You don’t want to find yourself stuck in a cold house with a broken furnace. Keep your Baton Rouge, LA, home warm all season by knowing when to call for furnace repair. If you notice any of these warning signs, call trusted HVAC professionals right away to make repairs.
Your House Isn’t Heating Well
Is it taking forever for your house to heat up? Are some rooms warmer than others? Uneven heating is often the first sign of furnace problems. Problems that contribute to this issue include:
- Poor airflow.
- Frequent heating cycles.
- Leaky ductwork.
- Clogged air filters.
- Aging heater.
Get to the bottom of this problem right away to prevent costly repairs and keep your energy bills from rising.
The Furnace Short Cycles
As mentioned above, frequent heating cycles, also called short-cycling, cause uneven heating. It also causes furnaces to wear out faster. Normal heating cycles should last 10-15 minutes and repeat two to three times each hour. When the furnace turns on and off within a matter of seconds, expect more serious problems in the future, including an inopportune replacement, if you don’t fix the problem now.
Your Energy Bills Have Risen Out of Control
You spend more on energy costs when your furnace runs. Still, the added costs shouldn’t seem out of line with your expectations. When your energy bills skyrocket compared to last year’s bills, something’s not right. Have the furnace checked out to make sure it doesn’t have broken parts making it run inefficiently.
The Pilot Light is Yellow
Gas furnaces should always have a steady blue pilot light. If the light is yellow or orange, you might have a gas leak emitting carbon monoxide. Stop using the furnace immediately and call for repairs.
Having your furnace serviced each season goes a long way toward preventing unexpected furnace repair. If it’s been a while since your furnace has had a tuneup, it’s time to schedule a maintenance service. Call Central Heating & Air to get caught up with HVAC maintenance or to schedule emergency furnace repairs.
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