With the colder months coming up soon, it is time to make certain the furnace that keeps your home warm all the way to spring is up to the task. You do not want the first chilly day of the season to arrive only to discover that your heater cannot do its job properly—or worse, will cannot do its job at all. Take the opportunity during the waning warm days to turn on your furnace for a test run to see if there are issues that require repair attention. Below are some warning signs to look for that you should call for professionals to repair the furnace.
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Common warning signs of furnace repair needs
- Odd noises: One of the most common indications that a furnace is having problems is strange sounds from the cabinet. When you first turn on the furnace for the season, you may hear some clicking noises, as well as rumbling in the ductwork, but this is normal. However, if these sounds persist, they can indicate serious trouble. Pay special attention to booming sounds, loud clicking, hissing, and mechanical grinding.
- Strange smells from the vents: When you check on the airflow coming from the vents connected to the furnace, check if there are acrid or burning odors coming out as well. This can indicate dirt on the motors, or a motor that is burning out.
- Cold spots in the house: If a furnace starts to lose its heating power, it will result in heat not evenly spreading through a home. If rooms (usually ones farthest from the center of the house) feel cold, first check that the vents are open and no furniture is blocking them. If the cold spots persist, call for repairs: many different malfunctions could account for a loss of heating.
- The furnace trips circuit breakers: If the furnace causes a circuit breaker to trip, there may be an electrical fault. Remember, even gas furnaces today require electrical power to start up (they use electronic igniters) and can cause trouble for a home’s electrical system if they malfunction.
Schedule pre-season maintenance
If you run your furnace test and do not notice anything unusual, you still need to schedule a regular maintenance session from a professional. Many repair problems in a furnace start small and are difficult to notice unless you are a trained HVAC repair technician. Part of pre-season maintenance is to identify these tricky small malfunctions and have them repaired before the cold weather arrives.
Basnett Plumbing & Heating offers different service agreements to help you maintain your furnace and avoid unnecessary furnace repair in Tewksbury, MA. Call us today for more details.