Furnace Tune Up Brooklyn Center | Furnace Maintenance Brooklyn Center

There is no time like the present to start thinking about scheduling a check-up on your heating and cooling system. You don’t want to get stuck without AC when the summer heat arrives! It is important to have your furnace system inspected to prepare for the upcoming season—which can include inclement weather, humidity, cool temperatures, and other forms of unpredictable Minnesota weather. Summer might feel like it is still far away, but now is the ideal time to get a handle on your cooling system. There are a variety of reasons why it’s important to schedule your Furnace Tune Up Brooklyn Center.

The following are the top 5 reasons to schedule your springtime tune-up with All Climate Mechanical before the weather heats up.

Prevent Airborne Allergies

Indoor Air Quality, what you don’t see could hurt you. It may surprise you that mold, dust, and other airborne allergens are hiding in your HVAC equipment. If you or anyone in your home is affected by allergens, it’s imperative that you schedule regular maintenance on your HVAC.

You may think you are all set by just changing your air filter, however, your air filter can only filter so much. Once inside the air handler, particles will settle on the coils, combine with moisture, and become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. Year after year as you use your system, this grime builds up and infiltrates your home each time you turn it on. It’s going to take more than a little bit of dusting to get rid of this dirt!

This process continues throughout the ducts in your home.  Have you ever had your ducts cleaned? If not, you might want to think about it. When your HVAC system is not in use, ducts also provide shelter to insects, dust mites, and rodents. This can cause even more contamination of your air supply with dander and droppings. Why take the risk of getting sick?

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Improving indoor air quality includes addressing issues such as air filtration, humidification, de-humidification, and proper attic ventilation.

Poor indoor air quality is a known cause of many types of respiratory issues. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, pollution levels indoors are generally two to five times higher than outdoors. Always have your indoor air quality tested. Make sure you carry out strategies to keep the air inside your home fresh and clean throughout the entire year.

Here are 6 simple ways you can improve your indoor air quality:

  • Increase ventilation around the home
  • Change your air filters frequently
  • Dust your home often with a damp cloth
  • Remove air contaminants like cigarette smoke
  • Avoid air fresheners and cleaning products
  • Schedule a Furnace Tune Up Brooklyn Center

As you can see, air quality plays a vital role in your health and the performance of your HVAC system.

Lower Monthly Utility Bills

Who doesn’t want to save money on their utility bills? A spring tune up will increase their HVAC system performance, which in turn helps you save on cooling costs. According to the U.S. Department of Energy simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the warm spring and summer months. A Furnace Tune Up Brooklyn Center is an important step in helping you have Lower Monthly Utility Bills.

How can you tell if your system is performing poorly?

  • A layer dust on your indoor coils
  • A layer of dirt on your outside coils
  • A blockage or leak in your ducts
  • Refrigerant is low
  • Don’t ignore the warning signs. We will check out all of this in our routine HVAC maintenance.

Avoid Breakdown Expenses and be proactive

Before summer is in full swing and your air conditioner is running 24/7, make sure it is ready to handle the heat. By sceduling a preventative maintenance on your HVAC system this spring, you will be able to afford AC downtime if there is an issue with your system. You don’t want your AC to malfunction on one of the hottest days of the year, do you? Find issues early on before they become costly fixes mid-season.Our technicians can also help you plan ahead if we see that a system is performing poorly and should be updated. This will help you to plan ahead with the replacement system and costs.

Extend the Lifespan of Your System

Extending the lifespan of your HVAC system means taking a proactive approach with maintenance. When routinely checked and serviced, your HVAC system can last two-fold. It is proven that by routinely performing a HVAC service— including air conditioner and furnace maintenance, you will be prolonging the life of the system and saving on costly repairs.

The regular maintenance of your HVAC system also helps to prevent airborne allergens from circulating throughout your home. Systems that protect the quality of indoor air will not only keep your home healthier, they will help keep it cleaner (which means less back-breaking spring cleaning for you).

The more efficient your system, the less money you spend on energy costs. By keeping up with routine maintenance, you ensure that your HVAC system won’t have minor issues that could develop into major problems.

All Climate Mechanical is a full-service company that provides quality service and installations. We are a certified Rheem Contractor. Rheem is a partner with ENERGY STAR®. Products with the ENERGY STAR® label are the most energy efficient choices you can make as a consumer. Keep in mind that CenterPoint Energy offers efficiency Programs & Rebates for residential and commercial customers.

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Furnace Repair Brooklyn Center | Heating Service Brooklyn Center | All Climate Mechanical

There are some important factors to consider in the cost of Furnace Repair Brooklyn Center.

Starting to think a furnace repair is in your near future? Want to know how much this might cost you? Well, without inspecting your particular furnace, we can’t know for sure. But, to give you an idea of what to expect, below we’ve provided some average prices (along with the factors that affect those prices).

Sometimes a furnace replacement is not needed. All Climate Mechanical can help you determine if the problem is something that can be repaired. A furnace repair in Minnesota can cost anywhere from $200 to $800+, with the average furnace repair costing $350.

Key factors that will affect the price of your furnace repair include:

  • Type of repair needed
  • Whether the furnace is still under warranty
  • Contractor you choose

Let’s look at exactly how those 3 factors above affect your Furnace Repair Brooklyn Center cost.

Factor #1: Whether the furnace is still under warranty

Before you schedule your furnace repair, check to see if your furnace is still warranty.

More specifically, 3 types of warranties to check include:

  1. Parts warranty. This warranty covers the cost of any replacement parts that are deemed defective due to faulty manufacturing. A furnace’s parts warranty usually lasts around 5 years and is provided by the manufacturer (i.e. Trane, Goodman, Carrier, etc.). Because a furnace heat exchanger is particularly pricey, however, manufacturers sometimes offer lifetime warranties for furnace heat exchangers.
  2. Labor warranty. The contractor who installs your furnace will usually offer a labor warranty that lasts from 1 to 2 years from the date of the installation. This warranty covers the cost of labor to complete any repairs that arise due to faulty installation.
  3. Extended warranty. Both manufacturers and contractors often offer “extended” warranties. Depending on who you buy it through (contractor or manufacturer) this warranty will add anywhere from 5 to 10 years onto your existing parts or labor warranty.

Not sure if your furnace is still covered under warranty? Our suggestion is to contact the contractor who installed your furnace. They will know whether your furnace is still under the labor warranty and can contact the manufacturer to determine whether you’re still under the parts warranty or an extended warranty.

Factor #2: Type of repair that is needed

Regardless of whether you have an electric, gas or oil furnace, a lot of things can go wrong over time and necessitate a repair.

Because there are so many possible furnace repairs—all with varying price points—we’ve listed below some of the more common repairs we see in the Twin Cities Metro area:

  • Thermostat issues: $200 to $300+
  • Cracked heat exchanger: $1,500+
  • Bad blower motor: $500+
  • Electronic ignition/pilot light problems: $300 to $400
  • Clogged gas line: $300 to $400 
  • Clogged condensate drain pan/line (high-efficiency gas furnaces only): $250+

Factor #3: Contractor you choose

Here’s the bottom line: The higher the quality and experience a contractor has, the more they typically charge.

But don’t be intimidated by a higher repair price—choosing a higher quality technician means you’ll likely pay more upfront but you’ll save money in the long run. Why? Well, a furnace repair done right means you won’t have to pay for the tech to come back out a week later (or months later) when the furnace acts up again due to shoddy repair work.

But beyond experience level, contractors also charge in different manners. Two ways a contractor can charge include

  1. Flat-fee pricing
  2. Hourly pricing

So what’s the difference and why does it matter? Well, with flat-fee pricing, there are no surprises or opportunities for techs to “milk the clock” when it comes to the final bill. Flat-fee pricing means a tech inspects your furnace and then tells you, before any work begins, how much your repair bill will be.  For more information about saving energy with a properly installed or repaired furnace or furnace maintenance take a look at this article from Connexus Energy.

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7 Reasons to Replace Your Furnace | Furnace Replacement Brooklyn Center

Furnace Replacement Brooklyn Center with Rheem Quality Gas Furnaces. The average furnace lifespan can vary between 15-20 years. If you have an old inefficient unit and been holding off on replacement, it may be costing you more money in the long run. Today we’ll take a look at 7 of the most common reasons to replace your furnace with an

  1. Age of Your Furnace: The average gas powered forced air furnace will last between 15 and 20 years if the owner has taken proper care of the unit. If your furnace is within that age range or if it is older, be a proactive homeowner and replace the furnace before it breaks down at an untimely time this winter.
  2. Cracked Heat Exchanger: Many people are confused when they are told that the furnace must be replaced when the heat exchanger is found to have a crack in it.  A cracked or rusted out heat exchangers is a known cause of carbon monoxide leaks in the home. Running a unit with this problem could have severe consequences.
  3. High Energy Bills: One thing every homeowner can expect this winter is a rise in the cost of gas to heat your home. If you are running an old inefficient unit, that could mean a big increase in your energy bills as well. Lessen the blow by replacing that old unit with a new high efficiency Rheem Furnace Replacement Brooklyn Center. You could save around 30% on your heating bills this winter!
  4. Go Green: Taking care of our planet is everyone’s responsibility. If you are running a unit that is only 65% efficient of less, your home is wasting tons of energy every year. Reduce your carbon footprint and do your part to help the environment by installing a new high efficiency furnace in your home today!
  5. High Repair Costs: If the unit that you currently have is in disrepair, the repair costs to the unit may not be worth it. Why invest hundreds of dollars in repair now when that old unit may not last much longer anyways?
  6. Flooded Basement: Thousands of homes experiences flooding this past summer, and as a result, the furnace may have undergone some water damage. If this happened to you, don’t put off replacing the unit any longer! Attempting to run a water damaged furnace can lead to unexpected system failure, carbon monoxide leaks, and electrical fires.
  7. Unpredictable Heating: If that old furnace isn’t evenly heating the home, a new high efficiency unit may solve all of your problems! The new Rheem technology on the market today increases comfort and reliability of your heating system. Don’t be left out in the cold this winter!

Rheem Quality Gas Furnaces are designed to deliver reliable and economical warmth. Rheem is a partner with ENERGY STAR®. Products with the ENERGY STAR® label are the most energy efficient choices you can make as a consumer. Contact All Climate Mechanical today for a free estimate on a new furnace and be on your way to a warm and comfortable winter.

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Furnace Filter Brooklyn Center | Heating Service Brooklyn Center | All Climate Mechanical

Furnace Filter Brooklyn Center and why it matters to keep it clean. With spring starting on the 20th of March this year its time to look at a few inexpensive furnace maintenance tips. Would you like to increase your furnace efficiency by up to 15 percent? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, simply changing the filter at the appropriate interval can improve the system’s efficiency by that amount! This is thanks to the fact that dirty furnace filters prevent a steady stream of air from passing through the system and into your living space.

A clean filter will allow the furnace to work as designed. In contrast, a dirty filter will tax the system, forcing it to work much harder than it should have to. In the end, switching out your old filter for a new one has the potential to save you hundreds of dollars every year. Those are some serious savings!

Changing your furnace filter will also improve the quality of your indoor air. If you leave a clogged filter in place, it will make it difficult to trap additional dust, grime, and other unsavory particles. As a result, some of those nasty particles will make their way through your air ducts and into your home’s air.

It is also important to consider the fact that a dirty furnace filter increases the odds of a repair. Since dirty filters force the system to work much harder than it should, the furnace will endure extensive wear and tear. This heightens the chances of a breakdown and consequential repair. Add in the fact that an overtaxed furnace won’t last nearly as long as it should and it is easy to see why some homeowners switch out their system’s filter once per month just to be on the safe side.

What’s the big deal with changing your furnace filter?

Changing your furnace filter is one of the simplest and most effective ways of improving your indoor air quality and comfort while lowering your heating expenses. It is an important part of your Furnace Maintenance. Here are a few reasons why changing your furnace filter is so important:

  • Dirty air filters are the leading cause of furnace system failures. This is because a clogged filter will restrict the airflow to your furnace system’s air handler, placing an added strain on the handler’s fan motor. Over time, this could result in motor burnout, system overheating or even failure. Investing the time in changing your filter can prevent this from happening and protect your expensive climate-control equipment.
  • Dirty air filters cause your fan motor to work harder than necessary and use up more energy. Changing your furnace filter can significantly reduce your spending.
  • Dirty air filters reduce your indoor air quality, which will aggravate allergies and promote sickness.
  • Dirty air filters cause your furnace systems and ducts to become clogged or dirty faster, leading to costly expenses and a decreased life span.
  • Take a moment to learn more about Furnace Maintenance in one of our previous blogs.

Your furnace filters should be checked every month, especially during winter and summer when your system is used the most. At a minimum they should be changed every three months. In order to help you remember when to replace it, try putting a monthly reminder on your Outlook calendar and change it on that same day each month.  This way it is more likely to become a habit and may help you to remember to have extra furnace filters on hand so you’ll be sure to have them when you need them.

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