Keeping your home warm and cozy is a high priority in the Fall and Winter months. During this time your furnace is the most important piece of equipment in your house. When it’s freezing cold outside, your furnace is working day and night to keep your home comfortable.
Other than scheduling annual maintenance for your furnace, there are a few things that you should beware of. Here’s a list of key indicators that there may be something wrong.
- Weird Smell: If you notice a strange smell, it’s time to call a professional. There may be a gas leak, failing motor, or something else causing the problem.
- Startup Trouble: After trying to start your furnace a few times without success, it likely needs to be repaired. The issue could range from faulty wiring to a failed part.
- Pilot Light Coloring: If your pilot light isn’t blue, there’s a problem. Different colors can signify ventilation problems that need to be repaired. Improper ventilation can make your furnace dangerous and cause health problems.
- No Heat: When your furnace is not able to produce heat or keep up with the thermostat setting there’s something wrong! There could be an issue with your thermostat or your furnace. One of our trained HVAC technicians will diagnose the problem and recommend a solution when you schedule service.
- Noisy Furnace: If you hear a weird noise coming from your furnace give us a call. There could be an issue with the fan or ductwork that needs to be repaired.
- Poor Air Quality: The air quality in your home is impacted by the condition of your furnace. If someone in your home has had consistent allergy attacks or other respiratory problems, it might be worth while to have your furnace inspected. You can try to resolve this problem by replacing the filter or installing an air purifying system.
- Carbon-Monoxide Alarm: If your alarm goes off, you need to take action immediately. Ventilate your home by opening the windows and turning off your furnace. Then call your utility provider to make them aware of what happened. After you’ve completed those tasks, call us for an emergency appointment with one of our HVAC technicians to locate the source of the carbon-monoxide gas.
Keeping tabs on the health of your furnace will reduce your risk of being without heat when you need it most. Call Ryan if your furnace needs to be repaired or replaced. One of our trained heating and air conditioning technicians are available 24/7. Call (585)232-5555 to schedule your appointment.
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