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furnace repairSometimes you have to spend money to save money, and this is often the case with furnaces. Spending money can potentially save you a lot in a short period of time. But be cautious: an old, inefficient heating system doesn’t always need to be replaced; there are some relatively simple furnace repair modifications that can provide an inexpensive and long-term solution.

For instance, changing the filters can help your heating system run more efficiently. The same applies if the humidifier is set at the proper level. Frequently, a simple furnace repair like sealing the joints in the ductwork or replacing the pilot light with electronic ignition can do the trick, thereby saving you money, while also extending the life of your heating system.

So how do you know when it is time to replace your furnace? There are 3 main answers:

  1. It’s very old and inefficient
  2. It’s costing you a lot of money to run
  3. It’s unable to maintain a steady heating load

If you suspect that you need a new heating system, the first thing to do is contact one of our reliable furnace repair contractors to come and check it out. Remember, if properly maintained, a furnace should last for about 25 years. So, unless yours is older than that, has faulty wiring, was improperly installed, or has been damaged, it should still be able to serve you for some time to come.

At Cool Comfort Heating & Air, we provide residents in the Lake Norman area with installation, repair, service and replacement of all brands of HVAC systems. Clients love our 24/7 emergency service and our extended warranties. Please contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.