A furnace is a finely tuned piece of equipment. It’s designed to run smoothly for 10–15 years without replacement. Regular maintenance can definitely help ensure that happens, but if you notice something is wrong or that your furnace simply isn’t working like it used to, it may be in need repair. Furnace repairs can be routine or they can be emergency – how quickly you respond to the problem will often determine the severity of the repairs.
In either case Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning is here. Our team of highly trained Greater Seattle, WA and Tacoma Metropolitan area technicians will get your furnace back online as fast as possible using cutting edge technology and our years of experience with all types of furnaces.
Diagnosing Furnace Problems
The difference between a standard repair and an emergency repair is in much more than the cost. An emergency repair not only means your furnace is offline, but letting a problem get that bad weakens the system. Even if it’s repaired completely, a furnace that has been thoroughly worn down won’t last as long as a furnace that’s been well maintained over the course of its life.
So it’s important to watch for problem signs before they occur. The first sign you’ll notice is that your furnace no longer produces nearly as much heat as it once did. It might be a general coolness in your home or it might be that your furnace doesn’t match the temperature you set on the thermostat.
Even if your furnace is able to keep up with your thermostat, if you notice a sharp increase in your energy bill, there is likely a problem in the furnace itself. Newer furnaces especially are designed primarily for home comfort. They continue working as intended for months after a problem occurs and the only thing you’ll notice is an increased bill.
Your ductwork can also help you determine if there is a problem in your furnace. If you notice an increase in stuffy air or excess dust or debris coming from your vents, it may be a sign that your furnace’s main fan isn’t working properly or that the ducts need servicing. You should have a carbon monoxide detector installed in your furnace room and living space so that if a gas or exhaust leak occurs, you’ll know immediately.
Furnace Repair Technicians
When a problem occurs, act fast. Even if your furnace appears to be working at full capacity, the longer you wait, the worse the situation is likely to get. Increased workload for your furnace leads to extra wear on its parts and a much shorter lifespan, even if the problem is eventually fixed.
That’s why Bob’s is a top choice for Seattle area furnace owners. Our technicians have worked on every type of furnace on the market and have the experience to quickly pinpoint and repair any problem you might have. Whether you notice a drop–off in efficiency or you’re worried about the age and general wellbeing of your furnace, call us today to have one of our professionals take a look.