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Heating FAQs

How long do furnaces last?
A typical residential furnace lasts between 15 and 20 years. However, if the installation was not done by a licensed professional, chances are it will last 15 years at most. It will also cause repairs to become more frequent and more costly.

How can I save money on my heating bills?
Keeping your home comfortable can be costly. Energy costs are seemingly always on the rise. However, there are things that you can do to reduce your energy consumption. Some tips for lowering your heating costs include getting your vents cleaned, lowering your temperature setting while you sleep, and keeping up with roof repairs.

What type of filter should I use in my furnace?
It depends on the type of filter that your furnace has. For 1-inch filters, we recommend that you use a non-pleated fiberglass filter. Media cabinet filters should be replaced using the manufacturer filter.

Why is my home heating unevenly?
If your home is unevenly heated, there may be clogs in your ventilation. Your air intake vents take in more than air. They also take in dirt, dust, and debris that makes your furnace work harder to heat your home. Sometimes, the debris in your vents can cause clogs, making some rooms unable to be properly heated.

How do I know if my furnace is broken?
Some signs that indicate your furnace is broken include making strange noises, abnormal odors, not producing enough heat, not producing heat at all, and producing excess condensation. If you notice any of these signs, get in touch with one of our licensed contractors today!

Contact Us Today for Heating Repairs and Services!

At Harry Clark Plumbing and Heating Inc., we provide professional heating repairs and services to the Oakland, CA community. Your heating system is what helps you and your family remain comfortable at home. Unfortunately, furnaces experience breakdowns and do not last forever. When this happens, our heating contractors are here to help. Contact us today to schedule your heating service!

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