As the year turns colder, you will naturally be relying on your furnace more and more to keep you and your loved ones warm and comfortable. Because of this, the last thing you want is for your furnace to suddenly give out. Our team at Clarksburg Contractors has extensive experience working on furnaces, and we can provide emergency repairs if necessary, but we also want to help you avoid the need for them in the first place. In this article, we’ll go over three signs that you need furnace repair–if you notice any of them happening to your system, we encourage you to give us a call so that we can fix the issue before it gets worse.
- Insufficient Heat. The most obvious sign that you need furnace repair is a lack of heat. If your furnace does not put out heat, or not enough heat, no matter how high you crank the thermostat, then you have a problem and should call our team.
- Strange Smells. One sign that you may need furnace repair is strange smells emanating from your unit. Most furnaces will smell like the fuel they use when they are first turned on for the year, but this smell usually dissipates over time. If you notice that your furnace has a consistently strong odor, or that it has a new smell all of a sudden, then we encourage you to give us a call to get it checked out.
- Loud Noises. All furnaces make some noise as they run, but if you start to hear loud squealing, whistling, banging, or groaning sounds, then you most likely need furnace repair. All of these noises are a sign that something is wrong with your system that needs to be fixed as soon as possible.