Providing expert heating and air conditioning service in Plainfield, Joliet, and the surrounding communities since 1993

Furnace Repair

We excel in Furnace repair in Plainfield IL

Your furnace is responsible for heating your house. If you have a furnace that is 10-15 years old, chances are it might be time for a new system. With advanced technologies, furnaces and thermostats are now increasingly computerized and more efficient than before. Older furnaces are typically oversized, taking up unnecessary space. Newer and more efficient furnaces are smaller and still produce the same amount of heat.

Illinois is famous for cold and long winters. Nobody wants a broken heater in the winter months. Our HVAC technicians will perform a variety of tests to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem. We have the experience and the resources you can trust to efficiently restore comfort in your home.

How We Can Help

At Rousculp’s Heating & Cooling, our HVAC specialists have answers to all of your heating repair questions. From thermostats, to duct repair, to furnace, to your drafty house, our team can provide heating repair for any circumstance. Our trained HVAC technicians will evaluate your residential heating system, diagnose the problem and repair it quickly and professionally! Before we make any repairs, we will provide you with a detailed cost estimate. After your repairs, we highly recommend scheduling routine furnace maintenance appointments in order to help extend its life and keep it running at peak performance. In order to ensure your furnace and HVAC system are operating smoothly and efficiently, it is important to pay close attention to warning signs that indicate the need for furnace repair.

Warning Signs

If you notice any of the following problems with your furnace, give us a call at Rousculp’s Heating & Cooling:

  • Your furnace makes unusual loud noises
  • When you turn up the thermostat, it doesn’t feel warmer
  • Your gas bills are through the roof
  • Your furnace has a faulty ignition
  • Your furnace doesn’t stay on
  • There is excess condensation on your windows
  • Your furnace is 15 years or older
  • Your house isn’t staying up to temperature
  • Your furnace won’t shut off

It is common for your furnace to develop these issues as it gets older. In order to avoid costly furnace repair, routine furnace maintenance is recommended. As soon as you detect something is wrong with your furnace, be sure to give us a call so one of our specialized HVAC technicians can come take a look at your system.

Our friendly staff consists of highly qualified heating repair technicians who have over 30 years of experience dealing with all makes and models of heating systems. We are confident in the quality of service we provide and all of our technicians take great pride in the work they do.

At Rousculp’s Heating & Cooling, our number one priority is that your home stays heated and comfortable during the cold winter months. Even if we did not install your heating system, we are here to help. Our team has experience working with all different brands of heating systems and we have the tools and experience needed for high quality and prompt heating repair. If you need heat repair you can trust, give us a call. You can depend on us for all of your heating repair needs.

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Furnace Repair in Plainfield

Fixing Broken Furnaces in Plainfield and Joliet Since 1993

Are parts of your home unnaturally chilly? Is there something banging and groaning behind your walls in the middle of the night? Before you call the Ghostbusters, it might be a good idea to reach out to a local furnace repair company. These signs are often experienced by people with a heating problem. And, in most cases, they can be solved by an experienced HVAC technician. To learn more about furnaces and what it takes to fix them, read on.

Give us a call at (815) 436-4937 to schedule heating repair in the Joliet and Plainfield area.

Signs Your Furnace Has a Problem

There are times when something goes wrong in the heating process. Though this sometimes leads to an obvious problem—a complete furnace breakdown—this isn’t always the case. Much of the time, the signs you need to call a Plainfield HVAC contractor are much more subtle. To prevent big problems from snowballing into larger ones, it’s important to be on the lookout for the following:

  • Weird Smells: When you first turn your furnace on for the year, you might notice a musty smell. This is typically dust burning off that settled over the months your furnace sat idle. This will dissipate as the unit operates and isn’t anything to be concerned about. If you notice an odor that suddenly appears or refuses to go away, however, it’s time to call a Plainfield HVAC professional.
  • Odd Noises: Is your furnace banging or making some other kind of noise? This can be the result of numerous issues with the unit and is best diagnosed by a heating repair expert. Call (815) 436-4937 to schedule a furnace repair in Plainfield and Joliet .
  • More Service Calls: Every furnace in the Joliet or Plainfield area will have a part fail and need service in its life. In fact, one out of four people in the US will have an HVAC technician in their home each year. But if you’re making multiple calls in a heating season, it’s a sign you’ve been propping up a system that is aging out. Note that service calls don’t include preventative furnace maintenance visits.
  • Climbing Utility Bills: There are many reasons your electric or gas bills can rise. Cooler temperatures are an obvious reason. But, if your fuel usage suddenly increases dramatically, you probably should have our Plainfield HVAC experts take a look. This increased cost often indicates a furnace that's being pushed past its limit.
  • Visual Rust: While some amount of rust is expected with age, excessive amounts—especially on the flue—can be a sign of improper venting. If a roof or plumbing leak is causing furnace corrosion, it’s not just an eyesore. It can be dangerous. If the system rusts through to the heat exchanger, your home could be contaminated with deadly carbon monoxide. So, if you notice an issue with furnace rust, give Rousculp's Heating & Cooling a call.
  • Frequent Cycling: If your furnace is constantly flicking on and off, there’s something stopping the unit from working properly. Unfortunately, this can be difficult to diagnose due to a variety of potential causes. To get the problem located and fixed quickly, rely on our Plainfield heating repair experts.
  • Start-Up Problems: Does your furnace not turn on when it drops below the indicated temperature on your thermostat? Are you hearing clicking noises on start-up? These issues often signal an upcoming furnace breakdown. So, if you ever notice them, reach out to Rousculp's Heating & Cooling by phone or form.

Fortunately, no matter the scope or size of the problem, Rousculp's Heating & Cooling can handle your furnace repair. Though we do most of our work in Shorewood, Joliet, and Plainfield, we are also well known and trusted throughout the surrounding areas.

The Top 5 Causes of Furnace Failure

It’s important that homeowners understand what parts of their furnace are most likely to fail. This can better prepare them to communicate with us about their heating problems. When fixing heating systems in Plainfield, we often find the following culprits, some of which can save you a service call:

  1. Clogged Filters: When was the last time you swapped out your furnace filter? If the answer is more than a few weeks ago, it might be time to check it, especially if you have pets. When running, your heating system pulls in dust, dander, and dirt. This is kept out of the mechanical parts by your furnace filter. A clogged filter restricts airflow, making your heating system work harder. Replacing it not only helps efficiency, but also improves air quality.
  2. Bad Thermostats: Your thermostat is responsible for signaling your furnace when to turn off and on to maintain the set temperature. If it’s not working properly, you’ll struggle to get warm. For instances where the thermostat may be at fault, make sure its batteries are good, if it uses any. Also, double-check that it is set to HEAT with the run method on AUTO.
  3. Ignition Failure: Sometimes the pilot light or surface ignitor will fail and refuse to light the burners. If this happens your furnace won’t be able to heat the air, leaving you in the cold. To prevent this, have it checked and cleaned regularly by an Plainfield-area HVAC professional. If it's the middle of winter, though, just give our Plainfield HVAC contractors a call at (815) 436-4937 instead.
  4. Exhaust Blower Issues: The furnace exhaust blower is what takes the combustion gasses out of the heat exchanger and vents it safely outdoors. If this component fails, the furnace will cycle on and off or shut down. Regular inspections and maintenance visits can prevent this from happening.
  5. Blower Motor Failure: The blower motor is essentially what keeps the air moving around your home. Should this component fail, it doesn’t matter how efficient your furnace is, the hot air won’t be distributed around your home. The blower can fail from overheating or from it becoming clogged with debris. Have your ducts cleaned and your furnace tuned up to keep the blower working effectively.
  6. Bad Heat Exchanger: The heat exchanger is one of the most important components of a conventional furnace. It is the component that safely transfers heat from the flame into heated air that is circulated in the home. When the heat exchanger develops holes or cracks, replacing it can be quite expensive. Some people prefer to simply replace their furnace. An expert evaluating your system can best advise you. If the stress on your heat exchanger is due to excess cycling due to having too large of a furnace, only replacing the heat exchanger will result in the same problem developing again.
Fortunately, we can handle all of these issues and more! Rousculp's Heating & Cooling is your trusted partner for furnace maintenance and repairs in Plainfield. Don't let a need for Plainfield furnace repair ruin your day. Contact us at (815) 436-4937 instead.

Trust Us to Tackle Your Furnace Problems in Plainfield or Joliet

When it comes to furnace repair in Plainfield or Shorewood, we know you have plenty of HVAC companies to choose from. However, not all of them are equal.

When you need your furnace repaired or replaced, trust the experts at Rousculp's Heating & Cooling! As our long list of happy customers shows, many of your neighbors already do! With 31 years of experience helping people in the Plainfield area, we have the know-how necessary to fix your broken furnace or replace the old one. No matter what you need, our company has well-defined services and procedures to ensure the job's done right. In other words, when it comes to furnace repair, you can always count on Rousculp's Heating & Cooling for quality products and workmanship. Contact us today to schedule your furnace repair in Plainfield.