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Your Top Furnace Repair Questions Answered

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! We’re addressing your top furnace repair questions to help you become an educated HVAC home owner. The more you know how to spot and fix problems as they arise, the longer the life of your furnace.

Question 1: On average, how much does a furnace repair cost?

The true answer you probably don’t want to hear: it depends. The cost for the individual parts needed to repair your furnace and labor vary widely. If you’re looking to replace your existing furnace, Columbia Heating and Cooling offers 100% FREE replacement quotes with all the pricing information you’ll need to decide on your purchase. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your repair or replacement questions.

Question 2: How do I avoid having my furnace repaired?

We may sound like a broken record but preventative maintenance is the key to a long and healthy life for your furnace. It’s important to change your filters at least every 3 months and have a professional inspect and maintain your equipment once a year.

A tune-up performed by one of our certified technicians will take care of the essential components of your furnace and help us spot any wear and tear early on. Tune-ups also ensure that your furnace is working at its most efficient, which saves you money on energy costs in the long run.

Ideally, you would schedule a tune-up for your entire HVAC system each spring and fall. However, having us come out and take a look once a year is just fine – and much better than not at all!

Question 3: What are the most common furnace problems?

The most common furnace problems are:

– Faulty flame sensors
A damaged or faulty sensor can cause furnace fuel to burn improperly, which can be dangerous and can cause the furnace to shut down.

– Broken or damaged furnace motors
These are parts that will likely need to be ordered and replaced by a professional.

– Ineffective or faulty thermostat
If your thermostat isn’t working, there is nothing working to efficiently regulate the temperature of your home.

– Faulty ignitor
Ignitors can become faulty when there is too much grime or buildup. Regular maintenance can prevent this problem.

Question 4: What if I need an emergency repair?

The good news? We’re here for you! Columbia Heating and Cooling offers 24/7 emergency repairs and installations on all brands. Rest assured, we’re able to help – even on the coldest winter night.

Have a question that didn’t get answered? We’re always here to help! Give us a call today to speak to one of our heating and cooling experts.