Homeplace Furnace is the most hard working HVAC contractor in the industry and specializes in heating and air-condition system services. We are a full-service residential and commercial HVAC contractor, dedicated to providing service that is unbeatable. Our skills are the #1 reason our clients come back to us for all their heating and air-conditioning needs.
With an expert team of technicians and state-of-the-art equipment, Homeplace Furnace has the tools to finish your project on time, within budget, and to your complete satisfaction. We are not happy until you are happy, as simple as that.
In addition to providing first-rate service, Homeplace Furnace also strives to keep our prices fair by leveraging our experience and relationships with manufacturers to create a streamlined and cost-efficient process.
How often should I have my furnace or boiler checked?
Ideally, a licensed professional should check your heating system annually. This will help in the elimination of possible breakdowns and expensive repairs, and keep it running at peak efficiency. Heating system checks will also aid in lengthening the life of your system.
What is the big deal about high-efficiency furnaces?
AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) is the standard measurement of efficiency for gas- and oil-fired furnaces. Given in percentage, this number tells you how much fuel is used to heat your home and how much fuel is wasted. The higher the AFUE rating is, the greater the efficiency.
The cost savings of using a more efficient heater is unmistakable. If you have an older furnace (with an AFUE of approximately 60%), you could save up to 40% on your heating bills by replacing it with a new high-efficiency furnace. The cost to replace your old, inefficient furnace is paid back through lower utility bills.
How often should I change my filter?
Filters should be changed every 30 days of continuous operation. Purchase a pleated filter from your local hardware store for about $3.00 or less. Avoid the cheap ones that you can see through, as they allow too much dirt and debris to pass through them.
Do I need a humidifier?
Certainly. Inadequate humidification during cold weather is one of the major causes of respiratory infections. The heating season causes people to be repeatedly attacked with winter colds. Winter is blamed for these problems, but the actual cause is dry air, which affects the membranes of the nose, throat, and bronchial tubes. Relative humidity also has a significant effect on controlling the occurrence of airborne infections.
Additionally, virtually all the woodwork in your home contains some moisture. As dry air sucks the moisture out, the wood shrinks and cracks. Hardwood floors separate at the seams, furniture shrinks and cracks, the doors warp and no longer fit their frames. There are also other problems that occur as the moisture is drawn off.
Furnace and Boiler Tune-Up Points of Service Checklist
Clean furnace or boiler
Check chimney base
Clean and check pilots
Check fan belt
Check amperage draw
Check furnace filters
Check safety devices
Check heat anticipators
Check thermostat contacts
Check limit control
Inspect combustion chamber
Check blower wheel
Check blower motor and lube
Check furnace wiring
Check for combustion air
Check gas valve operation
Check for gas leaks
Check electrical connections
Inspect heat exchanger for leaks
Check and secure all panels
We are committed to creating long-term relationships with our clients by providing quality services without compromise.
Whether you are looking for installation, repair, or maintenance services for your heating or cooling system, count on us for prompt, affordable, and honest service.