Furnace Services in Indiana
Your home’s furnace plays a crucial role in keeping your home warm and cozy during the long winters of Indiana. Although your furnace is out of sight, a faulty furnace will quickly come to your attention when it stops providing you with soothing heat.
Without a working furnace, not only will temperatures drop in your home, but you also run the risk of pipes freezing as well. With just one call to Jake’s Heating, Air, and Plumbing, we can quickly diagnose the problem and help return your home to a safe and comfortable temperature.
Preventative Furnace Maintenance
Routine furnace maintenance is vital to keeping your furnace at optimal health levels. Regularly inspecting your furnace allows you to catch problems before they escalate, prolonging the life of your furnace. Some types of preventative maintenance include checking and replacing furnace filters. Maintenance lessens the chance of wear and tear on internal components and increases your furnace’s efficiency.
Why Furnace Service is Important
During the winter season, you’ll likely be using your furnace every day to heat your home. Over time, regular use of the furnace results in dirt and dust building up on the internal components. If left unchecked, this build-up can lead to a reduction in efficiency and can even cause your furnace to begin breaking down.
Scheduling regular furnace maintenance ensures that the internal components are cleaned regularly, reducing the adverse effects of build-up. Maintenance also lengthens the lifespan of your furnace, allowing you to have it for many more winters to come.
Furnace Repair Service
During a furnace repair or maintenance session, a technician will evaluate your furnace’s performance and see what issues need fixing. They’ll need to shut off your gas and electrical power to perform an inspection and cleaning of your furnace.
The technician will then check and either clean or replace the filter if needed. They will examine the thermostat operation to ensure it’s not faulty and check the heat exchanger for any holes, cracks, or leaks in the system. Next, they’ll check and adjust the gas valve, blower, blower motor, check for burned wires, and examine the ductwork. Once the service is complete, they’ll provide you with a written summary of every task performed, as well as any recommendations they have for repairs you’ll need.
At times, it may be more cost-effective to replace a furnace entirely than spending money on numerous repairs. Choosing to replace your furnace with a new, more energy-efficient one can help you save hundreds of dollars in repairs and electric bills. Our technicians at Jake’s Heating, Air, and Plumbing are more than willing to help you choose the right furnace for your home.
Emergency Furnace Service
During the frigid winter months, a failing furnace isn’t just an inconvenience; it could negatively affect your family’s health. Thankfully, our qualified technicians at Jake’s Heating, Air, and Plumbing are only a phone call away. We’re available to help with your furnace emergencies 24/7, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.
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- Upgrade to a high-efficiency furnace — New high-efficiency furnaces use up to 50% less fuel than an older system. It can save you up to 25 percent of your home-heating costs in one year, and within a few years, you’ll have recovered the initial cost of replacing/upgrading your furnace. Choosing a model with an energy efficient motor can save 20 to 50 percent of the energy needed to continuously operate a fan motor. Let us show you the advantages of replacing your old furnace today.
- Have an annual maintenance performed — Having an annual maintenance performed on your furnace by a licensed technician will help ensure it operates at its peak efficiency and catches any potential breakdowns before they occur.
- Install a programmable thermostat — A programmable thermostat enables you to control your home’s temperature when you’re away or asleep. For every 1° you lower your thermostat for seven hours per day, you save one percent on your heating bill.
- Don’t block vents in well-used rooms — Keep your supply and return air vents free of objects like blinds, carpets or furniture so your furnace can operate efficiently and there is even heat distribution.
- Install ceiling fans — Change the direction of airflow on your ceiling fans. In the winter, the blades should operate in a clockwise direction helping to push the warm air from the ceiling down into the room.