9 Signs Your Furnace is Failing

1. Increased Illnesses

When carbon monoxide builds up, it can make us sick in small doses.

In higher concentrations, exposure is deadly. 

Furthermore, instances of flu-like or cold symptoms among family members may be due to a carbon monoxide leak in the gas heater or poor ventilation of the exhaust.

Call a professional furnace repair technician immediately if you suspect a carbon monoxide leak. 

2. High Furnace Age

The average age of a furnace is 15-20 years, however, some models last longer with proper maintenance.

The good news is that you can see the signs the furnace is going bad and be prepared or even avoid it completely.

Check the age of your heating system by looking at the information on the label attached directly to the unit.

Moreover, many manufacturers have posted their manuals online.

In case you have a question on this or any other furnace repair or heating repair issue, just send us a message or call now!

3. High & Unexplained Utility Bills

Simply put, heating bills increase as the heating system runs more frequently.

In addition, this causes an increase in utility costs and increases your likelihood of needing heating repair.

Consequently, this could be a sign your furnace is going out.

Notwithstanding, a tune-up may be able to fix the issue and save you money.

And finally, letting one of our furnace repair technicians come to take a look today can save you money tomorrow.

Nonetheless, we help you to weigh the signs that the furnace is going bad to make a financially sound decision.

4. Sudden Troublesome Noises

Noises are frustrating and stressful but when caught early, many of these issues are simply fixed. 

Therefore, we bring our family values to every HVAC service and want your business for the long run.

Consequently, if you hear a squeal, a new click, grinding, or popping when your furnace is at any point in the heating cycle, it’s best to have a tech take a look and catch things early.

5. Pilot Flame Color

Firstly, a yellow flame is a clear sign that the gas is not burning properly.

Dirty or partially blocked systems can produce this.

Secondly, it’s also another sign that a call to your trusted furnace repair technician is needed to save money and keep you a bit safer.

Thirdly, a gas furnace should have a vibrant or bright blue flame.

Fourth, when you see a weak and wavy or flickering flame, this indicates gas is not being completely burned.

Finally, pilot light color changes are another indicator that carbon monoxide is not venting away from the system safely.

In case you have a question on this or any other furnace repair or heating repair issue, just send us a message or call now!

6. Dry Air

Uniquely, causes for a dry environment include:

  • issues with the humidity control
  • an undersized system that is running too frequently
  • an oversized unit that does not run long enough

Unfortunately, replacement is the only way to get the correct size furnace your home needs.

7. Soot

Soot is one of the signs your furnace is going bad.

Moreover, soot is generated from “day one” if the system is improperly installed.

Also, it can be from an aging system that may need to be replaced.

8. Frequent Repairs

Above all, increased spending on repairs is a serious sign your furnace is going bad.

Therefore, when repairs are happening more frequently it is a good sign that it may save time and money to add a new, more efficient HVAC heating system in Southern Colorado.

9. Poor Temperature Control

Additionally, when some rooms are hot and others are cold, this is a sign of a needed repair.

This can be caused by dirt/dust build up on the Blower wheel. This can cause dramatic blower failures.

Often there are other root causes like a poorly engineered system, poor thermostat location, or poor insulation.  

If your thermostat is no longer working properly, it may need to be replaced.

In case you have a question on this or any other furnace repair or heating repair issue, just send us a message or call now!

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