Before winter begins, you need to get your heating system into working order. Furnaces and other heating systems should be maintained and inspected at least once a year. Our team of licensed HVAC technicians provides the best heating repair services near you in areas of Florida such as Jacksonville, Fleming Island, Neptune Beach, Saint Augustine, and Atlantic Beach. Give the staff at Fenwick Home Services a call by phone at (904) 217-5694 to receive help with a heating issue. Our goal is to ensure your family is comfortable and toasty this year.
Discover Electric and Gas Furnace Repair Services
Fenwick Home Services can help with a variety of gas and electric furnace repair problems. Our HVAC technicians offer consultations, inspections, and emergency heating services. We are able perform fast and trustworthy heating repair services for all kinds of brands.
Our technicians can handle technical tasks like adjusting your heat anticipator, so your rooms are at a comfortable temperature. Heating repair options may also include things like inspecting filters, feedback systems, and safety equipment. Through our repairs and routine maintenance, you can enjoy having a trouble-free system with a longer lifespan.
Do Gas or Electric Furnaces Last Longer?
When it comes to heating repair, the overall cost depends on the kind of system you choose to install. In general, an electric furnace will last longer, but it also costs more to operate. You won’t have to replace an electric furnace as soon, but you’ll probably end up spending the difference during the many years you have it.
If your area or home doesn’t have access to natural gas, you won’t be able to use a gas furnace. While a gas furnace can last for up to 25 years, an electric furnace lasts longer and generally needs less maintenance. Because it requires infrequent care, the electric furnace has lower service costs.
What Heat Pump Repair Services Are Available?
Heat pumps use the outside air to cool the home during the summer season and heat it in the winter. A heat pump extracts hot air from the outside and brings it inside during the winter. Then, it reverses this process during the warmer months.
Fenwick provides full-service 24-hour heater repair with expert experience with:
- Residential Split System Heat Pumps
- Residential and Commercial Package Heat Pump Units
- Residential Water Source or “Water to Air” Heat Pump Systems.
The above are considered all-in-one air conditioning and heating systems and should have routine maintenance performed twice yearly to ensure efficient operation.
During the heating repair work, the technician may inspect or replace components like the compressor, or indoor air handler. Their goal is to clean or replace dirty, worn, or loose parts. They will conduct a thorough inspection as they look for leaks in the refrigerant line or an overworked compressor.
Components that may need repair or replacement during the life of a Heat Pump System
- Evaporator Coil
- Condenser Coil
- Defrost Board
- Reversing Valve
- Electrical Relays
- Indoor Blower Motor
- Outdoor Condenser Motor
- Condensate Drain line
- Temperature Sensors
- Low Voltage and High Voltage Electrical Wiring
If there is a problem, the technician will discuss which options you have. Once you decide on the best solution, your technician will adjust the pump’s parts, tighten its electrical connections, and perform a heating repair.
What Heating Repairs Do Mini-Split Systems Need?
With mini-split systems, you can control different sections of your home individually. The entire system includes a compressor, expansion valve, evaporator, and condenser. A special refrigerant moves through the system’s copper coils in order to cool or heat your home.
Homeowners often choose mini-splits because they release fewer contaminants in the air than heat pumps do. They offer better energy efficiency and a smaller carbon footprint. In addition, this comfortable option has a simple installation process.
If there is a problem, the technician will check the outdoor unit for debris build-up and perform the necessary heating repairs. They may see if the drain line is clear, or if they need to replace any faulty parts. If there is nothing wrong with your HVAC system, the technician can also check your home’s electrical system to see if everything is working properly.
Get the Heating Repairs and Maintenance Options Your System Needs
With Fenwick Home Services, you can get the heating repair and maintenance services you are looking for. Our experienced technicians offer flexible scheduling options to homes with malfunctioning heaters.
Whether you want a furnace installed or a mini-split system repaired, our team is here to help. Contact us today for more information regarding heating repair services!
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.