FURNACE
REPAIR

We specialize in furnace repair for a comprehensive range of free-standing gas furnaces and wall furnaces, encompassing all makes and models. Our mobile units are equipped with a comprehensive inventory of standard repair parts, enabling us to promptly address and resolve a majority of furnace repair issues. In addition to our responsive repair services, we offer recommendations for regular furnace maintenance and comprehensive deep cleaning, addressing underlying issues that may contribute to the failure of furnace components.

FURNACE REPAIR

Is your furnace experiencing operational issues? Perhaps the furnace blower is running, but you only sense cold air emitting from the vents. Is your furnace intermittently starting and stopping before ultimately shutting down, necessitating a manual reset? Have you noticed an unusual and loud noise emanating from the furnace, deviating from its typical operation? Is your furnace failing to initiate despite your thermostat being set to call for heat? Our team of skilled technicians specializes in diagnosing a spectrum of furnace issues and providing accurate repair quotes. Additionally, we offer recommendations for consistent furnace maintenance to optimize your unit’s performance and longevity.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON FURNACE REPAIRS?

Several common furnace issues may necessitate repairs. Here are some of the most frequent furnace problems:

Ignition Issues: Problems with the ignition system can prevent the furnace from starting or staying on.

Thermostat Malfunctions: Inaccurate temperature readings or a malfunctioning thermostat can lead to heating inconsistencies.

Dirty or Clogged Filters: Dirty or clogged filters can restrict airflow, reducing efficiency and causing the system to overheat.

Blower Motor Problems: Issues with the blower motor can result in inadequate airflow, affecting heating performance.

Pilot Light or Ignitor Problems: A malfunctioning pilot light or faulty ignitor can prevent the furnace from igniting.

Faulty Limit Switch: The limit switch regulates the fan, and if it malfunctions, the furnace may overheat and shut down prematurely.

Wear and Tear on Parts: Over time, various components such as belts, bearings, and other mechanical parts may wear out and require replacement.

Gas Valve Issues: Problems with the gas valve can lead to insufficient gas flow, impacting the furnace’s ability to produce heat.

Thermocouple Malfunction: A faulty thermocouple can cause the pilot light to go out, leading to heating failures.

Cracked Heat Exchanger: A cracked heat exchanger can pose safety risks by allowing combustion gases to enter the home.

Regular maintenance can help prevent some of these issues, and addressing problems promptly can minimize the extent of repairs needed. If you’re experiencing furnace problems, consult with a Central Plumbing Heating and Cooling for accurate diagnosis and appropriate repairs.

WHAT IS THE TYPICAL LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A FURNACE?

The typical lifespan of a furnace can vary based on factors such as the type of furnace, how well it’s maintained, and the frequency of use. On average:Gas Furnaces: Gas furnaces typically last around 15 to 20 years. Regular maintenance can contribute to their longevity.

Electric Furnaces: Electric furnaces often have a similar lifespan to gas furnaces, ranging from 15 to 20 years.

Oil Furnaces: Oil furnaces may have a slightly shorter lifespan, typically around 15 to 20 years, depending on maintenance and usage.

Keep in mind that these are general estimates, and individual furnaces may vary. Routine maintenance, such as changing filters, inspecting and cleaning components, and addressing issues promptly, can significantly impact the lifespan and efficiency of a furnace. Additionally, advancements in technology and improvements in manufacturing may influence the longevity of newer models. If your furnace is nearing the end of its expected lifespan, or if you’re experiencing frequent issues, it may be worth considering an upgrade for improved efficiency and performance.

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GAS FURNACE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE

Routine, annual maintenance is highly advisable for your gas furnace. Our comprehensive maintenance service includes a meticulous examination of all operational stages, thorough cleaning of the furnace, filter replacement, and a meticulous check of carbon monoxide (CO) levels both in the exhaust vent and within the living space at the registers. Our experienced technicians are adept at assessing whether your furnace has been appropriately derated for Albuquerque’s altitude, and if necessary, we can undertake the derating process to ensure optimal performance and safety. Trust us to keep your furnace operating efficiently and in accordance with the specific requirements of your location.

FURNACE CLEANING

Your furnace efficiently circulates vast amounts of air daily to heat your home. Despite the use of regular furnace filters, particles such as dust and pet hair inevitably find their way into the system. These particles accumulate on the blower and blower motor intakes, leading to blockages on the AC coil and adhering to various components within the furnace. As airflow becomes restricted, your furnace is compelled to exert more effort to sustain your desired comfort level.

It’s crucial to recognize that when your furnace initiates short cycling, it serves as a clear indicator of a genuine and potentially hazardous issue. Short cycling not only compromises the efficiency of your heating system but can also pose safety risks. Prompt attention to such signs is essential to ensure the continued safe and effective operation of your furnace. Regular maintenance, including thorough cleaning and addressing airflow restrictions, can mitigate these issues and contribute to the longevity and safety of your heating system.