Furnaces are the heating systems of choice for many Western Massachusetts homeowners, as they provide efficient, reliable heating even on very cold days. Because of this, furnace installation has become one of our main services. Like all machines, though, furnaces do break down on occasion, and because they serve such an essential function, those issues can quickly become big problems. If you’re running into issues with your furnace, you might need to have it professionally checked and get furnace service and even replacement as soon as possible.
Signs you need your Furnace Serviced
Sometimes, furnace problems are obvious: if your furnace won’t start, it needs to be fixed or replaced. Other issues may be as subtle as draftiness in the home, cold air coming from the vents, or uneven heating. You may notice dust coming from vents, indicating that the ducts need to be cleaned. Incorrect temperature readings on your thermostat may be indicative of a control issue. Even excessive noise when the system is running can be a sign of a serious issue and you might soon be in need of furnace service or even replacement.
Beyond those comfort-related issues, a poorly functioning furnace will tend to run less efficiently. If you notice a sudden spike in your heating bills, a maintenance problem is likely to blame and you should get furnace service as soon as possible.
Even if your furnace only has a minor issue, it’s important to get it fixed right away before it can turn into a major problem. If you already have a major problem, of course, fixing it is all the more urgent. Either way, you’ll need to give us a call right away for quick furnace service or repair.
You may also consult our most common furnace questions to know more about what issue you might be facing.
Trustworthy Furnace Service from Hurley & David
You depend on your furnace to keep your home warm, and you should be able to depend on the people who repair and maintain it every winter. At Hurley & David, we’ve been servicing furnaces throughout the Springfield area for over five decades. Our technicians know heating equipment inside and out, and they have the tools and expertise needed to find the source of the problem and get it fixed right away. If the problem is severe enough, we’ll help you weigh the cost of repairs against the short-term cost and long-term savings that would come with a replacement system. We service all types of furnaces including Lennox furnaces.
In short, Hurley & David can provide adequate furnace services including:
Whether you’re running into furnace issues right now or want to take proactive steps to prevent those problems from happening, don’t hesitate. Give us a call at (413) 200-4203 to speak with one of our furnace service experts. We’ll get it fixed right — the first time.
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.