Proper heating and cooling are not only important for your comfort inside your home but important for the health of your home. In colder climates, heating can be a crucial component to getting your home in a safe, warm, and livable condition. So when the furnace starts acting up, when you should let it work itself out, and when should you call on a furnace repair expert? Let’s look at some of the reasons it is time for some furnace repair.
3 Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair or Replacement
Your Power Bills are Going Up
If you notice a spike in your power bill during the winter months, and you feel like you’ve been using your furnace, it might be time to call on a furnace repair expert. Rising power bills are a sign that your furnace is working much harder than to keep your home warm and is likely in need of some routine repair or maintenance.
You Notice New Smells or Noises
Everyone knows that you will get some funky smells the first time you kick on your furnace for the season and that furnaces can sometimes be a bit noisy. If strange smells persist from your furnace after several cycles or you feel like the furnace is about to shake your house apart it may be time for some repairs. Just like in your car, strong smells and noises are often symptoms that something isn’t quite right.
The Air Quality in Your Home is poor
Older furnaces and furnaces in need of repair will not do the same quality job of cleaning and circulating the air as furnaces in good condition. If you notice that the air quality in your home is going downhill, you notice more particulates in the air or anyone in your home is having allergies or breathing issues, it’s definitely time to have a furnace repair expert take a look. The air quality in your home is extremely important for your health, so it’s important that your furnace takes care of it.
So if you notice your power bills skyrocketing, new smells or noises from your furnace, or that the air quality in your home is poor, you are likely due for furnace repair. Call Front Range HVAC to get your furnace back in proper working condition.