Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

5 Furnace Noises and What They Mean

Monday, May 15th, 2023

Having to wait for furnace repair—or worse, furnace replacement—in the middle of winter can be pretty miserable. Now is the perfect time of year to think about what your furnace might need in order to be in good shape for next winter. If you’ve got concerns about how your furnace was performing, it was probably making some unusual noises. Here’s a guide to what those sounds might indicate.

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What Furnace Brands Are the Most Reliable?

Monday, December 26th, 2022

If you’re in the market for a new furnace, there are a lot of factors to consider. Gas or electric? Ducted or ductless? How large is the home that needs to be heated? What are the problems with your existing furnace, and how can those be avoided with a new system? But one of the most common questions we get asked is about brand names. Customers wonder: which companies make the most reliable furnaces?

The interesting part here is that the brand of the furnace isn’t actually a very important consideration. While in the past, some furnaces may not have been made to high standards, all modern furnaces from major brands must meet high-quality controls and efficiency standards. The brands we offer include Comfortmaker, Trane, McLain, NTI Boilers, Lennox, and Mitsubishi, and every single one of them builds top-notch products. 

So if a furnace’s brand name isn’t a major concern when replacing your heating system, what are the things you should be paying close attention to?

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Have You Scheduled Your Furnace Tune-Up Yet?

Monday, December 13th, 2021

You may not have given a whole lot of thought into the condition of your heater lately–and we get it. Temperatures only have just recently started cooling down, and even when we do start using our heaters more regularly, it’s still tempting to ignore any care they need. But we can’t stress enough how important it is to system efficiency and your comfort that you schedule heating maintenance at least once a year (twice a year, if you have a heat pump).

Routine furnace maintenance takes away many of the stresses that homeowners would otherwise need to deal with in the wintertime. Read on to learn why you should schedule your furnace tune-up ASAP.

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Furnace Installation: Electric vs. Gas

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

That time has come—you’re looking for a new heating system and you’re a bit unsure what to go with. When you’re in the market for a furnace replacement, there are number of factors to consider. Perhaps the most important factor is how efficient your new heating system will be. After all, you want to be as comfortable as possible as affordably as possible, right?

But what’s the most efficient? And does it make a difference whether you get a gas or electric furnace when it comes to monthly energy costs?

We’re going to get into this below. The answers are a little more complicated than you might think. First off, what efficiency is—efficiency is the rating of the heating output of the furnace compared to the amount of energy it actually consumes. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that a furnace with a higher efficiency rating will automatically cost you less to operate from month to month. Read on to learn more!

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Is Your Furnace in Trouble?

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Just this question alone might provoke a little anxiety. Hasn’t 2020 been hard enough without having to deal with HVAC trouble on top of everything?

We get it, and this is a big reason we recommend professional HVAC maintenance so strongly. Maintenance allows our team to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust your system components. For a gas-powered heater this is even more important, as forgoing maintenance can lead to potential hazards, which you definitely don’t need, right?

If your furnace is under 10 years of age and you’ve been staying on top of your maintenance needs, then you likely don’t have a lot to worry about. Either way though, it’s a good idea to read this blog post and figure out if your furnace is showing signs of disrepair. The sooner you call us, the less likely the problem will grow into an expensive emergency, and the better peace of mind you’ll have about staying warm this winter. Read on!

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Indoor Air Quality and Your Furnace: What You Should Know

Monday, February 25th, 2019

dirty -duct- versus- clean- ductYour heating system is a complex piece of machinery, with various components and parts that must work seamlessly together in order for it to perform efficiently and effectively, keeping your home and family comfortable. One of the components of your furnace that you probably don’t think of a whole lot is your ductwork—rather, the network that moves air throughout your home during system operation.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many homeowners neglect their air ducts. After all, they are out of sight so they’re generally “out of mind,” too. Your ductwork generally won’t give off many symptoms that it is in need of repair or professional cleaning, but even if those symptoms aren’t directly noticeable, the fact is that keeping your ductwork health is important to your furnace efficiency as well as your indoor air quality. Read on to learn more!

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Furnace Problems to Watch for This Winter

Monday, December 21st, 2015

The most stressful time for furnaces is during the winter, when they tend to be used on a daily basis to warm homes. That means wear and tear increases, which then means that the chances for serious problems occurring also increases. Since furnace issues grow progressively worse the longer they are allowed to continue, it behooves you to look for signs that your system is in trouble. The faster you can get the system repaired, the more damage you can prevent. So read on to find out which furnace problems to watch for this winter.

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Does My Furnace Need Replacing?

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Furnaces can last quite a while, but they won’t last forever. The more stress a furnace is put under, the more likely it is to develop problems and break down. Considering winter is the time of year when furnaces are used the most, it’s also the time when furnaces are most likely to break down. You don’t want to have your furnace break down on you in the middle of the coldest season of the year. So, it’s a good idea to replace it now if you need to. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your furnace needs replacing.

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