Murphy’s Law says that if your furnace is going to go out this winter, it will be during the worst storm of the season. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can be proactive and take some easy steps to protect your home and family from the cold.
Clues for Furnace Repair
Head off trouble by scheduling a furnace repair appointment before the heater fails. Early intervention could save you money by catching a problem before it worsens, by improving the unit’s energy efficiency and by avoiding an inconvenient shutdown. Don’t ignore the signs that your furnace is sending you. Your heating system may be in danger of breaking down if it is:
- Making unusually loud noises
- Having difficulty maintaining the correct temperature
- Causing higher seasonal energy bills
- More than 10 years old or had a major repair within the past two years
- Not receiving regular routine maintenance checks
Routine Furnace Maintenance
Whether it is new or old, the best thing you can do for your heating system is to schedule annual service checks. Preventive maintenance has been shown to help lengthen the operating life of HVAC systems and to improve the unit’s efficiency. You should also check the air filter monthly to avoid problems from reduced airflow, make sure the vents are not blocked and confirm that the pilot flame is burning blue.
Be sure to call immediately for emergency help if the system triggers a carbon monoxide alarm.
To learn more about furnace repair and maintenance, contact Triangle Heating & Cooling. Triangle wants to be your solution for better home comfort in central Pennsylvania.