Red Flags: Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair
Your furnace gives you a lot of signs that something is wrong before it quits. Here are some red flags to look out for:
Inconsistent heating: If some rooms are colder while others are like a steam room, you may be dealing with poorly designed ductwork, a blower malfunction or a system that is undersized for your home's needs.
High heating bills: If your bills begin to skyrocket, it is an indication your furnace may be working too hard to keep up.
Rattling, grinding or screeching noises: Components may have come loose inside the equipment.
Detection of gas: If you smell gas, this is a sign your fuel connections may be loose or damaged. Or your heat exchanger may be cracked. CO gas is a common occurrence from these issues and a leak could be harmful to your health. Call us immediately!
The system won't turn on: Check your circuit breaker and the pilot light. If both of those are functioning, this could be a sign that your furnace is in bigger trouble and likely in need of replacement.
Your furnace is 10-15 years old: Equipment nearing the end of its life span often needs more maintenance and repairs. We'll help you assess if your furnace is worth repairing or if we could get you into a newer system with less worry!
If you worry about the cost of repairs, it is worth keeping in mind that heating problems rarely go away by themselves. People who neglect their furnaces often end up with bigger repairs that cost more. When you call Goth Electric right after you sense an issue, we will work with your budget to find a solution.