Furnace Repair & Maintenance
Your furnace plays a pivotal role in keeping your home at a comfortable temperature, and it is one of the more expensive pieces of equipment in your home. If you are having issues with your furnace, call us first!
Types of Furnaces We Repair
Our expertise covers a wide range of furnace brands and their different fuel types, including:
- Natural gas furnaces
- Electric furnaces
- Heat pump
- Propane furnaces
Besides fuel type, we also specialize in troubleshooting furnaces with different operational stages: single-stage, two-stage, and variable speed. Our proficiency extends across numerous brands as well.
If you're uncertain about the type of furnace you own or its unique requirements, rely on Superior Heating | Cooling | Plumbing for assistance. With our team's extensive experience, we assure accurate and effective furnace servicing.
Contact us for warranty information.
Furnace Problems We Fix
- Furnace Blowing Cold Air: The primary causes of a furnace not heating up are dirty filters, a pilot light that has blown out, or a malfunctioning thermostat. Additional factors may involve ignition problems, issues with the gas valve, the blower motor, or other internal components.
- Heat Keeps Turning On and Off (Cycling): Frequent cycling, characterized by repetitive on-off heating, can result from a damaged fan limiter, a grimy flame sensor, or a faulty thermocouple. If you observe this pattern, it is advisable to contact a local heating and cooling expert.
- Blower Fan Does Not Turn Off: Typically, the fan limit switch might be set to "manual override," but the cause could also be a short-circuited wire in the thermostat or at the fan limit switch.
- Noisy During Operation: A buzzing noise emanating from the furnace might point to an electrical issue. If a loud noise occurs during startup, there could be a condition called "delayed ignition," a serious problem where an excessive amount of natural gas accumulates in the combustion chamber before igniting.
- Carbon Monoxide Detector Going Off or a Sulfur Smell Around Furnace: Carbon monoxide, a byproduct of natural gas combustion in furnaces, is typically contained within the heat exchanger and then vented through the flue to the outdoors. Smelling a sulfur odor, excessive condensation on windows, soot stains, or smoke stains around the furnace might indicate a potential gas leak of carbon monoxide.
- Performance Does Not Improve Even After Changing the Air Filter: Dirty filters can obstruct airflow, causing the furnace to work harder to distribute heat. Changing furnace filters every three months is recommended, but clogged filters can sometimes lead to damage of the limit switch, which controls the fan.
- Malfunctioning Thermostat: A furnace not turning on or failing to regulate temperature could simply be an issue with the thermostat or a flame sensor.
- Issues with Ignitor or Pilot Light: This could result from a defective thermocouple or a gas furnace valve that is obstructed.
- Burning Smell: During periods when the furnace remains unused, dust and dirt tend to build up on internal components. Upon initial use of the furnace, the scent of burning dust might be noticed. However, if this odor persists, it could indicate a larger problem with the furnace.
- Utility Bills Keep Going Up: Incorrect temperature regulation by the thermostat or blockages caused by clogged vents or dirty air filters can lead to increased natural gas consumption and, subsequently, higher energy bills.
Why You Need a Furnace Tune-Up From Our HVAC Technicians
While there is no bad time to have a service provider visit for a furnace check-up, you may want to get it done sooner than later. A furnace tune-up will ensure that your furnace is ready for winter well before temperatures begin to drop.
You probably aren’t thinking about your furnace during the summer when your heating and cooling system is pumping out cold air, but this is the absolute best time to have a furnace checkup. This will allow you to identify any broken or worn parts before they cause further problems, improve your efficiency and indoor air quality, and enjoy a more comfortable home throughout the colder months.
Your Heating System Maintenance and Repair Experts
We do not recommend that you DIY the repair of your furnace yourself, as it has very complicated components that could result in even more damage.
During a tune-up service call, an experienced HVAC contractor will go through a detailed checklist and inspect the main components of your furnace to make sure that everything is in good working condition.
For example, a repair technician will lubricate any moving parts, test the exhaust system to make sure that the furnace isn’t releasing dangerous carbon monoxide into the home, test the ignition system, inspect and tighten electrical connections, take a look at ductwork, move and adjust fan belt tension, and much more. All of these tasks will not only protect your furnace and your home but also keep your family safe.
Get your furnace check-up scheduled today. Call (314) 209-7500 to make an appointment.
How Much Does Furnace Maintenance Cost?
The cost for furnace system maintenance on a single system will be $85 if you book with Superior Heating | Cooling | Plumbing. The three most expensive parts on a furnace are the blower motor, the circuit board, and the draft inducer motor, which is why you want to keep these in good working order with regular maintenance.
Furnace repair cost will depend upon the broken components. Contact us for an estimate.
We have a wide service area that blankets St Louis County, St Charles, St Charles County, Warren County, and parts of Lincoln County. Do not hesitate to give us a call at (314) 209-7500 or (636) 926-0000 if you are interested in booking.
Stop Furnace Problems Before They Ever Occur With Scheduled Annual Maintenance
Investing in annual furnace maintenance should be a priority because it can help you save money during the lifespan of your furnace.
It is natural for a certain amount of wear and tear to happen in the winter months when the furnace is running consistently. This can make the furnace lose efficiency and increase your energy bills.
In addition, annual maintenance will reduce the chances that you will need repairs and prolong the life of your furnace. Replacing your system with a new furnace can be a costly and unwelcome expense. The best way to avoid any emergency services and keep your home safe and comfortable is with regular maintenance.
How to Tell if Your Furnace Needs Cleaning
If your furnace is dirty, that means that dirt and grime are being spread throughout your home.
While you should have your furnace cleaned every year, you can also be on the lookout for signs that it is time to call the heating & air conditioning professional to come out for cleaning.
- Is your air filter dirty, even after changing? If the answer is yes and it is already full of dirt and dust after a few days, your furnace needs to be cleaned.
- Are your energy bills rising? If the answer is yes, a dirty furnace could be to blame because it is working harder to heat the home; therefore, it needs to be cleaned for better energy efficiency.
- Is the color of the burner flame yellow or orange? If the answer is yes, then you need to take action immediately because a clean flame will actually be blue.
Without a thorough cleaning, your furnace could start releasing carbon monoxide into the home. This odorless gas can be deadly, so it is imperative that you call a furnace professional as soon as you notice that the flame isn’t burning blue.
Furnace Repair Near You
If you live in or around St. Louis or St. Charles County areas, we can provide you with the best in affordable and thorough furnace repair services. We work hard to keep homeowners safe, warm, and comfortable. With our HVAC system services, you can rest assured that your furnace is in good working order and will heat your home while also working to keep energy bills low.
With our prompt response times and experienced professionals, you can have a highly-trained heating and air conditioner technician at your home in no time at all. Scheduling your HVAC services is just a phone call away.
Book Your Heating Repair Today
Schedule your repair or tune-up by calling (314) 209-7500 or (636) 926-0000 or by submitting an online request below.
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