When it comes to furnace repair, Montgomery County PA homeowners have relied on SBPHA/C for nearly a decade. In this post, we look at 5 warning signs your furnace needs repairs or replacement.
5 Warning Signs That You Need Furnace Repairs
Furnace problems can range from mildly annoying to considerable health and safety concerns. Let us know if you notice any of the following signs:
Difficulty Starting the Unit
Wiring issues or problems with a faulty thermostat can make it difficult to start a furnace. If you notice it takes several attempts to start a furnace, or that you need to restart the unit frequently, have a professional take a look. These issues tend to become more prevalent as a unit ages.
New or Unusual Noises
You are likely to experience some amount of noise during the normal course of operation, but new or unusual noises warrant inspection. These noises can include banging, excessive vibrating or groaning sounds. Belt or fan issues can cause unwanted noise, as can loose or damaged parts in or around the unit.
A Decline in Heating Efficiency
If you notice your unit doesn’t seem to heat as efficiently as you are used to, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can take at home. This includes checking thermostat settings and changing or cleaning air filters. If basic troubleshooting doesn’t fix the problem, a qualified technician can help.
Persistent, Strong Odors
Strong odors that don’t lessen or go away with time as the unit runs likely warrant an inspection. It’s important to note a furnace can smell like fuel or produce some odors, especially when first turning the unit on for the season, but strong, persistent or sudden smells can indicate a problem.
It’s wise to check the pilot light on your unit from time to time. Typically, a pilot light should appear blue, but if you notice a different color, most notably yellow, it could indicate excessive amounts of carbon monoxide. Have a professional inspect your furnace right away, as this could be a serious health concern for you and your family.
SBPHA/C Can Help with Furnace Repair: Montgomery County PA
Experiencing problems with your furnace? Solution Based Plumbing, Heating, and A/C can help! We proudly serve Montgomery, Bucks, Philadelphia, Delaware or Chester County. Contact us online or call 215-584-2098 today for all your plumbing, heating and air conditioning needs!