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Has your furnace quit working, or is it in need of repair? Perhaps your furnace is making extra noise when its running or you’ve noticed increased energy bills this year. Whatever the reason, if you have a broken furnace that needs attention, Wyckoff Heating & Cooling is here to help 24/7.
Our team of skilled technicians offers a comprehensive list of furnace repair and maintenance services throughout central Iowa. Your home comfort is our specialty. It is our goal to help you plan for the issues you can avoid, and to quickly handle any unexpected furnace repairs as they arise. We anticipate additional issues with furnaces at the beginning of the season, when Iowa throws sub-zero temperatures our way and when dealing with old furnace systems.
Here are some examples of when it’s time to contact Wyckoff for repair:
Inability to Heat: As your furnace and air conditioner ages, efficiency declines, and it takes longer for each system to heat or cool your home. But don’t settle for less. Longer run times equate to higher electric bills. If your system is struggling to achieve a comfortable indoor air temperature, or if you notice a spike in electric bills, contact a Wyckoff professional to restore functionality as soon as possible.
Unbalanced Heating: Uneven heating in your home is an early sign that something has gone wrong with your furnace or HVAC system. Issues may arise in zone control systems or even in your home’s ductwork that can lead to cool spots throughout your home. If you only notice unbalanced heating in one room, be sure to check that your registers are open.
Intermittent Operation: If your furnace fails to turn on altogether, you may have an issue with your thermostat or pilot light. You can check both prior to contacting Wyckoff for support. When inspecting your thermostat, make sure settings are at “On.” If the furnace blower is constantly running, check that the fan setting is set to Auto rather than On. You should also check the pilot light. If the light is off, you can simply relight the pilot light and heating may be restored. If, however, if will not hold a light, there may be an issue with the thermocouple. Contact a Wyckoff technician for assistance.
Increased Utility Costs: There are many benefits that come along with a new air conditioner and furnace, including increased efficiency and decreased utility bills. New HVAC standards were put in place in 2006, requiring residential systems to have a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 13 or higher. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the product. By replacing a 10 year-old air conditioner, you can save 20 to 40 percent on energy costs.
Increased Repair Frequency: Are you constantly replacing parts or experiencing repair issues? HVAC systems that require frequent repairs or have a major component failures, end up costing you in the long run. An extra couple hundred here and there can add up over time. Similar to your car, there comes a time when an update is cost effective, convenient and sensible.
Whether you have a gas, electric or propane furnace, it could benefit from having one of our service technicians perform a complete and thorough inspection. Contact Wyckoff keep your furnace from breaking down and improve its efficiency all winter long.