Problems with your furnaces can go unnoticed during the warm months of summer. When chilly weather rolls around, however, you may realize that your home’s heating system is not at full capacity. Be aware of these five signs that you need winter furnace repair.
#1. Moisture or odor is present
Water or gas that collects around the base of your furnace is likely caused by a leak. Often, water leaks are caused by a clogged line, which can be repaired by a technician. Gas accumulation is rare because you’ll smell the gas as soon as a leak occurs. If you smell gas, immediately shut down the furnace, turn off the gas, and seek help from an expert at Allbritten.
#2. Your furnace is making strange noises
Bangs, bumps, and thumps are one of the most common signs that something’s wrong with your furnace, particularly when your heating system is getting on for years. The only way to determine what type of system breakdown is responsible for the noise is by having a professional take a look.
#3. You’re having issues with your thermostat
If you’ve set the desired temperature in your home to 67 degrees but you’re still shivering in a sweater, you may be facing a communication breakdown between your thermostat and your furnace. This is often caused by an electrical problem, such as a tripped circuit breaker, loose wires, or blown fuses.
#4. The air output is weak
If hot air seems to barely be blowing from your vents, your system is not working as effectively as it should be. Your HVAC technician from Allbritten can determine whether the issue is caused by a belt, fan, or motor within the furnace. If the air coming from your furnace is cold, either the pilot light or the thermocouple could be damaged or worn.
#5. Your heating bills have been on the rise
Utility bills that have significantly risen mean your furnace isn’t doing its job: to heat your home efficiently. This could be a sign that it’s time for a tune-up. If you’re already halfway through winter, call Allbritten for a furnace tune-up.
Call Allbritten for furnace repair here in the Central Valley
When you need furnace repair in Fresno, trust the team at Allbritten. We’ve been serving the Central Valley for more than 70 years. Contact us for fast, reliable service.