With chilly winter weather just around the corner, there’s no better time to prepare your home’s heating system than right now. That’s why we’ve listed a few of the questions most frequently asked by homeowners about furnace and AC repair, and provided you with expert answers to help you keep warm during the upcoming winter season.
What’s the Best Way to Prepare My Furnace for Winter?
Here at J & M Air Conditioning and Heating, we believe in the old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” And our preventive maintenance services are excellent for spotting, diagnosing and fixing possible problem areas that could leave you with faulty heating in the dead of winter.
Our maintenance inspections cover the most common issues furnaces have, such as malfunctioning igniters, faulty thermostats, un-calibrated flame sensors and even defective and broken down motors.
Is There a Furnace or AC Repair and Maintenance Task I Can Do Myself?
There are quite a few simple problems that you may be able to handle as a DIY project, but as long as we’re being honest, we do NOT recommend it. Some intrepid homeowners attempt to fix furnace or AC issues by themselves and, while well-meaning, things often don’t go according to plan, and the problem ends up worse than it was when they started. And to make , repairinit worse, trying to repair a furnace yourself will usually void any warranty.
If you suspect something’s wrong with your furnace, your best bet is to call in the professionals to avoid further headaches down the road.
How Much Do Furnace or AC Repair Usually Run?
Prices for furnace or AC repair can vary widely depending on the the severity of the problem, the scale of the repairs and the parts that are affected. According to HVAC.com, if you take the average of all replacement parts, labor, fees and everything that goes into a service call, the amount can reach several hundred dollars. Of course, this is an average for a wide variety of services. Major problems that require parts such as a new motor can easily cost more than a thousand dollars, but simpler tasks can be less than a hundred.
Keep Your Heating System In Shape for the Frosty Weather Ahead
To learn more about how to get your furnace in tip-top shape for the season, call us at J & M Air Conditioning and Heating today at (951) 663-4895 to schedule an appointment and get a free estimate. We service Riverside and nearby communities.