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How often does a furnace need maintenance?

Signs Your Furnace Needs To Be Repaired


Overland Park heatingYou rely on your furnace to keep you and your family comfortable during the colder months of the year. You also rely on your furnace to keep your basement warm and prevent your pipes from freezing. But what would you do if your furnace suddenly stopped working? The best approach is to know the warning signs in advance and call a repair technician immediately.

If you have a gas furnace, then you may hear a small sound that almost sounds like an explosion each time your furnace kicks on. This means that your furnace is not igniting properly and requires certain parts to be replaced.

If the temperature in your home starts to drop despite the fact that the furnace is constantly blowing, the put your hand over one of your furnace vents when the furnace is on. If you feel cold air, then you need to contact a repair technician immediately.

Sometimes furnace problems are easy to identify because they are so unique. For example, it is normal for your furnace to blow cold air during the summer, but only for short periods of time. If your furnace kicks on in the summer and then runs for hours or until you manually shut it off, then you need to call a repair technician.

Since your furnace is blowing air into all of the rooms in your home, you tend to become sensitive to odors that come from your furnace. When you first turn your furnace on in the fall, there may be a familiar odor that you smell for the first few minutes. But if you start smelling an odor from your furnace during the winter or spring, then you need to have it looked at by a professional. Odors from furnaces can indicate a series of problems, and the best approach is to contact a repair professional right away.

It is easy to take the furnace for granted because it is always there just generating warmth for your home. But if you smell or hear something different coming from your furnace, then it is time to call a professional to diagnose and fix the problem.

Is the furnace in your Overland Park home in need of maintenance? Call Priced Right Heating and Cooling at (913) 713-5911 and schedule a service call today!

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