Furnace Maintenance St. Louis & St. Charles, MO
A heater is an investment that should last for 15 to 20 years. The key to prolonging the life of your HVAC system is performing annual preventative maintenance, which helps protect this valuable investment – Design Aire can help!
You expect your heating system to deliver consistent indoor comfort year after year. However, you need to take active steps to keep it healthy – especially during those summer months when your furnace or heater remains relatively untouched. After all, you and your family don’t want to be surprised when you finally kick it back on and nothing happens. You can avoid interruptions or expensive heating repair emergencies from ever happening in the first place by performing routine maintenance on your system.
Plus, with the nation’s rising energy costs, it is simply no longer practical to let maintenance fall to the wayside when there are so many other benefits, such as:
- Better overall performance
- Healthier indoor air quality
- Lower energy bills
- Prevention of costly breakdowns
- Safer operation
Preventative Heating Maintenance Plan
Performing routine maintenance on your heater can prevent a litany of issues from coming up and causing the need for repairs between services. When you schedule an appointment with one of our skilled technicians, you are hiring more than just someone to take a glance at your heater. We take painstaking care to perform a comprehensive inspection that looks at every detail of your system. Using our knowledge of continually advancing heater technology, we can diagnose developing problems and come up with the correct solution before they become emergencies.
Our furnace maintenance checklist includes the following:
- Check flue system
- Check return air filter
- Check all parts for visible wear
- Lubricate motors and bearing as needed
- Check gas train and all electrical components and connections
- Combustion analysis and carbon monoxide testing
- Check thermostat operation
- Check thermostat batteries
- Check proper burner ignition and efficiency
- Clean and check pilot/ignition assembly
- Verify complete system operation and safety
Contact us and we will help you choose from a variety of options that suit your individual needs. Please read about our different plans below…
|Pricing||What Is Included|
|$225 first zone, $150 each additional zone.
$19 per month, $13 per month.
|$625 first zone, $500 each additional zone.
$52 per month, $42 per month.
Service Plan Terms and Conditions:
- A “zone” consists of one (1) furnace and one (1) air conditioner.
- Unused maintenance calls cannot be rolled over into the next season.
- Not included in “Maintenance parts” – heat exchanger, compressor, coils, blower motor, condenser fan motor, and TXV.
- Service and maintenance calls are performed during normal business hours (8am-4pm, M-F). Additional charges may apply for after-hour calls.
Design Aire can help keep your system running longer at a fraction of the cost of replacement. Purchase either plan and receive $25 CASH BACK from Sheet Metal Workers Local #36 for using Union Certified Service Technicians. Also, all maintenance customers receive discounts on parts and labor for many of our other services. Contact us now to learn more.
Experienced Furnace Maintenance Technicians
When you choose Design Aire, we recognize that you are inviting us into your home to help protect your family’s comfort needs – we take that responsibility very seriously. We are:
- NATE Certified
- OSHA Safety Trained
- Union Trained
- Background Checked
Our most valuable asset is our team, for it is their pride and dedication to get the job done efficiently. Our courteous heating technicians will arrive in trucks stocked with everything they need to be in and out. When your next appointment comes up, we will contact you directly to schedule your tune-up and set up reminders so you don’t have to worry about when we will stop by.
What Furnace Brands Do You Maintain?
We maintain and repair every brand of furnace including Amana, American Standard, Armstrong, Bryant, Burnham, Carrier, Coleman, Comfortmaker, Daikin, Ducane Frigidaire, Gibson, Goodman, Heil, Janitrol, Lennox, Luxaire, Maytag, Nordyne, Payne, Rheem, Ruud, Sears, Tempstar, Trane, Weatherking, and York to name a few.
Tips for DIY Furnace Maintenance
With regular care, you’ll experience less downtime. Here are some tips to help you maintain your furnace.
Clean or Replace Your Filter
Your furnace filter is usually installed where the return duct enters your furnace. It serves a crucial job by removing all kinds of particulates from the air before it moves into the furnace equipment and is heated. Particulates may include dust, dust mites, pollen, pet dander, bacteria, spores, and more. After the filter has been in place for a while, it gets full of debris. A dirty filter results in inadequate airflow and the furnace won’t operate as efficiently as it was designed because it has to work harder to pull air through the densely packed filter.
How often you need to change your filter may depend on things such as how often you clean and whether or not you have pets. A good rule of thumb is to check the filter monthly for debris. If you can see hair and dust on the surface, then replace the filter or wash it if it’s a reusable kind.
Ensure All Vents Are Open and Unblocked
In order for your furnace to work efficiently, the air in your house must be able to circulate completely throughout your home. Make sure your registers are not blocked by furniture, boxes, or other household items and ensure dust is not trapped in the cover.
Keep the Area Around the Furnace Clear
Most furnaces are usually located in the basement, a crawl space, or a storage room. However, your furnace isn’t designed to operate with extra belongings around it. This is a safety issue because there is burning gas in the furnace, but it also helps the furnace run smoother because air can circulate freely. It’s important to keep a three- to five-foot area around your furnace completely clear of stored items. Anything flammable (clothes, paint, aerosols, gasoline, boxes, etc.) should not be placed in the general vicinity of your furnace or water heater.
Ensure Your Gas Furnace’s Exhaust Flue is Clear
Carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide can all be found in the fumes from your furnace, that’s why the exhaust flue needs regular attention. If it is blocked and isn’t allowing air to freely move from inside the system to the outside of your home, it can cause dangerous problems. If you suspect a problem, contact us immediately to have it checked out.
Combustion gasses can cause very serious health effects including:
- Heart palpitations
St. Louis & St. Charles, MO Heating Maintenance Services
We at Design Aire provide professional, high-quality, and efficient furnace maintenance services. Since 1904, St. Louis and St. Charles area residents have recognized us for our quality repairs and products. Take a look at our awards, including an accolade for being the #1 Trane dealer in the Midwest for over 10 years.
Routine heating maintenance is a key component to ensuring that your furnace is running efficiently and will keep your home warm when those harsh winter months hit. Contact us to take advantage of our heating maintenance plan now!
“Seth was our salesperson. He listened to our needs and provided the right product at the right price. The installation team arrived on time and went right to work.They worked with confidence and professionalism.We appreciated the care in protecting our floors and even the choice of how they went up on the roof indicated that they really did care. This company did what they said they would and certainly has our vote of appreciation and gratitude. We will happily recommend Design Aire to anyone.”Ken L.
“One of the best companies to work with. My own profession is in a service industry and so I very much appreciate all the positive things about Design Aire.Heather H.
The install crew arrived right on time and took exactly how much time they said they would to complete the job. The work was done well, the crew cleaned up after themselves, and were very pleasant. Seth in the office was extremely in-tune to our needs and very responsive.
I would highly recommend Design Aire.”
“Our new HVAC system was installed yesterday and we could not be happier. From quote to completion the process was great! 100% would recommend!”Greg H.
“We have used Design Aire for both a new furnace two years ago and a new AC unit this summer. Everything was done very professionally and quickly. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone needing any type of HVAC work done.”Sean K.
“Design Aire was the best choice from start to finish. Design Aire gave me the best price with the most detailed quote. The service technicians were very friendly and completed the job ahead of time. I highly recommend Design Aire.”John K.
“We've used them for our old house and our new house. They are honest, friendly, professional and affordable. We felt lucky to find them.”Maddy R.
“I was very impressed with Design Aire. They were timely and did an outstanding job with the installation of my new furnace. They had great communication and went above and beyond. I would highly recommend them to friends and family. Thank you so much Seth and Design Aire for making this an effortless transaction. VERY PLEASED!”Jonny M.
“Design Aire sent a salesman to plan the system, and just a couple of days later sent the installers to remove the old system and install the new one. Everything happened when they said it would and the system performs as they said it would. All of the Design Aire staff were courteous, the work was performed efficiently and neatly, and they left the area cleaner than they found it. This is the second unit Design Aire has installed for us, and I have no need to look elsewhere.”Dan L.