Trane has over 120 years of experience in the heating and cooling industry. The company is committed to building products that work efficiently, are durable, and last a long time. Their tradition, combined with their commitment to customer satisfaction, has earned them the label, America’s Most Trusted HVAC System, five years in a row by Lifestory Research. Call us today to find out which Trane model is suitable for your Murphys home.
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When to Call an HVAC Contractor
We understand that you don’t want to call an AC repair technician for every little thing, but ignoring minor problems only allows them to grow into significant, expensive-to-repair ones in the future. Here are the times when it’s prudent to call in a professional heating repair company.
The best way to protect your heater and keep expensive repairs at bay is to schedule routine maintenance in the off-season. Regular maintenance ensures that your system is working correctly and efficiently and that it’s ready to work hard to keep you and your family comfortable. Lastly, routine maintenance extends your heater’s lifespan for as long as possible.
Proactive Parts Replacement
If a minor part fails, it can lead to significant damage to the system if you don’t fix it ASAP. Because there are moving parts in virtually every heating system, regular maintenance allows the technician to locate worn-out parts and replace them before they do any damage.
Another time to call an HVAC contractor is if your system starts making strange noises you’ve not heard before, such as grinding, whining, or squealing.
Fluctuating Energy Bills
If you notice that your energy bills are dramatically rising and you’ve not increased your usage, it could be that your HVAC system is working harder to do the job it did before. As these systems age, they lose efficiency, which costs you money in higher energy bills.
When you must call a heating repair company, call the one with over 20 years of experience – call Performance Based Heating & Air.
How to Maintain a Furnace
To keep your furnace running efficiently and ensure you and your family are comfortable throughout the winter months, you must maintain your furnace. While most people are religious about maintaining their vehicles, they typically don’t think about their furnaces until there’s a problem. Below are a few easy-to-follow tips for keeping your furnace in tip-top shape.
- Clean or change the filter at least once a month.
- Make sure the blower motor is functioning correctly.
- Reduce your home’s heating load by adding insulation and eliminating drafts.
- Make sure the vents in the house are free and clear.
- Clear space around the furnace so it can take in enough air for efficient operation.
- Call an HVAC contractor for off-season maintenance and tune-ups.
If you have an issue with your furnace or want to know more about our maintenance plan, contact us to find out.
What to Expect from a Heater Tune-up
Before Old Man Winter arrives, it’s a good idea to call a professional furnace contractor and ask about a furnace tune-up. While contractors differ slightly on their tune-up checklist, here are the basics that everyone should check.
- Lubricate motor bearings and moving parts
- Check the fan belt’s tension
- Test the voltage
- Ensure all electrical connections are tight
- Inspect and clean the burner
- Verify gas pressure
- Test gas or oil line connections
- Check the condensate drain for blockage
- Change the air filter if needed
- Inspect and calibrate the thermostat