Your Top Heating and Furnace FAQs: Answered
When you have questions about your furnace, trust JM Heating + Cooling to have the answers. We’ve put together some of your top heating FAQs and are ready to share all the info you need. And as always, if you have other heating concerns or questions, give us a call at 262-229-7571.
There are a few signs that will tell you if your furnace is failing:
- It’s more than 10 to 15 years old
- Your energy bills are high
- The system doesn’t blow warm air anymore
- You hear or smell strange sounds or odors
If it’s time for a new furnace installation, trust our team to help you find the best Bryant® system for you.
Absolutely. Regular furnace tune-ups make sure your system is in top shape and ensure proper operation, optimal energy efficiency, and a long system life. By scheduling it once a year, you’re making sure it will always be there when you and your family need it the most.
For best results, swap standard one-inch filters once every one to three months, or for high-efficiency (HEPA) filters, once every six to 12 months. This helps make sure the filters catch as many airborne pollutants as possible without blocking airflow or adding stress onto your heating and cooling systems.
Contrary to what it might seem, closing vents might actually cost you more. A closed vent constricts system airflow and puts more pressure in your ducts. This can put more stress on your furnace as it tries to reach your desired heat. It may even cause leaks in your duct system. Bottom line: Keep your vents open.
Zoned HVAC gives you heating or cooling control over separate areas of your home. Each zone gets its own programmable thermostat and involves customized ductwork. For areas of your home where you can’t seem to get the right comfort level, a zoning system is a great solution to save money and enjoy customized comfort.
If you have more questions related to your furnace or overall home heating, we’re here for you. Call 262-229-7571 to speak to a representative.