Complete Furnace Installation, Replacement, Repairs & Maintenance
Furnaces are one of the most common types of heating systems, especially in colder regions, largely because they are extremely effective at producing heat and maintaining optimal comfort levels. Depending on the type of furnace, they are also relatively affordable to install and run.
At Robison, we offer a full range of furnace services in Westchester and Putnam Counties, including new installation, old furnace replacement, repairs, and maintenance services. Our technicians have the training and expertise required to work on all types of furnaces and other heating systems. We have been serving customers throughout the region for over 100 years and have earned a reputation for providing top-quality workmanship and unmatched customer service, all at a fair rate.
What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?
There are several different types of furnaces, each of which has its own set of pros and cons.
- Natural Gas Furnaces: Natural gas furnaces, also known simply as gas furnaces, are the most popular type of furnace—and the most popular heating system in the U.S. About 50% of U.S. households rely on gas furnaces for heating. These furnaces are popular because they are very economical. Modern gas furnaces are very efficient, with a typical annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating of about 95%.
- Oil Furnaces: Oil furnaces are a popular choice for residential heating in the northeast areas of the U.S. Though they are somewhat less energy-efficient than their natural gas counterparts, oil furnaces tend to have a lower upfront cost. The cost of a new, top-of-the-line oil furnace can be as much as 25% less than a similarly rated natural gas furnace.
- Electric Furnaces: Electric furnaces are popular among some homeowners due to their relatively low upfront cost and easy installation. However, electric furnaces tend to be more costly to run, as the price of electricity is much higher than natural gas or oil. That being said, electric furnaces tend to have a longer lifespan and can be somewhat safer than other types of furnaces.
- Propane Furnaces: Propane furnaces are a less-common option, but they may make sense for homeowners and businesses that do not have access to traditional natural gas lines or oil delivery services. Propane furnaces also have certain advantages in their own right; they are considered much more eco-friendly than other furnace types and are more versatile, as well.
There are many things to consider when selecting the right type of furnace for your home or commercial building. At Robison, we can help you select a heating system that suits your space and your comfort needs.
Our highly trained technicians can evaluate the size of your home, the height of your ceilings, and even the number of windows in your space to help you choose the right size and type of furnace. We offer top-of-the-line heating products from industry-leading brands and can provide our professional recommendations regarding the best equipment for your home.
Why is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?
Having cold or barely warm air come out of your furnace can be alarming, but it doesn't necessarily mean you need to call a professional right away. You should first inspect your furnace and do a couple of basic checks. Could the filter be clogged? When was the last time it was changed? Is your thermostat set incorrectly? Also check nearby vents to make sure they are open and allowing airflow through them - closing vents can reduce airflow throughout your entire system.
If you’re still experiencing an issue after checking these items, then we’ll be happy to help with an inspection and repair if necessary.
When considering whether to replace your furnace, there are several common signs to look out for. These signs indicate that your furnace may be nearing the end of its life or experiencing significant issues.
Here are some of the common signs:
- Age: If your furnace is more than 15 years old, it is likely reaching the end of its lifespan and may need replacement.
- Increased energy bills: If you notice a significant increase in your energy bills, it could be a sign that your furnace is no longer running efficiently and needs to be replaced.
- Insufficient heating: If your house is not warming up enough despite the furnace running, it may be a sign that the system is not functioning properly and requires replacement.
- Frequent repairs: If you find yourself repeatedly calling for furnace repairs, it may be a sign that your unit is nearing the end of its life.
Our comprehensive furnace services in Westchester and Putnam County include new furnace installation and old furnace replacement. Whether you wish to replace a different type of heating system with a new furnace, need to install a furnace in a newly constructed home or building, or want to replace your old and outdated furnace with a newer model, our technicians are ready to get the job done right—the first time.
We take great pride in properly installing new furnaces and all related heating equipment. Proper installation is key to the overall performance, efficiency, and lifespan of your system. Improper furnace installation can result in poor or uneven heating, more frequent repairs, and excessive wear-and-tear. It is important that you always rely on the experts at Robison when it comes to installing or replacing your furnace.
Furnace Repairs & Maintenance
If you are experiencing issues with your furnace—including a furnace that won’t turn on or a pilot light flame that is yellow or orange instead of blue—contact Robison for fast, reliable furnace repairs. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take care of problems right away and get your home back to feeling comfortable and safe. Our technicians receive extensive training and have the expertise to handle all types of furnace issues, big and small.
To help you avoid future breakdowns and repairs, we also offer comprehensive furnace maintenance. Regular inspections and tune-ups don’t just prevent issues with your heating system; they also improve the performance of your furnace for optimal comfort and energy efficiency. Regular furnace maintenance can even help you save money on your utility bills, so you will enjoy ongoing savings now and in the future.
Here are some of the common signs your furnace needs repairs:
- Abnormal smells: If you notice unusual or unpleasant odors coming from your furnace, such as a burning smell or a strong gas smell, it could indicate a problem that needs to be addressed.
- Difficulty starting the unit: If your furnace has trouble turning on or takes longer than usual to start up, it may be a sign that there is an issue with the ignition system or other components that require repair.
- Discolored pilot light: A pilot light that is yellow or flickering instead of a steady blue flame can indicate a combustion problem or the presence of carbon monoxide. This should be addressed immediately for safety reasons.
- Inadequate heat: If your furnace is running, but you're not getting enough heat or if some rooms are significantly colder than others, it could indicate a problem with the heating system that requires repair.
- Persistent noises: Unusual noises such as banging, rattling, grinding, or squealing coming from your furnace during operation may indicate loose or damaged components that need to be repaired.
- Poor air quality: If you notice an excessive amount of dust or debris around your furnace vents or if the air quality in your home seems to be poor, it could indicate a problem with the filtration system or ductwork that requires attention.
- Rapid cycling: If your furnace turns on and off frequently, this might indicate a problem with the thermostat or a poor airflow due to a clogged filter or issues with the ductwork.
- Carbon monoxide detector alerts: If your carbon monoxide detector goes off, it could indicate a serious issue with your furnace. Carbon monoxide is a dangerous, odorless gas that can lead to serious health problems or even death if left unaddressed.
- Uneven heating: If you notice that some rooms in your house are warmer than others, this could indicate a problem with the furnace or the ductwork.
- Health issues: If people in your household are experiencing frequent headaches, burning sensations in the eyes or nose, or a dry or sore throat, they could be reacting to low air quality caused by a faulty furnace.
- A furnace that runs continuously: If your furnace is constantly running and doesn't shut off, it could indicate a problem with the thermostat or a lack of insulation in your home.
- A furnace that doesn't run long enough: Conversely, a furnace that shuts off too quickly might not be heating your home effectively and could require servicing.
For more information on our furnace repairs and maintenance services, visit our Repairs and Maintenance page or contact us directly to speak to one of our customer service representatives.
No matter the furnace service you need, Robison can help. We have been the trusted source for heating and cooling services throughout all of Westchester and Putnam Counties for more than 100 years. In that time, we’ve helped tens of thousands of customers get the most out of their home comfort systems, all while saving money, time, and stress.
We offer free estimates, as well as payment options, service plans, and financing on new equipment for qualifying customers. Reach out to us today to speak to one of our friendly customer service representatives about how we can help you with all your furnace service needs.