Gas Furnace Service
Gas Furnace Service

Do You Need to Know How to Service a Gas Furnace?

These days, a gas furnace service is more complicated than it used to be, especially if you want to try and do it yourself to save on the cost of a professional service being done often. The cleans and tunes of yesteryears used to involve taking out the pilot burner and then cleaning it thoroughly, removing any rust from the main burners using a wire brush. Steel wool was used to clean the thermocouple. These were procedures that certainly worked way back then, but today we have advanced technology and highly efficient furnaces that require far more in-depth and precise cleaning and service procedures so as to ensure optimal performance and a furnace that works the way the manufacturer intended it to. Ideally, a service and proper checkup should be done one a year which will help to ward off the cold, keep utility bills low, and create a more energy efficient environment.

How to Tell When It’s Time for a Gas Furnace Repair Service or Replacement

If your furnace has failed or suspect it is about to pack up, it’s definitely time for a gas furnace repair service. Furnaces have a general life expectancy of around 25 years, and but good maintenance and regular replacement of parts and oil, they can last longer. However, if your furnace has stopped working, it can be costly and inconvenient. Don’t leave your furnace to stop working before you replace it. Regular services can catch early warning signs of impending failure, and save you a great deal of money in the long run.

Are You Looking for a Natural Gas Furnace Replacement Service?

Is your home starting to not feel as warm as it should? Maybe your utility bills have skyrocketed? It could be time for a professional and natural gas furnace replacement service. The average lifespan of a furnace is 15 – 18 years, and studies have shown that furnaces tend to incur the most repair costs in the last two years of their lifespan. If you have already had repairs in the last year or so and needed additional repairs within that time, it could be time to replace your unit. Don’t wait until the furnace breaks completely to replace it, especially if it is particularly old.

Your Gas Furnace Service Checklist for Maintenance and Cleaning

You already know that your gas furnace needs to be able to do your justice and serve you well, for at least several years before you have to even consider repairs or a replacement. But, these units don’t take care of themselves and require regular maintenance and checking on. If the furnace is dirty, you need to know when to clean it. Remembering to look after your furnace is the only way to stop spending too much on repairs and services each season. Use the below gas furnace service checklist to keep your furnace in good working order:

  • Always work under safe electric conditions
  • Start by cleaning and replacing the filter system
  • Check the thermostat and check it off your gas furnace service checklist when done
  • Clean the blower
  • Repair or clean the ducts
  • Clean out the vents
  • Inspect the fan
  • Check for signs of carbon monoxide
  • Clean or replace filters
  • Test and run the furnace

Contact Stauffer's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning

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Vinod C.
Showed up on time, professional and performed the repair in a timely manner. Will definitely use this company again. Thank you.
Ed K.
Very friendly, on time and helped me understand the work that needed to be done. Would hire again.
Client
Very knowledgeable and informative. No hidden costs whatsoever. Will definitely use this company again. Professional and courteous.
Client
When he finally got the parts necessary from the manufacturer, he had my heat pump, repaired and ready to go. I am completely satisfied with his work and his prices.
Lauren F.
Steve and his employees were friendly, on time, and worked their butts off to install my new heater and A/C unit in 1 day.
Client
Great attention to detail and pride in work performed. They provided two upgrades (one to the heater and one to the humidifier) free of charge because of non-availability of what was ordered.
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Alexandra Stewart Manwarren
Love the company. Always knowledgeable, helpful and Steve goes above and beyond to make sure the job is done right. Very fair pricing and the most ethical heating & air conditioning company I have ever dealt with!
David B.
David B.
A few days ago I had water in my basement and it was near the heater. It was warm and the air conditioning unit was running. I called Stauffer's One Hour and someone was able to come out that same afternoon.
Pat M.
Steve was great. It was an extremely hot day, we couldn't get anyone else out for days. You came the same evening we called. Steve stayed as long as it took to defrost the lines, do the analysis and come up with some options.
Kelly F.
Steve personally oversaw the replacement of our ductwork, and has been back recently even to install a new register that he special ordered for the job. You can tell he takes pride in making sure every customer is satisfied. So far I am!
William C.
Steve's supremely service-oriented and genial. It was a pleasure at each encounter. He was very responsive and attentive to every issue, patiently explaining options and approaches to my furnace replacement.
Sam G.
Steve Stauffer has a good understanding of heating and a/c systems. He was able to answer all my questions, and there were many. He ordered and installed my system in 3 days. He and his helper were clean and even wore "booties" when entering my house.
Michael C.
Gas forced air furnace not working. Called a few hvac contractors and Steve was able to come out quickly. He was able to diagnose the problem and make the repair. Actually, not a furnace issue, but an electrical issue. Very fair price to boot.
Jim W.
Great job! Was running a little behind schedule but communication was great to let me know and still get there to tune up my A/C. Found it was not really worth tuning up because there were much bigger issues.
Jim Westover
Great job! Was running a little behind schedule but communication was great to let me know and still get there to tune up my A/C. Found it was not really worth tuning up because there were much bigger issues.
Client
Great attention to detail and pride in work performed. They provided two upgrades (one to the heater and one to the humidifier) free of charge because of non-availability of what was ordered.
Client
Steve Stauffer was very professional in all aspects during the replacement of my heating/cooling system. I recommend him highly. Various options were clearly defined to assist me in the system selection process.
Client
Steve Called us and solved a very simple problem with our central air conditioner right over the phone. It"s great to know that there are still honest businessmen like Steve out there.