Connecticut Furnace Replacement & Installation
What is a Furnace?
A furnace is a part of your HVAC system that provides heat for your home by warming air and distributing it through ductwork. This type of heating system is called a ducted warm-air or forced warm-air distribution system.
How Does a Furnace Work?
When your heating system notices a difference between the requested temperature on your thermostat and the indoor air, it activates the furnace to produce heat.
A fuel source (like oil, propane natural gas, or electricity) ignites and creates combustion. A blower or fan circulates the warmed air into ducts. This ductwork distributes the warm air throughout the home through registers or vents located in the floor, walls or ceiling of each room.
How Long Do Furnaces Last?
The average furnace lifespan of a furnace is between 15 and 20 years. With proper maintenance, the life of your furnace could be even longer. But, if your furnace is around 15 years old, it’s a good time to start researching available options for a replacement. Many new systems are more energy-efficient and can help reduce monthly energy bills.
Signs Your Furnace Needs Replacement
- Your furnace is older than 15 years old
- Cold air is coming out of vents and registers
- There are uneven temperatures around the house
- The furnace needs frequent service calls
- The unit is making strange noises
Expert Installations by Skilled Technicians
Levco is proud to offer a full team of certified installation experts capable of installing your new furnace as well as a variety of heating and cooling systems for your home or business. We work with all the top brands of equipment – including ThermoPride, Williamson, and Boyertown – installing it correctly to the manufacturers specifications, thereby reducing the likelihood of issues. From small equipment replacements to brand new facility or home build-outs, there is no job too big or too difficult.
FAQs About Furnaces
Why Does My Furnace Keep Turning Off?
The most common reason furnaces “short cycle,” or turn on and off frequently, is due to a dirty air filter. Dirty furnace air filters can restrict and clog air from reaching your heat exchanger, which causes your furnace to overheat and shut down.
The culprit could also be a faulty or improperly placed thermostat. It may be that your thermostat is placed near a heat source like sunlight, a heat register, or fireplace. This causes the thermostat to think your home is warmer than it is, triggering the furnace to turn off early and often.
Another possible cause of short cycling is that your furnace hasn’t been sized correctly for your home. A furnace that is too large for your home heats the area too quickly and shuts off. Then, once your home cools off the cycle repeats.
It’s best to let a Levco technician diagnose the issue. We can provide the best advice and service to make sure your furnace is working at top efficiency.
Why Does My Furnace Keep Running?
More often than not, furnaces run constantly because the thermostat fan setting is turned to “on.” To correct this, change the setting to “auto” and turn the thermostat to a temperature that’s lower than the current room temperature. You should start to hear the furnace cycling after a few minutes.
Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?
You should first investigate your furnace’s fan setting. If your fan is set to “on” it means your furnace blower is running even when the furnace isn’t producing warm air. Change the fan setting to “auto.” This ensures that the blower only runs when the furnace is actively heating the air.
Another common cause could be a dirty air filter which we mentioned in the question above. Dirty air filters restrict airflow to the furnace’s heat exchanger, causing your furnace to shut down and cold air to build up. Replace your air filter and you should start to feel warm air again..
Finally, check your pilot light. If the pilot goes out, your furnace is trying to run without a heat source. To get the light lit again, follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the unit, or call Levco for advice.
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