How Often Should A Furnace Be Serviced

The choice to live and retire in Bellingham WA is being made more frequently than you may think. Some make this their full time home and then there are the showbirds that show up for the best parts of the year. Those of us who live here year around know that the weather can quickly get chilly and stay that way for a majority of the year.

Lets get to the point of that. The life of an average furnace is 16-20 years. Furnaces over 12 years old are halfway past their expected lifespan and are more likely to develop problems that can become costly to repair. When a technician inspects your furnace for repair you can keep this tip in mind.

If the cost of repairs is more than half the value of your furnace, it’s time for a replacement.

Let our technicians inspect your furnace to give you a personalized recommendation.

A qualified technian from Bellingham HVAC Furnace Service will thoroughly inspect your furnace and let you know if it’s time for a replacement. We offer a wide variety of high-efficiency furnaces to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your needs. Depending on our findings, we may suggest a complete furnace replacement. This way you’ll be prepared for the cold winter nights with a dependable and energy-efficient furnace.

Owning your own home is a responsibility and when it comes to the furnace there are a few things to be vigilant of throughout the year.

Here are some signs that your furnace may need to be repaired or replaced

  • Inconsistent heating. If your furnace is not heating your home as evenly as you remember, it may be time for a repair or replacement.
  • Loud noises. Big one here. If your furnace is making strange noises, this is a problem that needs to be addressed right away.
  • Excessive repairs. Frequent repairs to your furnace indicate it may be time to replace it.
  • High utility bills. If your utility bills are higher than usual, it may be because your furnace is not working efficiently. Or it may be the utility company has raised the rates. Check into this!

Here is an extensive list of items our technician can check when servicing your furnace.

Bellingham Furnace Service Check Points

  • Pilot and tubing
  • flame baffle
  • manifold pressure
  • gas input
  • burner air adjustment
  • thermocouple check
  • gas valve
  • pilot safety
  • combustion chamber
  • orifices check
  • check blower motor and lubricate
  • blower and bearings check
  • ignition
  • air filters check and replacement
  • fan and limit control
  • thermostat
  • set screws check
  • check vent system and basic operation

Contact Bellingham HVAC today to schedule your Furnace Service. Let our qualified technicians thoroughly inspect your furnace. They may suggest a complete furnace replacement as an option to repair. The information given will help you make in informed choice so you’ll be prepared for the cold winter nights with a dependable and energy-efficient furnace.

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