The first snow of the year has fallen, which means it’s time to get your heating sorted for the winter. Did you know that the number one reason for heating system failure is dirt? It actually causes 90% of all HVAC issues – aside from costly breakdowns, it can also keep your system from running at peak efficiency. This can result in hot and cold spots inside your home, while driving up your energy bills.
If you’re thinking about buying a new furnace, scheduling maintenance, or getting repairs, now is the time. Winter is coming, and as we like to say, it’s time to get back to the great indoors.
Want to skip ahead and just order a new furnace for your home? Talk to our expert technicians about your needs when you schedule an appointment.
While you’re here, consider why not sign up and save? Try our Comfort Club Membership for 10% off all repairs and more great benefits!
Where to start with heating Wasilla homes
HeatSource Mechanical has been proudly heating Wasilla homes for 35 years. We offer superior products, elite craftsmanship, and excellent customer service. Most importantly, we’re always here when you need us. We’re are also a Lennox Premier Dealer, which means we’re able to supply Lennox forced air furnaces to the Mat-Su Valley. These have a 98% Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating, and are also the quietest furnaces currently available on the market, which means they’re a perfect choice for Wasilla homes. This will ensure you’re never left out in the cold.
When you’re hiring a new HVAC contractor, you need to ask a few questions to ensure you’re getting the best and safest service possible. We recommend the starting with the following:
- Does someone in management have a Mechanical Administrators license?
- Does the company have a proper inspection and maintenance process?
- Does the company schedule regular training for all technicians?
- Are the technicians certified by a third party?
- What is the company’s pass/fail policy for inspections?
- Does the company have a confidentiality policy?
Complete systems for heating Wasilla homes
There are many different ways you can go about heating in Wasilla – however, you really can’t go wrong with a Lennox furnace. These high-efficiency HVAC systems are designed to conserve as much energy, and save as much money, as possible. They also come with air filtration systems and humidifiers that keep your indoor air quality as healthy and clean as possible.
The best place to start is by looking at the Dave Lennox Signature Collection. The SLP98V Variable-Capacity Gas Furnace is the quietest and most efficient product currently on the market. It will make you feel perfectly comfortable all winter long, and uses exclusive Precise Comfort technology to reduce your heating costs month after month. It has a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from customers.
The next best option for heating Wasilla homes is the Elite Series EL296V High-Efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace. It uses a variable-speed motor to reduce electrical use by up to two-thirds, compared to a standard motor. The two stage of heating minimize temperature swings, to keep your home comfortable while. This model has a 96% AFUE and is estimated to save customers up to 37% per year. Over a 15-year period, this could be as much as $11,277 (compared to the U.S. average).
The final item on our top-selling list is the Merit Series ML195 Gas Furnace, which has a 95% AFUE. If taking control of your utility bills is a priority, but you don’t want to sacrifice comfort, this is a great option, because it combines energy efficiency and affordability. The blower compartment is tightly sealed, with less than 1% air leakage, making it incredibly efficient. There is a 20-year limited warranty on the heat exchanger, and a five-year limited warranty on covered components.
If you’re looking to buy a new furnace this winter, you should also consider adding an indoor air quality system. Many homes have airborne microscopic pollutants. We offer a range of air purifiers and air filters that keep your home clean from the inside. We offer professional services to assist with things like mold, fungi, pollen, plant fibers, fiberglass, formaldehyde, chemical vapors, pet dander, and dust mites. The Lennox PureAir Air Purifier, for example, uses exclusive UVA light technology to trap and kill indoor air contaminants. Meanwhile, things like the TrueEASE Humidifier can control humidity to keep you comfortable and prevent things like dry skin and illnesses.
Read more: How to make your home more efficient
Should my Wasilla heating system be replaced?
Heating Wasilla homes is no easy feat. In the middle of winter, temperatures typically range from highs of about 22 degrees Fahrenheit to lows of about six. On top of that, we usually receive about 55 inches of snow. Efficient heating isn’t just nice to have, it’s an essential part of living here.
If you’re deciding whether to repair or replace your furnace, we recommend these principles:
- Prioritize replacing equipment that can’t be repaired, if it could cause a potential injury to a member of your household, if it could cause property damage, or if it’s likely to fail soon.
- Consider replacing gas forced-air furnaces that are more than 10 years old, or that have wear-and-tear that would cost more than $500 to fix, to avoid costly breakdowns.
- Replace equipment if new equipment could improve efficiency or your quality of life.
When it comes to servicing and repairs, however, we pride ourselves on offering a fast and reliable service to all our customers. That means we’re happy to come out and fix your furnace at any time of day or night to ensure you and your family can sleep comfortably – no matter the weather.
We also have North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certified technicians. NATE is the ONLY nationally recognized testing and certification program for the HVAC industry. Our people know your products inside and out and how to quickly and efficiently conduct boiler, water heater, and furnace repair and service. We guarantee that your house or business gets back to the warmth you need.
Save money on your Wasilla heating repairs
HeatSource Mechanical also offers a Comfort Club Membership that can help Wasilla residents make considerable savings. Remember what we said right at the start about dirty HVAC systems? We aim to reduce energy consumption by up to 15% with regular maintenance and cleaning services.
We also offer savings of $100 on after-hours dispatches and we find that the likelihood of a breakdown decreases by up to 90%. All our vans are fully-stocked, meaning we won’t waste time searching for the parts we need to get your furnace back up and running as soon as possible.
So how do you know when to call us? If your furnace is making strange noises, not heating as well as it should, consuming more fuel than it should, more than 15 years old, showing a yellow flame rather than a blue one, or kicking on or off frequently, we can advise you as to the best next steps.
Ready to talk about heating Wasilla homes? Give our friendly team a call today.