Star Heating and Cooling
It’s never fun to spend thousands of dollars on a new appliance, but sometimes it’s necessary – especially when you’re talking about your Cicero, IN home’s furnace. An aging and inefficient furnace is more likely to break down on the coldest days of winter, leaving your family in an unsafe and uncomfortable situation.
The NATE-certified HVAC technicians at Star Heating & Cooling have provided furnace replacement and installation services for the residents and business owners of Cicero, IN and the surrounding area since 1987. If you’re unsure whether you need a new furnace, contact us today.
In many cases, you can avoid an untimely furnace breakdown by being proactive and replacing your current unit if you notice any of the following signs:
In a perfect world, your furnace would last forever. But like all appliances, they have an expiration date. For well-maintained furnaces, that date usually comes around 15 to 18 years of age. Once a furnace surpasses 15 years, issues are much more likely to occur.
Heating bills can rise significantly during a cold spell; however, if your energy bills are significantly higher than a year ago, it could be because the internal parts of your system are starting to wear out, causing the furnace to work less efficiently. If your furnace is older, consider putting the money toward repairing it into the purchase of a new, energy-efficient heating system.
Are some areas of your home colder or hotter than others? Although this can sometimes be caused by a dirty air filter, leaky ductwork, or malfunctioning thermostat, an inefficient furnace can also be the culprit, and replacement services should be considered.
Aside from the gentle hum of your furnace running a cycle, it should be relatively quiet. So if you notice any loud grinding, banging or rattling noises, it could mean there’s a broken part. Depending on the age and repair history of your furnace, it might make more sense to replace the system. Also, burning smells due to an electrical issue or a mildew smell from mold should also be looked into immediately.
Is your home excessively dusty? If you notice a buildup of dust, soot, or dirt, it could signal that the furnace’s filtration technology isn’t working properly anymore, perhaps due to a lack of maintenance and old age. In either case, this can cause a steep drop in your home’s air quality, and furnace replacement services may be warranted.
If you’ve decided it’s time to replace your older furnace, you may wonder how you will pay for it. After all, not every homeowner has the money on hand to pay the full price of furnace replacement and installation service.
At Star Heating & Cooling, we’re here to help. We’ve partnered with Wells Fargo to offer financing options with approved credit. With financing, you can pay for your furnace over time with affordable, monthly payments. The professionals at Star will help you find the right HVAC equipment and financing options that work for your specific needs.
There’s a lot that goes into purchasing a new furnace. You need to determine the type of furnace – gas or electric – its energy efficiency and its size. Star is happy to work with you to find the appropriate furnace for your Cicero, IN home.
We were founded in 1987, and take pride in providing the residents and business owners of Cicero, IN, and the surrounding area with exemplary furnace maintenance, repair and replacement, and installation services. All of our technicians are highly trained, professional, and friendly, and they’re ready to help restore comfort to your home. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our team.
Star Heating & Cooling has outstanding service and helped restore A/C to our home when we discovered the system stopped working properly. Jeff Rich was our technician and he came in, found the issue within the first 15 minutes, and provided some other great recommendations to assist with making our home more HVAC efficient. Will definitely utilize their Star’s service again for all of our HVAC needs!
– Jordan K.