Heater & Furnace Repair

Heater & Furnace Repair in Shelley, ID

Your Local Shelley Heating Service Pros

Whether you need heating repair, replacement, maintenance or installation, the experts at Advanced Home Services are the ones to call. We work with many types of heaters, including boilers, furnaces and heat pumps, and we can also make sure your fireplace works the way it should with our comprehensive fireplace services. Heating is a necessity in our area, so if you need assistance with your heating system or fireplace, give us a call today!

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We Install & Service Gas & Electric Furnaces

Are you looking for a new furnace, or have one that isn’t working properly? Is it time for annual maintenance for your furnace? The heating experts at Advanced Home Services are here to help you. We work with both gas and electric furnaces, and we can install them expertly or provide you with excellent service for your existing one.

Why Are Furnaces Such a Popular Option for Home Heating?

Throughout the nation, the most common type of heating system found in homes is the gas furnace. And it has remained this way for decades. Even with numerous advances in heating technology that have made such systems as heat pumps and radiant floor heating more common for residential comfort, the furnace remains the number one choice when it comes to installing a new heater. Although a gas furnace is not always the best choice for a particular home, it should be on the list of possibilities for any household that has access to a natural gas line.

Furnaces are common choices for residential heating for the following reasons:

  • Cost-effective operation: Compared to using electrical resistance heating in an electric furnace or boiler, a natural gas furnace is much less expensive to run. This is because natural gas costs less than electricity. The difference in the bills over a winter when you compare a gas furnace to an electric system can sometimes be staggering.
  • An easily available fuel source: More contemporary homes than ever before have a connection to a municipal natural gas line, which makes gas furnaces even more attractive installation options. You have the necessary fuel sent straight into your home, and you don’t have to worry about taking delivery of propane or oil or running out of fuel.
  • Powerful heating: Perhaps the main reason that gas furnaces come out on top in so many situation is that they can produce a higher output of heat than almost any other type of heater. A gas furnace can overcome the deepest colds, even for a home that lacks powerful insulation. If making sure that you receive effective heat is extremely important to you, than a natural gas heater is one of your best choices.

Why Isn't My Furnace Producing Any Heat?

One of the most infuriating problems you can run into, with any type of heater, is a system that won’t produce heat. Fortunately, you need only to call on us for expert furnace repairs in Shelley. But in the meantime, we’d like to help you understand what has gone wrong.

There are a number of reasons you may be feeling reduced heat, or no heat at all, coming from your furnace:

  • BREACHED DUCTWORK. This is a common problem faced by forced air heaters—air ducts that are supposed to distribute warmth are in disrepair. Although the culprit of a lack of heat could be a build up of dirt—in which case a good duct cleaning is in order—a more likely culprit is damage along your ductwork. Amateur installation or repair could be to blame, or even natural corrosion over time. Since your air ducts need to be sealed their entire length, any breach along them will lower the air pressure, allowing hot air to bleed out. Remember, “duct tape” is not appropriately named, and should never be used for this kind of job. It instead requires professional duct sealing with the use of professional-grade mastic.

  • A MALFUNCTIONING THERMOSTAT. Sometimes the problem isn’t with your heater at all, but rather with the thermostat used to control it. You may have accidentally set your thermostat to “cool” or “fan only” or might have even set an inaccurate temperature so you aren’t feeling the heat you thought you had called for. Thermostats can also malfunction just like any other electronic device, so that is something else you should have checked.

  • AN AGING FURNACE. And of course, there’s the possibility that your furnace simply cannot work as efficiently as it once did because it’s too old to do so. No matter how much care and attention you’ve given your furnace over the years, it may simply be too aged to work as it should. If it’s survived two decades, then it’s well beyond it’s useful service life, and it’s time to consider a heating system replacement.

  • GAS LEAKS. Remember, if your furnace isn’t working as it should, and you detect the “rotten egg” odor that is given to natural gas in your home, this is an emergency you should not ignore. Be sure to exit the property right away if you suspect this is a problem, and call your utility company’s emergency line, or call 911. A gas leak can be very serious, leading to safety hazards for your home as well as your family.

Call (208) 269-9556 to make your appointment for furnace repair in Shelley, ID.