There are a variety of reasons why your home’s heating system or furnace may not be performing like it should. Regular maintenance is important to prevent problems with your heating system, as well as to keep your home comfortable and your energy costs low.
Here at GSM Services, we can evaluate your current heating system and provide a fast quote to get your furnace running like new. We provide repair and maintenance services for oil, electric, gas, and propane furnaces.
If your furnace is in need of repair, contact us today to request an inspection and quote!
During the heating season, a malfunctioning furnace can be a serious problem. Just because your furnace is functioning, does not mean that it is working correctly, efficiently, or even safely. We can provide furnace maintenance to prevent issues with your heating system and keep it running efficiently.
Thermostat malfunction-/span> An older thermostat can wear out or be damaged, which limits your control of the heating system. Upgrading to a programmable thermostat will solve this problem and also enable you to cut heating costs.
Mechanical issues- The fan motor, drive belt, and bearings in a typical furnace are all “wear” items. When these parts become worn, they must be replaced to avoid air flow problems or a total system shutdown.
Ignition issues- Most of today’s furnaces have electronic ignition, so that the burner only turns on when the thermostat calls for heat. A clogged burner nozzle or faulty ignition will prevent the burner from working correctly.
Cracked heat exchanger- This furnace component separates the combustion process from the indoor air supply. With age, a heat exchanger can crack, which causes safety and performance problems.
Improper venting- Any furnace that burns fuel requires an air supply for the combustion process, and a venting system to expel combustion gases. Your furnace technician will check for proper ventilation during regular service calls.
Outdated, inefficient performance- Today’s high-efficiency, sealed combustion furnaces can operate at 90% efficiency or more. Older furnaces may only reach 75% or 80% efficiency, even in perfect condition. Upgrading to an efficient, ENERGY STAR® furnace is a smart option in many cases.
Leaky, uninsulated ductwork- AAlthough duct work is not part of the furnace, their condition has a large impact on overall heating system performance. By sealing and insulating the duct system, you can improve system efficiency by 20% or more.
Call us or get an online quote for all your home heating needs. Although duct work is not part of the furnace, their condition has a large impact on overall heating system performance. By sealing and insulating the duct system, you can improve system efficiency by 20% or more.
We also offer a home energy audit to help identify the other areas in your home that may be contributing to discomfort and energy problems.