How frequently does a furnace need maintenance?
In general, homeowners should seek to have a professional service their furnaces at least once per year. We advise scheduling this service appointment for the first part of the fall. This will give you enough time to correctly examine and service your heating system, ensuring that it is ready to serve you and your personal thermal needs throughout the winter. In the long run, having your heating system expertly maintained yearly will help you avoid paying for costly repairs because it gives you a chance to find and fix any potential issues before they worsen. As a result, you can lower your monthly energy bills as well as increase the lifespan of your heating system. Therefore, you’ll be able to heat your house effectively all year long, giving you peace of mind long term.
When was the most recent time a licensed HVAC technician properly maintained the furnace system in your home? Please don’t hesitate to speak with the knowledgeable and skilled HVAC team at Boonstra Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule your appointment if you can’t recall or it has been well over a year since your previous visit.
365 days a year, the staff at Boonstra Heating and Air Conditioning is on call! Additionally, we don’t charge an extra service fee for work done on the weekends, on holidays, or after business hours! We are eager to collaborate with you!
Is a furnace supposed to run every 15 minutes?
Your thermostat may be broken if your furnace turns on and off every 15 minutes. This often happens due to the following:
· Poor airflow is brought on by clogged ducts, dirty filters, or broken blower motors.
· Your thermostat needs to be reprogrammed because it isn’t working properly.
· Your flame sensor has damage or debris on it.
· The blower motor isn’t running.
· The flue pipe in your home is blocked.
· Your furnace system is too big or too small for your space.
As a result, we advise scheduling a repair appointment with a licensed HVAC technician to come to fix the issue. No matter how challenging the job may be, the Boonstra certified HVAC team is available every day of the year. Furthermore, if property owners get in touch with us on the weekend, during a holiday, or after business hours, our experts won’t charge them extra.
Call and speak to the team at Boonstra Heating and Air Conditioning directly to book your repair appointment, or use our online scheduling system!
Is auto or leaving the furnace fan on better?
Your HVAC system’s blower is controlled by the fan setting on your thermostat. The blower aids in moving hot or cold air around your house until the temperature control configuration has been reached. When the switch is turned to the on mode, the fan continues to run even after the preferred temperature is achieved. So how are you supposed to know which setting works best for you? Well, in all honesty, this depends on your specific needs as a homeowner. As such, here is a closer at how you can better decide which setting works best:
If you and your family have allergies, having your thermostat set to the on setting can help you circulate the air in your home, which may be beneficial to keeping your symptoms at bay. In comparison, if you are worried about costs, you may want to have the auto setting instead so your furnace turns off when it is not working.
Do you have further questions about which thermostat setting may work best for your needs? No need to worry, the team at Boonstra Heating and Air Conditioning is available to provide you with answers! Simply call and speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members at any time, as they would be more than happy to guide you through choosing the best setting for you!
Is a furnace that starts up every ten minutes normal?
It’s important to pay attention to a furnace that is cycling on and off too frequently, as it is not normal for this to happen. However, should this occur in your home, notify a qualified HVAC company to check out your system as soon as you discover this issue. If you don’t, you might have to remove your existing equipment or at least require significant repair work. As such, here is a closer look at why your furnace may be starting every 10 minutes:
· Poor airflow caused by dirty filters, blower motors, or blockages in your ductwork
· Your thermostat is malfunctioning and will need to be reprogrammed
· There is damage or debris on your flame sensor
· Your blower motor is off
· There is a blockage in your flue pipe
· Your furnace system is too large for your home
Do you believe this is what is happening with your furnace? If the answer is yes, it’s time to reach out to the team at Boonstra Heating and Air Conditioning for assistance!