Signs That Your Furnace Is Struggling

woman-hot-beverageIf your furnace is not functioning precisely as it ought to, then it’s time for furnace service in Asheville, NC.

We know you don’t use your furnace as much as your AC. We know our winters are relatively mild. We also know you’ll regret putting service off until something serious happens.

If you ever find yourself wondering when the “right” time to schedule furnace service might be, the answer is: as soon as you realize something is wrong. That means that the ability to spot problems with your furnace is vital.

In today’s post, we’ll cover some of the most common signs your furnace is struggling. Not every situation is an emergency, but the longer you wait, the greater the risk. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you think you need furnace service in Asheville, NC.

What’s Your Furnace Telling You?

Like we said above, there are plenty of ways your furnace can alert you to the need for repairs. They’re not all signs you have to look for, either. Some you’ll hear, or even smell! So what should you be aware of?

  • Very high operating costs. We don’t run our furnaces nonstop for a big chunk of the year around here. But that doesn’t mean that you should put up with inefficiency. If you notice your energy costs spike when you put your furnace into use, call us. A drop in efficiency can happen with many different furnace problems.
  • Strange odors. If you start up your furnace for the first time in a while, and you smell a burning dust odor that goes away pretty promptly, then you may just be burning some dust off of the burner or heating elements. If you smell persistent burning, a melting plastic odor, or natural gas in your home, then you need to contact us right away. There could be a potentially dangerous situation at hand.
  • Insufficient heating. This one is pretty obvious. If your heater is not able to do its one job effectively, something’s up, right? Don’t put up with subpar heating in your home. If your system has never lived up to expectations, it may not be the right fit for your house. If it used to work just fine but doesn’t anymore, there may be an issue in need of repair.
  • Short cycling. Does it seem like your heater is constantly starting and stopping? That’s short cycling, and it’s not the way that heaters are supposed to operate.  Your heater should run in full, even cycles. If it doesn’t, then anything from a dirty air filter to a faulty thermocouple could be to blame.

Schedule Your Heating Repairs with Us

The last thing that you want to do is waste time and money on a heating contractor who won’t do the job right the first time. That’s why you want to work with our team. Not only will your furnace be fixed properly the first time, but it will operate safely! That’s a priority we can all get behind.

Schedule your heating services with Comfort Central, Inc.

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