Why Choose Southport?
Emergency Residential Furnace Repair
Southport Home Services offers 24/7 emergency furnace repair for homeowners in need of rapid repair. Our experienced technicians service furnaces, boilers, heat pumps and more at a moment's notice. We are here to help. We take the necessary time to go over your options and help make your decision easier. Whether you need a furnace replacement or opt for a furnace repair, we're here to take care of your needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Call us now for emergency repair service. 1.262.898.3000
Furnace Replacement Experts Help Guide your Decision
Before we recommend a furnace, we will complete a full analysis of your home involving your lifestyle, the design of your home, existing ductwork, your energy use and any comfort concerns you may have. All these factors will be considered before a furnace is recommended.
Types of Heating Systems
Furnaces operate by heating air and pumping it through the ducts of your home. While propane furnaces are most common in Southeast Wisconsin, your furnace may work by burning oil or even wood pellets. The heating technicians at Southport will find the right furnace for your home.
Finding the right furnace starts by contacting a heating contractor who will assess the size of your home and determine which furnace is right for you. An oversized furnace will have a high operating cost, while an undersized furnace will be working overtime to properly heat your home.
The efficiency of a furnace is rated by Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). Most modern furnaces operate between 80 and 95% AFUE, meaning less than 15% of energy is lost on average. Propane and natural gas furnaces are typically more efficient than oil or firewood.
Common in older homes, boilers work by heating water which is pumped through pipes which radiate heat to through your home. The efficacy of the system is largely dependent on the style of pipes used. Boilers typically run on natural gas but can also use oil.
Finding the right boiler is largely dependent on the size of your home and the style of heating elements. The heating technicians at Southport Home Systems will analyze your home and find the most efficient boiler at the right price.
Older boilers typically only operate around 56 to 70% Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). Newer mid and high efficiency boilers operate around 80 to 83% and 90 to 98.5% AFUE respectively. Retrofitting older or mid-efficiency systems with a heat exchanger will improve efficiency.
Essentially an air conditioner capable of heating air, heat pumps work by moving warm air to where it is needed most in your home. Heat pumps require an indoor and outdoor system. A heat pump is not right for everyone and is best suited for newer homes.
While heat pumps do heat air, their efficiency lies in their ability to move warm air where it is needed most. By using previously warmed air, heat pumps are typically 40 to 60% more efficient than standard furnaces. Heating costs are lower than other systems, but operating costs are slightly higher.
The expert heating technicians at Southport Home Services will analyze your property and determine which heating system is best for you. When paired with newer heating controls a heat pump can save your family thousands. Contact Southport to see if a heat pump is right for you.
100% Satisfaction & Money-Back Guarantees
You read it right, and we mean it. Our work is backed by a 100% satisfaction and money-back guarantee. For additional peace of mind, Southport Home Services is fully licensed and insured with thousands of satisfied customers. Don’t take our word for it. Check out the customer reviews!
Our Comfort Advisors work with you to figure out your needs, ensuring we recommend the best heating system options within your budget. Join the maintenance program for a 15% discount on all repairs and front-of-the-line priority when we’re swamped with service calls from people who chose not to join SMA. A Southport Home Services technician is available to take care of your needs—day and night—with 24-hour emergency service.