Heating & Furnace Installation, Service, and Repair in Lowell, Indiana
Winter can get pretty cold in Northwest Indiana.
If you are experiencing uncomfortable and inconsistent temperatures throughout your home, it's a sign that your furnace is not working right.
To find out if you need to repair or replace your furnace, call the experts at Gray's Total Green Energy Solutions.
With almost 40 years in the business, Gray's is the #1 HVAC contractor in Lowell and in Northwest Indiana.
We serve Lowell, Crown Point, St. John, Demotte, Hebron, and the surrounding communities.
Our qualified and skilled technicians at Grays Total Green Energy Solutions can help you stay warm and comfortable while lowering your utility bills.
Licensed and Professional Furnace Repair & Installation
If you can keep your old furnace running with minimal repairs, it will save you money.
Regardless of furnace brands and models, our fully licensed technicians can determine the best solution.
We will never quote a repair that you don't need.
Some of our gas furnace service and repair include:
- Electric furnace component inspection and repair
- Gas and propane furnace repair and leak detection
- Heating oil furnace and burner service
- Heat pumps installation, inspection, and repair
Annual inspections and regular gas furnace maintenance ensure that your unit will run worry-free all season long.
24-Hour Emergency Gas Furnace Service
If your furnace suddenly quits in the middle of winter, call Gray's Emergency number 219-696-8377. We will dispatch a gas furnace technician for emergency repairs around the clock.
We sell Carrier furnaces but can work on most other brands. You can expect exceptional customer service.
Should You Repair Or Replace Your Furnace?
Statistics from the National Association of Homebuilders tell us that the average furnace lasts about 15 years. However, age isn't the only consideration when you're deciding whether or not to replace the furnace.
Our licensed technicians can advise you on the best solution. However, here are some guidelines to determine whether you need to repair or replace your home furnace.
Signs That the Furnace Needs Repairs
Sometimes, a furnace just needs an adjustment or part to keep it running at peak efficiency. Some of the symptoms include:
No Heat: It could be the pilot light or a tripped switch. Check the thermostat's batteries if it uses them.
Not enough heat: Check and replace the filter. A clogged filter reduces the airflow and efficiency of your furnace.
Blocked vents: Make sure all the vents are free and clear. Keep at least 2 feet of space around the furnace at all times.
Yellow flames: Yellow flames in the burner indicate that it's dirty. Be sure it gets cleaned at least once a year by a qualified technician.
Rapid cycling: If your furnace cycles on and off too frequently, it could be a filter or thermostat problem.
Strange noises: If the sound of your furnace changes or is louder than usual, it could mean that the blower motor has a problem.
Smelling gas: If you smell that "rotten egg" gas odor, get your family out of the house. Call your utility company or 911 immediately.
It's Time to Purchase a New Furnace If...
Older than 15 years: Although the furnace still works, it's becoming less efficient and more expensive to maintain.
Higher energy bills: Are your energy bills suddenly spiking, but you haven't changed what you do at home? It's usually a sign that the furnace has become very inefficient and about to quit.
Costly repairs: If you have repaired the furnace more than once and the repairs are expensive, it makes more sense to upgrade. The savings you get from a more efficient system will help offset the upfront cost.
Hot and Cold Rooms: If you are experiencing inconsistent temperatures in your home, your furnace can no longer deliver the necessary BTUs. It has lost its efficiency.
Excessive soot or dirt: This indicates that the furnace is not burning correctly. It can also be a sign that deadly carbon monoxide may be entering your living space. Get it checked immediately.
Cracks or corrosion: Cracks in the cement mounting pad can mean there are leaks in the furnace. Corrosion can also indicate dangerous leaks.
Noisy: If your furnace is getting louder, it's a sign that it may be on its last legs. Get it inspected soon, or you might have to pay for an emergency service call.
If your furnace has any of these signs, give Gray's Total Green Energy Solution a call at 219-696-8377. We offer a 24-hour emergency service.
The Different Types Of Furnaces
Single Stage: A single-stage gas furnace has only one setting, high. It is either on or off.
Two-Stage: A two-stage furnace has two settings: low and high or full and half speed. It provides for better comfort and is more efficient.
Variable Stage or Modulating: As the name implies, the heat output and fan speed can adjust based on the home's temperature and heating needs. It has incremental increases of as little as 1 percent. It's the most efficient and the best choice for cold climates like Indiana.
Electric and Oil Furnaces: Electric and oil furnaces are not as efficient as gas, but they are still available. Electric furnaces use heated coils like a stove to create warm air for your home. Oil furnaces burn heating oil and require a large storage tank nearby. They are an option for people who don't have access to gas.
Call Gray's at 219-696-8377 if you need service on any type of furnace or you want to replace the old one.
Energy Efficient Carrier Furnaces
Do you need to change or upgrade your current heating system?
Now is the right time. Gray's carries a full line of high-efficiency gas furnaces from Carrier.
We have 20 different models, so there is one that's right for your home and budget.
You can choose an option like central humidifiers that deliver the perfect amount of humidity to your entire home.
Also, consider a whole-home air purifier and Wi-Fi® enabled thermostats that track your energy use.
These upgrades make your home cozy, comfortable and lower your energy bill by running more efficiently.
Schedule a free estimate and ask us to design the most efficient system for your home.
What Size Furnace Do I Need?
To calculate the correct furnace output for your home, engineers use BTUs or British Thermal Units.
They calculate the ideal number of BTUs needed to heat your home.
However, bigger is not always better, and a larger furnace may not necessarily mean more heating power for your home.
Call the experts at Gray's for an appointment.
We'll come out to you and calculate the right furnace size for your home.
How Much Money Can a New Furnace Save You?
You'll be shocked at how much a modern Carrier gas furnace can reduce your utility bills and pay for itself.
AFUE means Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency, and it is a measure of furnace heating efficiency. The higher the AFUE value, the more efficient the furnace.
Financing & Our Guarantee On Our Furnaces
We back our work and offer a moneyback guarantee if you are not satisfied.
We use only licensed, professional HVAC technicians who are courteous and arrive on time, ready to work.
Additionally, Carrier furnaces come with a 10-year parts limited warranty. Some models carry a Lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty for extra peace of mind.
If you need it, financing is available. We'll be happy to discuss financing options when you call.