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Don’t Ignore These Furnace Repairs

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If your furnace is experiencing any issues with operation, you want to pay attention to those changes. Furnace problems tend to get worse and not better unless you invest in maintenance and repairs. Ignoring furnace problems will mean that they continue on until your furnace breaks down completely. But there is something you can do to prevent this from happening.

Schedule an appointment with our team for furnace repair in Mooresville. Our team can check out your furnace and fix any problems that are happening. Then you can reset easy knowing that your furnace is in great shape for keeping your home warm all winter season long. You can keep reading to learn more about the signs of furnace repair needs and what they mean.

Lack of Heat

Your heater is designed to increase the temperature in your home. We know this seems like a super obvious statement to make. However, many homeowners don’t realize that warm or lukewarm air coming from your heater is a problem.

The air blowing out of air vents in your home should be specifically hot when your thermostat is set to heating mode. If it’s not, it’s a red flag that your heater is beginning to experience problems. Addressing the issue now is important before heater functionality is impacted even more, or even worse, your heater breaks down completely.

Increasing Energy Bills

You also want to pay attention to your monthly energy bills. If energy costs seem significantly higher than in previous years, you can go back to review previous energy bills and compare usage and costs. If you haven’t made any changes to thermostat settings, your energy bill should not be much higher than usual.

Of course, it is completely normal for energy costs to fluctuate from month to month and even year to year. But a significant jump up at a time is usually a red flag that something is wrong with your heater.

Discolored Pilot Light

If you have a gas furnace, the pilot light should always burn bright blue. If you notice that the pilot light is yellow, orange, or even a lighter shade of blue, something is definitely wrong. It’s easy to ignore this problem if you don’t realize that flame discoloration is an issue. But ignoring it will only lead to more problems soon.

Indoor Air Quality/Gas Leaks

This is a little bit of an indirect correlation to make, but indoor air quality is significantly impacted by your heater. If you notice negative changes to your indoor air quality, there’s a good chance that your heater is to blame. If you have a gas heater, you always have to consider the possibility of gas leaks.

There’s also a chance that exhaust air is mixing in with the clean, heated air that is blowing into your home. If there are blockages within the ventilation system, exhaust air can get trapped instead of channeling outside. If you smell gas, sulfur, or a rotten egg smell, this is a situation that requires calling immediately for a repair.

Thank you for choosing Ace Hardware Home Services. Call us today to schedule an appointment for air conditioning service.

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