Furnace Repair Services

Premium Furnace Repair Services in Pickerington, OH

When your furnace is acting up and you find yourself in need of an HVAC professional, we encourage you to turn to one of central Ohio’s best furnace repair companies, LRF Maintenance, Heating & Cooling, a company that’s been around since 1975 helping homeowners like you in Pickerington, OH and surrounding areas.

At LRF Maintenance, our NATE-Certified furnace repair technicians are always ready to assist! We are on call all-season long, ready to perform all sorts of diagnostics to identify the problem weighing down your home’s gas or electric furnace and complete the repair required to restore proper performance and efficient operation.

We offer 24-hour emergency furnace repair and heating system repairs 365 days a year, including weekends and holidays! Our expert technicians are prompt and friendly, prepared to show up to your home on time, conduct quick and precise diagnosis and (pending your approval) execute emergency repairs on the spot to have your system back up online in no time. Schedule Furnace Repair services with LRF Maintenance today!

(614) 837-4822

Top 3 Dangers of Old Heating Equipment

We at LRF Maintenance hope you’re enjoying a comfortable and cozy winter in your well-heated, central Ohio home. More importantly than comfort, however, we want you to keep your residence and your family safe throughout the winter and holidays. We’ve put together the following general home heating safety tips to follow to avoid any hazardous circumstances:

Fire Risks

Heating sources are a leading cause of house fires in the U.S. Heating systems are designed to safely use combustion to produce heat, and most of them have some sort of fail-safe to prevent fires. Nonetheless, over time, a lot of these fail-safes can corrode, deteriorate, and break down. Furthermore, older systems sometimes lack a lot of the safety mechanisms you’ll find in newer, safer, more efficient equipment. These mechanisms have been put there for a reason. They are necessary to ensure safe operation.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

It’s not uncommon for the sensors on a heating mechanism to break down as the equipment gets older, and this can put you and everyone else at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. In addition to these major types of failures, older heating systems lose performance efficiency as time goes on. This can cause smaller levels of carbon monoxide to release from incomplete combustion. Although these lower levels may not trip your system’s sensors right away, health problems can arise over time as a result.

Gas Leaks

If you use natural gas as a heat source, keep in mind leakage can cause a wide range of health problems. Because of this, it’s good to be mindful that older heating equipment is more susceptible to gas leakage, as opposed to newer equipment. On a long enough timeline, corrosion is inevitable and smaller leaks become more and more prevalent in equipment as it gets older. Oil furnaces are prone to leakage also, and these leaks can cause damage to a home and become fire hazards. As such, having preventative maintenance performed regularly makes these risks far less of a threat.

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Common Warning Signs of an Old Furnace

As we demonstrated above, the hidden dangers of older heating units are serious. Its crucial for residents to keep an eye out for some of the signs their heating system is headed for trouble. Be mindful here, whenever you’re assessing a furnace or any kind of heating equipment for future use that safety should always come first. A few of the more common warning signs we are alluding to include:

  • Yellow or Flickering Flame: The burner flame and pilot light on your furnace should always be blue. If the flame is flickering, or if it’s yellow, you should give us a call without hesitation, as there could be carbon monoxide forming or gas leaking.
  • Rising Energy Bills: If your heating costs are increasing or if they seem to be more than typical, your furnace might need to be replaced or repaired soon. In any case, moving forward you should monitor your energy consumption as this is often a sign of something gone awry.
  • Flu-Like Symptoms: Because carbon monoxide is invisible and odorless, it can be difficult for humans to know when there is a leak. As such, if you or your loved ones are experiencing flu-like symptoms, it could be a carbon monoxide leak.

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Before You Call For Repair…

At LRF Maintenance, we’re more than happy to offer emergency repairs year-round for our customers. It’s part of our commitment to customer satisfaction. However, there are a few things a homeowner should check before calling for professional help. Here are a few DIY tips that could save you time and money:

Air Filter

Check Air Filter

If your furnace’s air filter is clogged, it can weaken the performance of your furnace and prevent warm air from flowing through your ducts or vents. Check your filter monthly and be sure to change it as necessary.

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Check Thermostat

It sounds simple but without direction from these controls, your furnace won’t run. Double-check that the thermostat is set to ‘heat’ and the fan is set to ‘auto’. Also, check your thermostat batteries and replace as needed.

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Check Pilot Light

If you have an older gas furnace, check to make sure the pilot light is still lit. If you have newer equipment, it likely has a display for flash codes and should have a panel showing an explanation of each code.

Ready to schedule? Call LRF today! (614) 837-4822

LRF Maintenance

We Service All HVAC Brands

The technicians at LRF Maintenance are NATE-Certified and highly-skilled, with over 45 years of hands-on industry experience. Over time, we’ve discovered that there’s not a single HVAC manufacturer that we can’t service! No matter the age, make or model of your heating or cooling system, rest assured we can repair, service, or replace your system swiftly and hassle-free. We’re confident in our skills, so you should be too.

Schedule Service Call

Get the Ball Rolling. Schedule a Service Call Today!

We believe we have made scheduling a furnace repair as quick and convenient as possible. To make matters even more convenient, we schedule visits in four-hour block windows and have our service technicians call each customer when they are on their way with an ETA. So if you want to get the process started now, click here to schedule a service call online, or call us at (614) 837-4822. We’ll get your heating system back online in no time!

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Need Emergency Services?

At LRF, we’re committed to customer satisfaction. That’s why we’re available on nights, weekends, and even holidays for emergency repairs.