Your home’s furnace is an intricate machine that regulates and warms the air within your home. However, over time, it can start showing various signs of ageing. If you don’t tend to these signs on time, they may compound into bigger problems and make living in your home quite uncomfortable. Luckily, you can save yourself the pain of dealing with a broken furnace by simply keeping an eye out for signs that indicate furnace problems, such as.
Frequent Shut Downs
Furnace cycling, or frequent starting and stopping, is an obvious sign of furnace problems, and it happens when something in your furnace is forcing the system to shut off before it completes a full heating cycle. Furnace recycling is usually a sign of a dying fan motor or a faulty or dirty heat sensor. You should not try to fix this furnace problem on your own because a small mistake can compromise your furnace system.
Yellow Burner Flame
A subtle yet serious furnace problem is a yellow burner flame if you use a gas-powered furnace. A yellow flame indicates ignition issues, insufficient burning, or dirty burners. You need to give us a call to fix this problem at the earliest because, if ignored, it can cause a carbon monoxide leak in your home, which is a dangerous situation for your health.
Higher Than Usual Utility Bills
If you notice higher than usual utility bills, it could be a sign of furnace problems since there are many reasons why a malfunctioning furnace may cause higher energy consumption. The most common reason for higher utility bills is a dirty filter, so you should check and change the filter first. If the filter is clean, you need to inspect the vents to make sure nothing is obstructing the airflow. If nothing fixes it, it may be a sign that your furnace just needs a tune-up or replacement if it’s too old.
Cold Spots Around the House
Do you have spots around your house that are colder than the rest of your home? You don’t need to worry about ghosts; the problem is with your furnace. Cold spots are usually a sign that the furnace is not heating your home efficiently or cannot properly push enough air out of the vent system. This issue can be fixed by cleaning the vents and air filter and a service tune-up by us.
Moisture buildup is yet another subtle sign that your furnace may be in trouble. If you notice moist spots on the ceilings, walls, or windows, you need to get your furnace inspected. A furnace that is not running efficiently or has clogged vents can cause the air to stagnate and damp, causing moisture buildup.
Whether your furnace’s air filter is getting old or the burner flame is yellow, you can rely on Captial Plumbing to fix your furnace problems before it’s too late. Give us a call now to protect your furnace from breaking down.