Is your furnace running up to speed?

 

Kansas City FurnaceIt’s getting cooler outside and winter is coming quickly. Do you know if your furnace is working properly? It is a good idea to have your furnace checked before winter gets here to ensure it is working properly. There are some warning signs to watch for to help you catch and fix a problem before it becomes a major headache.

Does it sound like you live in a haunted house when your furnace is on? Strange noises coming from your furnace is a sure sign that it has a problem that needs to be fixed. There are several things that can cause these weird noises such as: the belt needs replacing or tightening, an ignition problem or a bad component that needs replacing.

Do you find yourself continually turning the thermostat up and it’s still cold in the house? You may need a new thermostat or the duct work in your house may be leaking. Leaking duct work cause less warm air to enter the home resulting in it being harder to keep warm. If you have a gas furnace, you may have a problem with your furnace’s pilot light.

Is the pilot light on your gas furnace burning yellow? This could indicate a dangerous situation and should be checked quickly. The pilot light should burn blue to show that the gas mixture in your furnace is correct. If it is burning yellow it could indicate carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a deadly poison so make sure to have your furnace checked immediately.

Does your furnace knock on and off continuously? This can mean you need a new thermostat or your fan motor is going bad. It could also indicate problems with the wiring. Faulty wiring can cause a fire so make sure to have it checked soon.

As you can see, all of these problems can come from a lot of different things. So, it is best to have a professional check and test your furnace to find the problem. A professional can pinpoint exactly what the problem is and save you money in the long run.

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