Your furnace is an extremely important appliance that you depend on to keep you warm all winter long. But is your furnace ready to take on this challenge? Odds are if you haven’t touched your furnace since the last time you turned it on the previous winter, several things could have happened that placed extra wear and tear on your furnace, and that means you need to contact a Durham furnace repair service professional for a tune-up and preventative maintenance service! How do you know your furnace needs this attention? Simple: look for the signs that your furnace may not be working quite right. Here are three of these signs you should be looking for when firing up your furnace this winter.
Normally the only thing you can really hear when it comes to your furnace is the sound of the blower motor and maybe gas being ignited to create the much-needed heat. However, if you hear grinding, thumping, squeaking, or any other strange noise, your furnace may be trying to tell you it’s experiencing some issues. Strange noises could be minor, but they could also be extremely serious and a sign of broken or malfunctioning parts. A tune-up service can identify and fix the issue before your furnace stops working entirely and you need an expensive emergency repair.
Smell of Gas
Do you smell gas in your home? If the stove wasn’t accidentally left on, then it could be coming from your furnace. That also means you need a tune-up service as soon as possible. Shut off your furnace and call for an emergency service to have a professional technician figure out what the issue is and the best way to get it fixed. Also, be sure not to light any matches or candles until the issue gets resolved.
Clogged Air Filter
Your furnace’s air filter will collect dust, dirt, and debris over time, even while sitting dormant for the summer. You should be checking this filter periodically (every month or two) to make sure it’s still in good condition, and at the very minimum you should be changing it twice per year. If you have pets or suffer from asthma or severe allergies, you should be replacing it even more often than that to make sure your furnace receives maximum airflow.Schedule a maintenance service or get an emergency repair by calling JD Service Now at (919) 626-3626!