We use our furnaces every day during the winter months in Bethel Park, PA. That’s why it’s essential to ensure yours is in good operating condition. Finding problems early and having them fixed professionally are key. Here are some common signs your furnace may need repairs:
Higher Monthly Heating Bills
The first thing to do is to check your monthly heating bills. Have they gone up without any other possible explanation? Furnaces begin to lose efficiency as they age, meaning they must work harder to keep your home at the same temperature. Instead of paying more every month for heating, put that money toward a replacement furnace.
Uneven Heating Around Your Home
Next, monitor how your home feels when your furnace is running. Does it feel like some rooms in your home are warmer than others? This is a sign that the furnace cannot properly distribute the heat throughout your home.
Loud Noises Coming From the Furnace
It’s also a good idea to periodically check your furnace for signs it may need repairs. Are you hearing any unusual popping or rattling noises? Is the blower running more often than usual? Either of these is a sign of an issue.
Pilot Flame Isn’t Blue
If you have a gas furnace, be sure to check the flame as well. A yellow or flickering flame may indicate a carbon monoxide issue, and that’s something that you must be taken care of right away. It can be life-threatening if you ignore it.
Is your furnace showing any of these worrisome signs? Don’t wait to for the problem to fix itself. You’ll risk more damage and costlier repairs or replacements. Call Woodruff and Smith Heating and Cooling, Inc. for all your heating repair needs. We’ve been serving the area since 1988 and can help both residential and commercial property owners.
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