Furnaces are the most common form of heating in a home in Maryland. As winter sets in, we switch from air conditioning to heating and get ready to get comfortable and warm. To make sure it’s smooth sailing when it comes to your HVAC, it’s best to have both the heating and the cooling units inspected and maintained every spring and fall. However, if you need furnace repair during the winter, you’ll know based on these signs.
Furnaces can produce an odd smell after first turning them on for many reasons. One is that the vents are full of dust or even contain mold, and the heat is burning it off. In that case, you’ll want to clean your home’s air ducts or call someone to remove the mold professionally. If you smell metal burning, an internal furnace component is overheating; if you smell rotten eggs, it is likely a carbon monoxide leak signal. In both of these cases, it’s vital to turn off the furnace, ventilate the house, and call North Arundel Contracting.
Another sign you need furnace repair is abnormal noises. Some people will hear their furnace bang, hiss, pop, or rattle. If so, there is likely an internal component that is loose or broken. Looking up the particular sound can help you determine what part is faulty.
The Pilot Light
The pilot light is a small flame inside the furnace that is always burning. It ignites the fuel source. If you see that the pilot light is out or is any other color than blue, you may need to reignite it or call North Arundel Contracting to help you deal with the issue.
You’ll know for sure that you need furnace repair if you have trouble turning the furnace on at all. If so, it could be a problem with the thermostat or the wiring, and a parts replacement may be enough to solve it.
Too Much Dust
Too much dust in the house in general could signal another problem. The furnace is supposed to filter out at least some of the dust in your home and provide better air quality. Be sure to change the air filter regularly to maintain healthy air and prevent a fire. If you already do this and there is still a lot of dust, you may need to clean out the furnace, the air ducts, and your house.
Not Enough Heat
If your furnace seems to be working yet provides inadequate heating, your air ducts may be leaking, or the thermostat may be faulty. Call North Arundel Contracting to help you with your furnace issues!
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