MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

Common Causes for Furnace Repairs

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Furnaces are the most common and reliable heating system found throughout the United States. That being said, no HVAC system is perfect, and if you’re the owner of a forced-air system like a furnace, then you’re probably going to run into one of these issues at some point. These problems can range anywhere from something as terrible as a gas leak to just a pilot light needing to be lit.

So, we figured we’d list out the most common problems we come across when we deal with furnaces. That way, when you smell gas or are dealing with high heating bills, you’ve got some information to signal what might be wrong with your heater. Then, you can estimate what it will cost to get it fixed and make the decision as quickly as possible.

Don’t thank us, just keep reading to learn more about your forced-air heater problems.

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Is It Time for Furnace Replacement?

Monday, December 31st, 2018

old-furnaceHaving to replace your furnace rarely sounds like an occasion for good news… But if you’ve been dealing with a furnace that hasn’t been heating the home properly; is becoming more and more expensive to run every month; or just looks old; then there are plenty of reasons to be excited about a new furnace.

A brand-new high-efficiency furnace can drastically reduce your heating bill and remind you what it feels like to have your home heated properly. But before getting too hasty, let’s make sure that your current furnace needs replacement. You can look for signs like:

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Don’t Wait to Take Care of these Furnace Problems!

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

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With the weather warming, your heating system is going to be seeing less and less use in the next few weeks until you finally turn it off in favor of the air conditioner until next fall. That makes now an excellent time to check your system for problems, especially if your furnace is older. Once the warranty expires, the cost of repairs tends to rise since the original components are no longer required. Wear and tear will eventually take their toll as well, and if your older furnace needs repairs, the sooner you can spot the issue the better.

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Common Problems with Older Furnaces

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Open-furnace-basement-unitIt’s surprising when a brand-new furnace starts to malfunction. When a furnace has worked almost perfectly for many years, though, and suddenly starts to show signs of failure, it can be almost just as alarming. A reliable, older furnace will still need repairs eventually. And at some point, you’ll have to replace your furnace altogether.

We’re here to offer some guidance about what may be happening with your home heating system when it fails to work as expected. If you have an older furnace, a sudden malfunction may not mean the end of its life. However, you’ll likely have to call in technicians to be sure.

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4 Surprising Reasons for a Furnace Repair

Monday, January 29th, 2018

filter-vent-technicianWhen a furnace stops heating a home, many homeowners hope for the best. “I think the thermostat is broken,” they may say, hoping a quick calibration or rewiring will do the trick. Others jump to the worst-case scenario: “I think it may need to be replaced.”

These are both things that can and do happen. However, it’s often not what the homeowner expects. In fact, some of the things that cause a furnace to break down or function incorrectly may surprise you! Here are four things you may not realize could cause failures with your heating system.

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Common Problems with Gas Furnaces

Monday, January 15th, 2018

natural-gas-furnace-burnersBefore we begin, we want to remind you that if you suspect a gas leak, vacate the home ASAP and call the gas company. If you don’t have the number on hand, call 911. For your family’s health and safety, it’s not worth staying indoors. You should also make sure the home is properly equipped with smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors that are regularly tested.

Otherwise, problems with gas furnaces typically are not such a huge deal. We want to give you an idea of what may go wrong, so you can narrow in a problem before you call a technician (or even “fix” the problem on your own).

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Why You Should Schedule Furnace Service Sooner than You Think

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Open-furnace-basement-unitMost people never really think about scheduling service for any particular system in their home until it shows signs of damage. When it comes to your home heating system, we think this is a mistake.

We recommend that all of our customers schedule routine furnace maintenance in the fall. Yes, that means you schedule service for your heater even though you haven’t noticed an issue with the way it operates—but this helps you in so many ways.

A standard furnace tune-up helps prevent a winter catastrophe, protects your home and family, and can even save you money. Learn more from the guide below and call our team for more information.

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Why Does My Gas Furnace Turn On and Off Constantly?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

natural-gas-furnace-burnersYou’ve had enough. Your gas furnace cannot seem to do its job the way you’re used to, and you’re tired of hearing the system turn on and off dozens of times throughout the day. Is there something you can do? Will you have to call in a technician? Will you need a new furnace?

Sometimes, the solution is simple—at least with the help of a qualified heating technician—and the issue can be resolved with little stress. There may even be things you can do on your own to resolve it. But, of course, something troubling may cause you to spend a lot on repairs or furnace replacement. We’re here to detail all of these situations.

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