How long will my new furnace last?
The life expectancy of a furnace, per the manufacturer, is 10-15 years. Anything beyond that could lead to possible breakdown.
How often should I have maintenance done on my furnace?
We recommend having maintenance done on your furnace once a year. We start performing our annual heat inspections in the fall, once the weather is below 60°F.
Why can't I use my existing furnace and add on the AC?
Cmags always recommends furnace replacement when an existing furnace is over 10 years old with new AC installation due to efficiency capacity. A furnace and AC share a blower and should be replaced at the same time. If you match a new AC system with an old, inefficient furnace, it can potentially decrease the lifespan of the new AC. In order to get the correct amount of airflow and most of the new AC system, we always recommend replacing your furnace. Additional note: New AC systems matched to older furnace can have issues with warranty claims.
My pilot has turned off and now the heat won't work. Is there anything I should check before calling CMAGS?
You can check your thermostat and make sure that, if it runs on batteries, it is working. Additionally, make sure your emergency switch did not get flipped (which is the red switch usually found in a stairwell or closet). Finally, check that the unit itself is not turned off (emergency shut off).