Heating And Furnace Services
Find reliable Heating and Furnace Technicians
Is there a problem with your heating system? Brrr! If you are sitting in the cold, Networx is here to help you warm up. Whether you need installation of a brand new furnace or heater repair for your current unit, we will connect you with pre-screened, licensed heating and furnace technicians near you. Simply enter your zip code in the box and get ready to receive multiple quotes for the job from expert HVAC contractors, who will contact you FAST via phone, text, or email. Compare their quotes and their customer reviews; then hire the right professional for your purpose.
Which type of furnace would be the best for your home? Generally, residential heating systems are powered by one of the following fuels: natural gas, oil, electricity, propane, or heat pump. As well as fuel type, consider the furnace capacity you will require, as measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs). This will depend on several factors: your local climate, the size of your house or condo, your residence’s amount of insulation, and your personal comfort preferences. Don’t forget to find out whether you’ll need to pull a building permit and perhaps arrange for an inspection of your new heating equipment once it has been installed.
Furnace repair and maintenance
What’s the best time to get furnace service? When you don’t need it, of course. This idea is not quite as silly as it sounds. Taking care of furnace maintenance on a routine basis will help you avoid disaster, like having to call frantically for heating repair at 6:00 on a Sunday evening ... in the middle of the worst snowstorm to hit your area in 40 years. We recommend that you schedule an annual furnace exam with your heating service professional for late spring or summer, after your heating system has worked hard through the winter. Have him inspect, clean, lubricate, and take care of any necessary electric, oil, or gas furnace repair. Then you’ll be good to go when the cold weather returns.
Add several more aspects to the picture if you’re in the market for a furnace replacement. When you buy a replacement furnace, it must conform to today’s standards and conform to current code. What this means for you is that, even if you stick with the same brand as your old furnace, the new model you buy may not be the exact same size and shape. The change in footprint may make the furnace installation more difficult, especially in a small, cramped space in your basement, garage, or other area. In addition, you may find that your existing ductwork will need repair or upgrading. Finally, you might want to have your old furnace hauled away and disposed of. Consult an experienced HVAC contractor for help with any or all of these problems.
Heating and a healthy environment
A well-maintained, efficient furnace can make an important difference to the environment. Inside the home, it will keep the air at a comfortable temperature for you and your family, while minimizing the risk of allergies or other respiratory problems caused by mold spores in the atmosphere. Be sure to check regularly for any carbon monoxide leakage and have it taken care of immediately. (Install a CO alarm, as well.) Insulating your home, installing programmable thermostats, and tuning up your heating system as needed will allow the furnace to run at peak efficiency. This, in turn, reduces your household’s carbon footprint ... and your monthly fuel bills! If you are installing an energy-efficient furnace replacement, you may be eligible for financial incentives – for example, tax credits or utility company rebates.
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