3 Signs Your Furnace Needs Help From An HVAC Professional

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The reason it is so important to make sure that you are well aware of the signs that indicate a problem with your furnace is because you do not want to find yourself freezing cold in the middle of winter. Therefore, you might want to take a moment to review the following three signs that your furnace is in need of some professional HVAC assistance.

Problems With The Pilot Light

Whether the pilot light keeps going out on its own or it is suddenly a different color than the blue that it should normally be, you need to have an HVAC technician look it over as soon as possible. Do not be surprised if your heating repair specialist red tags your furnace until it is repaired, especially if the problem is a wrong color pilot light. The reason for this is that the different color of light may be an indication of a carbon monoxide leak, which can cause serious health complications, including death.

Too Many Banging Noises

The occasional cracking or banging sound coming from the furnace should not send you into a panic. After all, this is a unit made from metal, which will constrict and expand based on the temperature. However, if you are starting to find that these noises are starting to get louder and are happening more often, you need to have someone take a look at it. You could have a bad belt, a rusted motor, or a broken pipe. All of these things can be easily fixed but if you allow the problem to continue to sit there unattended, it could cause further damage to the furnace as a whole.

Runs Too Much

While you might have set the desired temperature on thermostat, you might find that the furnace seems to have something different in mind. For example, you could find that the furnace continues to run and put out an excessive amount of heat, even after reaching your desired temperature. This means that there is something wrong with the control settings inside of the furnace, or possibly even the thermostat. Either way, you need to have it corrected or you are going to be super hot and paying a really expensive phone bill.

With these signs in mind, you should have no problem determining when you need to call for professional HVAC assistance. After all, the sooner you call, the sooner you will be nice and warm in your home without worrying about the furnace breaking in the middle of the night.

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