The last thing a homeowner wants during winter is for their furnace to fail. If it’s time for a new furnace installation, call the furnace service company Sonora residents rely on most – Performance Based Heating & Air. We’re committed to offering the best equipment at the best price, which is why we choose Trane as our preferred brand. Trane furnaces are the most reliable in the country, designed with efficiency and precision in mind. Call us today to find out which model is right for your home.
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When to Call a Furnace Contractor for Help
Although not every furnace issue requires a call to a furnace service company, here’s a list of problems you should never ignore.
- Electrical Issues – If you experience frequent breaker trips, electrical buzzing or humming, or flickering lights when your furnace kicks on, these issues need addressing right away.
- Loud Noises – When your furnace starts making loud noises like squealing or banging, it usually means there is a loose part in the system. The longer this issue remains unchecked, the greater the potential for severe damage.
- Gas Odors – If you smell gas in the house, it’s never a good sign. Gas odors means you have a gas leak, and it’s a serious situation. Get out of the house and call for help immediately.
- Cold Air – A furnace or heat pump that blows cold air requires immediate attention from a qualified professional.
At Performance Based Heating & Air, we’ve seen and fixed virtually every furnace problem you can imagine. Put our number in your contacts and remember to call when you need furnace repair.
Gas Furnace versus Electric Furnace: Which is Better?
If you have the option to install either a gas or electric furnace, you may wonder which one will give you the best bang for your buck. While both systems are similar in function, they differ in their fuel source.
Gas furnaces are usually cheaper to operate, because gas prices have gone down steadily, while electricity prices are increasing. Also, gas furnaces get hotter than electric, and heat your home more quickly, making them more efficient. Lastly, gas burns cleaner than coal, which is what is usually used to produce the electricity for electric furnaces.
Electric furnaces are less expensive to install than gas furnaces, because they’re less complicated machines. Also, the electric furnace is easier and less expensive to maintain than their gas counterparts. Electric furnaces have the advantage over gas in lifespan, and some can last up to 30 years if you keep it in good condition. Lastly, electric furnaces are typically safer than gas because you don’t run the risk of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.
If you’re on the fence about which system to install in your Sonora home, call the professionals at Performance Based Heating & Air for a consultation. We’ll measure your home, examine your needs, and provide the best heating solution for your money.
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Tips for Keeping Your Furnace in Top Condition
A furnace is a significant investment, and one that you don’t want to replace anytime soon. The best way to get the best performance out of your furnace and extend its lifespan as long as possible is to perform routine maintenance. Here are a few things to note.
- Change the filters every one to three months. A dirty air filter impedes airflow, which makes your furnace work harder to do its job. A furnace that works harder wears out more quickly, requiring an expensive repair or replacement.
- Check the drainage tube for blockage and clean it out if needed.
- Inspect the thermostat wires to make sure they’re tight and fitted properly.
- Clear space around your furnace. Furnaces need to bring in air to operate, and some of that air comes from around the unit. Be careful not to stack boxes or other items where they can block airflow to the unit.
- Call a furnace contractor for maintenance and a tune-up at least once a year.