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Repairs? Replacement? Maintenance? Oh My!

service-timeThings have cooled down quite a bit here in Arizona, which is totally great because your furnace could use some time in the spotlight! But before you go firing up that furnace, it is important that you read this blog!

Here’s the deal: many homeowners aren’t quite sure what to do with their furnaces come wintertime. Does it need repairs? Maybe it needs to be replaced? Where does maintenance fit into all this?

So, to help you out a little, we’ve explained it all for you below. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (oh yeah, and remember to schedule your furnace repairs in Peoria, AZ with our team!)


Unfortunately, your furnace will need repairs every now and again. Everyday wear and tear can put a lot of stress on your system, which can cause damage. When your system is in need of repair, it becomes significantly less efficient, causing your heating bills to skyrocket. Plus, the longer your furnace continues to run with an existing problem, the more likely it is that the problem will worsen. Here are some signs that your furnace needs repair:

  • Increased heating costs
  • Loud noises
  • Lack of heat
  • Foul odors


Over time, your furnace will become old and outdated, placing you in the market for a new one. There are many benefits to replacing your old system with a new, high-efficiency model. An inefficient system can end up costing you a lot of money, both on repair services and utility bills. A professional can determine if your system needs to be replaced, and will correctly size and install your new system to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. Here are some indicators that your furnace needs to be replaced:

  • The furnace is 10-15 years or older.
  • Increased repair needs
  • High heating bills


Okay, first things first: ALL furnaces, young and old, need regular maintenance. Scheduling annual maintenance services is the only way to preserve your system’s efficiency while increasing its lifespan. During these visits, your HVAC technician is able to detect and repair minor issues before they become major. Additionally, they’ll be able to make any adjustments necessary to boost efficiency and performance. Scheduling maintenance reduces the impact of stress from everyday use and limits the potential for dangerous problems to occur, giving you the peace of mind you deserve.

Ask a Professional!

Of course, the best way to ensure that your furnace gets what it needs is by consulting with a professional. Only a certified HVAC professional has the tools, knowledge, and experience to safely and accurately determine exactly what your furnace needs and deliver those services accordingly. And yes, there may be plenty of amateurs willing to service your system for a fairly cheap cost, however, sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you much more in the long run.

To schedule your furnace services, contact the team at Cool Touch today! Kick back and relax, we’ll keep you cool.


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