When the warmth of summer is replaced by the first drizzly morning and you wake up to the smell of rain, your cold toes may thank you for turning on the furnace as soon as you get out of bed. However, nothing can put a damper on a rainy day like a furnace that won’t turn on or that doesn’t seem to heat the home effectively. We hope this never happens to you, but if it does, Jennings is on call for furnace repairs in the Springfield area.
We love heating homes and this is exactly what we have been doing since 1931. While coal was the resource of choice back then, today furnaces are used in most homes. They are an extremely reliable way to heat your house, and there is a type of system for virtually every situation. Whether you have a gas, oil, or electric furnace, our team of experts can service it and get it working again.
Common Furnace Repairs
Furnace repairs can range in severity from a slight inefficiency during operation to complete failure. Your furnace may still turn on, but if no air is coming out of the vents or if it isn’t warm enough, it can still be a major inconvenience.
If your furnace is squealing during operation, it may be because of wear and tear on the blower belt. This is usually a quick and affordable repair, but you shouldn’t put it off since a slipped belt can cause other problems in your system. If your home never seems to be comfortable despite a fully operational furnace, there may be problems with your thermostat instead.
Other issues can be more urgent and more expensive. When there are loud sounds such as grinding, rattling, or scraping, we recommend turning off the system right away and giving us a call. You can often avoid greater damage by acting quickly. If your system stops working altogether or you notice that your pilot light is yellow instead of blue, call our 24/7 emergency services. A yellow pilot light is a sign that there is carbon monoxide present which can be dangerous for you and your family.
Many of these problems can occur due to a lack of maintaining the system, so we always recommend taking the time to get a tune-up on your schedule. We try to make maintenance affordable by offering our $16 per month Rewards Club. You will get free maintenance and discounts as well as hundreds of dollars worth of other benefits. Check out our Rewards Club page for more information.
Emergency Furnace Repairs
Are you worried about the safety of your system? Has your furnace failed in the middle of the night? We have a solution. We are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, and we are always happy to consult with you to figure out if emergency services are necessary for you. We know that your furnace is not going to wait for a convenient time to stop working, so you shouldn’t have to wait for repair services. Even if you think the problem is not urgent, we still recommend giving us a call. We will either set your mind at ease and schedule an appointment for the next business day or head over to your home right away. If you are a part of our Rewards Club, you can take advantage of our reduced service fee for emergency services.
In Between Appointments
To minimize frequent repairs, it is important that you take care of your system even in between repair and maintenance appointments. The best way to do this is to change the filter in your furnace frequently. A dirty filter can cause loud sounds, a lack of airflow, frequent cycling, and other uncomfortable or damaging problems. You can also sweep around the system and wipe down the exterior occasionally to keep it free from dust. Always avoid putting any objects too close to the furnace. This will help maintain good airflow to and from the system. All other cleaning and maintenance tasks should be left to our team at Jennings because we are trained on safe and effective procedures.
Furnace failures can be disconcerting, but our team at Jennings is never intimidated by them. In our many years of repairing these systems, we have seen every problem and we are always up to the task. When you find yourself shivering from lack of heat, give our team a call and your furnace will be fixed before you know it.