacing your furnace’s blower motor can cost you anywhere between $150 and $450, depending on the extent of the damage. Heat exchanger repair costs can vary greatly, from as little as $100 for a simple fix to as much as $1,200 for a full replacement. Repairing a furnace igniter will only cost you $300 at most, while flame sensor repairs generally fall between $80 to $250. The average cost to repair your Thermostat will range from $108 to $282.
Any forced air system in your home - whether it is powered through electric or gas-generated energy - requires a blower motor. This component consists of an electric motor and fan, and is responsible for pushing air evenly through the furnace. As hvac.com points out, you can easily identify the blower motor in your furnace as the part that looks similar to a hamster wheel at the bottom of the unit. If it stops working, the air needed to heat your home will no longer be pushed through the furnace to be heated and distributed evenly. In that case, you need to inquire about potential repairs. Blower motor repair typically costs between $150 for a simple fix, and $450 for complete replacement and installation of the part. Where you land on that range depends on the exact damage.
Customer has a 3 year old American Standard gas furnace, she said that her furnace and thermostat were fried and not working. She had an electrician come by and inspect it, but he wasn't able to do anything. Upon investigation, I found that the thermostat has failed due to a power surge that hit the home. I also found that the fuse on the control board was blown and the contactor at the condenser was fried along with wiring. I replaced thermostat, contactor, and fuse/wiring and tested all modes of operation. All components are within manufacturers specifications and system fully operational. Recommend annual maintenance and power surge protector for either home or equipment.
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High-efficiency condensing furnaces (90% AFUE and above) are a bit more complex than conventional furnaces. The main differences between a conventional and condensing furnace is the heat exchanger technology used to extract heat from the combustion process and the method used to exhaust the combustion gases. In these ways, the furnaces are very different. The condensing furnace does not have a significantly more efficient combustion process than does a conventional furnace; both use gas burners with electronic ignition. The difference lies in that the condensing furnace has a more efficient heat extraction process after combustion.
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