The holidays are over and life is slowly starting to get back to normal. Although the festivities have wound down, the brunt of the cold weather is just beginning. Don’t get caught during a cold, snowy night with no heat—make sure you schedule a heating inspection if you notice any of these furnace warning signs.
Often, when your heating system is about to breakdown, the biggest furnace warning sign is change: a change in the way your furnace sounds or a change in the way it keeps your home comfortable.
Furnace is Making Noises
As a furnace ages and gets to the end of its lifespan, it will usually start to sound louder. If you hear new banging, popping, rattling or squealing sounds—it’s usually an indication that something is wrong. You’ll want to schedule a furnace service call as soon as possible to repair any damage and prevent a complete breakdown.
Your Home Isn’t Comfortable Anymore
If you spend more time at the thermostat making adjustments than you normally do, it’s a strong indication that there is a problem with your furnace. A major sign that a breakdown is imminent is when your heating system can’t keep up with demands of the home. A call to a professional heating technician can determine if you need furnace repair or furnace replacement.
Increase in Allergy Symptoms
During the cold winter months, we close windows and doors and rely on our home comfort systems to keep our air clean and healthy and a serious furnace warning sign is an increase in allergy symptoms. As furnaces age, they can accumulate dust and other contaminants that can be distributed throughout the home and aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms. Contact a professional heating specialist to determine the best way to get clean air flowing into your home again.
Delta Air Systems has been providing quality heating and cooling service to the Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph and Cambridge areas since the 1950s.