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4 Signs Your Furnace is Struggling

cold-man-and-thermostatThe holidays have passed (aside from the New Year) and we have all earned a little time to relax. All the celebrating is fun but it can be pretty exhausting. You are looking forward to kicking back in your home and snuggling up for the cooler temps to come. However, maybe you noticed that when you tried to turn on your furnace this morning it didn’t seem to be working quite right.

If your furnace seems to be on the fritz, we would suggest reaching out for professional services rather than trying to get your system to push through. After all, that issue you are noticing is a sign that your furnace needs help, especially if you want it to keep providing you with heat in a reliable manner.

The question to ask here is this: What are the signs you should look for that tell you when its time to call for an HVAC technician?

Four Signs That Your Furnace Needs Repairs

What are a few different ways to tell that your furnace heater may need repair services? We have some indicators you can watch for.

  1. Your furnace is making loud, strange noises: If your furnace has begun to rattle, screech, hum, click or make other loud, uncommon noises, you should call an HVAC technician. Causes for these noises can range from loose parts to a gas leak so it is always best to be safe and get repairs done sooner than later. Anything more than a sturdy whoosh of air is worth a call to a professional.
  2. Airflow is reduced or blown air is cold: In one case, your furnace is blowing warm air but it isn’t nearly strong enough to heat your home (likely caused by over-clogged filters). In the other case, the airflow is normal but the temperature is wrong (signaling an issue with your furnace’s ability to produce heat. If either of these issues are present, you will want to reach out for professional repairs.
  3. Your utility bills are getting out of hand: While it is reasonable for your utility bills go up a little bit during the heating season, they shouldn’t cost you your savings account. Utility bills that are shooting upward far too much than is reasonable is a sign of a furnace that is losing its energy efficiency and needs to be fixed.
  4. There is a smell of gas or rotten eggs: If you smell either of these scents, go turn off your furnace right away. These smells indicate a gas leak which presents a huge danger to anyone in the home. Once the furnace is off, call for repairs immediately.

If you notice any of these signs, your best option is to reach out to a reliable HVAC technician for repair services. We are the team you can trust with your heating needs. Whether it is a furnace repair in Katy, TX, or a full system replacement, we have the training and the know-how to get the job done right the first time around.

Contact Fresh Air, L.P. today to schedule a visit from one of our NATE-certified technicians.

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