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Indicators Your Furnace Needs Help


It is no secret that our winter weather can be downright cold. That’s why it is so important to have an efficient and powerful furnace in your home to keep those cold temperatures at bay. The incredible work that your furnace usually does keeps you comfortably warm but it also makes it far more obvious when something is wrong with the system.

Honestly, it’s probably a good thing that a furnace malfunction can be so easily obvious to residents within the home. This means that you are more likely to call for a furnace repair in Aztec, NM in a shorter amount of time. The only question you may have is, aside from poor heating, what are the indicators that you do need repairs?

Is Something Wrong With My Furnace?

When it comes to furnace repairs the sooner you get them knocked out the better. Knowing what the warning signs are that something is wrong with your system makes this a lot easier. Here are some of the indicators you should know that will prompt you to contact a professional technician:

  • The system is making concerning noises: furnaces are going to make a little bit of noise when they run. However if there is a ruckus that goes above and beyond the whoosh of hot air into your home this is cause for concern. Sounds like rattle Ling screeching hissing banging or buzzing are all indicators that something is wrong can you need to contact us for repairs.
  • Your energy bills are increasing: Your monthly dues are going to fluctuate a little bit based on your use of your heater. With that said, big spikes that don’t match up with what you have been demanding from your furnace should not be ignored. Increases in your energy bills that don’t match up with your heater usage are you saying something is messing with your furnace’s operation.
  • Something smells: Do you have a gas-powered furnace? If you do and you start to smell something funky, such as sulfur or rotten eggs, you need to turn off your furnace immediately. Natural gas does not have any scent to it but gas companies add certain chemicals to create a smell so that if there is a leak people are alerted. If you are starting to smell sulfur or gas it means that your furnace has a leak in its heat exchanger. This is a big problem because it allows combustion gases into your house which includes carbon monoxide and that can be deadly. Make sure to turn your furnace off, call the authorities, and then reach out for repairs once you know you are safe.

As you will have noticed the indicators above are going to be signs that do not include a complete lack of heat. Your furnace may still be heating your home even though it needs repairs. This is why it’s good to know what to look for that indicates your furnace needs a fix. The sooner you catch it and schedule an appointment the better for your comfort, your bill, and the lifespan of your system.

Contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to schedule your next furnace repair. Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time! 

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