Are you wondering whether your furnace should be repaired or replaced? Have you noticed diminished heating capacity, odd operational sounds, cold spots in the home or a spike in your energy bills? Is your heater over ten years old? A new heating system often provides a cost-effective investment. Superior energy efficiency, warranty coverage and the savings from features such as zone control, adaptable speed technology and remote access quickly recover your initial cost.
JTR Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. is happy to help you determine the right time to upgrade your heating system. We bring over three decades of experience to the job and offer coverage across Bourbonnais, Monee, Peotone, Matteson, Crete, Chicago Heights, Homewood & Frankfort, IL. We’ve worked on every make, model and type of heating system from new installation to the end of equipment lifespan. As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, our NATE-certified technicians adhere to proper protocols of service and are knowledgeable in the latest and most rewarding innovations in heating.
Factors that Affect the Longevity of Heating Systems:
Age – Although maintenance prolongs the system’s life, eventually the heater is going to fail, and the older it is, the closer it is to the end.
Forgetting filter changes – The air filter protects the furnace from contaminants that otherwise work their way inside inner workings, restrict airflow and accelerate wear and tear.
Improper sizing – Whether the heater is too big or too small to handle the demands of your home, the strain reduces equipment lifespan.
Extreme thermostat settings – Especially high thermostat settings add to the workload, increasing the risk of breakdowns and shortening the life of the system.
Neglected maintenance – Regular troubleshooting catches minor problems before they escalate into major malfunctions that cut life expectancy short.
Negligent installation – Design, sizing, venting, fuel lines and sealing of ductwork need to be handled properly to maximize performance, reliability and longevity.
Reasons to Upgrade your Heating System
Air quality concerns
Expensive service costs
New and odd noises
Performance problems such as longer run times
Recurring repair needs
Sudden rise in monthly energy expenses
Uneven temperature from room to room
Yellow rather than blue furnace burner flame