Be on the lookout to prevent even more expensive repairs down the road.

We use our furnaces practically every day during the winter months, which is why it’s essential to make sure they’re in good repair. Finding problems early and having them fixed professionally are key. That’s why we’ve laid out a few signs of furnace problems and what you should do if you find them. Keep reading to be prepared this winter and every winter to come.

What to Look For

The first thing to do is to check your monthly utility 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.

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.

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.

Be sure to check the flame as well. A yellow or flickering flame may indicate a carbon monoxide issue, and that’s something that must be taken care of right away, as it’s life-threatening.

What to Do

If your furnace is showing any of these signs and you’re a resident of the Whitehall, PA; Bridgeville, PA; McMurray, PA; or West Mifflin, PA areas, call Woodruff and Smith Heating and Cooling, Inc. for all your furnace repair needs. We’ve been serving the area since 1988 and can help both residential and commercial property owners with their furnace issues. And since your furnace may not always stop working between the hours of 9 and 5, we’re standing by 24/7 to assist in emergency situations.

Before performing any repair work, we will honestly tell you whether repairing or replacing your furnace is the better option. If replacement is deemed to be the right call, we can help you out with a new furnace! We are a Trane Comfort Specialist, so we can help you find a high-quality furnace that will serve you well for years to come.

Don’t trust your furnace repair to anyone else! Call us to schedule an appointment.

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