Furnace Repair in Columbus, OH & Surrounding Areas
Imagine this – it’s the first cold day of winter in Columbus, OH. Nothing happens when you head to the thermostat to crank on the heat. You don’t hear the gas flame ignite, or the fan blow, and you don’t feel any warm air within a few minutes. You grab a space heater and some blankets and begin to Google search “furnace repair near me,” or “Columbus furnace repair.”
When your furnace breaks down, and you need a professional, know that you can call the experts at Five Star Heating & Cooling Group. We’ll dispatch a certified repair technician to your doorstep right away, emergency or non-emergency. We can repair all types, makes, and models of furnaces, no matter the age of the unit. Schedule Furnace Repair services with Five Star today!
4 Common Furnace Repairs
We hope you enjoy a comfortable and cozy winter in your well-heated Central Ohio home. More importantly than comfort, however, we want you to keep your residence safe throughout the winter and holidays. We’ve put together the following general home heating safety tips to follow to avoid any hazardous circumstances:
Yellow Pilot Light
If you’re seeing a yellow pilot light, you should definitely take this to heart, as it is a sure sign of what could be serious trouble. You should call us if your pilot light has a yellow flame. This means there’s a mixture of gases, and your furnace isn’t working properly. The proper color of a pilot light is blue, which indicates there’s a correct balance of gases. A yellow pilot light, however, means dangerous gases like carbon monoxide (CO) are mixing.
If the air feels cold and drafty in certain areas in your home, your furnace might be having performance issues. In the same way, if your home has warmer regions than others, you should call us to discuss the problem, and we can explore your options to resolve it for good.
It is entirely normal for a furnace to make some minor sounds. For example, you should hear the faint hum of the motor even when it’s brand new. However, it’s abnormal for a furnace to make loud noises like grinding, whistling, or screeching noises. The difference between ordinary and healthy sounds and those that are warning sounds or unhealthy is usually apparent.
No Response to Thermostat
It’s our first natural response when we feel cold to try to warm things up by adjusting the thermostat. However, what do we do when we turn the heat up, and the furnace doesn’t do anything? If this happens, it could be a result of a bad thermostat, faulty wiring, or you could have leaks in your ductwork.
We Offer Simple HVAC Financing
If you're looking for some financial assistance in upgrading your home's HVAC system or need time to cover the cost of repairs, we encourage you to check out our financing options. We at Five Star Heating & Cooling have worked with local financial institutions to assist our customers for years. Learn more about our financing options today!
Central Ohio Furnace Repair
“Should I repair my furnace?” Every homeowner will find themselves asking this question eventually. The answer, however, is different for each home and set of circumstances. The following suggestions are based on our years of experience. If the system is less than 10 years old, it is worth repairing, especially if the cost of the repair is reasonable. However, if you have invested in constant repairs over the years – especially on a machine that is 10-15 years old or older, it’s likely ineffective. Don’t toss out hard-earned cash on a furnace that will likely break down soon. It makes more sense to invest in a new, energy-efficient heating system that gives you the peace of mind you need for the next several years of unpredictable winters.
If you’re unsure whether you should put money toward repairing your heating system or if you should replace it altogether, schedule a Diagnostic Service Call with Five Star Heating & Cooling. We’ll inspect your system, find the issue, and discuss with you the best options.
GENERALLY SPEAKING, YOU SHOULD REPAIR YOUR HEATING SYSTEM IF:
- The repair is relatively cheap and simple
- This is your first need for repair
- The unit is under 15 years of age
- The unit is under warranty
The Gold Standard in HVAC Services Since 1972
When we arrive at your home for a service call, you can rest assured knowing our technicians will arrive on time (and call you with an ETA) in one of our state-of-the-art service vehicles. We keep our service vehicles stocked with the latest HVAC tools and technology. We carry replacement parts, such as heat exchanges, pilot lights, fuses, control boards, air filters, valves, and more. We don’t stop when your HVAC system does. As part of our commitment to customer satisfaction, we make ourselves available after-hours, on weekends, and holidays for emergency HVAC repairs. No matter the make, model, or age of your HVAC system, we can repair it, old or new. We work on all types of equipment from top manufacturers such as Carrier, Trane, Goodman, Rheem, Bryant, and many more. So when you’re dealing with cold air from your heating system, no air at all, a broken air conditioner, or unpleasant smells, know that your friends at Five Star Heating & Cooling are standing by in the Greater Columbus Area.
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