No one wants to encounter a furnace breakdown at any point in time. However, during a holiday party or a gathering of family and friends, it is that much worse to encounter furnace trouble. That is why it is a good idea to be prepared.
One way to be prepared is by keeping repair needs to a minimum with regular yearly maintenance. Another way is to know what the signs are that your furnace is starting to struggle. We are here to help. Here are some of the biggest indicators to look for that will warn you it is time to schedule a furnace repair in Saint Charles, MO.
1. The furnace is making new, concerning noises
How does your furnace sound when it is in operation? Noises like the whoosh of air shouldn’t worry you. However sounds like loud booming, screeching, rattling, hissing, or other worrisome noises can be indicators of trouble. These noises are going to be caused by a variety of issues ranging from loose parts to leaks to broken components.
2. It is taking longer to heat up your house
Have you noticed that your furnace has started to run longer and longer before the house heats up correctly? If so, then there is a chance that something is wrong with the system. Perhaps you need a filter change to solve the problem or perhaps you have a bigger issue to resolve on your hands. Whatever the core reason, delayed heating is a sign of an issue that is only going to worsen.
3. Your energy bills are rising more than usual
How bad was your last monthly energy bill? If the cost is more than usual, it is worth having your furnace checked out. Increasing energy use may indicate that your heater is struggling to do its job. This is because the harder your furnace has to work the more likely it is to use extra energy to try to get the job done.
4. The furnace is short cycling
Your furnace turns on but then shuts back off after only a few minutes. That seems wrong because it is. There is little chance that the furnace did its job that quickly and a much higher chance that it is having trouble which is forcing it to shut off early. This may be caused by a problem with the system overheating, thermostat malfunction, or other trouble.
5. You notice a delay in the system’s response time
When you turn on your furnace, you should get a response from the system with little to no delay. However, if you turn on your system and wait several minutes for a response, then you have a furnace that is in trouble. Likewise, if your furnace seems to produce no response at all, it is an even more severe situation. Both of these situations require professional service to address them.
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