Tell-Tale Signs That Your Furnace Is The Worse For Wear

by | Aug 6, 2019 | heating-cooling

Anyone who’s spent even a year in New Jersey knows how erratic and unpredictable the weather can be. While it’s easy in summer or winter to put off HVAC repairs, it’s the horrified homeowner who turns on his furnace on a chilly September night only to find that it sputters and grinds to a halt.

To ensure both the comfort of your home and the safety of your family this winter, you’ll want to schedule regular HVAC maintenance as the summer draws to a close. Of course, tell-tale signs of impending doom will necessitate a check-up any time of the year. Among others, look out for the following warning signs:

Unusual Smells

A burning smell may be nothing, so long as it dissipates quickly. If, however, you notice a lingering scent or strong gas odor, turn off your furnace right away and call in a professional tech. Given that both could indicate a potentially dangerous malfunction in your furnace’s fuel source, this is the ultimate example of being safe, not sorry.

Inconsistent Heat

If your furnace is working as it should be, you will enjoy consistent heat throughout your home, even on the coldest of days. If certain rooms don’t seem to be getting their fair share, or heat feels tepid as it comes out of vents, chances are likely that your furnace has a blockage, or that its burners are compromised. Rather than crank up the thermostat (and the bill!), have it repaired before damage exacerbates.

Bumps In The Night

Like most machinery and equipment, your furnace will likely make the occasional rumbles and whirs. Similarly, any new or bizarre sounds likely indicate that something has gone wrong internally, and you’ll want to contact a trusted HVAC tech to fix any damage before it aggravates beyond repair.

For reliable HVAC repair that you can trust, contact First Choice Heating & Cooling today. Winter will be here before you know it!

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