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.
I highly recommend affordable furnace repair. Don and his helper were excellent and they always go above and beyond to make sure my furnace is in the best condition. He gave me good tips and explained how the furnace works. I trust this company and am glad to have a company to take care of my furnace needs. This was my second time using Affordable Furnace Repair and will continue to use them in the future.
Tyler M came to my house today to clean the furnace fan and motor, and to check the furnace efficiency. He arrived on time, did a great job on the furnace. The fan was really dirty and did more work than was requested as a courtesy - and still charged the quoted price. Tyler was friendly, courteous, very knowledgeable, and was very efficient in completing the work. I would definitely recommend Tyler M and Swan plumbing and Heating for excellent work at a very reasonable price.
There will always be an occasion for you to rely on a heating or air conditioning system. The major appliances make comfortable life possible, providing warmth on nippy days and cool air during humid summers. Whether or not you use them daily, however, your heating and air conditioning systems need to be maintained every now and then to ensure that they function properly.
The motor belt should be firm, giving no more than ½ inch when pressed. It should also be free of cracks and damage. To remove the belt, you will need a wrench and a replacement belt. Loosen, do not remove, the motor bolts. You only need them loose enough to move the motor and slacken the belt. Remove the belt and inspect it, replacing it with a new one if necessary. Belt: $4.00 to $6.00.
The thermocouple is a copper rod that the pilot flame heats-up. When it gets hot enough, the thermocouple signals that there is enough heat to burn the gas fuel being released into the appliance—and so it allows the gas to be released to the burners. In some cases where the pilot light won’t stay lit, the thermocouple needs to be adjusted or replaced. This is generally a job for a professional.
When you hire Steel T Heating & Air Conditioning, know that you’re hiring a business that is fully licensed and insured with certified technicians that receive ongoing training. In order to earn the status of a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, our company is held to strict standards for customer satisfaction, product knowledge, technical expertise, and business practices. For five years in a row, we were honored to be selected as a Carrier President’s Award winner. This award identifies Steel T Heating & Air Conditioning as an example of excellence for dealers across the nation to follow. We’re also the only heating and cooling company in the state of Colorado to be inducted into the Carrier Hall of Fame, a distinction that only 25 other dealers in the country can claim. We are extremely proud of the superior service and quality products we offer to homeowners in Littleton, Lakewood, Centennial, Highlands Ranch & Englewood, CO. We never rest on past achievements, but continue to find new ways of earning your business.
Adam V. from Swan Plumbing & Heating of Denver, CO came out and tuned up our furnace and A/C units. He was courteous prompt and professional, but beyond that went out of his way to give us recommendations on things we can do to get the most life and performance out of our existing equipment. When we are ready for upgrades and additional services, Swan will be our first (and only) call.
Your HVAC system is an important appliance with a limited lifetime. Depending on use, with regular maintenance you can expect your furnace and air conditioner to last between 8-18 years before you will need to replace the old one. However, poor maintenance is one of the primary reasons for early replacement HVAC systems ahead of end of average life expectancy.