Premium Furnace Repair in Westerville, Ohio
Ohio winters can get cold fairly quickly. Realizing that your heating equipment isn’t working when you need it most is not ideal. That’s where our Five Star heating repair services come in handy! If your heater is making a strange noise, giving off a funky odor, or simply not functioning, choose us – we can inspect it with a diagnostic service call, fix your issues and get you back to comfortable living.
Call us today if you’re ready to have a seasoned, licensed HVAC technician examine your heating equipment.
$69 Furnace Tune-Up + Safety Check
What’s the Difference Between Gas & Electric Furnaces?
Both heat your home, but how are they different? Electric furnaces convert nearly all of their energy into heat, while gas furnaces can vary. Gas furnaces generally heat homes more quickly than electric furnaces, despite lower efficiency. The initial prices will vary, as well as the maintenance requirements, operating costs, size, noise, and lifespan. Learn more below:
Gas furnaces are more expensive due to labor costs.
Gas furnaces have an annual fuel-utilization-efficiency (AFUE) rating typically ranging from 55 to 97 percent.
A gas furnace needs regular maintenance by an HVAC professional to keep it productive and safe. The furnace should be cleaned and inspected yearly.
Gas furnaces are not necessarily noisy, but they do make a loud rushing sound at the time that they start up and the burner ignites.
Gas systems usually last about half as long as electric systems: 10 to 20 years.
Electric furnaces are generally less expensive to purchase and cheaper to install.
An electric furnace is the more efficient of the two. It may have an annual fuel-utilization-efficiency (AFUE) rating as high as 100 percent.
An electric furnace is easier to maintain and requires less professional attention. There is no burner to clean or inspect, and the system itself doesn’t generally require cleaning or care of any kind.
An electric furnace is generally quieter. This is mostly due to the simplicity of the design; there are fewer moving parts, no vents, and no burner.
Electric furnaces last 20 to 30 years due to less of a need for maintenance.
6 Signs You May Need A New Furnace
- Ineffective Heating — a few common causes are a clogged burner, a clogged filter, faulty motor, or even a faulty thermostat.
- Strange or Loud Noises — do you hear banging or other strange noises coming from the furnace? A common reason is a defective ignitor.
- Increased Utility Bills — when something is wrong with your furnace, it often burns more gas or electricity to compensate. Over the course of a month, this can really add up.
- Frequent Cycling — does your furnace turn on and off frequently? This could be due to a faulty thermostat, improper air circulation, or a clogged filter.
- Carbon Monoxide Alarm Alerts or Gas Odors — If your home’s CO alarm has been triggered, immediately turn off the furnace and call emergency services. Gas leaks can be fatal and should be urgently handled by a professional.
- Furnace Failure — if your furnace flat out stops operating, call us right away.
When to Repair vs. Replace Your Heating System
A good place to start is to consider the age of your unit. The average life expectancy of furnaces these days is 15-20 years. If your furnace is younger than 15 years old, you should look into repairing it. If it’s older than 15-20, you may want to start shopping around. Technology improves every year, so it may be time to move toward a more modern, up-to-date unit. Another indicator of replacement is if you frequently need repairs, and these repairs are beginning to cost more than a new unit. And these are just a few comparisons.
Schedule a Diagnostic Service Call today and a technician will help you decide what the best options are.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I call for repairs?
Chances are high that you’ll run into some issues if your furnace is nearing 15-20 years of age. Don’t live in discomfort! If you’re experiencing any of the following, contact us immediately.
- The unit is non-functioning
- The unit is only blowing cold air
- The ignition light is malfunctioning.
- The furnace flame sensor does not detect flames properly.
- The motor is showing signs of disrepair.
- The thermostat is faulty.
Unsure of what’s wrong with your heating unit? Schedule a diagnostic service call today!
What is carbon monoxide? What should I do if I smell gas?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and toxic gas. The Environmental Protection Agency warns that at low levels of exposure, CO causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. These symptoms include headaches, dizziness, disorientation, nausea, and fatigue.
If you’re concerned about a potential leak, evacuate yourself and any other persons/pets from inside the home immediately. Use a phone located outside of the home to call your local gas utility and/or the fire department.
How is the efficiency of heating equipment measured?
The S.E.E.R. (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) is the amount of cooling your system will deliver per dollar spent on electricity. For example, a 3-ton unit may have a S.E.E.R. efficiency rating of 13, 14, or 15. The higher the S.E.E.R., the more efficient the system will be. The S.E.E.R. rating of any given unit can range anywhere from 13 to 17.
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Why Choose Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating?
We provide premium HVAC services in Westerville, Ohio, and surrounding areas. Our top priority is to provide our customers with a Five Star Experience. Our technicians are NATE certified, friendly, and experts in what they do. Our customer service team will treat you like family from the moment you call. We’ll take what can be a stressful, unexpected event and turn it into a hassle-free experience.
Finance Your New HVAC System
We believe you can achieve maximum comfort in your home without breaking the bank. We offer a quick and easy financing program so you can enjoy your new equipment today, and pay over time. We financing with trusted companies for a stressfree, Five Star Experience.