As much as we try to stay on top of our furnace maintenance, there is always a possibility of an unexpected furnace failure. It is important to know the signs when an emergency furnace repair is needed so that you can tackle the problem before it gets worse.
We’ve listed a few indicators that your furnace could be on the fritz and maybe in potential need of a repair.
How to Tell if You Need Emergency Furnace Repair Service
1. An aging furnace
Every homeowner should be aware of how old their heating and cooling equipment is. The lifespan of the average furnace does not extend past 20 years. If your furnace is lasting you longer than this, it is important to stay on top of maintenance even if there are no signs of damage as your furnace will need repairs much more frequently than the average heating unit.
2. Your furnace is making unusual sounds
If you start to hear unusual rattling, scraping or thumping noises coming from your furnace, they should not be ignored. Different noises will correspond to different parts of your furnace that need emergency repairs. If left without repair, these damages could lead to more serious consequences, and eventually, call for a full furnace replacement.
3. Your furnace is costing you more than usual
When a furnace needs repair, it may still be performing the way that you are used to, but at a higher cost. To reach the same level of heat with damaged parts, your furnace needs to work harder and consume more energy, leading to a higher heating bill at the end of the month.
4. A yellow flame
The flame that lights your furnace should always appear to be blue. If this flame ever appears to have a yellow hue, it is a sign that there is some sort of a leak, and carbon monoxide is being emitted. This harmful gas is difficult to detect but can be very dangerous. It is important to turn your furnace off when this happens and have a professional deal with the problem as soon as possible.
Toshack Will Keep Your Furnace Running Smoothly
If you notice any of these signs that your furnace requires an emergency repair, or if it is due for a regular check-up, contact Toshack today for a free quote.