A Reliable Heating System is a Necessity for Our Cold Winter Days in Southwest Missouri
If you’ve ever had your furnace fail during a bitterly cold evening, you know the value of maintaining your heating system. Regular maintenance plans can help prevent unwanted loss of heat and costly repairs even in the harshest of winter months. But, when you experience a loss of heat, we will be happy to thoroughly inspect your furnace or heat pump and properly diagnose your issue for repair or replacement.
Many homes are still heated with 65% efficiency models, however modern examples of gas furnaces reach levels up to 98% efficiency. These High- Efficiency furnaces also save on power consumption with much lower Amp draws.
Our Heating Services
In the cold Missouri winter, a malfunctioning heater is pretty problematic. You obviously want to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, but it can be tough determining the best course of action. Sometimes a heater just needs a simple repair, and sometimes the problems are so bad that you need a full system replacement.
How do you know whether you need repair or replacement? Here are some tips to help you decide:
- Heat Pump System Installation and Repair
- Furnace System Installation and Repair
Heat pumps are similar in operation to air conditioners, the main difference is that they use a valve to reverse the flow of heat gathered from the outside air sending it to the inside of the home during cold weather. Check out the new Rheem RP20 Heat Pump, it is a great option for home comfort no matter the season.
Furnaces can be fueled by Natural Gas, Propane, Oil, and Electricity to name just a few common sources. In our area of the Ozarks, most furnaces will be Natural Gas, LP, or Electric.
Applications for heated flooring, home, or offices. Boilers are specifically designed to provide radiant heat to a room. Boilers are essentially special-purpose water heaters. Today’s boilers do not actually boil the water to create steam but use natural gas to heat up the water before circulating it through the system. While furnaces carry heat in warm air, boiler systems distribute the heat in hot water, which gives up heat as it passes through radiators or other devices in rooms throughout the house. The cooler water then returns to the boiler to be reheated. Some of the most common applications for Boilers we install are for heated flooring in both residential and commercial installations.
Repair or Replacement
In the cold Missouri winter, a malfunctioning heater is pretty problematic. You obviously want to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, but it can be tough determining the best course of action. Sometimes a heater just needs a simple repair, and sometimes the problems are so bad that you need a full system replacement. How do you know whether you need repair or replacement? Here are some tips to help you decide:
Consider Furnace Repair If:
- Your furnace is less than 15 years old
- The cost of repairs is less than half the cost of replacement
- The problems are minor and easily serviceable
- Your furnace has otherwise been reliable
- You have a limited budget
- It’s early on in its lifespan
Consider Furnace Replacement If:
- Your furnace is over 15 years old
- The cost of repairs is at least half the cost of replacement
- There are major problems that affect multiple systems
- Repairs are becoming more frequent and providing diminishing returns
- Your furnace is producing carbon monoxide
- You want to save money on your monthly energy bills
What Your Really Need to Know
While we pride ourselves on offering the best furnace repair and replacement services in Springfield and the surrounding areas, it’s ultimately best if you can avoid repairs altogether by conducting regular maintenance. Many common furnace problems can be avoided with maintenance. Consider the tips below for servicing your furnace or heater, and be sure to contact us if you want professional help with anything!
Don’t Procrastinate Heating Repair
While it may be tempting to just “wait out” a broken furnace or heater, the bottom line is that you shouldn’t procrastinate repair. Yes, it can be stressful making a purchase that you hadn’t intended to make, but ultimately the positives outweigh the negatives. Missouri winters can be absolutely brutal, and when things get cold enough, it can actually become a health hazard. Don’t procrastinate on your heater repair!
Frequently Asked Questions
Some furnaces croak earlier than that, while others may last for an entire decade longer than they’re expected to. But know this — if your furnace is past that 15-year mark, you’re at the point where it may be prudent to consider replacing your system instead of repairing it over and over.
Furnaces are much like cars. Every single one needs regular maintenance, and if you neglect it for longer periods of time, you’ll be looking at more costly repairs in the future. It may seem like a burden to call on the professionals, but when it comes down to it, these checkups allow your HVAC system to run far more efficiently in the long run. Not only that, we can diagnose other problems that may be lurking under the surface.
If it’s as simple as swapping out a small part to fix one isolated problem, that’s a job that many people can learn to do themselves. However, furnace repair is seldom so simple, and it’s not uncommon for one problem to be symptomatic of another. By calling professional HVAC contractors, you can make sure that every last issue is properly diagnosed and taken care of.
As far as major repairs go, these are often complex and difficult jobs. Not only is it easy to mess things up, but it can also be dangerous. We encourage you to take small tasks such as air filter replacement into your own hands but do not hesitate to call us for more substantial repairs. DIY may seem like the most enticing option, but leaving it to the pros is safer, easier, and far less time-consuming.
That’s why we offer regular maintenance plans paid for on a monthly basis. Our maintenance plans start as low as $10.95 a month! Additional costs may depend on the number of systems, size of filters, property location, and maintenance frequency. Because every maintenance plan is customized to the needs of the customer, we don’t have blanket prices listed here, but we encourage you to contact us today if you want a quote!
Carbon monoxide detectors aren’t legally required in the state of Missouri, but we highly recommend that you have them installed in your home. Furthermore, if there are any indications of a CO leak, it is expedient that you leave your home immediately and arrange for your furnace to be replaced.