Furnace Repair Experts in Cambridge

For home heating repairs and maintenance, count on Reliance™

Has your furnace stopped working or is it not working properly? We specialize in furnace repair services in the beautiful city of Cambridge.

Our furnace repair experts are always just a phone call away. No matter the make or model, or where you live in Cambridge, we’ll be at your home quickly to troubleshoot your home heating problems. We’ll find the right solution and get things fixed quickly so you can get back to enjoying everything winter in Cambridge has to offer.

Cambridge’s historic Fall Fair marks the arrival of cooler weather. The fun continues when the snow starts to fly, with everything from cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Shade’s Mills Park to taking in an exhibit at Cambridge Centre for the Arts.

But winter can quickly loose its charm if your furnace isn’t keeping your home warm. At Reliance™, we know how important it is to relax in comfort, no matter how cold it gets outside.

Regular maintenance can help you avoid unexpected furnace repairs and is a great way to keep your residential heating system working efficiently. Call to schedule your service and maintenance and let our furnace technicians get your furnace or boiler ready for winter.

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Furnace FAQs

At Reliance™, we’re here to help. Here are some common home heating questions.

How does a furnace produce heat?

A furnace ignites fuel in a combustion chamber to up heat exchanger coils. Air is drawn across the coils and warmed. Then, this warm air is distributed throughout your home through the ductwork and heating vents.

What is a boiler?

A boiler is another home heating system, more often found in older homes. Instead of heating and distributing air, a boiler system heats a liquid – usually water or glycol – which is pumped to radiators located throughout the home.

What can I do to reduce my energy bills?

If you want to save on your energy bills the best place to start is by conserving energy. You can hire a professional to conduct an energy audit to identify opportunities to save energy, and there may be grants available to help you cover the cost. You can also follow these simple suggestions:

  • When it’s time to upgrade your furnace, chose a modern high efficiency condensing furnace. It will use less energy to heat your space.
  • A programmable thermostat can help you monitor and take control of your energy use, and may be a good investment if you are looking to reduce your energy consumption.
  • Make sure your windows are properly sealed, or replace them with new ones.
  • Fill any cracks in your exterior walls.
  • Consider adding more insulation to your attic and basement.

Is a high efficiency furnace worth the investment?

If you want to conserve energy and save money, investing in a modern high efficiency furnace may make sense. Today’s energy efficient furnaces have an AFUE rating between 92% – 98%, a significant increase over older models. When used alongside smart technology, you’ll be able to maximize your energy efficiency and control your energy consumption which may result in lower home heating bills.

What does a whole home humidifier do?

A whole home humidifier keeps the humidity level in your home stable, regardless of the weather outside. This creates healthier air throughout your home and may help reduce your overall energy consumption.

What can I do to maintain my furnace?

Your furnace should only be opened and repaired by a trained furnace technician. However, homeowners can do a few simple things to help keep their furnace operating properly:

  • Change the furnace filter. Most filters need to be changed every three months, or according to the recommendations of your equipment manufacturer.
  • Clean your heating grills, radiators, and intake vents. Dust and debris may cause your home heating system to underperform.
  • Keep your exterior exhaust vents clear. Snow, slush, and ice can easily build up during the winter months.
  • Keep the space around your furnace or boiler clutter-free.
  • Have your furnace or boiler inspected and serviced every year.

Learn more about what you can do to maintain your furnace.

Read about basic furnace maintenance. Spring Furnace Maintenance Tips

Should I rent or buy my new furnace?

Your Reliance™ Home Heating Advisor can help you weigh the pros and cons of renting or buying your new furnace. But here are a few things to consider:

  • If you buy your furnace you will be responsible for all repairs and maintenance as soon as your warranty expires. A comprehensive Protection Plan can help you avoid unexpected repair costs. Buying a furnace is a large investment, but it may add value to your home.
  • If you rent your furnace you’ll pay one low monthly fee, and we’ll look after most repairs and maintenance.

Should I upgrade my AC when I get a new furnace?

It can make sense to upgrade your furnace and AC at the same time. Systems designed to work together are more energy efficient and could save you on your energy bills.


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