The saying “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone” may reign true if you’re caught in the winter months with a broken furnace. The winter months are not completely behind us yet, so make sure you’re not stuck in the cold by knowing when you’re in need of furnace repair services. Here are three common problems you may come across to let you know your furnace is in need of a tune-up.
Your Furnace is Leaking
A little water drippage from condensation on your furnace is normal, but it’s important to know whether your furnace is condensing or leaking. An unusual amount of water leaking from your furnace or pooling underneath is a clear sign that something is wrong. Most often this leakage is caused by clogged or disconnected drain pipes or an overflowing drip pan.
Another liquid that can leak from your furnace and make your house smell like rotten eggs is gas. If you smell gas inside your home, turn off your supply valve as soon as possible until a technician can further assess the situation. Gas leakage from your furnace is more dangerous than water leakage – but in either situation, you should call an HVAC company for furnace repair services.
Your Furnace is Making Strange Noises
Your furnace may make a few noises when turning on and off, but it’s never a good sign if the sounds continue throughout the duration of the cycle. Weird sounds usually mean your furnace is having mechanical problems. Popping, humming and rattling sounds can sometimes indicate a loose fan belt in your furnace. Older units also make noises when they are beginning to die out, which means you might need more than just a furnace repair.
Your Furnace Leaves You Uncomfortable Throughout Your Home
An in-house furnace works similar to a car AC and heating unit. You’ll know when it goes out and your vents are blowing out plain ol’ air – or barely blowing anything at all. If you’re frequently experiencing uncomfortable air throughout your home, it may be because your furnace is unable to distribute air properly. Problems with fan motors or belts can be the cause of this. An HVAC technician will have to examine your furnace to figure out exactly what went wrong and how to fix it.
Being aware of the warning signs your HVAC system is having problems will help you avoid a situation where your system unexpectedly breaks down. Contact ATX Air if you’re in need of furnace repair services or want a tune-up to make sure your system is in good condition. We provide trustworthy, quick and efficient AC and heating repairs to get you back to being comfortable in your home in no time.