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Uh-Oh! Is My Furnace on the Fritz?

Autumn is well underway, which means that your furnace finally gets its well-deserved time in the spotlight! See, your air conditioner had it’s time to shine all summer long, and while we might be sad summer is over, we’ve still got so many things to look forward to, like warm sweaters, hot cocoa, and of course, apple everything!

But here’s the thing: just because it might be time for your furnace to take center stage doesn’t mean that it’s ready. In fact, many homeowners will find themselves scheduling furnace repairs before they’ve even had time to enjoy the warmth that it provides!

Below, we have listed some of the tell-tale signs that your furnace needs repairs, that way, you’ll know precisely when to contact your local HVAC experts.  All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to schedule your furnace repair in Apex, NC with us!)

Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

There are plenty of signs that suggest it’s time to schedule your furnace repairs, including:

Lower Heat Levels

If your furnace is not providing you with the heat you expect, it’s time to call in an expert. There are multiple issues that can lead to lower heat levels: clogged burners, a breach in the ducts, or even a lack of fuel. In any case, it is in your best interest to contact a trained technician to restore normal heat levels.

Strange Noises

Screeching, banging, rattling, and clanking are all sounds you don’t want to hear from your furnace. In fact, the only sound you should hear from your furnace is the soft whooshing of air through the vents. There are numerous reasons as to why a furnace might be noisy, like motor issues, combustion problems, a broken heat exchanger, and more. Some noises indicate serious problems, so don’t hesitate to contact your local HVAC company if something doesn’t sound quite right.

Short Cycling

Short cycling is when your furnace repeatedly turns on and off multiple times throughout the day. This is typically due to a lack of airflow into the furnace itself, which causes it to overheat. When the furnace overheats, the limit switch is activated, and the system shuts down as a safety measure.

Not only is short cycling extremely inefficient, but it also places a ton of wear and tear on your system! Surely, you don’t want to have to deal with sky-high energy bills, costly repairs, and untimely replacements, so it is definitely in your best interest to contact a professional if you notice this problem.

Higher Bills

One great way to tell if your furnace needs repair is to take a close look at your heating bills. If you’ve noticed you’re paying more for heat than you normally do, it is a sure sign that there is something wrong with your system. Don’t hesitate to call in a pro to come and check your system out.

Schedule your furnace repairs with the team at Ideal Services Heating & Cooling today! 


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