8 signs your Furnace may need to be repaired
We don’t want to be those people, however, in 2 months there may be snow on the ground. Meaning now may be a great time to look into furnace repair in Saskatoon and area. To be clear, we wish snow on no one. It’s an unfortunate reality that summer goes by to quick. Here are 8 signs you should contact Action Plumbing and Heating about getting your furnace repaired.
Age of Your Furnace
On average a home furnace needs to be changed every 16-20 years. If your furnace is in that age range give us a call and we can talk and see if it should be replaced. If your furnace is 10-15 years old, start putting money away to replace it in the near future. Furnaces can be expensive, so it is best to plan for the upgrade opposed to making a chaotic split second decision. Give yourself the gift of time.
Gas and Electric Bill Going Up
Have your bills randomly gone up and it’s not due to an increase in price? The culprit may be a furnace that is performing poorly. You’ll want to get the best Saskatoon Plumber, Action, to come and take a look at your furnace, to see if it needs repairs.
Repairs in the last 2 years
If you have had to repair your furnace multiple times in the last couple of years, it may mean your furnace is about to die. Furnace’s see the most amount of failure and needing of repairs in the last couple years of their lives.
Are some rooms in your home colder or warmer than the rest? If this isn’t normally the case, but you have noticed in the last few months that one room is chilly, it may mean your furnace is not distributing warm air evenly in your home. While there could be a few reasons for this, a dying furnace is one of them.
Colour of your Burner Flame
If the flame is yellow, or flickering it may be a sign that your furnace is producing carbon monoxide, which is poisonous. Now this isn’t to alarm you, but as a precaution you should give us a call and we’ll have our team look into it. We want to keep your family safe, again this is more of a precaution than anything.
Like most parts of your homes HVAC system if you hear: rattling, banging, popping or other odd noises coming from your furnace, you should have us come and take a look at it. Is your furnace blowing for long periods of time, shutting on and off at random, blowing cold air at times? All of these are signs it needs a check up and possible repair!
We touched on this earlier, but it is important to talk about again. How have you and your family been feeling? Older furnaces can develop cracks in the heat exchanger. If present carbon monoxide could be leaking into your home. Some signs of being exposed are: Frequent headaches, disorientation, nausea and flu symptoms. Note these are symptoms of many things, you may just have the flu, but we recommend if you have concerns about carbon monoxide, please give us a call.
Dusty, Dry Homes
Furnace’s that have aged lose the ability to moisturize and clean your home’s air. If your home has become drier and dustier in the past few months give us a call.
Now we want to say, one of these issues by itself may have nothing to do with your furnace. But if you have a few of these issues, you may need a furnace repair or even a furnace replacement. Action Plumbing and Heating are the experts your family can trust and we have been plumbing Saskatoon and area for over 20 years. Give us a call at 306-244-8248 or book with us online. Our goal is to give you the best plumbing experience possible, if you ever have a simple plumbing or HVAC question please give us a call.