It’s not uncommon for some Yorkton residents to wake up in the morning to a freezing home because the furnace died overnight. When that happens, it’s good to know you have a company with over 120 years of combined experience like Vetted HVAC Services to rely on for help. Our team fixes virtually every make and model furnace, and we have financing options to put you in a brand new system right now. Remember Vetted HVAC Services the next time you need a furnace fix.
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How to Know If You Need a New Furnace Installation
A new furnace installation is an expensive headache most people would rather avoid if they could. However, like all machines, your furnace’s lifespan is finite, and sooner or later, it will fail.
If your furnace is over 15 years old, watch for signs that it’s time for a replacement, such as:
- Spike in Energy Bill: Furnace’s lose efficiency as they age, and when that happens, they have to work harder than before to keep the house the same temperature, which means you pay more. If your energy bills are rising, it could be time for a new furnace.
- Frequent Repairs: If you’re repairing your furnace more frequently every season, it’s wise to put that repair money towards a new system.
- You’re Uncomfortable: Are some of your rooms warmer than others, or do you have to tinker with the thermostat constantly to get the right temperature? If so, the furnace may have lost its ability to evenly distribute the heat.
- Yellow Flame: A yellow instead of a blue flame is a sign that the furnace is damaged and creating poisonous carbon.
- Unusual Noises: When the furnace squeals,bangs, or pops, it could be a variety of issues that range from minor to significant.
Call Vetted HVAC Services when you notice something wrong with your furnace.
What Kind of Furnace Should You Buy?
If you’re in the market for a new furnace, there are many options and features to consider. Below are the most common kinds of furnaces you can purchase today.
- Single Stage: The single-stage furnace has one stage of operation — it’s either on or off.
- Two-Stage: The two-stage furnace operates at both half and full speed, which is a more efficient way to heat the home and makes people more comfortable by moving air at a slower pace.
- Variable Stage or Modulating: The variable stage furnace modulates speed and heat based on the outside temperature and the desired comfort level. The variable stage furnace is the most efficient you can buy right now because it only works as much as you need it.
If you’re unsure which furnace is right for you, contact the experts at Vetted HVAC Services and let us assess your household’s needs and recommend the best unit for the job.
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Keys to Maintenance
You wouldn’t drive your car without checking the brakes, oil, wipers, and tires, on a regular basis. You should take the same approach with your furnace. Like all machines, your furnace requires regular maintenance to keep it running in the best shape, and to extend its lifespan as long as possible. Here are a few tips to keep your furnace in top condition and ensure it’s ready to work when winter arrives.
- Change the filters every 30-90 days.
- Clean the blower motor.
- Clean the ducts and check for leaks.
- Make sure all vents are free from obstruction.
- Call a furnace service company for annual tune-ups and maintenance in the fall.