Boise Heating System Replacement

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HVAC Replacement in Boise, Idaho

The average furnace repair bill is over $650, and we know everyone dreads hearing those words, “it’s time to buy a new furnace…”. 

When your furnace dies, you want a trusted and caring ally with you. We know that our reputation keeps us in business over the long run, as you tell your friends and family about our values.

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Your furnace is the unsung hero of your home, working tirelessly to keep you warm during chilly winters.

However, like all appliances, furnaces have a limited lifespan.

Knowing when it’s time to bid farewell to your old furnace and invest in a new one is crucial for maintaining comfort, safety, and efficiency in your home.

Is it Time?

Here are some signs that indicate it’s time to consider a furnace replacement:

1. Age of the Furnace:

Furnaces typically last between 15 to 20 years. If your furnace is approaching or has surpassed this age range, it’s wise to start thinking about a replacement. Even if your furnace seems to be functioning adequately, its efficiency may have declined over the years, leading to increased energy consumption and higher utility bills.

2. Rising Energy Bills:

Have you noticed a steady increase in your energy bills despite using your furnace the same amount as usual? Older furnaces tend to become less efficient over time, causing them to consume more energy to produce the same amount of heat. Investing in a new, energy-efficient furnace can lead to significant savings on your monthly energy expenses in the long run.

3. Frequent Repairs:

If you find yourself calling a technician for furnace repairs more often than usual, it might be more cost-effective to replace the unit entirely. Continuously repairing an aging furnace can be a never-ending cycle that drains your finances. A new furnace will not only provide reliable performance but also come with a warranty, offering you peace of mind against unexpected repair costs.

4. Uneven Heating:

Are certain areas of your home consistently colder than others? Uneven heating throughout your home could be a sign of a failing furnace. As furnaces age, they may struggle to distribute heat evenly, resulting in discomfort and temperature discrepancies from room to room. Upgrading to a new furnace with improved airflow and distribution capabilities can resolve this issue and enhance overall comfort.

5. Strange Noises:

While it’s normal for furnaces to make some noise during operation, unusual sounds such as banging, rattling, or squealing should not be ignored. These noises could indicate mechanical problems or worn-out components within the furnace. Ignoring such issues may lead to complete system failure or safety hazards. If your furnace is producing unusual sounds, it’s best to have it inspected by a professional technician.

6. Yellow or Flickering Pilot Light:

A steady blue flame in your furnace’s pilot light indicates that the unit is burning fuel efficiently. However, if the pilot light is yellow or flickering, it could be a sign of incomplete combustion, which poses a safety risk due to the production of carbon monoxide. Faulty pilot lights often indicate underlying issues with the furnace that may necessitate a replacement for safety reasons.

7. Excessive Dust or Soot:

An aging furnace may produce excessive dust or soot, which can accumulate around vents, registers, or on walls and ceilings. This buildup not only indicates poor indoor air quality but also suggests that the furnace is not burning fuel efficiently. Upgrading to a new furnace equipped with advanced filtration systems can help improve indoor air quality and minimize dust and soot accumulation.

8. Health and Safety Concerns:

The safety of your household should always be a top priority. If your furnace shows signs of malfunctioning, such as emitting strange odors, producing smoke, or causing frequent headaches or respiratory issues among occupants, it’s essential to address these concerns promptly. A professional inspection can determine whether these issues can be resolved through repairs or if a furnace replacement is necessary to ensure the safety of your home.

Customer Reviews

TJ Pierce
TJ Pierce
2024-03-16
James and the gang are top notch! Super responsive. Clear in their communication. Professional in the their approach. Fairly priced for their expertise. I would 100% recommend them. 🙌
Shelly Largent
Shelly Largent
2024-03-11
Very prompt service. Professional and thorough with explanations. Would highly recommend Gem State!
Elsa Sun
Elsa Sun
2024-03-11
Great friendly service at a reasonable price. Very knowledgeable and helpful. I would recomend them if anyone is looking for their air Conditioning problems.
charles bryan
charles bryan
2024-03-03
Incredibly quick responses from the first time I reached out, gave me several options for how to proceed with the updates I needed, showed up on time & did amazing work! My updated system is better than ever. Will be recommending Gem Heating & AC to all my friends & family!
Chris Jones
Chris Jones
2024-02-01
James is the best of the best. He’s honest and does good work. He is more concerned with serving the customer than with making money. I have used James as my main HVAC guy for more than 10 years. And now he has some the best most talented people working for him. Highly recommend Gem heating and air conditioning for all your upcoming HVAC needs!
Heidemann Family
Heidemann Family
2023-10-31
I have worked with James in the past and highly recommend his service. He is punctual, responsible, and very easy to communicate with. He will listen to your concerns and address them in a professional and timely manner.
Jessie Horney
Jessie Horney
2023-10-26
James is the kind of person you call if you want a job done WELL. He never cuts corners or does sloppy work- he is thorough, skilled, and probably cares about your home and your systems more than you do, ha! He is trustworthy and kind, and you'll tell everyone you know to call him after he's done at your house!
Oren Hansen
Oren Hansen
2023-10-12
I can whole heartedly recommend Gem Heating because I know James. He’ll go the extra mile to make sure you get dependable quality service for all your HVAC needs.

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