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How to Spot the Early Signs of Furnace Failure

Furnace Repair

There is never a good time for your furnace to fail, and understanding the warning signs of a failing furnace can help you determine when it is time to have an expert perform a diagnosis on conduct any necessary furnace repair tasks. 

If the furnace runs constantly, there might be a problem with the thermostat, or there could be a poor air seal. If the thermostat is in good working order and it is set on “auto” and not “fan,” it’s likely that the furnace is in need of attention. 

If you notice a pungent odor when the furnace is running, it is possible that your furnace is trying to tell you something. We all know the smell a furnace can produce when it is turned on after a long summer. This smell usually dissipates within a couple of hours. If the smell continues, be sure to check your air filter. 

Anytime you have an appliance that is powered by gas, it is possible to have a carbon monoxide problem. It is crucial to have one or more carbon monoxide detectors in your home to protect you and your family. If the carbon monoxide detector goes off, you need to do two things. First, get out of the house immediately and be sure to take your pets. After you’re in a safe area, you will need to call a heating and cooling expert to examine the cause of the carbon monoxide leak. As furnaces age, they are prone to producing carbon monoxide.

Other signs of furnace failure include loud banging noises from the furnace. Furnaces should be relatively quiet while running, and if yours is becoming increasingly loud, you should make sure to have it examined.

Finally, unusually high utility bills might suggest that your furnace is no longer running efficiently. This can be somewhat difficult to detect because utility bills tend to rise during the colder months. If your gas bill is extremely higher than usual, perhaps your furnace is trying to tell you something.

If you’re having a problem with your furnace, the experts at ACT are at your service. We provide professional repairs, maintenance, and installation on all furnace makes and models, so no matter what your heating needs are, we can help! Contact us today for a free in-home estimate!

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