Ensuring that your furnace is running properly is critical in order to keep your family safe and comfortable this winter. Fortunately, your furnace is unlikely to break down without first giving indicators that it is in need of repairs. To help you catch problems with your furnace as soon as possible so that you can have them repaired, here is a look at a few indicators that your furnace may need servicing this winter.
You Are Constantly Adjusting Your Thermostat
A clear sign that something is wrong with your furnace is if you can’t seem to keep warm. If it seems as though you are constantly turning up your thermostat to no avail, it is time to have your system serviced. Having your system serviced will ensure that it is running efficiently, which can save you money in the long-run, and it can help get your system running properly once again. While the problem may be something as simple as needing a new thermostat, if your furnace is old, be prepared for the fact that it may soon need to be replaced.
Your Furnace Cycles Frequently
While it is normal for your furnace to turn on and off periodically in order to keep your home at a consistent temperature, you should pay attention to how frequently it is cycling on and off. If your system is constantly turning on and off every few minutes, this is a clear sign that there is a problem with your furnace that needs to be repaired. Constant cycling means that your system is struggling to heat your home properly, which could cost you extra money and leave you in the cold this winter. While the problem could be related to a malfunctioning thermostat, a clogged filter, or a failing component in your furnace, you will want to have your system inspected and repaired as soon as possible to find the root of the problem.
It Has Been More Than a Year Since Your Furnace Was Serviced
Even if your furnace is not showing any signs of problems, you may still want to consider scheduling a service call if it has been more than a year since you have had your system serviced. Annual furnace maintenance is critical in ensuring that your system runs optimally when you need it most. Additionally, during their service call, an experienced HVAC technician can look for early signs of damage/ wear and tear, allowing you to have your system repaired before you experience any problems.
Feel free to contact us to learn more about the signs indicating that your furnace may be in need of repairs this winter.