Even though the winter season will be going away rather soon, you may experience furnace problems at any time. You definitely want to get it serviced at the first sign of trouble so that small issues don’t become bigger ones. We’ve come up with some warning signs that you should watch out for.
The Age of the Equipment
Furnaces are designed to last approximately 15 to 20 years. If yours has surpassed that time frame, this could automatically be an indication that the equipment may not be working as properly as it should. This is especially true if it has required repairs in recent years.
No Hot Air
If your furnace is blowing cold or room-temperature air, this is a telltale sign that something is amiss within the system. If you can’t immediately identify the problem, which is often the case, your best bet is to call a qualified HVAC technician to have it serviced.
When machinery begins to break down or something is broken inside, strange noises often follow. You may hear something like a creaking, grinding, or some other equally strange sound that is obviously out of the norm.
When you use your furnace for the first time in a new winter season, it’s very common to smell the odor of burning dust. But if the equipment starts smelling like something electrical is burning inside, shut the system off right away, unplug it, and call a professional.
Higher Heating Bills
If you’ve been experiencing higher heating bills than the previous year that can’t be explained by either harsher weather or a change in your thermostat settings, then you may have an issue with the furnace. This may take until the end of the season to figure out, which may mean that you’ll have time to get it fixed before the next winter season begins.
If you need more assistance with furnace problems or have any other questions, contact the HVAC technicians at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve been serving the city of Indianapolis and the surrounding areas for nearly 50 years.