All gas appliances are manufactured with the right safety components. Nonetheless, many homeowners forget to maintain their gas furnaces, creating a potentially hazardous situation. Making regular gas furnace inspections and maintainance is important, as technicians can tell when something is not right. This way, they can fix small issues before they worsen.
HRC Climate Services lists the signs that something might be wrong with your gas furnace:
If your carbon monoxide detector goes off, this is a sign that your gas furnace may have a problem. It may have something to do with incomplete combustion or a broken line. You should turn all your appliances off and open the windows. Call an HVAC expert to check your furnace and make the necessary repairs.
Age of the unit
If you’ve had your furnace for over 15 years, you may likely experience a decrease in efficiency. To keep your unit in top shape, you need to schedule annual maintenance with a furnace technician.
No heat coming from the vents
If you notice that your furnace is not producing any heat, it’s time to call a professional for a tune-up. Unfortunately, most homeowners wait until winter to have their furnaces checked. Before calling an HVAC expert, check the circuit breaker and your thermostat. If you live in a frost prone area, ice tends to build up in the pipes, which can also interfere with the furnace. Call a qualified heating contractor to repair the furnace.
Although normal furnaces produce sound when they run, loud banging noises could be an indication that your furnace has a problem. Have it checked before the problem escalates.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s crucial to have a heating expert check your furnace to diagnose the problem. This will save you from high repair costs and inconvenience in the end.