With winter on its way and the cold weather surely to come with it, the importance of a working furnace cannot be overstated. The furnace keeps the home warm and everyone inside comfortable. When it breaks down or has an issue, it should be repaired as soon as possible. You should know what signs may be present that can identify the need to repair the furnace. Here are some of the most common factors for which you should look.
Unusual Noises or Smells
If your furnace is making noises you are not used to or there is a strange smell coming from it, this may be an indication of a problem. The noises can range from load banging to an annoying squeal, all of which can mean different problems within the unit.
Increased Utility Bills
The utility bill going up in price may mean that the furnace is working harder and longer. This could be a sign that something is causing it to run insufficiently. Whether it is a broken part or the unit is reaching its expected lifespan, repairs may be necessary to make sure it’s running efficiently and not wasting energy.
Adjusting the Thermostat
The thermostat is used to control the temperature in the home. It is set at a specific temperature and the furnace will heat the room until it reaches that number. Once it reaches the set number, the furnace will stop until it is needed to reach the temperature again. If you find that the furnace is consistently running, it may be due to problems with the unit that makes it work harder to reach desired temperatures.
Repairing your furnace is extremely important, not only for your comfort, but also for your health due to the potential exposure to carbon monoxide. When you need help, our HVAC technicians at Aire Serv of The Black Hills can be there to provide the service you need. We have the skills you need to get the job done right.
Call us as soon as you notice a sign of potential problems.