Furnace Repair Services in Deerfield, Illinois

Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating and Electric has provided service to the Deerfield and Chicago area for more than 90 years. We offer a range of services that cover business and residential heating, cooling, sewer, plumbing, and electrical needs. Our service technicians are highly screened and undergo training so that they provide a high quality of customer service and exceptional maintenance and repairs.

When you need furnace repair, turn to the Deerfield heating experts at Ravinia Plumbing. We are here 24/7.

Signs Your Deerfield, IL Furnace Needs to Be Repaired

Furnace repairs are common when systems are more than 10 years old. Here are some of the more common issues with older furnaces:

No heat in one or more areas of the house 

Many issues can cause this problem, including broken ductwork, issues with the blower or burner or an aging and inefficient system that needs to be replaced.

Detection of a funny smell/gas odor

If you notice a gas odor, call for emergency services, open the windows, turn off the furnace completely and wait outside if possible. Strange smells can include gas, CO2 and other dangerous fumes. If you notice a musty smell, meanwhile, there could be mold or mildew growing in the system due to a broken condensate drain pipe.

System runs constantly

Generally, this is an issue with the thermostat. You can try to replace the battery in the thermostat if there is one. If that does not work, call us to inspect and repair the unit.

System cycles on and off rapidly

Call immediately for service as the on/off cycling will damage your furnace. Short cycling occurs when the system starts, runs for just a short time and turns off quickly without properly heating your home. This causes increased wear and tear on the system and higher energy bills.

Hearing odd noises (squealing/rumbling)

These are signs that something has either broken or is breaking. Servicing the unit sooner is a good way to prevent additional damage.

Thermostat not working

Check the battery if there is one, and replace it. If that does not work, give us a call.

Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?

Making the decision to replace a furnace is difficult. Here are some issues that can help you decide whether to repair or replace the unit.

It’s better to repair your furnace when…

  • It is less than 10 years old
  • It has required few repairs
  • It’s still under warranty
  • The repair is less than $200
  • The unit is still reliable

These five criteria tell us that there is still life left in the unit and repairing it is a better value. Of course, you want to weigh the reliability of the unit because you do not want to go into winter with a furnace that is on the verge of failing.

It’s better to replace your furnace when…

  • It is older than 10 years and needs to be repaired. This also means it is likely out of warranty.
  • There has been an uptick in repair calls over the last few years, which signals the unit is no longer reliable.
  • The repair costs are expensive and it makes more sense to put that money toward the purchase of a new system.

Winter temperatures around Deerfield can be dangerous, and a cold house is more likely to experience frozen water or sewer pipes. Our team will give you all the data needed to make an informed decision about replacing or repairing your furnace.

The Benefits of Enrolling in a Maintenance Program from Ravinia Plumbing

If you are faced with repairs, emergency service calls, or a furnace install project, consider the benefits of the Ravinia Home Care Club, which is our maintenance program for heating and cooling appliances. The program is designed to save your family money on regular maintenance and help to keep your unit running at an efficient level.

Our team of technicians will perform visual inspections, and you receive perks such as 10% off our regular rates. It is a great program that our customers love, and it will save your family money.

Contact Ravinia Today for High-Quality Furnace Repairs in Deerfield, IL

When your Deerfield, Illinois furnace needs help, call on the professional experts at Ravinia Plumbing. Our services are cost-efficient, and we offer high-quality service calls to ensure the job is done right the first time. We’ve been serving the greater Chicago area for more than 90 years. Read our customer reviews to see why Ravinia Plumbing should be your first call for furnace repair in the Deerfield area.