Dependable Furnace Repairs Throughout Eastern NC
Residents of Eastern NC rely on their heating system to heat their home or business throughout much of the year. When you need a furnace repair, you need a company you can trust to make fast, accurate repairs and charge a fair price. Jackson & Sons is located just outside Goldsboro, NC has been providing furnace repairs in Wayne, Johnston and Pitt Counties and throughout Eastern North Carolina for over four decades. We are known for our knowledgable heating technicians, our focus on energy efficiency, and our same-day service with a smile!
Dirty ductwork is a common issue with furnaces. If you've noticed that your furnace isn't heating your home as efficiently as it once did, your ductwork may need to be cleaned. To test the airflow, place your hand in front of the vents and feel how much air comes out.
You also need to make sure your filters are clean. While the majority of homeowners are aware of furnace filters, they are unaware of how often they should be changed. Depending on the filter, most should be replaced every month or two. A more detailed timeline can be found on the packaging of your filter.
Another very common issue is when your furnace's ignition or pilot light fails. This is generally a pilot light in older furnaces. Instead of pilot lights, newer furnaces typically use electrical ignitions. Inside the furnace, the pilot light may be visible. Contact an HVAC technician if your furnace isn't turning on when it should.
A furnace has an average lifespan of 15-20 years; after that, the system begins to fail more frequently. Fixes are usually beneficial if your furnace is less than ten years old. If it has been 12 years or more, it is time to replace it. Consult an expert if your furnace is more than ten years old and still giving you problems.
A strange odor coming from your furnace could indicate a problem. Your heating unit can smell like the fuel it runs on, especially the first time they are turned on in a year. The majority of furnace odors dissipate as the unit runs. If you notice a strong smell of fuel around the unit, an odor that shows up unexpectedly, or a scent that does not disappear over time, you may have a furnace issue.
You should also take a close look at the pilot light if you have one. A good pilot light is usually blue. A different color pilot light, mainly yellow, can appear to suggest an air circulation issue. When gases such as carbon monoxide do not dissipate as they should, the color changes. If not addressed, this problem can be a danger for you and your family, as well as make your unit more flammable.
If your furnace stops working altogether and you need immediate repairs, Jackson & Son will be happy to provide emergency furnace repair services 24 hours a day. Other signs that you may need a furnace repair include:
- Your furnace is not heating your home or business to comfortable temperatures
- Uneven temperatures that vary from room to room
- Loud noises when your furnace is operating
- Heating bills that are higher than normal
- Poor indoor air quality
If you notice any of these symptoms, call Jackson & Sons for heating diagnostic services.