Six Warning Signs Your Furnace Needs to Be Serviced

Six Warning Signs Your Furnace Needs to Be Serviced




You depend upon your furnace to keep your home comfortable during the long winter months. A furnace problem can present major problems; from a freezing cold house to high electric bills. As such, it is very important that you pay attention to how well your furnace is working. This way you can take action quickly if an issue arises. Hopefully by getting your furnace serviced at the first signs of trouble; you can save yourself money on your electric bill and prevent little problems from turning into big problems.

While it may be a good idea to schedule annual maintenance for your furnace so a professional can check your unit out and spot problems early, not everyone has a furnace service contract in place. Furthermore, sometimes even with regular maintenance, your furnace will start acting up anyway.

If you are worried about possible furnace issues or suspect your furnace isn’t acting right, here are six signs that you need to get your unit serviced – Furnace Maintenance

1. Your furnace is being very noisy

A furnace is not ever going to be silent, but there is a difference between the noises made by a functioning furnace and one made by a furnace in trouble. If your furnace is making loud clangs, bangs, clatters or other unusual sounds, this can be a sign that your furnace has a loose belt, an ignition problem or another issue.

2. Your gas costs are rising

If your furnace is not performing efficiently due to a problem, you’ll see the signs of this on your gas bill. A higher-than-normal bill is a sign that you need to get help right away so you can stop wasting money and so you can fix your furnace before things get worse.

3. Your house won’t get warm enough

If your house is feeling chilly and turning up the thermostat doesn’t solve the problem, this can be a sign that your furnace is not working correctly. While a problematic thermostat could be the culprit, usually a dirty filter is causing your furnace to over heat and shut down on limit.

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4. Your furnace has a yellow pilot light

When you look at your furnace, you should see a blue pilot light. A blue light means that there is an ideal balance of air and gas working in your furnace. A yellow light, on the other hand; can mean a lack of air and an improper balance with the gas. This needs to be checked out right away because your furnace could be producing dangerous carbon monoxide.

5. Your windows have a lot of condensation

This can be a sign that your furnace is not working correctly. You should call in a professional for help. Make sure you have a good monoxide detector installed. If you ever feel flu like symptoms when you are home; and you feel better when you get out of the house you may be subjecting yourself to monoxide.

6. You have poor indoor air quality

If someone in your family has experienced an increase in breathing difficulties or increased allergies, this can indicate that your furnace filters need to be changed or that there are other problems with your HVAC system causing irritants to cycle through your home. You may want to invest in having your system thoroughly cleaned by a professional.

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If you notice any of these signs of trouble, it is important to take action and contact Green Heating and Cooling as soon as possible