Signs Your Furnace Needs To Be Repaired
Your furnace has a variety of ways of letting you know it needs help, from noise to odors. The well-informed homeowner learns to heed these signs that it’s time to call a furnace technician. To keep your home warm and avoid waking up to a house full of chilly occupants, let the following be your guide to signs your furnace needs repair.
A sign your furnace needs repair is when it runs constantly. Your furnace should cycle on and off to maintain the desired temperature so constant running is a sign of trouble. The causes of a constantly running furnace can be as benign as dirty air filters and ducts as the system will work hard to pump air through them to a malfunctioning thermostat not sending the signal that the furnace has done it’s job. A licensed technician can pinpoint the problem for you.
If your furnace seems louder than normal when kicking on, this could be another sign your furnace is need of repair. All furnaces make some noise at ignition or when running but if the noise level suddenly increases or has increased over time, then it’s time to call in a professional to check it. Any screeching or grinding noises are an especially cause for concern as these can indicate issues with the blower motor or other moving part.
Everyone knows the price of everything is increasing including the cost of heating your home. However, if your heating bills suddenly increase, this is a cause for concern. A furnace that has lost efficiency will work harder to produce the same amount of heat sending the heating bill through the roof. Any sudden increase in your heating bill without a corresponding cause such as guests, should prompt a call to a licensed technician to come take a look at your furnace.
The above are the three most commons signs that your furnace needs repair but by no means are they the only signs. Any homeowner that feels that your furnace is not operating at maximum efficiency, should make the call to a licensed technician.
Is the furnace in your Overland Park home acting up? Call Priced Right Heating and Cooling at (913) 713-5911 and schedule a service call today!