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Answers to Your Top Furnace Repair Questions

As the new year rolls around, a lot of homeowners start to think about what kind of home projects and repairs they may need for the year ahead. Furnace repair is typically at the top of the list of most homeowners in our area. After a long winter season, it’s inevitable that your furnace may need a little TLC. If you are curious to know the answers to the top questions we received from our clients about furnace repair, keep reading!

At Comfort Air, furnace repair in Vancouver is our specialty. We help homeowners and businesses all across the metropolitan area receive the prompt and professional furnace repair, maintenance, and installation they deserve.

We are often asked the same questions by our clients when it comes to their furnace repair and maintenance concerns. In this article, we are reviewing the top questions we receive regarding furnace repair in Vancouver.

This article will help you:

  • Find the answers you are looking for when it comes to furnace repair.
  • Learn more about your furnace longevity and efficiency.
  • Schedule furnace repair in Vancouver or elsewhere in the metropolitan area.

If you want to skip the FAQs and jump straight into a furnace repair in Vancouver from a company you can trust, give Comfort Air a call at 360-205-1817.

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7 FAQs About Furnace Repair

 

1 – What is the Life Expectancy of My Furnace?

A typical furnace lasts anywhere from 10 to 15 years. If you have a newer model, or a high-efficiency model, then your furnace could last up to 15 to 20 years, depending on your upkeep and maintenance.

If you know the exact age of your furnace, then it is easy to reduce whether or not your unit is starting to age and may need a little more care in the coming years. If you were not the homeowner when your furnace was installed, or you are unsure of its age for some other reason, a furnace repair technician can help determine an estimated age for you.

2 – How Often Should I Request Furnace Repair/Inspection?

Depending on the age of your system, it is important to see if regular furnace repair and maintenance at least once a year. You may want to consider twice a year furnace repair — once at the beginning of the season and again at the end of the season. This is a great way to prevent any surprises the next time you need to turn on your furnace in the coming year. We encourage you to receive professional inspections often so that you can stay on top of furnace repair and other issues before they escalate into larger problems.

3 – How Can I Best Maintain My Furnace?

The best way to maintain your furnace and prevent expensive furnace repair, replacements, and other issues, is to work with a trusted professional. Of course, there are things every homeowner needs to do to maintain their furnaces seasonally and on a monthly basis for proper functioning. However, for the big picture of your furnace and ensuring its longevity, it is best to have a go-to technician that is experienced in furnace repair and maintenance issues.

Your furnace should be seen as one of the most important appliances in your home. While furnace repairs can be expensive, they are always well worth it since it means keeping your family warm year after year.

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4 – Will a High-Efficiency Furnace Save Me Money?

Yes. Investing in a higher efficiency furnace will help save you money on furnace repair in the long run. High-efficiency models tend to be the latest and greatest models on the market, which makes them more expensive initially, but they are the most cost-effective over time.

5 – I Need Help Financing My Furnace Repair. Can Comfort Air Help?

Times are tough for everyone, and no one understands that better than our team at Comfort Air. Luckily, we have always understood the struggles that many families go through, especially when it comes to keeping their heat on. We offer special financing through the Wells Fargo home projects credit card program. With our specialty financing, you can receive the furnace repair you need now and make convenient payments over time. To learn more, please get in touch with our team at Comfort Air by dialing 360-205-1817.

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6 – What Should I Expect on the Day of My Furnace Repair?

Prior to your appointment and on the day of your furnace repair, our team will stay in close communication with you through your preferred method to ensure you stay up-to-date throughout every stage of the process. Depending on the nature of your furnace repair, your technician may be at your home for one or more hours. You can ask for an exact estimate depending on the furnace repair you plan to receive so you can better plan your day.

As of January 2021, we continue to observe Covid-19 CDC guidelines to help mitigate the spread of the virus. This means that our technicians always wear masks, maintain social distancing, and respect the health and safety of your family at all times. Respect the health and safety of your family at all times. If you have any concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic or how we keep your family safe during your furnace repair, please reach out to our team for more information.

7 – What Kind of Follow-Up is Necessary After My Furnace Repair?

Depending on what kind of furnace repair you received, the follow up may vary. The best way to find out what kind of maintenance you may need to follow your furnace repair is to stay in close communication with your technician. After your furnace repair is complete, don’t let your technician walk out the door with your questions unanswered. It is important to speak up and ask what you can expect in the future and whether or not any follow up will be necessary.

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Schedule Your Furnace Repair | Vancouver, WA

Now that you know the top seven frequently asked questions we receive in regard to furnace repair in Vancouver, it is time to schedule your appointment. We are always accepting new clients, whether you are a homeowner or a local business. Our furnace repair technicians are the best of the best. Since 1983, we have been helping our friends and neighbors keep their households and businesses warm. We look forward to working with you and providing the exceptional furnace repair you deserve.

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