Did your furnace not survive the winter? You’re not alone. Winter is the hardest time for a furnace, since, obviously, you’re using it far more than you do the rest of the year. So if you’re noticing your furnace make strange sounds, or it’s not quite pumping heat like it used to, don’t let your $500 problem become a $5,000 problem. Schedule maintenance and repair today through Torreys Peak Mechanical! If you’re not sure what the problem might be, or you’d like to know more about the repair process, check out our post below for all the info you need.
Common Furnace Problems
So then, the question is, do you really need a repair? We get it: it’s best not to spend a few hundred dollars on something you don’t need to. So take a look at our list below of the most common reasons that you might need Wheat Ridge furnace repair.
My air quality is lower than it used to be, and I think my furnace is to blame.
If you’ve noticed that the air quality in your home is getting worse, that could be a fault with your furnace. Specifically, it’s a fault with your filter. Over the natural course of time and use, your filter is going to get full of dirt and grime. That’s what it’s there for. But if it’s been years since your filter was cleaned or switched out, the odds are that it’s too clogged to work effectively. This isn’t just an air quality problem either, because an excessively dusty filter can actually be a fire hazard. This is something that’s fairly easy to sort yourself, but if you have other problems with your furnace, it’s something we can help you with as well!
My home isn’t as warm as it used to be, even if my furnace is on full blast!
This is the most common furnace problem you’ll encounter. There are all sorts of reasons why your furnace might not heat your home like it used to. It could be a problem with your igniter, in that it’s not burning gas at all. It could be a problem with your blower motor, which isn’t blowing warm air through your home as strongly as it used to. Or it could be a problem with your thermostat. Unless you really know your way around a furnace, call one of our pros to help you diagnose your problem.
My furnace is making weird noises…
If a furnace isn’t in good health, it can make all kinds of strange noises. The first (and most serious) is if you hear any metal-on-metal scraping sounds. Scraping sounds are a huge red flag, and are a sign that something has gone seriously wrong. If you found our post after you heard a screeching/scraping sound from your furnace, head downstairs and turn it off straight away if you haven’t already! Other odd noises include high pitched whining, or banging/popping. These are bad signs all around, and you should give us a call to take a look at what’s wrong.
Wheat Ridge Furnace Repair or a Full Replacement?
Depending on your problem, you have three options.
- DIY (for a very minor issue like a clogged filter).
- Call in a pro to repair your furnace.
- Call in a pro to replace your furnace entirely.
So how do you know which option to go for? Well, we wouldn’t recommend DIY unless you’ve worked as an HVAC contractor, have plenty of experience, or it’s a very simple problem. That leaves the choice between Wheat Ridge furnace repair and a complete furnace replacement. The first thing to think of is cost. How much does a repair cost vs. how much does a replacement cost? If it costs more to repair your furnace than to have one of equivalent quality put in, well- you know what to do.
But what if a repair is reasonably expensive, but not as expensive as a replacement? Well, you have to think of how many more years you’re going to get out of your furnace. Typically, it’s not worth repairing a furnace if you’ve had it for 15 years or more. After 15+ years, you’ll notice that it needs more and more repairs just to keep burning gas. So the rule of thumb is that if a furnace reaches around 12-13 years, you have to think of whether it’s worth throwing down money for large-scale repairs if your furnace is just going to get more and more run down anyway. The best thing you can do? Talk to your friendly neighborhood contractor. They’ll give you an idea of whether your particular make and model will last for much longer, and whether it’s worth getting a new furnace entirely.
The best thing to do? Give us a call if you need Wheat Ridge furnace repair. Or if you do need a new furnace, not to worry. Our contractors do all the work so that you don’t have to. We can help you pick from a huge range, whether your first concern is price, efficiency or durability.
Get In Touch!
So then: if you’re in need of Wheat Ridge furnace repair, give us a call today. We’ve been operating in the Denver and Colorado Springs area for 30+ years, and we have the experience and reviews to show for it. We operate an emergency service too, so if your furnace is on the fritz, all you have to do is call us up and we’ll be there. Need to know more about us? Check out the rest of our site, or call us- we’ll be happy to answer any question you might have!