Having a warm house is something people often take for granted in the colder seasons—that is, until their heater breaks down. But even when the heater stops operating properly, problems may not be noticeable right away. It’s important to keep an eye out for issues, so you can hire an expert to resolve them before the problem becomes a crisis.
- Insufficient Heat- If your heater is running a normal amount but still doesn’t seem to be heating up your home enough, you can often assume that something isn’t right with your furnace, heat pump, or other type of system.
- Uneven Heating- A well-functioning heating system should distribute heated air evenly throughout your space. If there are cold spots present or areas that are much hotter than others, the vents may be blocked.
- Foul Odors- There are many odors your furnace may emit when something is wrong. You may smell electrical wiring, smoke, mold or mildew, or a metallic smell. A rotten egg smell indicates a natural gas leak, which requires immediate evacuation.
- Unusual Noises- Your heater shouldn’t be noisy when it’s on. Any banging, squealing, or rattling noises are signs that your furnace has mechanical problems that need to be professionally repaired.
- Yellow Pilot Light- If your furnace is working correctly, the pilot light will burn blue. This means the flame has enough oxygen. If the pilot light burns yellow, it is probably clogged with dirt, and the flame is generating carbon monoxide, requiring immediate attention.
Contact us today if you need service for your heating system.