The average your furnace can last 15 years. One of the keys to keeping your furnace for a long time is to make sure that it receives regular maintenance. There are several signs that indicate it is time to get your furnace repaired.
You Have Ignored Your Furnace for a Year
Your furnace needs to receive maintenance every year. If it has been longer than a year since your furnace has had maintenance, then it is time for you to get your unit repaired. Your furnace likely needs to be tuned up.
Your Bills Are Higher
You may not notice that anything is wrong with your furnace. However, if your energy bills are going up, then this may be due to your furnace. Your furnace may have a part that is malfunctioning.
Water Is Pooling Around the Furnace
Water and gas are two of the things that can leak from your furnace. A water leak is not as dangerous as a gas leak. However, it still needs to be addressed immediately. If you have water around your furnace, then it likely has a leak. A clogged condensate line is one of the things that can clog your furnace.
You Hear Strange Noises
It is normal for your furnace to make some noise while it is working. However, if your furnace is making rattling, groaning, humming or whistling noises, then it likely needs to be repaired.
Your Furnace Is Blowing Cold Air
If your furnace is blowing cold air, then there may be a problem with the pilot light or thermocouple. It is not a good idea to try to figure out the problem on your own. Only a professional can diagnose the problem. If you need furnace repair, then you will need to contact Quality Service Inc. Heating & Cooling.