Furnace issues can arise at any time, so it is important that you’re prepared and know where to turn if your furnace needs to be repaired, serviced, or replaced. Getting your furnace repaired promptly is obviously important. However, you also want to make sure that whoever you hire is up to the task and capable of properly diagnosing and repairing whatever specific issues your furnace has.
The Importance of Choosing a Licensed HVAC Company
When you need any work performed on your furnace, it is essential that you hire a licensed, certified HVAC company. Furnaces are both expensive and extremely complex, so you definitely don’t want to entrust the work to a handyman or anyone who isn’t certified. If you choose someone who doesn’t have the necessary knowledge, training, and certifications, you may end up having to pay far more in the end than what it would’ve cost you to have a licensed company perform the work in the first place. Another thing to consider is that the warranty on your furnace will automatically be voided if any work is performed on it by someone who isn’t certified.
All licensed HVAC companies are required to be fully insured, which is also extremely important. If a licensed technician damages your furnace or any part of your home while performing the job, the company’s insurance will cover the cost of repairing the damage. If you hire someone who isn’t insured, you will likely be left footing the repair bill yourself. Similarly, insurance also protects you from being held liable if the person you hired is injured while on your property, which again isn’t the case if you hire an uninsured handyman.
How to Know if Your Furnace Needs to Be Repaired or Serviced
Knowing how to spot the signs that your furnace needs to be repaired is essential. Even seemingly small issues can put added stress on your furnace, leading to increased wear and tear and potentially shortening the unit’s lifespan. If your furnace has any issues and isn’t working effectively, your comfort can also suffer and your heating bills can quickly start increasing.
A furnace that won’t turn on or can’t keep your home sufficiently warm should obviously be inspected and repaired as soon as possible. Another issue to watch out for is if your furnace starts short cycling, which is when it repeatedly cycles on and off numerous times an hour. When functioning properly, your furnace should only ever perform two or three heating cycles an hour. Each cycle should also last for around 10 to 15 minutes.
Your furnace may need to run for longer if your home is quite cold when it turns on, but it should never run for long periods continuously. Similarly, it should always run for at least 10 minutes. If it only runs for a short time before shutting off, it could be that there is an issue causing it to overheat or one of the safety switches to trigger.
Loud or unusual noises are also an obvious sign that your furnace isn’t working as it should. It’s also important to pay close attention to your monthly utility bills. If you notice that your bills are suddenly much higher than normal, it’s also a sure sign that your furnace isn’t working as efficiently or effectively as it should.
Why Air Houston Mechanical LLC Is Your Top Choice for Furnace Repair
Air Houston Mechanical LLC is proud to be the top HVAC company in Conroe and the Houston area, and we have been providing expert heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality services since 2009. No matter when your furnace issues arise, you can count on us 24/7 for all of your emergency repair needs. We employ a team of highly skilled, NATE-certified technicians who have years of experience diagnosing and repairing all furnace issues, and we work on all types, brands, and models of residential and commercial furnaces and other HVAC units.
We take pride in providing top-notch workmanship at fair, honest prices, and we will always go the extra mile and do whatever it takes to ensure your furnace issues are repaired in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible. Providing excellent customer service is our number one priority, and our team will do whatever it takes to ensure you are fully satisfied. For more information on our furnace repair services or if you need any other heating or air conditioning service, give Air Houston Mechanical LLC a call today.