Your heating plays a crucial role in keeping your home and family warm during winter, and it represents a large percentage of your utility costs. At Anderson Heating & Cooling, we know how important it is to have adequate heat and a heater that doesn't drain your wallet every month. Call us when you need a new furnace installation or a tune-up.
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How to Maintain Your Heater
Heater maintenance should be as regular as maintaining your car. You wouldn't dream of driving more than 3,000 miles without changing the oil and checking the brakes, so why aren't you performing maintenance on your heater? Here are some simple things you can do to keep your furnace in perfect running order.
- Change the filters every month
- Clean the burners to ensure safe and efficient burning
- Check the blower motor and lubricate if necessary
- Check the furnace ducts and make sure they're sealed
- Arrange for annual inspection and tune-up from a qualified HVAC contractor
Do You Need Heater Replacement? The Following Signs Say Yes
While no one likes the thought of putting in a new furnace, like any appliance, they eventually break down. Here are some signs that your furnace is getting long in the tooth and that it's time to think about replacement.
- Age: If your furnace is over 15 years old, it's nearing the end of its useful life.
- Loss of efficiency: If you're not comfortable when your heater is running, it could be it's lost its ability to keep up with your demand.
- Rising energy bills: As your heater ages, it becomes less efficient and works harder than it used to, which makes your energy bills go up.
- Too many repairs: If you're repairing your heater every year, it's time to put that money towards a new, more reliable unit.
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Our Emergency Heater Repair
Not every heater problem is an emergency, but when the temperature drops below freezing, your pipes are in danger of freezing and bursting. Burst pipes cause hundreds to thousands of dollars of property damage. Also, freezing temperatures can have adverse effects on young children, older adults, and people in your home with disabilities. Call us if your heat goes out, and we'll be there to help 24/7.