With the colder weather approaching, you want to ensure your furnace is in good shape to keep you and your family warm throughout winter. And seeing as how heating and cooling account for over 50% of the energy used in U.S. homes, it’s important your furnace is not working harder than it should be. So let’s explore a few common warning signs that your furnace may need to be repaired.
There is inefficient air distribution: If your furnace is working properly, your home should be around the same temperature in every room. Furthermore, the air blowing out of your vents should be strong. If you’re noticing varying temperatures throughout your home or insufficient airflow, then your furnace may be failing or in need of heating repairs. Sometimes it can be something as simple as changing the filter to allow better airflow. But it could be a more serious problem, so you should call a professional to have it checked out.
You’re hearing weird noises: For the most part, furnaces should be relatively quiet. So if you’re hearing strange clicking, banging, or popping noises, something may be wrong. Strange noises usually mean something is loose or damaged within the unit. But because it can be difficult to know what the problem is just by listening to the noise, you’ll have to invest in professional heating services. A technician will be able to take a look at your furnace and pinpoint the issue so it can be repaired.
You notice a water leak: If you go to check on your furnace and you see a pool of water near or under the furnace, you may need to invest in heating repair services. While a water leak is not necessarily dangerous, it still shows that your furnace has a problem. Generally, pooling water means there is a clogged or damage condensation line, which results in water leaking. This problem should be left to the professionals because if it’s not repaired correctly, it could result in further damage.
Catching problems as early as possible is important for keeping your furnace in tip-top shape. So watch out for these warning signs and call a professional if you notice anything wrong with your furnace.