Having a furnace breakdown is never convenient, but when you have a party planned, the timing is at its worst. You can, however, take a few precautions to ensure a furnace breakdown doesn’t spoil your fun. Watch for these three signs showing you need to have a professional HVAC service provider inspect your furnace this winter (and before the first guest arrives).
Three Signs You May Have A Furnace Breakdown Soon:
- Your furnace is not heating your home. If your furnace is not doing its job to keep your home warm, this is a serious sign that something is wrong. Many factors can contribute to the lack of effectiveness of your furnace including a clogged burner, a clogged filter, a faulty motor or even a faulty thermostat.
- The air coming out of the furnace has a strange smell. The first few times you turn your furnace on at the start of the cold season, it’s normal for the air to smell slightly different. However, if the smell is significantly strong or pungent, there may be a serious problem inside of the furnace. If you find yourself in this situation, make a call quickly to ensure you don’t breathe any toxic air.
- Your heating system starts making loud noises. You’re used to the “normal” noises that your furnace makes, and if you begin to notice sounds that are louder or different than normal, you may have a pending furnace breakdown. Clanking, clunking, grinding or squealing sounds should be given special attention.
Dealing with a broken furnace is a major inconvenience, and even more of a disruption if it happens when you have guests. However, there are signs that can alert that a problem with your furnace is coming before an emergency takes place. If you are experiencing any of these signs or feel your furnace is not working well, contact Stiles Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing. The experienced and professional technicians will be able to perform an audit to let you know if there is an issue brewing with your furnace before a furnace breakdown takes place.
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