Top 5 Signs Your Furnace May Need Repair

Posted On: December 14, 2015

Modern heating systems are designed to be extremely reliable, long lasting, and highly efficient. Still, damage can occur for a variety of reasons. Diagnosing a problem in a heating system, however, is not always that easy. With that in mind, the experts at Mountain Air Conditioning & Heating report the top five most common warning signs to look for when your heating system may need repair:

Is your unit blowing cool air? The most obvious sign of a broken heating system is the lack of any heated air being delivered to the living or office space. There are several reasons that this situation could arise, among them is a failure in the core operating unit. Anything from a faulty or loose mechanical belt through poorly cleaned ignition jets to clogged filters can affect the efficiency of a heating system.

Does your system cycle on and off frequently? When this situation arises, for one reason or another, the heated air is not arriving at the thermostat. Then when the temperature drops even a little, the thermostat prompts the system to send more heat. The issue could be a faulty thermostat but is more likely a kink in the ductwork or a malfunctioning furnace.

Is your system making unusual noises? Modern HVAC units are intricately designed and well-constructed wonders of modern technology. They should operate with a minimum of fuss and noise. Duct work will occasionally ping as the metal expands and contracts but these sounds are normal. More unusual—and generally indicative of a problem—are any squeaks, squeals, or pings coming from around the core unit itself. The only noise you should hear there is the sound of the burning fuel.

Have your utility bills suddenly increased? Obviously, a homeowner will have to take the changing seasons in Utah into account but a dramatic increase in the monthly heating bill from one season to the next usually means an inefficiently functioning furnace. It takes an experienced technician to diagnose this problem accurately and then fix it. If you live in the Ogden, Utah area including Davis and Weber County, contact the experts at Mountain Air for furnace inspections and repairs!

Do your family members suffer from frequent headaches? By far, the most dangerous malfunction in a home heating system is when carbon monoxide is being introduced into the living space. This odorless and invisible gas is quite deadly and a serious threat to homeowners in Ogden, Utah. Modern HVAC units are designed to safely vent the gas to the outside but duct work does occasionally leak after years of use. If members of your household are experiencing frequent headache, call us immediately at (801) 416-2215(801) 416-2215.

Contact Mountain Air Today for All Your Heating Needs!

Your furnace should give you a decade—or two— of reliable, efficient service! Regular furnace maintenance is needed, however, to achieve this goal. It will safeguard your equipment your home, and your family. For more information on the specific signs that your heating system may need repair, contact Mountain Air today, at (801) 416-2215(801) 416-2215!