Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?

Posted On: September 09, 2016

Learn Whether it’s Time to Repair or Replace Your Heating System

When your furnace gives out in the middle of a frigid winter, your entire home comfort is thrown off. How are you supposed to go about your daily activities when you aren’t even comfortable in your own home?

So how do you know whether you should opt for a quick repair service or a full unit replacement? We will walk you through some simple steps to help you decide between a repair or a replacement; however, our friendly staff will be able to provide you with their expert opinion as well.

To speak with a staff member today about which option is right for your Madison County, IL home, call Ernst Heating & Cooling at 618-887-6093.

Signs Your Furnace Needs a Repair

Sometimes all it takes to heat up your Hamel home again is a professional furnace repair. However, to prevent issues from occurring in advance, it’s a good idea to schedule annual furnace maintenance service. If you have noticed any of the following signs from your furnace, it’s time to schedule your repair service!

Call for repair service if your furnace:

  • Is making loud or unusual noises
  • Is producing unordinary smells (burning smells)
  • Is leaking water
  • Has a yellow, flickering burner flame
  • Is not producing enough warm air for your home

Emergency Furnace Repair Service

Your burner flame should ideally burn blue. If you notice a yellow, flickering flame at any point, then this is a serious cause for concern. A yellow flame could indicate a toxic carbon monoxide leak in your home. Carbon monoxide gas is not only poor for your health, it is extremely flammable. In this situation, you should immediately exit your home and call for emergency repair service. Because this gas is odorless, it is important to have a carbon monoxide detector installed in your home.

For all emergency furnace repair service near Hamel, Illinois, call Ernst Heating & Cooling at 618-887-6093.

Signs Your Furnace Needs to Be Replaced

To determine if you are in need of a full system replacement, follow these guidelines. If you have noticed that your energy bills have significantly over past few years, then it may be time to upgrade to a more energy efficient tank. You most likely need to replace your furnace if:

  • It is 15 years or older
  • It has required frequent repairs to continue running
  • Your furnace has a low energy efficiency (AFUE) rating

Use this page to find out how efficient your home’s furnace is.

Furnace Repair & Replacement in Madison County, IL

Is the temperature dropping in your home due to a furnace issue? It’s time to put that blanket down and pick up the phone because Ernst Heating & Cooling is here to help! Our local business has been providing indoor air quality comfort solutions to homeowners throughout Madison County since 1954. When your furnace is no longer able to keep up with your heating needs, it’s time to call in your local HVAC company. At Ernst, we have the manpower, expertise and equipment needed to get the job done right!

Contact us today to schedule your furnace repair or replacement service.

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