From Furnaces to Boilers, Here Are Your Top Heating FAQs Answered

Your furnaces and boilers are big home investments, and at Cities 1 Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we think it’s only right that you know as much about taking care of these heating systems as possible. With our heating FAQs, we’re answering some of your most burning HVAC questions so you can stay as comfortable as possible.

Read through them below, and if you don’t see your question answered, call us now at 651-274-6547.

On average, your furnace should last anywhere from 15 to 20 years. However, that range depends on a few different factors, such as how often it’s tuned up, the type of furnace you have, and how bad the winters have been.

In most cases, your furnace or boiler will tell you if it’s failing. Here are a few warning signs to watch for:

  • Bad airflow
  • Slower warming
  • Huge energy bills
  • Strange noises or odors

If you’re unsure, call in one of our techs—we’re always available to make sure you’re never left in the cold.

It’s worth every penny. Routine system maintenance ensures your furnace or boiler will operate efficiently no matter what the winter might throw at you. It can even cut down on needed repairs, helping you save even more. Count on Cities 1 for annual HVAC service.

For standard one-inch filters, replace them once every one to three months to ensure proper airflow and better overall air quality. If you have the heavy-duty, four-inch media filters, you only have to replace them every six to 12 months. However, if you smoke or have pets, it’s a good idea to change your filter more often.

In short, yes. Newer boilers are much more efficient and easier on pipes than old steam models, so switching to a hot water system will quickly pay for itself.

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Need more heating FAQs? Our experts have you covered. With more than 100 years of experience, our team knows every trick in the book, from troubleshooting stubborn furnaces to updating old boilers.

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