Spring may officially be here, but colder temps are hanging around. Sure, soon we’ll be able to turn our attention to our air conditioners—if you haven’t already now is a great time to schedule maintenance—but that doesn’t mean our furnaces aren’t done doing their part.
Your furnace has already put in months of hard work. During this final stretch of cooler weather is when it’s most likely to suffer from a malfunction, or possibly a full breakdown, if it’s not properly cared for. If you had maintenance done before winter began, then you’re probably in good shape. But what if you had a need for heating repair in Puyallup, WA that you didn’t take care of? Should you schedule repairs now, even though you won’t need your furnace again ‘til next fall?
Yes! Deal With Minor Problems Now Before They Become Major Ones
The biggest danger with how you treat your furnace at the end of winter is putting off having malfunctions fixed because “the cold weather is almost gone, so why bother?” Any trouble that your furnace encounters, no matter how minor it may seem, is enough to call in a pro.
Why? Because a furnace problem can indicate a dangerous heater—especially if it is gas-powered. Additionally, if a malfunction is neglected, it will worsen, leading to a more expensive repair need later. Don’t let your furnace shut down for the season if you think there’s something wrong with it.
Lastly, if your furnace is trying to perform while in the midst of repair needs, it can’t possibly operate efficiently. This means you’re probably paying way too much to run it each month!
“So, What Repair Needs Should I Watch Out For?”
When all is said and done, you can definitely call for furnace repairs, but what if you don’t even know that it needs repairs? Are there indicators you can watch out for? Well, yes! And they include:
Strange Noises Coming from the System
An odd noise from the cabinet of your furnace might be something minor. But, it could also be a sign of a broken or loose component, or something even more sinister. For instance if you hear a booming sound coming from a gas furnace, it probably means the burners are dirty and struggling to ignite.
This can cause the system to overheat and break down, and could even lead to a cracked heat exchanger and exposure to harmful carbon monoxide gases.
Your Heating Bills Are Too High
Compare your heating bills to what you paid last year, as well as to what your neighbors are paying. Are your current bills a lot higher, despite comparable use? If so, it’s a sign the system isn’t working as efficiently as it once did and needs a check to see if repairs are necessary.
You Can’t Get the Thermostat High Enough
Does it seem like no matter how high you turn up the thermostat, it’s not warm enough? There there’s a problem. And chances are, this problem has nothing to do with the thermostat. Your heating system will run nonstop to try to reach your desired temperature, and if something is wrong with the furnace that’s preventing it from doing so, it will work inefficiently as a result. If you notice this problem, give our pros a call!
Contact Sound Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. today! We take your comfort as serious as you do.