Tips to Avoid Furnace Repairs

In order to avoid costly furnace repairs it is a good idea to invest in a service plan. Much like a car, your furnace needs regular maintenance to stay in good condition. You can change the air filters, but there are other tasks that need to be done that require the expertise of a skilled technician. During a maintenance visit, our technicians will check and fix leaks, lubricate parts, inspect the burners, check the blower, adjust wire connections and much more. It is also the ideal time for our technicians to troubleshoot minor issues before major ones develop. If you do not want to invest in a service plan, make sure to at least have a seasonal tune-up. This way, you'll be sure to have a warm home for the chillier weather.

Furnaces can present a number of problems. One of the most common problems is the blower. The blower gets a lot of wear and tear because it runs often. If the blower is not operating properly, the home will not be warmed enough. This is the component on the furnace that blows the warm air through the ductwork and into the residence. Sometimes, the smaller components of the blower can be repaired or fixed without having to change the whole blower assembly. The squirrel cage blower wheel in one of the smaller components and is a rotating fan. Typically, it can be replaced individually. The fan motor turns the blower wheel to provide airflow and can often be replaced. However, if a repair requires a complete switching out of the assembly, it may be more cost effective to replace the furnace with a new one.

New Furnaces

If a furnace repair is not cost effective, our technician will let you know upfront and suggest other options. We carry a large selection of energy efficient gas and oil furnaces, including top brands like Carrier. These energy efficient furnaces offer up to 98.5 percent Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) and can save you up to 40 percent in your monthly energy expenses. Even though the higher AFUE units are more expensive, you can recapture the initial costs within several short years. In addition to efficiency, these systems offer quiet operation and advanced technology to keep the humidity levels comfortable. Many of our energy efficient furnaces qualify for utility company, manufacturer, federal, state and local rebates and tax incentives.

For over 25 years, we've repaired furnaces in Montgomery AL. At AC by Luquire, we repair, install and maintain any furnace make or model. Montgomery AL winters can be quite chilly, and we realize that having a warm and cozy home is essential for your family's indoor comfort. To keep our valued customers warm, we provide 24/7 emergency service for furnace repair. Our trucks are re-stocked daily so we can generally make all repairs during the initial service call.

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