There is no better invention than the mighty furnace. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but furnaces are an undeniably impressive feat in human technological achievement.

This backbone device powers your home with warm, cozy heat during those frigid winters in Red Oak, IA. Furnaces are not only handy; they’re essential to you and your family’s safety.

When you need heater repairs, it’s vital that you take action as soon as possible. At Jones Mechanical, we’ll send a fleet of skilled technicians to deliver exceptional, comprehensive furnace repairs.  

Signs You Need Furnace Repairs 

Most homeowners can tell the obvious sign of a furnace problem as their machine stops working. But other more subtle signs let us know when it’s time to fix furnaces, too.

As a homeowner, you should arm yourself with furnace knowledge so you can act fast if your system shows signs of it needing repairs.

Keep an eye out for signs like:

  • Strange odors coming from your furnace
  • A spike in monthly energy bills
  • Poor heating
  • Loud, clunking noises
  • Frequent cycling

If you notice one or more of these signs, chances are you have a furnace problem that requires repairs. Call Jones Mechanical!

Emergency Furnace Repair  

There are a few instances where you may need emergency furnace repair. Of course, the biggest emergency is when your furnace has broken during the winter.

Living without heat during winters in Red Oak, IA, is incredibly dangerous. If this happens to you, you need an HVAC contractor. Make sure to call Jones Mechanical as soon as possible.

However, there are other emergencies that homeowners may not realize. The first is when your furnace produces certain smells.

While some scents are mild (such as the smell of burnt dust), homeowners should take other smells much more seriously.

If you believe you have a furnace emergency.  For example, if you smell either rotten eggs or burnt plastic, you should evacuate your home and call for immediate assistance.

Rotten eggs signify that there may be a gas leak in your home. If it’s not a gas leak, burnt plastic smells may indicate that you may have some frayed electrical wires in your furnace, which can lead to an electrical fire.

Call Jones Mechanical for comprehensive heater repairs once your home is safe to work in. Our HVAC contractors will deliver unparalleled repair services to ensure this emergency never happens again.  

How to Prevent Heater Repairs 

Repairs can be costly, and an unexpected breakdown can be inconvenient. Luckily, there’s a way to reduce the chances of a breakdown drastically.

Jones Mechanical’s annual maintenance and tune-ups help improve your furnace’s functionality.

Jones Mechanical will clean the filters and inspect each part for wear and tear, giving you invaluable insight into what parts of your furnace are beginning to fail. As a result, you get a head start on what part of your furnace needs work before it’s too late.

Repair or Replace?

Deciding between repairing your furnace or replacing it can be a tough call for many homeowners.

On the one hand, you don’t want to replace your furnace prematurely. On the other hand, paying for repair after repair can rack up those bills. Eventually, continually paying to fix furnaces can cost more than buying a brand-new system.

How do you know when to repair or when to replace it? Jones Mechanical can help you decide. The first thing we’ll take into account is your furnace’s age. Generally speaking, if you installed your furnace more than 15 years ago, it may be time to replace and buy a new system. However, this isn’t hard science.

If you’re having furnace problems and it’s a few years shy of 15 years, you still may want to consider purchasing a new one.

Another big sign that it’s time to replace your unit is costly repairs. If your repairs cost 50% more than replacing the furnace, Jones Mechanical will recommend getting a new unit.

This is especially true if your furnace is getting up there in years. If your furnace has exceeded 75% of its lifespan and repairs exceed one-third of the replacement costs, then Jones Mechanical will advise you to buy a new system.

Of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to furnace replacement. If you believe your furnace needs repairs, we can help navigate you through the process so that you make the best decision for your home and your budget. 

Why Jones Mechanical?

At Jones Mechanical, we’re a team of dedicated, passionate HVAC contractors anchored by unwavering family values.

Helmed by Susan and Andy Jones, Jones Mechanical presents an impressive 20+ years of experience serving the Red Oak, IA, and surrounding areas.

With a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, first-rate warranties, and knowledgeable technicians, we’re confident we’re the best HVAC contractor team to complete your furnace repairs.

Call us to book an appointment and see why so many customers choose our team to fix furnaces. Contact us today to learn more.