You want your home to be prepared for the colder months, so schedule a furnace tune-up before the winter starts. When a Comfort Tech inspects your heating system, they ensure everything is working properly and ready for the cold seasons.
A service professional can suggest any repairs or upgrades to avoid heating emergencies when the cold is brisk. So think about scheduling your heating tune-up in the summer or early fall.
If your furnace is producing warm air but you can’t seem to get the desired temperature, it could mean your thermostat is faulty. Try adjusting the temperature up and see if your system reacts. The temperature sensor could be malfunctioning, in which case you’ll want to call an HVAC Comfort Tech.
There are several reasons your furnace might be underperforming beyond the thermostat. A full-service furnace tune-up allows our team to inspect your heating system and take steps to improve heating performance.
Just like you take your car for an oil change, your home heating system needs some TLC too! If you live in Lincoln, Nebraska, your furnace is likely working for several months a year. Taking care of this equipment will extend the life of your unit and increase efficiency.
Tune-ups and heating maintenance are also a great way to prevent major repairs or damage from occurring. Our specialists get a chance to evaluate your home heating system and make recommendations for preventative measures that will save money down the road.
Yes, air filters must be periodically replaced in furnaces and other HVAC equipment. Ideally, this should be done every 3 months. Dirty air filters slow down airflow and reduce the efficiency of your equipment.
If your air conditioning is not performing properly, checking for a dirty air filter is a good place to start. VIP Members enjoy an annual supply of furnace air filters.
The decision to replace or repair heating equipment is always one that should be made with the advice of our experts at Star City. We’ll evaluate the age and health of your system and give you a realistic forecast for future repairs.
Every home’s heating is unique. But our Comfort Techs will inspect your current furnace and help you make the best decision about keeping your home reliably warm. As HVAC systems age and repair frequency increases, there comes a time when a new heating system will save you money in the long run.
There are several reasons a furnace may not be producing warm air. Try these troubleshooting tips that might help solve the problem:
- Make sure your thermostat is set to the right temperature and on the “HEAT” setting.
- See if your furnace air filter is clean. These should be replaced every 3 months. A clogged filter will prevent airflow.
- Is the fresh air intake clear? This will be on the outside of your home. Make sure there is no debris, ice, or snow blocking the intake area.
- If you have an older furnace, check the pilot light. Make sure it is in the ON position and lit.
Your furnace is a complicated appliance that requires expert knowledge to repair. If problems persist after checking the items above, call us to diagnose the problem. You can call Star City 7 days a week.
While some heating repairs just can’t be avoided, annual care and maintenance can reduce the risk of unforeseen problems. Annual heating tune-ups give professionals a chance to assess your home’s heating system and recommend the best steps for comprehensive care.
Investing in the health of your home’s heating system can prevent more expensive repairs from occurring. Catching problems early is always the best strategy for preventing repairs on your furnace, heat pump, or mini-split heating.
There are signs that tell you your furnace isn’t running smoothly and might need repair. The most obvious clue is a lack of warm air blowing or no airflow coming from your furnace. Also be aware of:
- Strange or loud noises coming from your furnace
- Strange smells or odors when your furnace is operating
- Higher energy bills than you’re used to
- Difficulty maintaining a constant temperature in your home
If you notice any of these unusual things, it’s time to call Star City for a furnace fix!
The price of a new heating system will vary depending on your heating requirements. The following factors influence installation price:
- The heating capacity of your equipment (size).
- The make and model of your heating system.
- Whether new ductwork needs to be installed.
- The features and ratings of your equipment.
When calculating the costs of a furnace replacement, consider the monthly energy costs savings. Our experts will also keep you informed of any rebate programs available in your region.
The lifetime of any HVAC equipment is influenced by maintenance habits and the demands on the system. New home heating systems can last up to 15 years or more with annual tune-ups and proper care.
Star City offers a 10-Year Equipment Guarantee on all furnaces we install. When you choose to upgrade your furnace, enjoy peace of mind that your heating equipment is covered.