Gas Furnace Installation & Replacement
Whether your home is in need of a new gas furnace installation because you are starting fresh or making the switch to gas heat and need a furnace replacement, you should first become familiar with this type of furnace. A gas furnace is a phenomenal choice for your home’s heating system because it provides consistent, powerful heat.
Not only is it easy to install for our contractors, but it just as easy to repair, in the rare case that your furnace does require maintenance. Natural gas is an inexpensive utility cost because is a popular fuel source and is easily replenished, making your gas furnace a dependable source for heating your home.
Our contractors guarantee speedy installations and stress-free replacements to ensure that your home is feeling comfortable and warm in no time. Once our work is complete, you can feel confident that it is running efficiently and constantly producing a comfortable amount of heat in your home.
Emergency Furnace Repair
If you lose your furnace on a frigid winter day, the indoor temperature will drop every hour you go without heat. This makes prompt emergency furnace repair an absolute necessity. Whether your furnace has been knocked offline by a small mechanical issue or a large breakdown, our HVAC experts can hunt for the root of your furnace issue and fix it quickly.
You don’t have time to wait for a smaller company to fit you into their schedule — when you need an emergency furnace repair, you need it now. Furthermore, since you don’t have time or money to waste, you can’t afford to trust an inexperienced, do-it-all handyman — you need it fixed correctly the first time around.
Finally, since gas furnaces burn fossil fuels to make heat, there is a small chance that they can emit carbon monoxide, a deadly, odorless or colorless gas. While furnaces are generally very safe heating systems, occasionally older furnaces can prove dangerous. Our technicians can identify and recommend action to rectify a carbon monoxide leak.
Gas Furnace Tune-Ups
Since experiencing a day without heat is highly stressful, we always recommend that homeowners elect to have a gas furnace tune-up before the beginning of winter. As is the case with any other heating system tune-up, a furnace tune-up provides a series of benefits.
The advantages of a gas furnace tune-up include:
- Preventing stressful and expensive breakdowns
- Saving money on heating as the system will run more efficiently
- Preserving your furnace’s manufacturer’s warranty
- Extending the lifespan of your furnace
During a furnace tune-up, our expert technicians test your system’s functionality to ensure that it will perform when you need it during the winter. In addition, our technicians clean your system top to bottom, all while hunting for the indications of a possible breakdown or other issue.
Furnace Service & Repair in Lancaster and Berks Counties
Whether you’re thinking about upgrading to an energy-efficient gas furnace, you want to schedule yearly maintenance, or you need an emergency repair, Vertex Mechanical is the team to trust.
Vertex Mechanical is your local HVAC company with the expertise and resources of a national chain. We stock national brands and our technicians receive the highest level of manufacturer training. However, we don’t employ high-pressure sales people to upsell you on work you don’t need.
At Vertex Mechanical, all we do is provide the HVAC and mechanical services our friends and neighbors need — including gas furnace repair and maintenance. Contact us to start the conversation today!
FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions
Can I stick some lighted paper or a match in the furnace if it doesn’t light?
No. Putting a foreign object into the fire box can be hazardous to your furnace and to your home by causing a house fire.
How many times can I push the restart button?
Once or twice only! Pushing the restart button repeatedly will cause your fire box to flood and heating oil, unlike gasoline, does not evaporate, thus making a lot of noise once it is started. Although rare, flooding the fire box could be a fire hazard.
Where is my pilot light?
Unlike gas, oil furnaces have an electronic ignition system and do not require an open flame.
Should my furnace have an oil smell?
No, a fuel odor is an indication that something is wrong and should be checked by a service technician.
What do S.E.E.R., A.F.U.E., and H.S.P.F. mean?
S.E.E.R. stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rate. A.F.U.E. stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency and H.S.P.F. stands for Heating Seasonal Performance Factor. These are the most commonly used terms to describe equipment efficiencies. The higher the number, the better.