There may come a time when air conditioning repair is not enough. If you find that your air conditioner breaks down irreparably, then you may need to opt for air conditioning replacement service. At Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning, our Federal Way air conditioning replacement technicians can make certain that you make an informed decision about the status of your AC, whether you have a heat pump or central AC.
Keeping too many heat registers closed can cause heat to build up in your furnace, forcing air out of duct leaks and requiring the blowers to compensate for the added pressure. Essentially, blocking heating vents causes your furnace to work harder and longer than it is intended to work. Further, it forces air pressure to build up in your air ducts, which may both cause and worsens airflow leaks — particularly at joints and seams. Pros recommend keeping at least 80 percent of your heating registers open to prevent unnecessary air from building up in your furnace.
You might guess it from the name: the heat exchanger is the part of your furnace that actually heats the air your blower motor pushes through the furnace. It consists of a chamber in which the heat energy produced by natural or propane gas is transferred to the forced air. At the same time, this part also includes a vent through which the gases themselves are safely removed from the unit and the air that enters your home. Because of these gases, a problem with your heat exchanger needs to be dealt with promptly. Over time, cracks in the exchanger can result in carbon monoxide leaks. Taking care of the problem once again means understanding the existence of a range: repairing your heat exchanger can cost as little as $100, but a full replacement may cost up to $1,200.
I'd had them come out before and called because my thermostat wasn't getting power. They said they don't service townhomes. I said that must be a new policy because they've been out before and she said they've had it for awhile. I tried to ask why they don't service townhomes and she said they don't service attached homes or commercial properties. I said that my home isn't commercial and it doesn't really answer my question, but I guess I'll go elsewhere. I couldn't find this policy on their website and I can't really understand why a townhome furnace would be different than an unattached home. When they came out before I seem to remember they did a good job, so it's too bad they have odd policies now.
If your furnace has a pilot light, look for the flame. Check your owner’s manual or the instructions posted inside the furnace cabinet for step-by-step lighting instructions. Usually this involves first turning the gas valve to Off and waiting a couple of minutes. Then you turn it to Pilot. Next, press and hold it down while you light the flame. Last, wait a minute or so, release it, and then turn it to On.
Most manufacturers’ warranties call for annual equipment maintenance to stay valid, so missing your tune-ups can possibly result in losing your heating or AC system warranty, which can be major money if your equipment does ever stop working in the middle of a cold snap. Make sure you get all you can from your warranty by making sure it stays valid as long as possible with annual furnace system tune-ups from Service Experts.
As a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, we meet rigid criteria for technical training, customer approval ratings, and insurance coverage. Serving the Chicagolands North Shore since 1940, we’ve honed our services to accommodate local issues and ensure maximum reward. Improving the health of our customer’s home and lifestyle, Effective Air offers cost-effective and expert service throughout Glenview, Kenilworth, Wilmette, Winnetka, Evanston & Northbrook, IL.
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!
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.