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Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?


No one wants to spend a winter without heat. If you’ve noticed that your Furnace Is Not Turning On Automatically, there’s no need to panic. Furnace issues are common, especially after being unused for half a year. But if it seems like your furnace doesn’t stay on for long, is not heating your house enough, or your energy bills seem to get more and more expensive, it could be time for a new furnace.

The experts at A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical are here to help. Whether it’s a furnace repair, replacement, or maintenance, you can trust us to keep you warm all winter long.

Easy Fixes to Try Before You Replace Your Current Furnace

It doesn’t take long to notice that your furnace isn’t running properly or turning on. There are a few fixes you can try first before calling A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical to get the heat back on.

  • Change Your Furnace Filters – a clogged furnace filter can prevent air from circulating in your home. Changing these filters regularly not only helps keep your furnace clean but can remove allergens and pollutants living in your home.
  • Is Your Thermostat Working? – Make sure your thermostat is set to “heat” and at 5 degrees warmer than the current temperature. Some thermostats run on batteries, and these batteries may need to be replaced.
  • Clear Vents and Exhausts – Cold air needs to come into your house so your furnace can heat it up. Walk around the outside of your house and clear any vents of leaves, debris, or nests to ensure proper airflow. This is common with heat pumps too. Make sure the area around your heat pump is clear and see if it starts then. 
  • Is Your Furnace Getting the Energy It Needs? – check your gas line to make sure it is in the “on” position. Also, check your breaker box and make sure the breakers supplying the furnace aren’t tripped. 

When to Call for Furnace Repairs

If you’ve tried all of these things and your furnace still isn’t turning on, then it’s time to call the pros at A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical. Or maybe you got it to turn on, but it doesn’t reach the proper temperature before shutting off. Many people complain that their furnace doesn’t accurately heat their whole house when it’s not working properly. No matter your furnace issues, they all have one major sign that means it’s time for repairs: higher utility bills.

It’s expensive to heat an entire house, and it can get even more expensive when your furnace isn’t working properly. If it seems like your heating bills keep rising every winter, this is a sign your furnace is running inefficiently. This is not only bad for the environment, but it’s bad for your wallet. It’s better to have your furnace repaired to keep bills low rather than riding it out. If you do not repair your furnace, it could suffer more damage, and you will need a new high-efficiency furnace.

A broken furnace could also lead to carbon monoxide leaks. Carbon Monoxide is an odorless and tasteless gas that can lead to severe health problems and even death. If you’ve noticed that your whole family seems sick – but only when they’re in your house – then you want to have your furnace looked at immediately.

Signs You Need to Replace Your Furnace or Heating System

The biggest factor when it comes time to repair or replace your furnace is its age. Most furnaces last about 15 to 20 years. If your furnace is 15 years old or older, and it’s not working properly, then furnace replacement is in order.

The pros at A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical are Ocean Isle’s trusted professionals when it comes to furnace replacement. Give us a call today to get an estimate on a new high-efficiency heating system.

Help! My Furnace Still Is Not Turning On Automatically

To stay warm this winter, call A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical for all of your heating, air conditioning, and electrical issues. If your furnace works great and you want to keep it that way, sign up for our Cool Club Membership. We’ll regularly inspect and clean your HVAC system to make sure that your furnace always turns on when you want it to. When it’s time to repair or replace your furnace, contact the professionals at A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical. Our heating and cooling technicians will thoroughly inspect your heating system and make a recommendation in regards to whether a new heating system is warranted.

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