Furnace Repair Warning Signs
Your furnace hasn’t been fixed in how long? It’s time to have a trained HVAC specialist take a look at it if it’s been more than a year or if it’s been so long that you can’t remember. Prior to or at the start of the cold weather season, HVAC professionals advise yearly furnace maintenance.
What red flags should you watch for before making a heating appointment?
The following three signs suggest that a furnace repair is required:
Is your heater emitting a burning smell? It’s possible that the buildup of soot in the heat exchanger or other parts that come into touch with flames or extremely hot temperatures is the cause of this. If you smell something musty, there may be moisture accumulating in an unwelcome place that is promoting the formation of mold or mildew.
Are the furnace making any strange new noises? If the bearings begin to creak, they can be worn out. A high-pitched whine or screech can be the sound of an air leak. A cracked heat exchanger could emit a loud clicking or clacking sound. Numerous odd noises can be produced by a broken furnace.
Increasing energy costs
Have your energy costs been rising each month? This might be your natural gas or electric bill, depending on the type of furnace you have. If your furnace runs on propane or oil, you often buy it in bulk or make a set monthly payment for it. Rising heating costs are a sign of an inefficient furnace, regardless of the energy source you use.
Erratic heating around your house
Do you notice that some rooms seem to be warmer than others? This difference raises the possibility that the furnace’s operation is flawed. As your furnace matures, it becomes more difficult to correctly heat the same square footage. This may call for a simple furnace repair or replacement.