Pretty soon, we will all be bundled up with warm coats and jackets on as winter is fast approaching. This is the time of year that we all rely on our furnaces to keep us safe and warm within our homes. If something is off with your furnace, you want to catch it as soon as possible so that you avoid more costly repairs later. Absolute P&M Services is here to share some signs that may be present when you are facing furnace repairs.
Signs of Electrical Problems
Have you noticed that your furnace is losing power frequently? Or do you hear an electrical buzzing or humming while the furnace is in operation? This could be a sign of trouble. You shouldn’t ever see the lights start to flicker when the furnace kicks on either. These are all signs of major electrical and furnace issues which should be addressed right away.
Furnace Making Loud Rumbling Sound
You will be hard pressed to find a furnace that is completely silent; that is, unless it isn’t operating. When your furnace kicks on, you shouldn’t be hearing any loud noises. These noises would include banging, groaning, popping or cracking. Most of the time, these noises mean that there are parts that have gotten loose and are clunking around in there.
Gas Furnace Causing High Electric Bill
Most electric bills will show you what you spent last year as well as previous months. If you notice that there is a significant spike from previous months, it could be because there is something wrong with your furnace. If there are parts that aren’t working right, the furnace will have to work harder to heat your home. This will end up costing you more money.
Furnace Heating Problems
When you turn on your heat, you expect that you will start to feel warmer any moment. If that moment doesn’t come no matter how high you turn your furnace, it means you need to have a professional take a look at it. Another clue that there is a problem with your furnace may include rooms that aren’t heated evenly. You shouldn’t have some rooms that are colder than others.
Pilot Light Flickers Yellow
If you look at your furnace while it is running, the pilot light should be blue. When you have a pilot light that is yellow, you are looking at a serious problem. When the gas combination in your furnace is off, it can create a yellow flame. Serious carbon monoxide problems may be present when your light is yellow. The furnace should be turned off until a professional can look at it.
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If your furnace isn’t working as it should, you need to have a professional at Absolute P&M Services take a look at it as soon as possible. You don’t want to get stuck with a furnace that isn’t working when temperatures plummet. Call us today with all your furnace needs!