Furnace Repair in Fredericksburg
Dependable Repairs for Your Furnace
Many people associate the state of Virginia with being a warm and humid place. While this is often true during the summer months, any resident of Fredericksburg knows that we have our full share of frigid, icy winters, as well as frosty mornings and chilly evenings during the early spring and autumn. When the temperature drops suddenly, as it often does here, your whole home can become uncomfortable quite quickly. Normally, this situation is easily fixed by just switching on your reliable heater or furnace, so that you can make the house toasty warm again. However, what happens if your heating unit only blows cold air, or keeps short-circuiting, or simply refuses to turn on?
If this disastrous experience is happening to you right now, it is time to reach out to ALCO HVAC before the situation gets any worse. We can provide powerful furnace repair in Fredericksburg so that you are safe and cozy again.
Contact us now at (540) 358-8803 to learn more about how we can help your furnace repair needs so you are not left shivering in the cold.
The Importance of Rapid Furnace Repairs
Even the toughest, most durable furnaces will eventually begin to experience issues due to wear and tear. Unfortunately, these problems usually seem to occur during the winter, right when we need them the most. This is not simply because we just happen to notice furnace issues more in December or January, but because the collected dust and grime that have gathered in an unused furnace during the summer months tend to wreak havoc when you have suddenly started using the heat more.
No matter whether the furnace is fueled by gas, oil, or electricity, any inherent problems it may have from age or neglect will be compounded by this clog of dust, causing entire parts to come loose or break down. By getting rapid repair for your heater while it is just beginning to experience problems, you can save yourself a lot of hassle and expensive replacement costs in the middle of winter.
Signs You Need Furnace Repairs
One of the best ways to forestall your furnace from totally breaking apart is by getting proactive repairs at the earliest signals that something is wrong.
Some warning signs you should look out for include:
Bad Smells -
If you notice a nasty smell coming from your furnace, it could that their is a buildup of soot on your heat exchanger. A musty smell could also mean that there is moisture somewhere that is collecting and growing mold. Give our Fredericksburg furnace repaira call and we can help!
Rising Energy Costs -
Has your energy bill been seemingly getting higher and higher each month? It could be that your furnace has a part that is failing and your furnace is having to work twice as hard in order to provide the same amount of heat to your home as before. When your heating unit has to work harder, it's going to need to use more energy.
You notice strange sounds, like clanking, grinding, or groaning, coming
from the unit -
Noises coming from your furnace are to be expected. But, if you are hearing any clanking, grinding or screeching coming from your unit, it is most likely due to a loose belt or even the ignitor not working. If the ignitor is not working, you will hear a loud, "THUMP" sound. If this isn't addressed quickly, over time it can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your unit.
The furnace will cycle off and on independently -
If your furnace is frequently turning on and off, this is called, "short cycling". It could be anything from a clogged air filter to a malfunctioning thermostat.
Taking Proactive Steps with Our Experts
Having a dependable source of heat is not just about comfort but also safety, for your family as well as the integrity of your property and belongings themselves. Do not delay when it comes to fixing your furnace. Postponing an appointment for repairs can lead to your furnace breaking down completely, which can take much longer to fix or find replacement parts. The longer your family is without heat, the more dangerous the situation can get, especially when the temperature drops below freezing. Trust our experts at ALCO HVAC to take care of all your furnace needs right away.
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We Do Things The RIGHT Way
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We value family and tradition. Our owner has decades of experience working in the HVAC industry with family experience going back to 1935!
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