I am very happy with the work. Your employees were professional and polite. Everything looks good. I’ll let you know if I have questions, but I believe they have all been answered. Thanks.
Furnaces are the most popular heating source in the country. We understand that when your furnace stops working it is always an emergency. We will come to your home as quickly as possible with the parts and tools that we need to get your furnace back up and running.
Common furnace problems:
- Unexpected breakdowns due to a lack of maintenance
- Dirty filters
- Electric ignition, thermocouple or pilot control problems
- Malfunctioning thermostat
- The furnace doesn’t produce heat, over-produces or under-produces heat
- Frequent cycling between the “on” and “off” modes
- A continuously running blower
- Problems with the limit switch – which may need to be replaced by a professional
- Noisy furnace
- Mechanical problems, airflow reductions or a clogged burner
Annual furnace maintenance plan
An older furnace can greatly benefit from an annual tune-up to help extend its life and keep it running efficiently while a new furnace may require annual maintenance in order to keep an extended warranty. Seattle Furnace offers a furnace maintenance plan with the goal of keeping your furnace in good working order, extending the life of your appliance, honoring your warranty requirements and avoiding an inconvenient emergency furnace repair. We come to your home to fully test and clean the furnace system for any signs of wear or mechanical problems. You will receive a report with any issues that require attention long before your system fails and leaves you in the cold. Schedule your appointment today!
Full service furnace tune-up and testing includes:
- Test the air flow duct system for carbon monoxide
- Test the thermostat for proper operation, calibrate and level
- Inspect for combustible material around furnace
- Test for safe and proper operation of ignition system
- Test for proper venting in exhaust system
- Measure supply/return temperature differential
- Test for proper function of safety and control circuits
- Inspect and adjust fan belt tension (if applicable)
- Clean existing air filter
- Lubricate and clean blower motor air vents
- Clean and inspect furnace burner with brush and vacuum
- Clean and inspect heat exchangers with brush and vacuum
- Clean outside surface of furnace
- Check for dangerous cracks and wear
- Measure and adjust gas pressure for peak efficiency
- Lubricate all moving parts per manufacture guidelines
- Measure blower motor amperage and voltage for proper operation
- Inspect and tighten connections in electrical wiring
- Clean and inspect upper and lower combustion vents
- Inspect furnace heat exchanger
- Check natural gas for leaks
Choosing a furnace
At some point, you will probably need to replace your furnace. When choosing a furnace, consider that you “get what you pay for.” Spending a little extra on a furnace will yield lower utility costs plus greater comfort, reliability and extended life. You should expect a quality gas furnace to last between 10-20 years and a quality electric furnace to last 20-30 years depending on the make, model, use and maintenance.
Choosing between a gas and electric furnace:
- An electric furnace is less expensive to purchase but more expensive to operate than a gas furnace
- Gas furnaces are run on natural gas which is less expensive than electricity
- Electric furnaces are generally more quiet and durable than gas furnaces
- Gas furnaces tend to heat homes more quickly and effectively than electric furnaces
- Electric furnaces are generally easier to install and maintain
- Electric furnaces are safer; gas furnaces emit a low level of carbon monoxide when they operate
Ask us about the quality furnace options we have available to install in your home.
Contact Seattle Furnace today for a free quote or to schedule your Furnace service/installation.