Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

Got an Old Furnace? Here’s When It Might Need Replacement

Monday, February 11th, 2019

furnace-replacementHow can you tell when you need a new furnace in Sacramento? There are many answers to that question, but we want to begin by saying that age is one of the best determining factors … But only in conjunction with other symptoms!

The average lifespan for a modern furnace is anywhere between 16 and 20 years. You may have even heard other furnace owners tell you that they’ve had theirs longer than 20 years. Just because your furnace is over 16 years old doesn’t mean it needs to be immediately replaced. Likewise, some furnaces may even need replacement before that 16-year mark.

If your aim is to be proactive about replacement, the best approach is to start paying attention to your furnace after it turns 12 years old. That’s when you should keep a closer watch on symptoms like:

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Get to Know Your Furnace

Monday, November 19th, 2018

complex-innerworkings-of-furnaceFurnaces are what’s known as a forced-air heating system. While they’re not that complicated conceptually, their internal parts certainly can be. Today, we’ll introduce you to just a few of the components that help you get warm air from your furnace.

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Test-Run Your Furnace Before the Winter

Monday, November 20th, 2017

rest-run-heating-systemWinter, and the first real cold snap, is still not yet upon us but it’s usually a good idea to start up and run your furnace or heater this time of year. Whether you’ve just purchased your furnace or are hoping to coax one last season out of an older one, a test run is always a good idea in these relatively mild weeks before winter begins in earnest.

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Why Is Low Airflow a Problem for Your Heater?

Monday, October 16th, 2017

low-air-flowWith heating season rapidly arriving, now is the time to give your furnace a close look and check for any problems that might occur. We’re using our heating systems these days, but the weather is still comparatively warm. That lets you observe any issues the furnace may have and get them addressed before the weather gets too cold later this winter.

One common symptom of trouble is reduced airflow: warm air moving out of your vents more slowly than you’d expect. It sounds minor, but it actually signals a significant problem.

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