Gas Furnace Services in North Dallas
Unpredictable weather in the Dallas area can have you use your furnace and your air conditioner on the same day. Typical wear and tear on your gas furnace require maintenance, and you’ll eventually have to replace your furnace at some point. Having the number of a reliable, highly rated HVAC specialist in case of an emergency can save you time and frustration.
24/7 Gas Furnace Services
Whether you’re installing a new furnace or replacing an old one, let Total Heat & Air do the work for you! Our licensed HVAC technicians will ensure that your new gas furnace is the perfect fit for your home. We use top-of-the-line Carrier heating systems, a brand that has been reliably heating and cooling homes in North Texas for almost 100 years.
Your gas furnace may need repairs if you notice the following:
- Unexplained rising energy bills
- Uneven heating or cold air coming from vents
- Strange noises are coming from your furnace
- Pilot light keeps burning out
- Your furnace keeps randomly cycling on and off
Gas vs. Electric Furnaces: What’s the Difference?
At Total Heat & Air, our customers often ask this question. Deciding between a gas or electric furnace means looking at many factors before determining the best option for your needs and home. We’ve broken down some of the most important factors to consider when deciding on gas versus electric furnaces.
- It’s what’s on the inside that counts: Gas and electric furnaces operate differently with their complex mechanical systems. An electric furnace is basically a large toaster with a fan; heating coils are heated up, then an air current moves that hot air around, pushing it out through the vents in your home. A gas furnace uses combustion to push hot air throughout your home once the pilot light is ignited.
- Geography matters: Believe it or not, choosing a gas versus electric furnace can depend somewhat on where you live. Our winters can be cold in the Dallas area, but we don’t use our heaters as much as in other parts of the country. Winters here last for eight weeks, meaning we use less natural gas and electricity when operating our furnaces during the winter. Electricity has been more expensive to homeowners than natural gas for over a decade, so a gas furnace tends to be more cost-effective in regions with longer winters than Texas.
- Maintenance & upkeep: You are dealing with a combustion appliance with gas furnaces. It’s inherently more dangerous to operate and repair, so we’d advise you never to try to work on your gas furnace yourself! A gas furnace also risks leaking carbon dioxide, but minor leaks aren’t harmful if fixed promptly.
- Cost: Cost often plays a huge role in home appliances and utilities. Running your furnace isn’t free once installed, so it’s important to weigh monthly costs and installation costs.
Benefits of Having a Gas Furnace
We’ve already explained why choosing a gas furnace over an electric furnace might be the right choice for your home. Deciding which furnace to install in your home comes down to the most critical factors. At Total Air & Heat, we are honest with you about the pros and cons of gas and electric furnaces:
- Pros: Natural gas is cheap and is usually the easiest way to minimize utility bills. High-efficiency furnaces rival the efficiency of electric furnaces and thus have a much lower environmental impact.
- Cons: Be prepared to call an HVAC technician if anything seems off to you. Due to its complexity and danger, only a licensed and insured HVAC specialist should complete repairs. A gas furnace has higher upfront costs than an electric one.
Schedule Gas Furnace Services Today With Total Air & Heat
Total Heat & Air has been a family-owned and -operated company serving the homeowners of the Dallas metro area for over 60 years. We have been HVAC specialists for three generations, honing our skills and constantly innovating as new HVAC systems are released. We service nearly every make and model of a gas furnace. In addition to providing you with reliable service and dependable quality, we also offer affordable financing options, so you don’t have to go without a working furnace.
Call Total Air & Heat at 972-881-0020 to schedule your gas furnace repair or installation appointment online.
Gas Furnace FAQs
If you’ve never had to contact an HVAC specialist about your home’s gas furnace, you probably have some questions. Here are some of the most-asked questions by clients dealing with replacing or repairing their gas furnaces.
Do gas furnaces still use a pilot light?
How long are gas furnaces made to last?
Which gas furnace parts are most likely to break or need replacing?
Many parts that make up your gas furnace are not meant to last forever. Some parts that endure wear and tear are hot surface ignitors and flame sensors, which must be replaced about every four years. Regularly changing your filter is the bare minimum, and yearly maintenance is recommended.