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Furnace Repair in Spring Lake, Holland & Beyond

Keeping Ferrysburg, Muskegon & Surrounding Cities Warm

During a snowy, frostbitten Michigan winter, the last thing you want to wake up to is a broken furnace. At Aire Serv® we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for that very reason. We charge by the job too, not the hour, so if your furnace goes out, don’t worry about what time it is, just get it fixed!

Our licensed professionals are trained on every furnace out there, and will let you know what the problem is, and what your options are before they begin their repairs. Additionally, know that our service is guaranteed, so that your heating system will be fixed properly, the first time.

Request your appointment for furnace repair service in Spring Lake, Holland, Grand Haven or surrounding areas today!

FURNACE REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, AND MAINTENANCE

Whatever your furnace needs, we’re here to help! Which is why we put together a list of some tips to help you troubleshoot common furnace issues. Whether you think your furnace is broken, or just needs a few maintenance tweaks, these tips should give you a basic idea of what’s going on, and what actions you might take to fix the problem.

BASIC WARNING SIGNS OF A BROKEN FURNACE:

Unnecessary noise – If your furnace is doing a lot of banging and clanging, it’s probably time to call a professional. While most furnaces do tend to make some noise, if any of the noises seem odd, or only happen when it’s starting up, there’s a good chance you have a problem.

  • Pilot light is out or yellow – If the pilot light is out, or even if it’s yellow, your furnace is on it’s way out. Optimally, your pilot light should always be blue. A yellow pilot light generally indicates a bad gas combination, which could even result in carbon monoxide. If that light is anything but blue, give our on-call, 24/7 experts a ring.
  • Pilot light is out or yellow – If the pilot light is out, or even if it’s yellow, your furnace is on it’s way out. Optimally, your pilot light should always be blue. A yellow pilot light generally indicates a bad gas combination, which could even result in carbon monoxide. If that light is anything but blue, give our on-call, 24/7 experts a ring.
  • You’re still cold – If you keep bumping up the heat, but don’t seem to feel any warmer, this could indicate a thermostat problem. This means the part of your furnace that is responsible for maintaining a certain temperature throughout your house may be broken and in need of repair.

HEATING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

As cooler weather starts to settle in, you’ll probably start thinking about when you’ll have to crank that furnace up this year. Before you turn it on, though, it’s a good idea to get your annual furnace inspection taken care of. An annual inspection can add years to the life of your furnace and will also ensure that your furnace is safe to run all winter. Our Total Comfort Tune up will make sure everything is working as it should, so you don’t have any surprises when you turn your heating system on this year.

WHAT TYPES OF HEATING SYSTEMS EXIST?

  • Furnaces – Whether they be gas, electric, or oil powered, furnaces are one of the most popular methods for heating homes and are commonly found in basements, crawlspaces and attics. Furnaces take in air, heat it, and distribute it out to your house. They are the most inexpensive option to install, but do require some regular maintenance.
  • Boilers – Another heating system that is run by either gas, electricity, or oil, boilers are popular because of their near silent and even, comfortable heating. A boiler operates differently from a furnace in that a boiler heats water, which is then pumped through pipes generally located in baseboard radiators or radiant heat floor systems. They do tend to be more expensive because they often require an involved installation process.
  • Air-Source Heat Pumps – Unique because they simply move heat rather than create it, an air-source heat pump can be utilized both as a heating and a cooling unit. Since they do not create the heat, these systems are best for mild climates that don’t reach temperatures below freezing.
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps – Like air-source heat pumps, a geothermal system can both heat and cool your home, but rather than using the temperature of the air, geothermal heat pumps make use of the earth’s temperature to control your indoor climate. An incredibly energy efficient system, the drawback to a geothermal system is the high upfront cost.

For more information on different types of heating systems and how they work, visit this page or give one of our experienced technicians a call.

FURNACE REPLACEMENT AND INSTALLATION

So you’ve decided it’s time to replace your old heating system, but you don’t know what you’re looking for to replace it, and you’re not sure how to get it installed. Rest assured, and call the professionals at Aire Serv®. We’ll be able to answer any questions you may have, and we can take care of that installation for you as well.

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR FURNACE?

It’s a tough decision to replace your heating system, but there comes a point where it’s more cost effective to buy a new system than continue to string along the old one. Here’s a few things to consider while you’re trying to decide.

Age – If your furnace is a few years past it’s warranty, or its more than 15 years old, it’s probably time to get a new one. At this point you’re likely to spend more on the cost of servicing the old one in the next few years than you would if you just replaced it.

Utility bills – It’s likely that your utility bills have gone up over the years, and part of that could be an aging furnace. If your utility bills seem extremely high, and you have an older furnace, you might consider upgrading. There are many new styles of heating systems that are much more energy efficient and will save you more money over time than the upfront cost of replacing your old furnace.

Investment cost – It seem like a lot to pay up front, but if you calculate what you’ll likely pay on service fees and utilities with the old furnace, you’ll probably find that you’d save much more by purchasing a new, stable, more energy efficient system.

HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACE AND HEATING UPGRADES

If you’re looking to upgrade your heating system, you’re in the right place. An upgrade to a high efficiency furnace will save you tons of money, and is a great way to heat your home. How do you know what efficiency rating is right for you? Are their other heating systems that might work better for your home? Our Air Serv® technicians are trained and certified on all high efficiency furnaces and heating systems, and can answer any questions you may have regarding your new high efficiency furnace or system upgrade.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A HIGH EFFICIENCY HEATING SYSTEM?

Energy Savings – The obvious benefit of a high efficiency heating system is the money you’ll save on energy bills. Generally speaking, a new, more technical system will save you at least 30% in energy costs compared to your older system.

Improved Home Comfort – There are also many comfort benefits to a new high-efficiency furnace. Newer models are more adept at producing even heat throughout your home, reduce drafts and unnecessary air flow, and are much quieter than older models.

Environmentally Friendly – With an energy-efficient heating system, you no longer have to feel guilty about being toasty warm in those winter months. Your system will conserve energy, give off less harmful emissions, and consume less fuel, meaning it’s great for you and the environment.

ZONING SYSTEMS

The best way to ensure your home is evenly heated and at a comfortable temperature in every room, talk to one of our Air Serv® experts to see if zoning is a good option for your home.

WHAT IS A ZONING SYSTEM?

Have you ever been in a home that has one room that’s always super warm, and another room that’s freezing? That’s a home that is not zoned. Zoning systems break your house up into sections, each that is controlled by it’s own thermostat. The thermostat is connected to electronically controlled dampers in your air ducts. The thermostat can sense the temperature in a room, and tells the dampers to open or close based on the temperature of the room, and what the thermostat is set to.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A ZONED HEATING SYSTEM?

Even temperature: If your house utilizes a zoning heating system, you’ll experience a more controlled, even temperature throughout your home. No more freezing basements and sweltering third floors; each zone in you home should remain at the desired temperature.

Allows for personal preference: A zoned home allows people to choose their own desired temperature for their zone, eliminating any fighting that could occur because someone is too hot or too cold. So, if one family member is consistently too warm, they’re free to turn down their respective thermostat, rather than freezing the rest of the house out.

Saves energy: depending on your home, a zoned system can potentially save you on your energy bill because you’re not heating rooms that don’t need it. Since all of the zones are controlled separately, each zone will get only as much heat as it needs.