Signs Your Furnace Is Ready To Fail
Ever woken up freezing on a chilly winter’s night? It could be that your furnace has broken down. Just like any other appliance, furnaces have a limited lifespan. If your furnace starts showing signs of struggle, it’s time to call a technician to check the unit.
Below are a few signs your furnace needs attention.
If your furnace releases cold air or cannot reach the desired temperature setting, it could be because of a blower fan malfunction or a worn-out heat exchanger. Before any of these lead to a “no heat” situation, schedule an annual maintenance for your furnace.
Yellow Pilot Flame
The flame should be a solid blue color. A color yellow or orange flame indicates the air/fuel ratio is off and should be corrected. Call a licensed heating contractor like Shaul’s Plumbing and Heating Ltd. to inspect your furnace.
Any banging, squealing, rattling, popping, squeaking, or other strange noises coming from your furnace may indicate that something has gotten loose and needs to be repaired or replaced.
An unusual amount of dust accumulation coming from furnace vents may indicate there’s a problem with the internal parts of the unit. If you change the filters but the dust continues to go out, call us at (778) 397-4850.
Increased Energy Bills
The old age of the furnace may contribute to its efficiency. Furnaces usually last from 15 to 20 years. If it’s older than that, you may expect that the furnace works harder than usual and burns more fuel to provide heat. This means an increase in your heating costs.
In addition to the signs aforementioned, frequent repairs can also mean that your furnace is ready to fail. Consider looking at new high-efficiency furnaces to save you money in the long run. Most importantly, get our team to take care of your furnace annually. We will be available for your concerns.