It’s best to hire a licensed heating contractor for major heating repairs. Attempting repairs yourself is not only risky but also can take a lot more time. It could possibly even be dangerous to repair your furnace yourself during icy cold winter months. You may conceivably do more damage trying to repair on your own than allowing a qualified contractor take care of the job for you. The friendly folks at Strand Brothers Service Experts here in Austin are licensed and are trained to have safety as their number one priority. Don’t forget to ask some of these questions when you give us a call for your next furnace or heater repair:
Can I see your license and insurance papers?
Make sure your Austin technician provides proof of business license and insurance, we would be more than happy to show you our licenses and insurance certificates.
Can I get an estimate on my repair?
At Strand Brothers Service Experts, we do not charge by the hour, but by an up-front flat Trip Charge. We believe a simple, straightforward ‘value menu’ type price provides the best service experience to all our customer’s homes. If you run into a furnace repair company that charges either hourly or daily, they may [be able to|be included to|want to]8] take advantage of the situation by [taking longer|using more time|going slower]9] than the furnace repair really takes. With a flat rate you have the benefit of paying on single up-front amount, regardless of the length or complexity of the furnace repair.
Should I get regular maintenance on my heating system?
Just like having a regular tune-up on your car’s engine, your furnace (as well as your air conditioner) needs an annual tune-up in order to run properly and efficiently. Not only does a furnace maintenance help increase the energy efficiency of the furnace, it proactively help prevent a breakdown during the coldest months of year, when furnace repair costs are also at their yearly peak.
To put your mind at ease, here are some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to common heating problems.
Is it normal that my furnace makes a clicking sound when I turn it on?
It is normal to hear a clicking sound when you start up your furnace. This is most likely the spark igniter on the furnace. If you do experience louder and more frequent noises, call Strand Brothers Service Experts today at 512-596-1257 for a safety evaluation.
What are the pipes coming out of the tip of my furnace?
The pipes are the combustion exhaust vent and outside air intake. This type of heating system is referred to as a sealed combustion system.
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