Autumn is officially here, which means temperatures are starting to drop
and, all over the country, households are lighting their furnaces for
another upcoming winter. Unfortunately, many of these furnaces can fall
into disrepair during the offseason and many homeowners and families don't
realize it until October. Below, we take a look at five common signs that
your furnace requires an inspection or a repair.
Are you constantly adjusting your thermostat? Do find that some rooms of
your house are different temperatures than others? If so, there may be
a problem is how your thermostat is communicating with your furnace. A
professional can help you test this communication and provide you solutions
for either your furnace or your thermostat.
Heating Bill Increase
Did you receive a shock when you got your first heating bill of the season?
The reason may not be energy prices but the fact that your furnace is
no longer running efficiently. An inspection may be warranted to ensure
that your furnace as actually working to heat your home and not just drain
If the gas flame on your furnace is not a crisp, bright blue, then it is
highly advised that you call a professional immediately. Flames that are
red, orange, or inconsistent mean there could be an incomplete burn--
and could be producing toxic gas like carbon monoxide.
Have you heard odd squealing, popping, or clanging from your furnace? Have
you noticed that your furnace blower frequently goes on and off? These
could be signs that your furnace isn't functioning properly and may
even need to be replaced. Odd noises are typical of old furnaces that
are reaching the end of their lifetime.
Dry Air & Allergens
Do you notice that when you run your furnace that the air your home dries
out? You notice more dust? More allergy symptoms? This could mean that
your furnace is not replacing any moisture in the air. If you have an
older home, this might always have been the case-- but newer furnaces
can add moisture and have some filtering capabilities. Speak with a Murrieta
HVAC professional about improving your air quality with a repair or upgrade
to your current furnace.
Is your home experiencing any of the above effects? If so, then
Correy Baker Heating & Air is ready to hear from you. Our family-owned and operated HVAC service
has been assisting homeowners with furnace issues since 2010 and our professionals
have decades of HVAC experience.