Our furnaces tend to be out of sight and – therefore – out of our thoughts. That means they may not be getting the service they need in order to continue to operate efficiently and safely. In addition to increased fuel consumption, a furnace that is ignored is a problem waiting to happen.
Furnace Servicing Options
Having your furnace service done prior to the start of the cold season is the best thing you can do for your furnace, your family and your bank account. Even in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, where winters are relatively mild, an annual maintenance schedule is an important item. Having your furnace inspected and serviced can uncover any deficiencies that could otherwise lead to a costly breakdown. Additionally, autumn maintenance will ensure an inefficient furnace isn’t wasting your money throughout the heating season.
What’s Included in Furnace Maintenance
During the annual maintenance visit, certified gas technicians will fully inspect your furnace, including its blower motor, belts, pulleys, control circuits, switches, burner assembly and safety components. A new air filter will contribute to cleaner air in your home as well as increased efficiency.
Modern furnaces, including those from GSW, Kenmore, Lennox, LG and others, require specialized skills when it comes to maintenance. Even cleaning newer furnaces is best left to the professional furnace technician. In particular, gas furnace repair and troubleshooting should always be carried out by a certified gas-fitter.
In the Metropolitan Vancouver area, K.C.’s Plumbing & Heating has built an excellent reputation for providing outstanding services at competitive prices.
Full-Service Heating Specialist
As a full-service heating specialist we install, services and repair all major furnace brands. From Amana to Trane, Bryant to Rheem, you can count on us to look after all your heating needs. Our technical team is available for emergency service 24 hours a day.
If you become aware of a problem with the furnace in your home, there are a few preliminary things you may want to look for before calling for service. You don’t need the cost – or the embarrassment – of having a technician point out that someone has lowered the thermostat setting. If your furnace’s circuit breaker has tripped, you can reset it. However, if it trips a second time you need to call a furnace specialist to find out why and fix the problem. You might also be able to relight the pilot light but, again, if it goes out more than once you need a professional.