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Jack HVAC Technicians are ready to diagnose your system and provide furnace repair. Gas furnaces are exceedingly common in the lower mainland. When your furnace is blowing cold air, or not reaching the desired temperature, it’s time for a furnace inspection. Or, your furnace may not turn on at all.
A furnace works by generating heat and distributing it throughout your home. These heating systems have been around a long time, and the earliest versions burned wood or coal. These days, your furnace likely operates on natural gas, oil, or electricity. Furnaces also come in 1 stage, 2 stage, or variable speed.
The 6 main components of a furnace system are a thermostat, gas valve, burners, heat exchanger, blower, and air ducts. The thermostat is in place to activate the furnace when the temperature in your home drops below the set point. Furnaces can be paired with air conditioning to keep your home a comfortable temperature all year round.
Furnace Won’t Turn on
If your furnace won’t turn on, you may need a furnace repair or a replacement. But before doing so, you should check your breaker panel and make sure no switches were tripped. Another thing to check is the batteries on your thermostat, and to make sure it’s set to the right settings. Doing these simple steps before calling out a technician could save you time and money.
When you call a Jack technician to perform a furnace repair, we will run some diagnostic tests to determine the cause of the break down. This is a common issue in our practice and we can almost always discover the problem promptly. Most likely, we’ll need to replace a worn down part.
We recommend annual maintenance on your furnace system. That’s once per year, ideally before the weather gets too cold. It is one of the most important things you can do to prevent breakdowns and an early grave for your heating system.
Not changing the filters, is not surprisingly one of the main reasons for unexpected furnace repair. How often should you change the filters on your furnace? Here are our recommendations on how often you should change your filters for optimal performance. Always read your product manual for the exact recommendation for your model.
● For 1- to 2-inch filters, replace them every 1 to 3 months (most common)
● For 3- to 4-inch filters, replace them every 6 to 9 months
● For 5- to 6-inch filters, replace them every 9 to 12 months
Furnace maintenance is more than just a filter change, however. In fact, here is the checklist we use when we investigate your furnace:
For a Condensing / High Efficient Furnace (typically a newer style furnace):
– Heat Exchanger CO under 3ppm (if above 6ppm condemn furnace report to TSBC):
– Refurbish Flame Sensor:
– Burners inspection/appear OK:
– Igniter inspection/no cracks:
– Air proving ports clear from debris:
– Test all safety’s (brand Specific):
– Inspect Fresh Air intake appears OK:
– Induced Draft motor bearings tight Voltage test 120v/ Amperage within limits OK:
– Blower Motor bearings tight:
– Blower Motor voltage test 120v/Amperage within limits OK:
– Fan Blades clear of debris/appear OK:
– Electrical Connections tight, no shortages, clean control board:
– Thermostat operation, settings confirmed:
– Adjust (if necessary) gas pressure for low and high fire:
– Temperature rise within limits:
– Control Voltage test OK:
– Clean inside of cabinet:
– Clean Outside of Furnace:
– Venting grade towards furnace/Inspection OK:
– Soap test gas connections – no leaks:
– Condensate Line inspection OK:
– Inspect Fresh Air intake appears OK:
– Clean/Change filter:
– In home CO detector:
In the case where we cannot perform a furnace repair, we may need to replace it instead. Alternatively, you may be looking to upgrade to an energy efficient model. Fortis BC is currently offering up to a $1000 rebate when you upgrade and have the system installed by a professional heating company. When we replace a furnace system, we also remove and dispose of the old one, and guarantee our work for 1 year after the date of installation.
If you are looking to replace your furnace system, Jack will complete an on-site visit and send you a quote. We will recommend a system based on your budget, square footage in your home, energy consumption, and any other needs you have. More than likely, we will have a few options to choose from, and may even recommend you go with a different heating system instead, such as a boiler or heat pump. The best way to start is to book a free quote today
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