When you own a home, taking care of repairs and maintenance is something you need to take seriously. The same is true when it comes to your HVAC system. While many of today’s furnaces are extremely dependable, with continued use, these heating units will eventually need repairs and service. Fortunately, a few simple furnace warning signs can help alert a homeowner to potential problems.
For example, if your home never seems to be as warm as you would like, it is important to have a furnace inspection. One possible cause of poor heating is a broken thermostat. Have you noticed your furnace turning on and off repeatedly? Not only will a broken thermostat cause your heating system to cycle on and off, but it results in poor heating and higher utility bills. A professional HVAC technician can fix this problem and get your furnace back to operating efficiently.
Another common problem that can lead to poor performance of your furnace is an obstructed airflow. This could be the result of something in the ducts, furniture or other items blocking intake vents or even a clogged air filter. Without adequate airflow, your heating system will not be able to function at its best. Your furnace needs to be able to draw in air, but clogged filters can make it work much harder than necessary. This can result in mechanical failures as well as poor performance and less efficient operation. Of course, clearing items away from intake vents or replacing a dirty filter are fairly easy tasks, but obstructions in the duct system will typically require a professional HVAC technician.
If you notice your furnace has a yellow flame, this is something that should not be ignored. While you might not realize that your furnace isn’t operating as efficiently as it should, the color of the flame is an important indicator that your furnace needs service. An orange or yellow burning flame is one that does not have the correct mixture of gas and oxygen. A licensed heating technician can perform a furnace inspection and make sure your furnace is functioning properly.
For fast, professional repairs or service on your furnace or heating system, give a local HVAC contractor a call.