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Furnace repair, check filters, wrap pipes – just a few things that may be on your “to-do” list before the chilly weather sets in. Fortunately, certified and professional HVAC technicians in NYC can help with your furnace or boiler issues and get you ready for the season. However, if it is determined during an inspection or service call that your furnace is unfit for use, it will disconnected from its power source until furnace repair or replacement occurs.

furnace repairThis means your furnace is being “red-tagged,” leaving you with an unexpected interruption in heating service. Cracks in the heat exchanger are the most typical cause that warrants a furnace being red tagged because this can cause gas leaks, fires, and even explosions. Now, you will have two options: furnace repair or replacement.

Furnace Repair vs. Furnace Replacement

Whether you have been red-tagged or not, you may be facing the same decision about whether to repair or replace your furnace due to old age or inefficiency and need guidance from a specialist. Once you select a professional HVAC technician in NYC to inspect your heating system, they will be able to offer you an expert opinion as to whether you should repair the unit or invest in a replacement furnace. Beyond age and efficiency, other considerations include:

Warranty Information – Units under manufacturers warranty will typically opt for repairs, and our team of certified HVAC technicians citywide can help you through the claims process and obtaining of parts.

Parts Availability – Depending on the age and model of your device, locating a new parts can be difficult and time consuming, particularly with older units.

Reliability and Repair History – If you have been needing furnace repair consistently the past few years, it may be time to give up that unit and invest in a new, energy-efficient furnace for your home or business.

After you have reached a decision, your HVAC professional will expertly install or repair your unit.

Prevent Costly Repairs with Regularly Scheduled Maintenance

Furnace repair services are inevitable at some point, but what many homeowners do not realize is that preventive maintenance is the key to keeping their entire HVAC system operating optimally. Particularly with gas, electric, or induction furnaces safety and functionality are essential. Keeping up with regular preventive maintenance provides an HVAC professional in NYC the opportunity to spot potential problems before they inflate and cause major furnace issues that lead to red tagging and system failures.

Furnace Repair Heroic?

Providing the furnace repair NYC needs is probably more heroic in reality than it sounds.

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Running a furnace repair service really does come down to some life or death situations on the coldest nights  in New York. And with fuel or carbon monoxide leaks, a good furnace repair service can mean the difference between living and dying. It’s serious business and it’s not something to take lightly. Furnaces are just like that.

The furnace repair service that we provide can include maintenance and inspection or a full emergency furnace repair in each of the five boroughs. We’ve even got a fleet of radio dispatched furnace repair service vehicles, each stocked with supplies and parts so you don’t have to wait for the repairs to be completed. And we serve all makes and models of furnaces.

But, more than likely, if you’ve got to decide whether or not to call for furnace repair, your furnace is probably still running.

Whatever you do, turn off the power before you do anything else. If necessary, be sure you know how to relight the pilot if you’re switching off the fuel supply. You may not need to do this just for changing the filter or for lubricating – but for everything else, it’s a must.

No matter what kind of furnace you’re running, be sure any outside vents and the chimneys do not ever get blocked by snow, leaves, or other debris. This is one of the most common problems our furnace repair technicians see. Furnaces blocked from proper ventilation can present serious life-threatening carbon monoxide hazards!

Changing your furnace filters once a month gives you a far more efficient use of fuel and electricity and will always help your furnace to heat better. You can also vacuum the blower and any accessible areas of the furnace and blower assembly every few months – especially at the beginning of winter – and see improved performance.

Older natural gas and oil furnaces may require an annual lubrication of the motor and blower shafts. A few drops of 20-weight oil will do the trick though newer furnaces have sealed bearings and won’t need oiling. Still, your furnace repair service should be able to address any problems with smooth running.

A regular visual inspection of all of your fuel lines and connections is another important thing to keep in mind. Furnaces need to be regularly inspected for signs of smoke, leakages of any kind and for any other sign of wear and tear. Our furnace repair technicians can perform a more thorough furnace inspection. This is not only to avoid more expensive furnace repair later on, but for immediate safe and efficient use. Then if later furnace repair service is necessary, you’ll be more familiar with the unit and likely paying far less. Call us if you have any questions, 646-783-2475.