Do you know how to tell when your furnace needs repairs? Keep an eye out for these telltale signs and don’t ignore them.
Cold Air is Coming From Your Heating System
If your heating system has started blowing cold air, this could indicate a problem with the furnace’s heating element or the blower. It might also be a sign of a malfunctioning thermostat or a blocked air duct. Have a technician inspect the heating element, blower, and thermostat to pinpoint the problem. They may also check for and remove any obstructions in the air ducts.
You’re Constantly Adjusting the Thermostat
If you find yourself frequently adjusting the thermostat to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home, your furnace may not be functioning efficiently or there could be a problem with the thermostat itself. A technician can assess the efficiency of your furnace, check the thermostat, and repair or replace it if necessary.
A Spike in Monthly Bills
An unexpected increase in your heating bills might indicate that your furnace is not working efficiently. The less efficiently a furnace is working, the more energy it needs to use in order to produce enough heat to keep your home comfortable. Your furnace might need a part replaced or, if it is quite old, it may be time to upgrade to a new furnace.
Your Home is Unevenly Heated
Are some parts of your home hot while others are cold? Uneven heating can result from problems with the distribution of hot air, which could be due to issues with the furnace’s blower, ductwork, or zoning system. In this case, a technician may need to balance the distribution of hot air, repair or clean the ductwork, or address issues with the zoning system.
Strange sounds like banging, clanging, or squealing could indicate issues with the furnace’s components, such as a damaged blower motor, worn-out belts, or loose parts. A technician will be able to locate the source of the noises and recommend a solution.
If you notice any of these signs, don’t wait to call the team at McMullen’s Refrigeration & Heating. The sooner you get your furnace repaired, the better, because these seemingly minor issues could escalate and lead to a full furnace breakdown if not addressed. Our technicians are skilled, experienced, and committed to providing quality service every step of the way.