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Furnace Repair in Aurora

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Aurora residents trust Quality First Service Group for prompt, professional furnace repairs. Our family-owned, locally-operated heating company is A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau because we prioritize the complete satisfaction of our customers. There's a reason "Quality First" is in our name!

From dirty air filter changes to more complex mechanical repairs, our team has the solution to get your furnace working again as quickly as possible. If your heater is broken, don't delay in calling our team to request a same-day appointment. Based in Aurora, we proudly serve customers throughout the Denver area.

Contact us online or give us a call now to schedule an appointment for furnace repair in Aurora, Castle Rock, or anywhere in the surrounding areas. Emergency service is available!

Warning Signs Your Furnace May Be Failing

Every part inside your home has a shelf life. How long the item lasts depends on normal wear and tear, and how well you care for it during its life. Your furnace is no exception. From the moment it’s installed, it has a useful life. And every season is one more step to reaching its limit.

It’s never fun waking up to a cold home. And unfortunately, furnaces only seem to quit completely on the coldest days of the year. But in most cases, a furnace has telltale signs it’s reaching the end of its useful life long before it wears out.

The following are signs your furnace needs repair:

  • Your furnace is more than 15 years old.
    One of the easiest ways to tell if your furnace is reaching the end is to look at how long it’s serviced your home. The average furnace will only last 15 to 20 years. It depends on many things, such as how well you’ve serviced it over the years, and how much it’s been used from the time it was installed. If it’s nearing that age, it’s time to start looking at your options.
  • Your furnace is blowing cold air.
    If you keep cranking up the thermostat, but still find your home is staying cool, it might be time to repair or replace your furnace. Cold air can mean a variety of things; from a faulty pilot light, to a leak in the air ducts. Of course, if you work with a reputable furnace repair company, they will find the problem and offer you the best solution. Sometimes a simple fix may be all it takes.
  • Your heating bills are rising.
    Have you noticed your heating costs are going up, up, up? If you can’t find any other reason for it, it may be that your furnace is having to work harder to perform the same job as before.
  • Your furnace has a funny smell.
    If your furnace smells dusty or dirty, no matter how many times it operates, it could be coming from your furnace. This should be fixed by cleaning or replacing the air filter. But if you still notice the smell, it’s time to call in a technician. If it smells like natural gas, seek professional help immediately.
  • Your furnace makes noises.
    Sometimes old furnaces start to make strange noises. Rattles. Pops. Creaks. Odd sounds can mean your blower wheel is broken. Banging could mean the system is out of balance. The longer you leave these noises unattended, the better chance they have of destroying your system altogether. If you suspect something is wrong, the faster you act, the less damage it can cause.

Furnace Repair FAQ

What Should I Check if My Furnace Isn’t Working?

Here are a few quick things to check first if your furnace isn’t working:

  • Your thermostat’s setting—Make sure it’s set to “heat” instead of “cool” or “off.”
  • Your thermostat’s battery—If the thermostat isn’t on at all, its battery may be dead. Changing it should fix this.
  • Your air filter—If your air filter is packed with dirt and dust, it may need to be changed. Changing it will improve airflow and help your furnace do its job properly.
  • Your circuit breaker—If you have an electric furnace, check to make sure your circuit breaker hasn't been tripped.

Why Does My Furnace Smell Like It's Burning?

During the first heat cycle of the year, a burning smell is not that uncommon for the first two to three minutes your heater runs. This is simply the dust and debris that has accumulated in your heat exchanger and heating element burning off. If you smell burning rubber or plastic, and the smell doesn’t go away shortly, shut off your furnace immediately and call for help right away.

Why is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

There are a number of different reasons this could happen. Your heating element could be failing to ignite or turn on. Your gas supply may be interrupted. You might even have a problem with your heat exchanger or another important part of your system. Call for a professional inspection and repair service right away.

What Does it Mean When Your Furnace Keeps Shutting Off?

This is typically a sign of two things: short-cycling or overheating. Short-cycling is caused by having a furnace that’s too big for your home or a blower fan that is too powerful for your ductwork. This creates pockets of extremely warm air that shut your system off prematurely. Overheating is caused by heat not being able to escape your system fast enough, usually due to a blower fan or heat exchanger problem. In any case, you should call a professional for help right away.

How Long Do Furnaces Typically Last?

Furnaces typically last around 15 to 20 years, and can go as long as 25 years when they receive proper maintenance and tune-up services periodically. However, furnaces that are not properly cared for won’t last nearly as long, and likewise will experience more problems over their short life. This is why we emphasize maintenance so heavily—this small investment in your system can sustain it and keep it working efficiently and reliably for a much longer period of time.

Is There Anything I Can Do to Make My Furnace More Efficient?

In general, the most efficient way to run your furnace is to simply set it to your ideal temperature and let it run on its own. Make sure you periodically change your filter to ensure proper airflow, and everything should work properly. Aside from your system, however, there are a few things you can do in your home to help your furnace too. Open all vents and registers to allow for maximum airflow with minimal cold spots. And set your downstairs thermostat two degrees warmer than your upstairs thermostat for a more even heat throughout your home.

To schedule an appointment for furnace repair in Aurora, call (720) 548-2770 now.

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