Nothing ruins a perfectly nice fall day like a furnace breakdown. Sure, you like the crisp fall air, but that doesn’t mean you want the inside of your house to feel crisp. Here in Ohio, we know that the temperatures can drop quickly and without warning, and that the very last thing you want is for your heating system to completely shut down. Luckily, there are some warning signs that your furnace might be on its last legs. Keep your home warm and comfortable by watching out for these three signs of an impending breakdown, brought to you by your friends at Allied Services, Inc.
1. Odd Noises
Does your furnace constantly run or continually cycle on and off throughout the day? Does it squeal, pop, bang, or rattle? These noisy problems could be a sign that your system is in trouble or near the end of its life. Your furnace may be experiencing problems ranging from dry bearings to serious problems with burners, pilot lights, or flame sensors. It’s essential to get these problems professionally evaluated as you could be at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
2. Uneven Heating
Do different rooms in your home stay at extremely different temperatures? Are some rooms super hot and others freezing? This is also a sign that your heating system is failing in some way. It could be a simple fix with your thermostat, or it could be that your furnace can no longer evenly distribute warmed air. If you find yourself constantly adjusting your thermostat to stay warm or if you notice cold air blowing out of your vents, then it’s time to call in the professionals for help.
3. Rising Utility Bills
As your furnace ages, it’s normal for its efficiency to decrease and your utility bills to slowly go up. The components begin to fail and your system works harder and harder to keep up with your home’s heating demands. After a while, it makes more financial sense to spend the extra money on a newer model rather than keep paying high utility bills and frequent repair bills. HVAC technology is always improving and modern furnaces are well worth the investment as they’ll save on energy costs and better heat your home this winter.
If you see any of these red flags, you can trust our experienced technicians to diagnose any current issues and make minor repairs and adjustments to prevent future issues from occurring. Contact Allied Services today at (937) 269-5059. We serve the communities of Dayton, Oakwood, Springboro, Beavercreek, and beyond.