Natural gas is by far the most common source of fuel for heating in the United States, so it comes as no surprise that the majority of Americans who heat their homes do so with a gas furnace. Mountain Air Heating and Cooling specializes in gas furnace repair and installation, so if you live in Stephen City, Va or surrounding areas, we can help you make sure that your furnace is working to its full potential.
How the Gas Furnace Works
Gas furnaces work by burning natural gas to convert it into heat within a chamber known as an air handler. The furnace uses a number of components, including various types of burners and controls, to heat this air. Once the air has been warmed inside of the air handler, it is carried throughout the ducts in your home by the blower. What’s more, a flue that runs from your furnace out through your roof carries potentially harmful combustion gases, including carbon monoxide, out of your home. The entire system must work harmoniously in order to ensure your comfort and safety.
Gas Furnace Contractors Provide Repair & Installation
If you are building a new home or if you are interested in replacing an existing unit with a new gas furnace, we can help. We offer a variety of makes and models that are energy-efficient, reliable, and easy to maintain. You can contact us via phone or email in order to receive a free estimate, and you should bear in mind that the cost of installing a new gas furnace varies based upon the size of your home, the complexity of the installation, and the furnace brand you choose. The average cost ranges from $2500 to $14,000 based upon these factors.
Maintenance and Service
Because there are a number of components associated with your gas furnace that can reduce efficiency or even create a dangerous situation if they are not properly serviced, it is important to schedule regular maintenance. We offer an annual maintenance plan that works much like a subscription to allow you to get this regular service at a reduced price. Our technicians will come to your home to inspect all of the parts of your unit, including the burners, the heat exchanger, the blower motor, and more. They’ll also lubricate moving parts and clean everything thoroughly.
Signs that Something Is Wrong
Sometimes, your gas furnace may exhibit signs that something is not working as it should even though they are very reliable and often last for decades before they must be replaced. The most obvious of these signs is the failure of the furnace to come on, stay on, or produce warm air. Some other signs include odd sounds coming from the unit itself, condensation (wetness) on the insides of windows, ice on the roof, and uneven heating throughout your home. The amount that you will pay for these repairs varies upon the problem itself and the time it will take to fix it. You should expect to pay anywhere between $75 and $700, including labor, depending upon their complexity.
Here at Mountain Air Heating and Cooling, we are the area’s leading gas furnace experts. From installation and maintenance to even the most complex repairs, our talented technicians can resolve any problem and keep you informed each step of the way.