We’ll Keep Your Furnace Running Efficiently
Your furnace is integral to your comfort, health, and protecting your home in the winter. A furnace that is malfunctioning or not working altogether greatly affects your quality of life and can lead to frozen pipes and other problems. Gold Star specializes in residential maintenance and furnace repair service. Annual maintenance performed before the heating season helps to ensure that your furnace is in good shape and operating at peak efficiency, which means a lower heating bill each month. In the event you do experience heating troubles, or your furnace has just stopped working outright, our repair technicians will work hard to get your heat running again quickly and affordably. Give us a call at 1-302-485-1649 or request an appointment online.
Emergency Furnace Repair Services
Many homeowners fear that if their furnaces break down in the middle of winter, the repair is going to be expensive and a hassle. But that is not the case with Gold Star.
Our company offers convenient around-the-clock furnace repair service, and we never charge overtime fees. We can dispatch our repair technicians anywhere throughout Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties even you need us in the middle of the night, on a weekend, or during a holiday. Our technicians will arrive promptly and with all of the equipment needed to fix your furnace during that single visit. Our team will diagnose the problem accurately and will fix it in a manner that will last for years to come.
Gas Furnace Repair
Gas-burning units are the most popular type of furnace in our service area. Most furnaces use natural gas as fuel, but if your home lacks access to a natural gas line, you may have a unit that burns propane, which is stored outside in a tank. In either case, these systems have a pilot light that is used to ignite the combustion that heats the heat exchanger that warms the air that is then distributed throughout your home. Gas furnaces have many moving parts and get dirty over time. That is why seasonal maintenance is so important. Even with the proper maintenance, some parts can fail over time, and if that happens to your system, you can count on a furnace repair service provided by Gold Star.
Electric Furnace Repair
Electric furnaces are similar to gas furnaces except that they do not have a pilot light and instead have some type of electric starter and use a heated coil. These systems are known to be very efficient, and since there is no combustion, there are no toxic gases to vent and monitor. As with a gas furnace, a blower moves air through the system and into the ductwork. In this case, however, air passes over an electric heating coil as opposed to a heat exchanger that is being heated via a burner. Electric furnaces still have a lot of moving parts and numerous electrical components and thus require regular maintenance as well.
Do You Need Your Furnace Serviced?
If your furnace suddenly stops blowing hot air, then it is obvious that you need furnace repair service as soon as possible. But you can experience furnaces troubles that are not that obvious. Homeowners should track their heating bills on a month-by-month basis and each year. If you notice a sudden spike in your bill, you should schedule an inspection right away. Gold Star also recommends that homeowners conduct their own cursory inspection each month. Check your air filters and replace them when they are visually dirty. You should also pay attention to the noises and smells that your furnace makes, and if you notice any strange smells or sounds, call us at 1-302-485-1649 for service as soon as possible.
Reasons for Furnace Repair
- System Age
- Inconsistent or No Heat
- Clogged Air Filters
- Strange Noises or Smells
- Frequent Cycling
- Ignition or Pilot Issues
What to Expect from Our Furnace Repair Service
When you call us for furnace repair service, expect us to make you a priority. A Gold Star HVAC technician will arrive in a work truck that has all the equipment and supplies needed to correct the problem in a single visit. Each of our HVAC technicians is honest, polite, professional, and customer-oriented. Our technician will perform complete diagnostics of your system. They will then explain your problem, discuss your options, and answer any questions that you may have. We will be upfront about pricing, and finally, the technician will repair your furnace promptly so you don’t have to worry about it again.
Pilot Light Repair
Pilot light issues need to be addressed immediately to keep your system running and protect against excess carbon monoxide in the home. During all furnace checkups, Gold Star technicians will test your carbon monoxide detector.
Electric Heating Coil Repair
The heating coil in your electric furnace works hard to keep you warm. Over time, issues can arise and there can be excess dirt and other buildup on the coils which limit their ability to perform.
Limit Switch Repair
Proper airflow is a major factor in your limit switch to function properly. If your furnace is continually blowing, repairing, or replacing the limit switch may be necessary.
Thermostat Repair & Replacement
Though there are many reasons your furnace may have an issue keeping you comfortable, frequent cycling on/off may actually be caused by a thermostat issue. Our technicians will even help ensure your thermostat is programmed correctly.
Dirt buildup, wiring issues, or a mechanical problem can cause your blower motor to malfunction or prematurely fail. We know the ins and outs of these primary components and can usually identify the issue quickly.
An improper vent on your furnace can cause damage inside your home, interior window condensation, or even rust on the furnace in addition to serious health concerns.
The best way to avoid needing furnace repair service is to schedule furnace maintenance each year prior to the heating season. Not only does this help to avoid heating troubles, but it also maximizes the efficiency of your system and thus lowers the cost to run it. During your furnace maintenance appointment, our technician will clean your system and perform a multipoint inspection. It is during that inspection that our technician will spot any wear and tear and correct it before it develops into a much more serious problem.
What If I Need to Replace My Furnace?
There will eventually come a time when it no longer makes financial sense to pay for furnace repair service. A new furnace will cost more upfront but will save you money over the next 15 to 20 years. If you need to install a new furnace, we can provide a consultation through which we can answer any questions that you may have and help you to choose the best model for your home. Gold Star also assists homeowners who want to replace their furnace early because, for instance, the home was expanded, they want to invest in a more efficient option, or they want to switch from heating oil to natural gas.
Schedule Your Heater Maintenance Visit
We offer pre-season and in-season heater tune-ups that provide a comprehensive inspection and cleaning of your heating system so that it is ready to handle the cold winter. If you haven’t had your heater serviced recently, a precision heater tune-up is a good idea to improve efficiency and ensure safe operation. Our HVAC technicians follow a 24-point checklist that will keep your heater running when you need it most. We even back our work, offering to refund the cost of your tune-up if your system fails during the same season. Call 1-302-485-1649 or contact us today to schedule your heating maintenance.