1/24/2018 12:00 PM

Signs Your Furnace May Be Failing

It’s been a tough winter here in Nebraska and Iowa. Our temperatures aren’t staying consistent at all. Furnaces are heating homes with temperatures outside hitting negative numbers, then the very next day, it may be warm enough to crack open the windows in your home and let in a little fresh air. If your furnace is older or unreliable, you may worry every time you have to switch it back on. How can you tell when your furnace is starting to fail?

Your Furnace Has A Few Years Under Its Belt

If your furnace is an older unit or you’ve moved into a new home and the unit is older, it may be time for a replacement. Furnaces usually only last 15 to 20 years. If you’re not feeling the warmth anymore, give us a call.

You’re Getting Cold Air Flow

Cold air flowing through your furnace is definitely a warning sign that your HVAC system is due for a revamp. If you have cold spots in your home, contact us right away. Your blower fan could be malfunctioning!

Your Furnace’s Pilot Light Is Yellow

The pilot light should always be blue. If it’s yellow, then your heat exchange may be leaking carbon monoxide, which can pose a HUGE health risk for you and your family.

Your Furnace Is Giving Off Unusual Smells

If you haven’t already, check out our blog posts on the smells that can come from your furnace. To sum it up, though, if you smell electrical or chemical smells coming from it, it’s important to get it serviced right away.

Your Furnace Is Making Unusual Noises

If you’ve lived in your home for a while, you’ll know the “normal” noises that your house and furnace make. But if you start hearing loud or high-pitched pops and squeaks or other unusual noises, they could indicate that there is something loose or not quite right with your furnace.

Your House Is More Dusty Than Normal

If you find an unusual amount of dust buildup in your furnace, it may not be cleaning the air in your home properly.

Your Utility Bills Increase

Have you experienced a spike on your utility bills? This may be a sign that your furnace isn’t running as efficiently as it used to.


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