Over the last forty years, we’ve learned much about heating repair, maintenance, and system installation. As a locally owned and operated company, we know how crucial it is to do high-quality work and treat our customers right, which is reflected in our hundreds of 5-Star reviews. You can count on us if you need furnace maintenance, furnace repair, or a new system installation.
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4 Signs You Need a New Furnace Installation
Nothing lasts forever, including your furnace. But how do you know when to stop paying for repairs and spring for a new system? Here are four signs to help you decide.
- Age The most important factor determining when to replace your furnace is the age of your current system. If you’re like most people, your furnace was there when you moved into your home, which means it could be nearing the end of its lifespan. The average life of a furnace is between 15 and 20 years, so once your system reaches “old age,” you’re typically better off upgrading.
- Rising Energy Bills Furnaces lose efficiency as they get older, even with routine maintenance. So, if you notice that your energy bills are rising, it could be your furnace telling you it’s time to send it to the scrap heap.
- Frequent Repairs Another sign of a dying furnace is an increase in repair frequency. Most furnaces and heaters require more repairs during the last two years of their lives. Look back at your repair frequency and expenses and if you notice a trend, call a heating repair company for an estimate on a new system.
- Rust & Damage Finally, inspect your furnace. If you notice visible rust or other damage, it’s time to install a new system.
If you think your furnace’s better days are behind it, call the experts at Lambert Heating and Air Conditioning today.
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When To Call A Furnace Contractor
You depend on your furnace during chilly nights to keep you and your family comfortable. A furnace is a complex machine, and many things can go wrong that compromise its efficiency and performance. However, when should you call a professional for help? Here are a few common issues when calling for an expert furnace repair is warranted.
- Short Cycling If your furnace cycles on and off repeatedly, it’s called short cycling. Short cycling puts excess wear and tear on the system, uses up more energy, and won’t produce the temperature you desire.
- Strange Noises A furnace that emits sounds like knocking, squealing, grinding, or rattling is a furnace that’s in trouble. Maybe it’s a loose part, worn-out bearings, or a failing motor. Whatever the issue, you need a trained furnace technician to figure it out and fix it as soon as possible.
- Gas Odor Finally, call a furnace technician immediately if you smell gas, or your carbon monoxide detectors go off.