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Furnace Services in Fenton, MI
If you've reviewed the heating section of our site at all, you know that there are a whole lot of different options to consider when it comes to the way in which you heat your home. Even with all of the competition around, though, the furnace has held onto its position as one of, if not the most popular heating systems in the country. It's easy to understand why.
Furnaces generate heat by using electrical resistance heating or burning natural gas. (There are oil furnaces out there, but we neither install nor service them.) Once the furnace has generated the heat, that heat is transferred to air via the heat exchanger. That heated air then circulates throughout the house via the ductwork. If you're looking for a way to quickly and effectively heat your home, a furnace in Fenton MI from the pros here at First Choice Heating & Cooling may be the way to go.
You Need a Professional Furnace Installation
We understand that you may be a handy DIY enthusiast. If you are not also a professional heating technician, though, you have no business attempting to install a furnace in your home. Doing so can lead not only to damage to the system, but a very dangerous situation in your home.
Why take any risks with your furnace services in Fenton, MI when we’re here to help, anyway? We install gas furnaces and electric furnaces alike. When we install or replace your furnace, we will complete a heat load calculation to determine just how much furnace you really need. That way, you’ll be able to heat your home effectively and reliably without wasting money on heating power that you don’t need. We make your home happy!
We Repair and Maintain Electric and Gas–Fired Furnaces
Even a great furnace that is expertly installed will probably run into operational issues from time to time. When you get down to it, there is just no such thing as a 100% reliable furnace. We’re not here to try to sell you system replacements that you don’t really need, though. We offer great ongoing services in order to keep your furnace up and running properly. Routine maintenance will keep repair needs to a minimum, and there are a few items to check before you schedule professional furnace repairs.
If the furnace isn’t doing anything at all:
- Make sure the thermostat is set to "heat" and the temperature setting is set above the actual room temperature.
- Look for a "low battery" signal on the thermostat. If you see it, replace batteries. (This should be done once a year.)
- Make sure the circuit breaker in your electrical panel is in the on position. If it’s off, it could be because someone accidently turned it off or because it tripped due to an overload. If you turn it on and it "trips" to the off position again, there’s something wrong and you should call us to accurately diagnose the problem for you.
- Make sure the on/off switch on the furnace is in the "on" position. This usually looks like a light switch on or near the furnace. There could sometimes be a fuse in this switch that should also be checked. If the fuse blows, call us for help.
- Make sure the doors of the furnace are properly installed or latched. Most furnaces have a safety switch behind the blower door that will prevent the furnace from operating if the door isn’t properly latched.
If the furnace is making some noises, or you can see some functions working:
- Make sure your air filter is clean.
- Look for a sight glass that lets you see into the blower area and look for LED diagnostic lights that might give you a "fault code" to give you an idea what’s wrong. These fault codes are not the same for all furnaces, and some furnaces don’t have them. There may be a sticker on the furnace explaining how to read the fault codes. If you get a fault code feel free to call us and we can help you interpret them. Be sure to have your furnace model # when you call.