Gas Furnace Services

Whether it’s a Bryant gas furnace we installed years ago or your furnace is another brand, Hoveln Heating & Cooling, Inc. services all makes and models. Allowing us to provide service means you’ll see savings in efficient and safe operation and a longer lifespan for your heating system.

The gas furnace in your home earns its keep during the winter months. But sometimes the continual usage and bitter cold nights are too much, leading to furnace repairs. If you need furnace repairs or service, contact Hoveln Heating & Cooling, Inc. today!

Gas Furnace Maintenance

Gas furnace maintenance does more than keep utility bills in check, but also keeps your family and home safe. A gas furnace that isn’t running efficiently or has an unaddressed issue can produce carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas which causes health problems. Also, routine maintenance can fix a gas leak long before it becomes a hazardous situation. Our trained technicians undergo continuous HVAC education and will give you the most up-to-date information and maintenance procedures.

Gas Furnace Installations

Hoveln Heating & Cooling, Inc. has provided quality gas furnace installations to the Central Illinois area for 40 years. Our team goes through many considerations and factors to help you determine what will be the best unit for your home. A professional installation coupled with semi-annual preventive maintenance means a new unit will keep your home safe and comfortable for many winters to come.

Gas Furnace Repairs

Ignition Issues

Though the unit is gas powered, it may have either an intermittent pilot or hot surface ignition, both relying on electricity to function. A standing pilot will have a constantly burning pilot light. If the ignition has issues, the unit could produce less heat, cycle more than usual, or cause the blower fan to operate frequently. Call Hoveln Heating & Cooling, Inc. for furnace repairs as it is unsafe for a non-trained person to attempt to repair ignition issues.

Burner Issues

The gas burner may be atmospheric injection, yellow (luminous) flame, or a power burner unit. The firing method determines what type of burner the unit has.

Electrical Issues

Electrical issues can be caused by a number of things, from dirty fuses to a possible water leak causing a short. Wires can also become loose over time with moving parts and vibration from an operational furnace.

Blower Fan

The blower fan can stop if there is a thermostat war (the temperature constantly being changed) or if the circuit breaker has been shut off for any reason. Also, a congested air filter can block otherwise moving air, giving the appearance the fan isn’t working.

Thermostat

Components inside the thermostat itself collect dirt, dust, and other grime over time. When covered, the bimetallic coil and switch contact surfaces can’t sense temperature changes, therefore unable to accurately produce heat.

Continual Cycling or Overly Noisy

A unit that was correctly sized for the home cycles on average between three and eight times per hour, depending on outside air temperature and other factors. However, if your furnace is cycling more than this, cycling may be a symptom of an underlying issue which needs addressed.

Advantages of Choosing A Gas Furnace

  • Lower Maintenance Costs: If your home has a central heating system, water heater, and anything else needing heat, a gas furnace will work alongside them. Changing the air filter once a month or as often as is recommended is one way you can ensure what maintenance does need to be done is minimal.
  • Increased Efficiency: Likewise, a gas furnace uses natural gas, the cleanest fossil fuel available. Natural gas in Illinois, as with many parts of the country, is often cheaper to use than electricity. Plus a unit built today is a higher quality model and overall more efficient than one built 10 years ago.