Did you know your furnace is “talking” to you right now? Every time it turns on, it’s trying to tell you how efficient and reliable it is.
Do you notice?
Unfortunately, very few people pay attention to the warning signs before it’s too late.
Utility bills rise
Do your utility bills seem to be growing larger each month? A high electric bill can be an indication that your heating system isn’t operating as effectively as it should. Technicians can evaluate its effectiveness and determine where problems lie.
Thermostat stops working
Have you always set your thermostat at a certain level to feel comfortable, yet it no longer seems to work? If you keep cranking up the heat trying to feel comfortable, it could be a furnace that’s malfunctioning.
As a furnace ages, parts wear out. And sometimes you notice a failing part by the sounds it makes as it cycles on and off. Rattling noises can indicate loose sheet metal or loose screws. Humming noises can indicate a problem with the fan motor. Screeching noises can indicate a problem with the blower.
Old furnaces risk cracks and leaks in the heat exchanger. If you smell gas, turn the system off and contact a professional HVAC technician immediately.
If furnaces aren’t functioning the way they should, they might send dirt and dust into the air. These can trigger all kinds of health problems, including asthma, allergies, and other respiratory problems.
Is your furnace functioning the way it should?