Making Sure You Aren’t Left Out in the Cold
If you’re a Floridian accustomed to our 100+ degree summers, thinking about heat may be the last thing you want to do. However, planning for the colder months to ensure both your heating and cooling system work well is essential. In addition to making you uncomfortable, falling temperatures inside your home during the colder months can be a danger to you, your family, and even your pets. Here are some signs that you may need furnace repair.
Warning Signs of a Failing Furnace
There are many ways to tell your HVAC system may be on the fritz, and we’ve included a few of those below. If you notice something unusual going on with your furnace that we haven’t included in this list, our knowledgeable staff is happy to guide you and answer any questions.
If you smell what you think is fuel, especially near your furnace, it warrants closer attention. Sometimes, if the furnace has been dormant for a while, it may temporarily give off the smell of fuel when it’s first turned on. If that smell doesn’t go away as the unit continues to run or it’s noticeable even when it is off, it could be an indication of a gas leak or dirty unit ducts. Call Comfort Temp for furnace repair right away.
The Chill Factor
One of the most obvious red flags that your furnace needs repair is a lack of sufficient heat when the unit is in use. If your furnace isn’t heating your home or is providing minimal warmth, those are signs that you have leaking ducts or a broken thermostat.
Poor Energy Efficiency
Noticing a much higher gas or electricity bill compared to the same time last year? If you’re paying for energy use that seems excessive, a poorly performing furnace or HVAC system may be to blame.
Your furnace will always make some sound, but if it is suddenly making completely different noises, it is time to have it inspected. If you hear a whistling sound, it could be the result of belt or fan problems, and banging noises can alert you that some internal parts have become dislodged or have broken.
Yellow Means Caution
Watch your pilot light for changes. It’s blue when it’s healthy and operating normally, but if you see a yellow pilot light, it could indicate ventilation issues. It is a warning that carbon monoxide isn’t dispersing as it should, causing potential health concerns for your family. In this case, call Comfort Temp for furnace repair right away.
Why Fix Your Furnace
For both gas or electric furnaces, it’s crucial to keep your system operational not only during the winter months but all year long. A malfunctioning furnace can make allergies worse, expose your family to carbon monoxide or other gasses, cause physical discomfort, and risk your unit becoming unrepairable or even combusting, leading to further expenses that far outweigh the cost of preventative furnace maintenance.
Your Furnace Maintenance Checklist
When inspecting your furnace to get ready for winter, we make sure to take care of the following:
- Inspecting the fan and heat exchanger
- Checking the thermostat
- Cleaning the burners
- Cleaning chimneys and vents
- Changing the air filter
- Sealing any leaks
We’ll also be able to make recommendations for any further improvements or repairs such as air duct cleaning or air quality improvements.
Comfort Temp Keeps You Comfortable
For more than 35 years, Comfort Temp has been a trusted HVAC contractor keeping indoor spaces comfortable through the winter months and beyond. Our experienced technicians make sure your furnace is at its best by performing thorough inspections, replacing your filter, warning you of potential issues, and fixing them before they become worse.
At Comfort Temp our emergency furnace repair service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you are experiencing any issues with your furnace, contact us today!