Did you know that your Calgary heating unit has the potential to consume as much as 60% of all the energy being used in your home? If that sounds like a lot to you, it might be a good idea to look into how you can reduce the costs of energy and furnace repair in your home. Many of our customers come to us with questions about how to save money on repair work for their heating unit. For your convenience, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions and their respective answers.
How Often Should I Have My Furnace Serviced?
Although it may seem like a pain to have you furnace serviced regularly, doing so can save you a lot of money in the long run. We recommend at least an annual check-up on your furnace, to look for and protect against bigger problems.
How Can I Prolong the Life of My Unit?
You may be using your unit more often than is necessary. Consider turning it off when no one is at home, or during the night. When you decrease your home's furnace usage, you can save money on utility bills and even prolong the life of your unit.
Is There Any Maintenance I Can Try On My Own?
Sometimes, a problem with your furnace can be resolved quickly and easily. If you think something might be wrong with your unit, try checking the wiring or the pilot light to see if the problem is something you can resolve on your own.
When Should I Call a Technician?
If a DIY approach doesn't do the trick, it's probably a good idea to get the help of a professional. Most often, its cheaper, faster, and safer to let an experience furnace technician handle the problem. If you've done a general check-up on the furnace, and you still don't know what is wrong, don't run the risk of making the problem worse. Give us a call for heating repair and we'll send a technician over and have the problem resolved in as little time as possible.