When your furnace stops working it is more than a minor inconvenience. Wearing your coat indefinitely to keep warm is not a viable plan. You might have visions of replacing your furnace dance through your head. Not so fast! There are some common offenders that can be repaired.
Before chilly autumn nights set in, you need to make an appointment for your annual furnace maintenance. Neglect is the number one reason furnaces wear out. Just like servicing your car, furnaces need regular TLC to work. Whether you need regular maintenance or repair, Jacobs’ technicians can help keep your furnace in tip-top shape.
You can hear your furnace turning on and know it is working but your house is still cold. This can be a variety of issues from a clogged air filter to a dirty flame sensor. It also could be that your thermostat is malfunctioning.
Cycling between the “On” and “Off” mode can indicate a clogged filter or a wrong thermostat setting. Both are easy to troubleshoot. Check your thermostat settings and make sure your filter is clean.
Squeaks and rattling are not normal. You may have a clogged burner or a mechanical problem that needs to be addressed. A trained expert can help pinpoint the problem and suggest the best course of action.
Furnaces eventually stop working or wear out. There are a few things to think about when trying to decide if you should repair or replace your furnace.
If your repair bill is comparably close to the cost of a new HVAC system then it might be time to replace it.
Systems that are older than 15 years are probably ready to be retired.
High heat bills might be an indicator that your furnace is aging and needs to be replaced with a more energy-efficient model.
Constantly calling a repair technician to come out is a red flag your system is wearing out and needs to be replaced.
Jacobs’ technicians know how to perform repairs and maintenance on all major furnace brands. To see a list of all the brands we repair see the full list. For problems that can’t wait, we offer 24/7 emergency HVAC services at 503-234-7331. For regular repair services, here’s what to expect:
Winter is tough enough on us without the stress of your furnace struggling. Regular maintenance is not only a great investment in your comfort but also on the long-term health of your furnace. Annual service is a low investment compared to an expensive repair.
Jacobs offers regular maintenance agreements with several different plans to choose from. All of our agreements feature Saturday service, scheduling reminders, and monthly payment options. Our highly qualified technicians receive extensive factory training to ensure they are caught up with the latest industry standards. They can even give you tips to improve efficiency and minimize the likelihood of future repairs.
Jacobs experts are equipped to handle even the most complex HVAC problems. All our technicians are certified through North American Technician Excellence (NATE). They are also mobile dispatched, so they can pull up a history of any service work we’ve done for you in the past. Our services are Energy Star Compliant and backed by a warranty so you can trust the integrity of your system for years to come.