We Provide Routine Furnace Service & Maintenance in Ithaca, Rochester, Syracuse & nearby
Benefits of regular furnace maintenance:
- Optimal home comfort
- Reliable performance
- Better furnace efficiency
- Extended life
- Lower repair costs & increased energy savings
Fast, reliable furnace tune-ups and inspections for all makes and models
Don't wait until cold weather arrives to turn on your heating system, only to find that your furnace won't turn on, there's a leak, or the blower isn't working. When you call Halco to have your furnace serviced, you can expect prompt service and a thorough inspection of your central heating system. We service all types of upflow and downflow furnaces, including natural gas, oil, electric and propane.
Call us at 1-888-635-6166 today to schedule complete furnace inspection and service or your furnace cleaning.
We provide fast quotes for all heating system repairs
We provide fast, written quotes on all furnace repairs. If you need to have your furnace replaced, we will inspect your home and provide you with a personalized cost estimate.
What to expect from your furnace maintenance appointment
A furnace requires annual service and maintenance to make sure it performs as it should. Even if your furnace appears to be working properly, it’s smart to schedule a furnace service appointment. The furnace inspection and maintenance work performed by one of our experienced, full-service HVAC technicians will ensure safe, efficient operation and help prolong the life of your heating system.
The checklist for a typical furnace service will include the following work:
Visual inspection. Your technician will check not only the furnace, but also the fuel line, flue pipe, main plenum and ductwork.
Prep for peak performance. After resting all summer long, your furnace needs to wake up and deliver heat every day during winter months. Annual furnace service is the best way to ensure reliable, efficient performance.
- Combustion safety. It’s important to make sure that your furnace is venting correctly, with no danger of combustion gases getting into your living space.
- Filter check. A dirty filter will be replaced or cleaned. When air filters become clogged with dirt, dust, pet dander and other particulates, air flow is reduced and system efficiency plummets. The HVAC tech will also confirm proper filter size and type. Filters should be replaced at least once every season -- more often if the family has pets or a remodeling project underway.
- Furnace cleaning. Removing carbon, soot and other combustion byproducts from the burner and combustion chamber helps to promote more efficient operation.
- Blower check. By listening to your system’s blower and performing a visual inspection, your HVAC specialist will be able to determine if there’s a bearing or balance problem.
- System check. Part of the service includes running the furnace and blower to confirm that the thermostat is working correctly and that warm air is being delivered to your living space.
- Occupant issues. Let your technician know if certain parts of the house are colder or draftier than others. Our experts are trained to identify other factors that affect home comfort and energy efficiency. Even if your furnace is working perfectly, your house may have insulation, air leakage or ductwork conditions that impact comfort and energy efficiency (see sidebar).
Other factors that affect furnace performance, comfort & heating expenses
- Air leakage. Small cracks & gaps throughout your house allow heated air to escape and cold winter air to enter. As a result, your furnace must work harder to maintain warmth. Sealing these leaks (especially between your living space and the attic) will put less pressure on your heating system.
- Attic insulation. Most homes don’t have nearly enough attic insulation. Sealing air leaks, combined with an insulation upgrade, can cut heating costs by 40%.
- Leaky ductwork. Conditioned air that escapes through duct leaks can diminish HVAC efficiency by 20%.
- Duct insulation. Ductwork that runs through a cold attic or crawl space will cool the heated air coming from your furnace. Solve the problem by having this ductwork insulated.
Call us to schedule servicing for your furnace in NY
If your home is cold and drafty or you have high energy bills, these are all reasons to call Halco to have your home inspected. In addition to heating services, we offer a variety of other home comfort solutions.
If you live in Elmira, Webster, Auburn, Fairport, Pittsford, Cortland, Canandaigua or the surrounding New York area, call us today to schedule your annual furnace maintenance appointment!