Signs that You're In Need of Furnace Repair

Furnace repair may not be something you often think about. However, if you’ve ever experienced your furnace breaking down during the winter, you understand how inconvenient it can be and how important it is to think about in advance. If you ignore your furnace problems, you may end up with larger issues and a higher bill. Instead, be sure to test out your HVAC system before the heating season begins to ensure that it’s working properly when you really need it to.

Common Signs and Symptoms of Furnace Problems

Increased energy bills: If you’ve noticed that your heating bill is increasing, even when your usage is staying the same, the problem could be that your furnace isn’t working properly. As internal parts in your furnace get older and wear out, your gas and electric bill may go up. Having your furnace serviced by a professional can help bring your energy bills back down to where they should be.

Your furnace struggles to maintain a consistent temperature: Are some of the rooms in your home too hot or too cold? This can be because your furnace can no longer distribute heat properly throughout your house, or that your thermostat is malfunctioning. Your heating system relies on the thermostat to instruct it on how much heat to produce, so if your thermostat is broken, it could be a serious issue.

Your furnace blows cold air: There could be a variety of reasons why your furnace is blowing cold air. It may be that the furnace is starting to lose its heating power, so the rooms that are most distant to the ventilation system are receiving less warmth than other rooms. It’s best to leave it to the professionals to figure this out.

Water is pooling around your furnace: There are two things your furnace can potentially leak: water and gas. A water leak may be less dangerous than gas, but both should be addressed as quickly as possible if you want your house to stay warm. It’s important to take time to examine the area around your furnace. If you notice water pooling around your furnace, it’s important to call a professional right away.

You’ve neglected furnace maintenance: If it’s been a few years since a professional looked at your furnace, it could be time for a tune-up and possibly some repairs. This is a vital step that doesn’t take a lot of time – a skilled technician can examine your furnace and see if there’s something wrong with it in less than an hour!

If you’re noticing any of these signs or symptoms, give Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions a call for professional and reliable service. Let us diagnose your problem and fix it right away so that you can enjoy reliable heating all winter long.