Monitor your energy bills. A spike in energy usage could spell problems for many heating system owners. Performing regular maintenance service on your system is the only way to keep minor faults in check and to ensure that your system is running efficiently.
You don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night shivering because it’s too cold to top if all off, there is nothing you can do until morning when you can call your HVAC professional. With Winter fast approaching, maintain your systems now and have them ready to roll when the cold weather creeps in.
There are numerous signs that point towards your heating or cooling system needing a service and you should be well aware of these for your own comfort sake.
- There’s obviously no heat.
This, perhaps, is the most obvious sign your furnace needs a tune-up. If there is no heat flowing through the ductwork and coming out of the registers, then it’s time for a furnace tune-up. Have your HVAC technician inspect your heater from head-to-toe to make the necessary repairs.
- Rising energy bills.
Nobody likes their energy bill to shoot up. If you have high energy bills despite rarely using your unit, chances are your heating system is not running efficiently.
- Unpleasant smell of the furnace.
You will know you need that tune-up when your household smells like rotten eggs or unburnt gas.
- When your furnace makes an unusual noise.
When a furnace is in good condition, it will operate softly. If your furnace doesn’t do this, then it’s time for you to call your HVAC technician.
- Carbon monoxide detector is off.
If your carbon monoxide detector goes off, then you need a tune-up. Although carbon monoxide is odorless, it could be fatal to you and your family if you inhale too much of it. Because of the odorless nature, it is difficult to detect without the help of an alarm.
- If raising your thermostat won’t work.
When you’re feeling cold, your first instinct would be to raise the temperature on your heater. If that doesn’t work, call your technician now!
- The pilot light is yellow or orange.
You’ll know when a furnace is operating properly if the light is burning blue.
- When the furnace needs frequent repairing.
If you’ve already repaired that furnace more than once before, it could be a sign that a tune-up or maintenance is in order.
- Your furnace is old.
As your furnace ages, tune-ups become more and more necessary and sometimes more frequently than before. The actual average lifespan of a furnace is 10-20 years. If yours is already between 10-15 years begun to give problems,a furnace inspection is highly recommended in order to gain insight into the state of the equipment and receive feedback and options on how to rectify the situation, from a professional who knows the trade.
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