Furnace Smells To Be Cautious About

Here at Anderson Air Corps, we have seen it all when it comes to furnace service calls. From odd noises to complete breakdowns, our technicians know what to look for and what to check to ensure that your unit is working as it should once again. With our heating service options, your system will be back on track in no time.  One area that sticks out the most with repair needs is smell. Have you every smelled something funny when you turn on your heating system? You may think that it is just the heat, but actually, you may have quite a problem on your hands.

Why A Furnace Smells

A smell coming from your furnace could be due to a number of issues. A dirty filter is a minor one while a more serious smell issue could be a clogged chimney area. You should never ignore a weird smell no matter how insignificant you may feel the smell is. Try to find the source of the smell so that you can determine what the issue is. If you cannot, our technicians are happy to help.

We have found that if your furnace has a smell like burned rubber or plastic, you may have a component issue. If you have a strong smoke smell, the chimney may be blocked. No matter what the issue, we can help to get your unit back to normal in no time.

Musty Smell

As you turn on your furnace for the first time in the winter, you may notice a musty type smell. This would be similar to a basement smell. This is due to the dust and dirt that collects along the duct work. When you turn the system on, this dust is blown out into the home. If you find the smell is persistent, then you may need to change out your filter. When the unit is not used over a period of time, the unit will have an odor as it starts. This is normal and you should not be concerned. It is when you continue to smell something that you want to consider having your unit inspected.

Burning Smell

An electrical burning smell, such as burned plastic, could mean that you have an issue that is small or large. It could be you have an object in the duct work that produces the smell once it becomes hot, such as child’s toy. However, it may also be something much worse such as a cracked heat exchanger or an overheated furnace motor. We would need to evaluate your system to be able to determine what is exactly wrong with your unit and how we can assess the damage to fix the issues.

Oil Or Smoke Smell

If you have an oil furnace, you will have an oil filter inside the system. If the filter becomes clogged, the smell of oil will occur when you turn the unit on. When this happens, simply change the filter and you should have solved the issue. When you smell smoke strongly, you could have a blocked chimney. If the chimney becomes clogged, the smoke will come back into the furnace which will then smell up the home. If the chimney is clogged, it needs to be cleared immediately. You can easily contact our team of technicians and we will provide the appropriate service for your furnace unit.

Contact our office today for any smell concerns you may have for your furnace system. We can offer repair, maintenance and cleaning services to get you back on track when it comes to the heating comfort in the home. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for service.

Anderson Heating And Cooling

Here at Anderson heating and cooling we feel that it is very important to recognize our team of highly trained technicians because if it weren’t for them we would not be where we are today and neither would cooling systems. They are what keep air conditioning systems improving because they are able to develop new ways and techniques to cool homes while saving money.

We offer many different services here and would be more than happy to have you as a customer. Our team here at Anderson is highly trained and has the knowledge to help you fix whatever problem you may have concerning your air conditioning system. To schedule a service or to just get some more information about air conditioners just give us a call.

Warning Signs that Indicate Furnace Repair

The heating system of the home is basically ignored until the winter season arrives. Home owners tend to lean on their unit more when the temperatures outside dip below freezing. All HVAC systems, including furnaces need to be maintained and cleaned on a regular basis. Like all machines, a furnace can break down, especially after a long time in service. As an owner of a furnace system, you must be aware of any warning signs that your unit is in need of repair.

At Anderson Air, we know the exact signs to look for that indicate your furnace is in need of repair. Furnace repair service is essential if you want your unit to last for many years to come. Heating service is essential if you find your unit is not operating up to par. Below are a few signs that your unit may be in need of repair or replacement in the home.

15+ Years Old

A furnace is designed to last for around 15 to 20 years. If you find that your unit is 15 years older or more, you are most likely having repair service conducted on your furnace on a regular basis. You will also be waiting for the unit to stop operating. Take matters into your own hands and have a new unit installed to save on both energy and money spent each month for operation. Our technicians at Anderson Air can assist you with finding a new unit to provide the essential heating service you need in the home with maximum energy efficiency.

An Increase in Utility Bill Cost

As you use your furnace system to heat the home, you can begin seeing an increase in the amount you pay for heating each month. When you see an increase in your unit cost, then something is wrong. Poor equipment can cause the system to operate inefficiently which means you spend more each month to reach the desired temperature setting.

Constant Adjusting of the Temperature

If you find yourself constantly visiting the thermostat to change the temperature in the home to be comfortable, then your furnace is not properly distributing the air in the home. This can be due to poor ventilation or from a failing component of your furnace system. Our technicians can use the diagnostic testing we provide to see what the cause may be. Once we have determined the issue, we provide the furnace repair service needed to get your unit back on track.

Burner is Yellow, Not Blue

Heating service comes in all forms, with our technicians trying to teach consumers what they can expect from the furnace system. The burner of the unit should be blue during operation. If you find your unit is showing a yellow flame, you might have a carbon monoxide leak. Repair service is needed immediately. This can be very dangerous to your home. Let us provide the quality furnace service to get your unit back to safe operating condition.

Noisy Furnace System

It is not uncommon for our technicians to be called to a home due to furnace noises. There are many common noises that can indicate the need for furnace repair. We can listen to your unit and determine which area of the system needs to be repaired. Sometimes you may have loose components while other times a part needs to be completely replaced.

To assist you with any furnace need, our technicians are always standing by. We are ready to help you with any furnace service need, from repairs to installations and maintenance. Contact our office today to learn more about what we can provide you and your furnace system.

Does Closing Furnace Vent Improve

Now days’ saving money on utility bills is most homeowner’s top priority because it is very easy to do. One of the most common questions we are asked here at Anderson Air is, will closing my furnace vent improve efficiency? It is not true that you can close off certain vent in your home and it will improve the efficiency of your system. It may seem like it would be very beneficial but below we are going to tell you why this method does not work, and provide you with a couple of ways that you can get better efficiency out of your HVAC system.

Why Closing Furnace Vent Seems Logical

It is very common to hear of people closing their vent off in a bedroom or bathroom that is not being used. It seems like a very logical way to improve your systems efficiency however its not. With the door and vent shut off to certain rooms in your home no heat should be pumped into the room, which you would think, would free your HVAC system to heat the rest of your house. At first glance there is nothing really wrong with this method because you think that the air has to go somewhere so by closing off the areas you don’t need it in you will save money and not be wasting heat. Our technicians have conducted studies and there are also many other studies that have concluded that closing vent off to certain rooms in your home actually increase energy usage costing you more money rather than saving it.

Why Closing Furnace Vent Actually Wastes Energy

All of the rooms in your home have cold air returns as well as furnace vent so shutting the vent doesn’t prevent air movement. Just like closing doors to prevent airflow it interferes with your homes efficiency. It may seem crazy but it actually creates pressure in the closed off room, which causes the return duct to pull in cold air from any cracks in the windows or doors. This will also cause the warm air to still try and push up through the closed vent and leak out into the room if they are not sealed properly. Believe it or not it is possible to damage your furnace by closing off too many vents in your home. There are many better ways to create an efficient furnace that will not cause you any trouble. Below we are going to provide you with some alternatives for when it comes to making your home more efficient.

Alternatives To Improving Your Furnace Efficiency

The number one way to improve furnace efficiency is to upgrade your furnace. Older models operate in the fifty to seventy percent range of energy efficiency while the newer models operate between ninety-five to ninety-eight percent efficiency. There is a significant cost to installing a new furnace but we can help. We will search and find you the best deal to fit your budget because we want you to be satisfied. Another more inexpensive way to improve furnace efficiency is by having it cleaned every couple of years to ensure that all of the ducts are tight and properly sealed. We offer this type of furnace service as well.

Cleaning out your furnace wont take no time if you leave it up to one of our professionals here at Anderson Air. If you have any questions about making your furnace more energy efficient give us a call we would be more than happy to help. We also provide any furnace repair services that you may need so if you think yours is in need of a repair be sure to contact us about that as well.

 

Essential Furnace Check

Do A Furnace Check Before Winter Sets In

Winter is here and it’s time to start thinking about that furnace being turned on. Before you flip the switch, there are a few things you should do to the furnace and your home to safeguard your transition to winter.

Here at Anderson Air Corps we understand that you need your home to be warm and cozy for your family. We can provide you with some DIY tips and tricks to help make that happen. Our technicians can assist you with any heating system, furnace, or furnace repair you may need along the way. Check out these steps you should take before you turn on the furnace this winter.

Clean/Change the Filter

One of the first things that need to be done as part of furnace check before turning on the system is the furnace filter. Get a new fresh filter to start off the season with. This will help you reduce the risk of dusty and smoky smells coming through your home, and will stop any extra debris from last year from irritating your family.

Open All The Vents

Make sure that all the vents are opened throughout the home. This can cause problems with air coming through to heat your home if not. You may have closed vents at the end of the season last year and so it’s best to just check it before you turn it on.

Clean Around The Furnace

Make sure the area around your furnace is clean and free of any dirt or debris. If you have a gas furnace with a pilot light, simple debris could be a huge safety problem. Make sure it is cleaned and ready to go before hitting the switch.

Check Thermostat Settings

You want to review your current thermostat settings to make sure it is at a reasonable temperature before starting it back up. This is also where a programmable thermostat can come in handy. Set it and forget it!

Change The Batteries In CO And Smoke Detectors

Make sure you have fresh batteries to start off the season in your detectors. If you have a gas furnace it is a must to have the carbon monoxide detectors in your home. Make it part of your winterizing to change out the batteries before starting up your furnace.

Preventative Maintenance

Have you had your technician come out and inspect your unit yet? If not this is definitely a step that you should have done as part of furnace check. Our team at Anderson Air Corps comes out to your home and inspects every aspect of your furnace or heating system. By performing preventative maintenance on your system, you can stop major furnace repairs or emergency replacements from happening in the middle of the season. This maintenance step makes sure your furnace is ready to go come whatever the winter temperatures throw it’s way.

Whether you’re not sure if your furnace is ready or not, these tips will help you to make sure it is ready to go when the temperatures drop. Call our office at Anderson Air Corps for assistance with any and all of your heating and furnace check needs. We can do preventative maintenance, inspect your unit fully, and ensure your home is safe and ready to go when the mercury drops. Don’t just turn on the furnace and hope it’s ready to go. You could be setting yourself up for safety issues or damage to your unit and your home. Be sure you’re ready and have the confidence that your system will last you throughout the winter. Call our office today and allow our highly trained technicians to assist you in getting winterized with your furnace check.

Anderson Heating And Cooling

Here at Anderson heating and cooling we feel that it is very important to recognize our team of highly trained technicians because if it weren’t for them we would not be where we are today and neither would cooling systems. They are what keep air conditioning systems improving because they are able to develop new ways and techniques to cool homes while saving money.

We offer many different services here and would be more than happy to have you as a customer. Our team here at Anderson is highly trained and has the knowledge to help you fix whatever problem you may have concerning your air conditioning system. To schedule a service or to just get some more information about air conditioners just give us a call.

Furnace Filter Change

How Often To Change Filter

A furnace filter change is a huge part of taking care of your heating system during the winter. It can mean the difference between an efficient furnace and having to have an emergency furnace repair in the middle of the winter season. Here at Anderson Air Corps we can provide you with some DIY tips on how to know when it’s time to change your filter and how often a filter change is needed. Check out these tips from our highly trained and skilled technicians when it comes to your furnace filter needs.

When To Do A Furnace Filter Change

In most cases, a furnace filter change is recommended every 60-90 days depending on the filter you use. There are some other factors that come into play that could cause you to change your filter more often. Check out those factors below and determine whether you should change your filter once a month or every 60-90 days.

Do You Have A Pet?

If you have an indoor furry pet then you should change your filter, or clean it, once a month. Multiple pets, of course, would be entail a monthly furnace filter change. If you have no animals, you can typically get away with changing it every two to three months.

What Type Of Filter Do You Use?

The type of filter affects how often you must change it as well. If you use the smaller one-inch filters, they should be changed out each month. If you have the thicker filters, those can stay in longer than the thinner ones.

Is Your Home Dusty?

Do you notice a lot of dust in your home? If so, that means you need to change the filter more often. If you notice that your home seems quite dusty, a monthly furnace filter change is preferred. If you notice just mild dust then you can stretch out the furnace filter change longer.

Do You Have Smokers In The Home?

If you have anyone who smokes in the home it is recommended to change your filter more often than normal. If you have more than one smoker in the home, again the filter should be changed monthly.

Do You Like The Windows And Doors Open?

If you keep your windows and doors open when the weather is nice, you’ll want to do a furnace filter change more often. The windows and doors can let in pollen, which will clog up your filter. The filter should be changed once a month if this is the case.

Many Factors

There are many factors that go into when and how often you should change your furnace filter. These DIY tips help give you a better time frame on when to undertake a furnace filter change. If you do not have any of these issues in your home and use a thicker filter, you can typically get away with changing it every 60-90 days. If, however, any of these above factors are included in your home, once per month is better for the furnace and your home.

A bad filter can cause breathing issues with those who have sensitive breathing to start with if you don’t. A bad filter will also make your furnace work harder. By changing out the furnace filter on a regular basis you are preventing major furnace repairs, breathing problems, and giving your family a safe environment to reside in.

Call our office at Anderson Air Corps if you have questions on furnace maintenance, furnace repair, or more DIY tips to have energy efficient homes. We can inspect your current HVAC or heating system and help you find the best way to keep your family safe, happy, and warm this winter.

Anderson Heating And Cooling

Here at Anderson heating and cooling we feel that it is very important to recognize our team of highly trained technicians because if it weren’t for them we would not be where we are today and neither would cooling systems. They are what keep air conditioning systems improving because they are able to develop new ways and techniques to cool homes while saving money.

We offer many different services here and would be more than happy to have you as a customer. Our team here at Anderson is highly trained and has the knowledge to help you fix whatever problem you may have concerning your air conditioning system. To schedule a service or to just get some more information about air conditioners just give us a call.

Furnace Half As Hot As The Sun?

HVAC technology is always changing and evolving to make better products for home and business locations. From programmable thermostats to new furnace additions, you’ll find something new going on in this industry all the time. One of the newest products that is being developed is a furnace that burns quite hot. It actually was measured to burn half as hot as the sun actually does! Can you believe that? Here at Anderson Air Corps we strive to stay on top of the newest technology to ensure our customers get the best of the best. This new unit is still a ways from coming out and there are risks and benefits to this system. Check out the information on this newest furnace addition to the industry and see what your thoughts are on this process.

What is this hot furnace?

This really hot furnace was built and developed in China at the Wuhan University of Technology. They have developed a levitating furnace that can reach temperatures of up to 30,000 degrees Celsius. This extreme heat is due to the fact that the hot furnace is not touching any material so it can get that high. The furnace was built to “levitate specimens in a stream of argon gas and heat them with powerful lasers”. This is how the temperatures can reach such astronomical numbers.

Risks Involved

One concern that many have with the temperatures getting this high is in industrial situations. At times hot furnaces do explode in manufacturing and industrial locations. Most times this doesn’t involve injuries but other times it could be quite dire. Those furnaces only get up to around 2000 degrees. Could you imagine a furnace 15 times as hot having a catastrophic failure?

While there are always possible complications, as with any hot furnace, keeping up with your furnace maintenance, furnace service and repairs can help you prevent malfunctions. Scientists are still trying to figure out how to handle and reach the temperatures of the sun. No one knows if they’ll ever successfully reach the full temperature of the sun, but this hot furnace is a step in getting closer than ever before.

The Need for Maintenance

Whether you want to keep up with the heat of the sun or you just have a regular hot furnace from today’s technology, keep in mind that maintenance and service are keys in having a long happy life with your heating system.

Our team here at Anderson Air Corps provides a variety of services including maintenance, installation, repairs, and servicing your unit. Our technicians are trained to work on any make or model you have currently have in your home. They are certified and treat your home with the respect they treat their own. You’ll be pleased with every encounter you have with our staff and friendly technicians.

Make sure to call and schedule your regular annual maintenance for your furnace today so that you’re ready to face the cold temperatures ahead. You can catch small problems now before they turn into larger repair costs down the road. This not only helps you prepare for the season, the other benefits of maintenance include peace of mind, better energy efficiency, and reducing the chance of emergency repair costs when the temperatures dip low.

While your home or business may not be ready for the hot furnace that’s half as hot as the sun, you can be sure your home will be taken care of and ready for whatever winter throws its way with a call to our staff at the Anderson Air Corps office. Get your home prepared for winter and keep your family nice and toasty warm all season long with maintenance and service today.

Anderson Heating And Cooling

Here at Anderson heating and cooling we feel that it is very important to recognize our team of highly trained technicians because if it weren’t for them we would not be where we are today and neither would cooling systems. They are what keep air conditioning systems improving because they are able to develop new ways and techniques to cool homes while saving money.

We offer many different services here and would be more than happy to have you as a customer. Our team here at Anderson is highly trained and has the knowledge to help you fix whatever problem you may have concerning your air conditioning system. To schedule a service or to just get some more information about air conditioners just give us a call.

Furnace Noises to Look Out For

Keeping warm is easy to do with your furnace or HVAC system, but what happens when you hear a strange furnace noise? Some of those noises could mean trouble while others are not as bad as they may sound.

Here at Anderson Air Corps we strive to help tell the difference in those noises and assist you when you need a furnace repair, furnace replacement, or service.

Take a look at the list of furnace noises below and what they most commonly mean when you hear them. While you may not always be able to tell the problem, this is a good place to start.

Rattling Noise

You may hear a rattling sound when your furnace is running. If so, you can try to check on the cover panels and see if they are loose. If that is the case, all you need to do is tighten them back up and the furnace noise should stop. If it does not quit, you may need to call a certified technician to come out and inspect the unit.

Loud Pop Noise

When your heating system turns on or off, you may hear a loud bang or a popping sound. This is simply the metal ductwork and the fan together starting to work together. When the system turns out the pressure may pull the ductwork in and that’s the pop you hear. When the cycle is over, it’ll pop back out again. It can also be a sign that your ductwork isn’t as strong as it should be.

Squealing Noise

You might hear a high-pitched squealing noise coming from your furnace or outside unit. In this case it is generally a belt that is slipping or needs to be replaced. The belt that runs the fan can end up breaking and it will stop your blower from running and turning properly. If you hear this furnace noise you need to either change the belt if you’re comfortable, or call your local HVAC technician.

Thumping or Vibration

You may hear something similar to your washing machine getting out of balance. In that case it is typically the blower wheel on your system that is out of balance. If you hear it, it’s time to call in a professional. While it’s not a huge problem, it can cause costly furnace repairs later down the line.

Grinding

If you’re hearing a grinding noise coming from your furnace, stop the system and call in your furnace service team. This means that your blower motor’s bearings are in need of replacing or the belt could need to be replaced as well.

Rumbling Noises

When you have a gas or oil fuelled furnace and you start to hear a rumbling furnace noise that seems to be in conjunction with the combustion of the system, call someone in immediately. You may even need to turn off the system until our team or your HVAC team gets there. This noise generally means there’s a problem with the burner system in the unit and that can spell disaster if not properly taken care of.

While some of the furnace noises are mild in nature, other times they can spell major furnace repair problem for you. To help prevent that and keep your unit in tip-top shape, call our office at Anderson Air Corps to schedule your regular furnace maintenance each year. This will make sure your furnace is ready for the cold temperatures coming and also to assist you in avoiding any costly emergency furnace repair or replacement issues.

Our team of highly trained and certified technicians inspect your unit, clean the unit, and make sure everything is working so you have peace of mind.

Anderson Heating And Cooling

Here at Anderson heating and cooling we feel that it is very important to recognize our team of highly trained technicians because if it weren’t for them we would not be where we are today and neither would cooling systems. They are what keep air conditioning systems improving because they are able to develop new ways and techniques to cool homes while saving money.

We offer many different services here and would be more than happy to have you as a customer. Our team here at Anderson is highly trained and has the knowledge to help you fix whatever problem you may have concerning your air conditioning system. To schedule a service or to just get some more information about air conditioners just give us a call.

Cut Heating Costs in Winter With A Humidifier

HumidifierTo many individuals, there is nothing worse in the winter time than humidity. When the cold air arrives, it can easily affect your health, with skin irritations, nosebleeds and more. As the winter begins, skin can begin cracking or become itchy while the nose area can become prone to dry mucus or bleeding. To avoid these type of health issues, we recommend adding a humidifier in the home. Our technicians at Anderson Air Corps know all too well the problems that can arise in the winter months and we offer many service types to keep your home comfortable and warm.
For the most comfortable home and maximum savings during the winter months, a room humidifier is the top choice. With a humidifier, you will be adding moisture into the air which will then help the room to retain heat. Although a humidifier will take additional energy to operate, you will be able to save on your utility bill as you can turn the thermostat down for warmth.
There are additional methods for saving money and energy in the home during the winter months, that when combined with a humidifier, can help you to enjoy the colder months of the year. Continue reading below to see how you can have a comfortable home this winter season.

Insulating Windows of the Home

The windows of the home are perfect outlets for air to enter and leave the home. During the winter months, the windows of the home can easily release the heat your HVAC system provides. It is important to make sure the windows are insulated so your home will retain heat better. Energy Star models do well to provide proper insulation to your windows or you can simply add window treatments to help keep heat in your home.

Attic Space

Heat from your home can easily leak out of the attic space and cause you to spend more on your monthly heating bills. Drafts should be sealed and the attic can commonly have leaks. The attic will need proper insulation to contain the warmth that the heating system provides. Loose-fill insulation is the best way to contain heat and is an inexpensive option to add insulation to your attic space.

Heat Only What You Need To

When warming the home, consider the rooms you are going to be using. If you find that you have several bedrooms or areas of the home that are not commonly used, you can consider shutting off the heat to those portions of the home. You can close the venting to these rooms or you can actually turn the heating completely off and use space heaters to warm the spaces you are using. This will limit the amount of power you are using in the home and help you to save money. Ceramic space heaters are not expensive and can easily be used to provide enough warmth for specific areas of the home.

Stay Cozy

There are additional ways to stay warm without having to spend a dime. By simply staying cozy, you will feel comfortable in the home. Consider wearing comfy sweaters, pajamas or sweatpants and layer up with blankets to enjoy the comfort of your home. You can easily stay stylish by adding throws to your living area that compliment your décor and help you to remain comfortable.
These are just a few ways you can remain warm and toasty in the home as alternatives to heating, including using a humidifier.

At Anderson Air Corps, we want to help you with your home heating needs. Let us provide you with quality services including and inspection of your heating system. We can show you how a humidifier can help to provide additional heating assistance in the home. Contact our office today to learn more about the many options you have for a wonderful winter season.

 

Questions you should ask your heating repair professionals

FurnacesWhen you go to turn on your furnace and you think there’s an issue, it’s probably time to call your local heating repair professional. Even if your heating unit is running fine, you may need to discuss issues or preventing issues with your technician. Knowing what questions you should ask your heating repair pros makes it easier to stay on top of your heating needs.

When you call your heating technician out, be sure to write down any questions or concerns you have before they arrive. By doing that beforehand it will help you to remember what you need to ask and keep you on top of the repair process. Here are a few ideas you can keep in mind when your heating professional technician is on their way out.

Will I Receive an Estimate?

Calling out your technician for a repair can be a daunting task. Some companies may try to fix the problem without giving you an upfront estimate of the cost of the work. Ask your technician when he arrives to diagnose the problem if you’ll receive and estimate before any work is done. A reputable company should have no problem telling you this up front before they do the work. If you are not satisfied with the estimate it’s your option to get other estimates from other providers. This is something that your technician should be okay with before the work is done. Be sure to feel comfortable with their answer to this question before going on with the visit.

Furnace License and Insurance

A company should have no problems allowing you to see the license of the installer/repair technician or their insurance coverage. They are coming in to your home to work on your appliance and you should feel comfortable with their skills and the coverage in the event something were to happen. By seeing this information up front you can rest easy knowing they are skilled and will have you covered should you need it.

Routine Furnace Maintenance

You should discuss with your technician the routine maintenance needed for your current furnace or air conditioning unit. By taking this time to know what is needed, you can prevent costly repairs up front by taking preventative steps beforehand. These routine maintenance visits will help you to catch things before they become huge problems. This will help your unit run at it’s maximum efficiency as well. This will save you money each month on your power bill as well. When your unit runs smoothly, everything else does too.

These are just a few of the questions you should keep in mind when meeting with your technician. Do your research on the company before using them and do not be afraid to ask questions. Be sure that you are comfortable with them when you discuss these and other questions you may have. Get estimates from more than one company if you are unsure of the first one you received. Talk to friends or family and see who they recommend. You can also look online to read customer reviews or complaints to know what you can expect when choosing a heating professional to deal with.

A reputable company will not have any problems answering your questions and getting you the information you need. If the company you’re working with does not answer your questions, you may want to consider finding a new technician. You are trusting them to make sure your home is comfortable and safe during the upcoming winter months. Be diligent and comfortable with you choose to entrust your family and your homes safety to. You won’t regret it.

About Anderson Air Corps

With 50+ years of experience behind us, our Mission Statement and Code of Ethics set us apart as one of the best HVAC companies in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We have been serving residential and commercial enterprises of all kinds with the highest levels of customer service. With trained and certified technicians, as well as a high level of expertise in heating, cooling and indoor comfort, you will be sure of getting the best HVAC products installed by the most professional people in the business.

Give us a call on (505) 855-9028 today and experience what an award winning service can be.

Should I repair or replace my furnace?

FurnacesRepair or replace? That is the question you may be asking about your furnace, an important part of your heating system. Learning the how to tell if you should replace your furnace or just repair will save you money and time in the long run. There are a few things you should consider when looking at your furnace. Take these tips into consideration when you are faced with the decision to repair or replace.

Age of The Furnace

How old is the unit itself? If it was built in the early 90’s, you more than likely want to replace it. There have been many energy conserving updates to units in recent years and your unit is not working at its peak efficiency. By replacing the unit with the newer model, you not only conserve energy but you save money in the long run. Power bills will reduce as your unit is running more efficiently than before.

Cost of Furnace Repair

Although some units can be repaired and still work, sometimes it is more cost efficient to simply replace the entire unit. Check out how much the repairs will cost versus the replacement of the unit itself. In some cases a new unit may even cost less than repairing depending on the problem you have in the unit. Compare prices of these two and see what works best for you. If it is a cheaper repair and the unit is not that old, repair may be the better way to go. If, for example, you have a compressor that has gone out, the new unit is definitely the wiser choice.

Safety Issues

Is the repair issue a safety issue? If the problem with your furnace is a safety issue to your family and your home, then replacement is the best way to go. Have a technician come out and determine what is causing the furnace to not work properly. It could be an issue where dangerous toxic carbon monoxide is leaking into your home. In that case you must replace the unit to protect your family and your home.

Efficiency of the Furnace

Take a look at how efficient your unit is. Even if the repair will not cost too much to do, take a look at how much your unit is costing you to run each month. This is one area that you could be saving money in the long run be choosing to replace instead of repair. The newer units are more efficient and can even earn you tax breaks and discounts on installation. You may want to look into a new unit if your unit is in need of repair as it could be more cost effective for you.

There are a variety of ways you can determine if repair or replace is right for your current furnace unit. Remember if it is a safety issue, replace is always the best option. If you’re just looking into a simple repair, then go ahead and repair it considering the age of the unit when you do. Efficiency is important so always check that on your current unit verses the newer unit you would have installed. Even if the installation is expensive up front, you could be earning tax breaks, discounts and a lower power bill in the long run.

All these tips will help you choose the right decision when dealing with your furnace. Making an informed decision will not only keep your home comfortable, it will help to protect our family as well. Be sure to talk with your technician on the best options for your home and furnace when it comes time. You’ll be glad you did when the cold winter months hit.

About Anderson Air Corps

With 50+ years of experience behind us, our Mission Statement and Code of Ethics set us apart as one of the best HVAC companies in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We have been serving residential and commercial enterprises of all kinds with the highest levels of customer service. With trained and certified technicians, as well as a high level of expertise in heating, cooling and indoor comfort, you will be sure of getting the best HVAC products installed by the most professional people in the business.

Give us a call on (505) 855-9028 today and experience what an award winning service can be.