Furnace & Heating Services in Star, Idaho
When you turn on the heat in your residence, you expect it to come on quickly and without hassle; however, sometimes that is not the case, especially with older furnaces. Our professional, technical experts can provide high-quality heating services, including furnace installation, tune-ups, repair, and maintenance.
At TSS Home Comfort, we are experts in providing furnace services to residents in Star, ID, and the surrounding communities. We know what it takes to make sure that your systems work well all year long!
Professional Furnace Installation Services in Star, ID
If you need a brand-new furnace, we can help. The knowledgeable professionals on our team will measure your space to determine the right size furnace for your home’s needs. Then, we’ll make sure that your furnace installation is done properly, with minimal disruption to your home or your schedule.
Though furnaces can last for 20 years or more, every system will eventually wear out and have to be replaced. When it comes to furnaces, there are several options on the market: Gas, electric, solar, wood/pellet, radiant heat, or boiler. However, the three most common types of furnaces are gas, electric, and oil.
If you’re comparing the benefits of various systems or want to know more about the system in your own home, these are some of the most common options you’ll enjoy when you partner with TSS Home Comfort:
City municipal natural gas lines supply the fuel for gas furnaces. In the furnace’s burner, the flame ignites the gas and the blower sends the hot air into the duct system. The duct system carries the hot air throughout the house. Gas furnaces can last up to 10 years longer than an electric furnace if they are properly maintained.
Heating elements in an electric heater work to heat the air in the furnace. The furnace’s blower then delivers hot air to each room through the duct system. Usually smaller than other kinds of furnaces, electric furnaces often have fewer upfront costs, making them an affordable option for homeowners. However, depending on the cost of power, electric furnaces can cost more to run over the long term.
One of our skilled technicians can help you to determine whether an electric furnace might be the right choice for your needs and your budget.
Oil burning furnaces work in a similar way to gas furnaces. The burner turns the oil to a fine spray, which the burner then ignites. This heats the air, and the warm air is distributed via the ductwork. Oil furnaces are not as efficient as gas furnaces.
Our technicians are experienced in installing each of these types of heating systems. If you need a furnace installation in Star, ID, give us a call and we’ll walk you through your options.
Many furnaces in the Star area run all winter and then sit idle for the summer months. This period of inactivity can take a toll on the components. A tune-up can help your furnace run more efficiently, last longer, and operate in a more cost-effective manner in the cold winter months.
During a tune-up, a professional will:
- Test the heating elements
- Ensure that the thermostat is calibrated properly
- Inspect the pilot system and/or electrical components
- Lubricate the mechanical parts
- Clean the major components
Cleaner coils and a new air filter will help your furnace to run more efficiently and safely. If your furnace is not burning fuel properly, there is a real risk that carbon monoxide will build up. Breathing in carbon monoxide can hinder the ability of your body’s organs to absorb oxygen.
Regular tune-ups for your furnace can save you money in the long term because you won’t be faced with as many repairs.
Even with proper maintenance, repairs on your furnace may be necessary from time to time. There are a number of common repairs for furnaces, which include:
- A heating system that runs constantly
- No heat comes out of the vents
- A unit that makes strange noises
- Pilot light burns out
- Igniters malfunction
The team at TSS Home Comfort in Star has the knowledge and expertise to fix all these issues with furnace systems. Our team can even handle emergency heater repair when unexpected issues arise.
There comes a time when even the best cared for furnaces wear out and will need to be replaced. Whether you are upgrading to a more efficient system or replacing an old, worn-out furnace, TSS Home Comfort can handle the job with skill and expertise.
There are some signs that indicate it may be time for your furnace to be replaced:
Warm or Cold Spots
When they are new, furnaces will heat your home warm evenly. However, as they age, they can begin to heat unevenly. If you notice some rooms are colder than they should be, your furnace probably needs to be replaced.
Though all heating systems will dry out the air in your home to a certain extent, your furnace should not strip all of the moisture from the air. If you notice this or family members are experiencing unusual sinus conditions, it may be time to replace your furnace with something more efficient.
Build-Up and Debris
Older furnaces can accumulate dirt, dust, pet dander, and other particulates, including rust, on the inside. Filters can only remove so much. Sometimes, older furnaces put out soot while in operation. Regular tune-ups can help to prevent this, but if the problem has become extensive, it may be time for a replacement.
Clear and Visible Damage
Wear and tear of components generally occurs on the outside of the furnace, but sometimes damage or rust spots are clearly visible on the outside of the unit. If your furnace has started to show signs of corrosion, it may be time to reach out for a replacement.