Signs Your Furnace Needs Repairs

Don’t ignore these common signs your furnace needs repairs! The longer you wait, the more likely you will have to deal with a furnace breakdown, costly solutions, and higher bills over time. Keep an eye out for these telltale indicators that there’s something wrong with your furnace and get it fixed right away.

Not Enough Heat

This is probably the most obvious sign that there is a problem with your furnace. If your furnace is producing less heat than usual, there are a number of possible causes. It might have a clogged filter, a malfunctioning thermostat, or a more severe issue. If your furnace is not just producing less heat than usual, but actually blowing cold air, you might have an issue with the gas supply, flame detector, condensate lines, air filter, or pilot light. In many cases, the problem can be solved with minor repairs. Call a trusted technician to identify the issue and let you know your options.

Pilot Light Flickering

A very common issue with older gas furnaces is a pilot light that flickers off frequently. This is often due to a low flame setting, clogged pilot orifice, or a faulty safety switch. First, try cleaning out the pilot-light opening and see if this helps. If the light continues to go out, increase the flame setting. If the problem still persists, call Vision’s team to find the cause.

Unusual Noises

Has your furnace started making noises it never used to make? In addition to being disruptive, these noises most likely indicate an issue that needs to be addressed. The type of sounds coming from your furnace may suggest what the problem is. Buzzing often indicates soot buildup or blockages in the chamber, rattling may be due to loose ducts, and whistling can occur because of duct leaks or a dirty filter.

Increased Monthly Costs

If you’ve noticed a recent spike in your monthly heating bill with no obvious reason why, your furnace may be the culprit. When a furnace works less efficiently, it requires more energy to do its job, resulting in a higher monthly bill. An inefficient furnace may be due to aging or lack of maintenance. Have your furnace inspected by a professional to determine the best course of action.

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