Some Things to do Before Hiring Someone to Repair Your Furnace

Some Things to do Before Hiring Someone to Repair Your Furnace

If you’re looking for a heating repair contractor to revitalize or repair an older furnace, you should contact only licensed, insured contractors accredited by the Better Business Bureau. 

Getting your furnace or heat pump repaired or replaced is a major undertaking that requires experience and know-how. A BBB-accredited business has gained the seal of approval from satisfied customers and meets the highest standards for service, repair skills and follow-up.

Check Available Services

You’ll also want to check the list of available services offered by a local HVAC contractor. Do they repair the type and make of furnace in your home?  Any HVAC contractor who has served customers for years will have techs familiar with gas, oil and electric furnaces, heat pumps and all types of HVAC units. 

Their staff will know how to reignite pilot lights, adjust flues and gas valves, replace motors and fix clogged or malfunctioning parts regardless of the fuel source. The repair service will also most likely offer an inexpensive maintenance plan to keep your furnace in fine shape year-round.  

If you have a heat pump instead of a conventional furnace, the technician will clean coils, detect leaks and repair auxiliary heat strips.

Assess The Problem

Before contacting a contractor, take time to assess what’s causing your furnace problems. Does your unit stop and start abruptly? Is it leaking?  Is your house much cooler, even though you’ve set the thermostat to a comfortable temperature?  The tech will examine your furnace thoroughly during the service call, but giving him or her complete information at the outset will expedite the repair process.

If your heating system is constantly breaking down, your contractor may recommend replacing it. An experienced heating consultant can help you choose the right system for your home.  

The average low temperature in the West Alabama area doesn’t dip below 31 degrees very often, so many homeowners opt for heat pumps or gas furnaces. These heating systems work well in the Tuscaloosa area’s humid climate. 

A heating consultant working with you will help you determine the size and type of replacement heating system right for your home.

Contact Legacy Heating and Cooling

When you need your furnace or heat pump serviced or repaired, contact the experienced professionals at Legacy Heating and Cooling. We offer high-quality workmanship and superior customer service to homeowners. 

Call us at 205-364-1044 or email us at [email protected] for more information. We have techs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so don’t hesitate to call us if you have a heating emergency.