We’re right in the middle of a Vermont winter and the last thing you want is for your heater to break down now. In most cases your furnace will give you warning signs that it may need to be repaired or replaced. We urge you not to procrastinate. You don’t want to wake up to no heat one morning when it’s minus 20 degrees.
One of the most important things you can do to keep your furnace running right is regular furnace maintenance from Stan the Plumber. Maintenance allows us to fully inspect your system and check for any repairs you may need, so you aren’t taken by surprise some cold morning. Furnace maintenance does not mean you won’t ever have problems. Read some of the following signs that indicate something could be wrong with the furnace.
Odd Sounds in the Furnace
An odd noise can easily be overlooked if it doesn’t bother you and your furnace is producing heat. But strange sounds could indicate a major problem that would be cheaper to remedy sooner rather than later. A buzzing noise could be something electrical. A screeching noise could be a worn out belt that could break at any moment. And a pop or bang could mean something is amiss in the heat exchanger.
Heating Costs Keep Going Up
We all realize that as the weather gets colder, heating bills are going to rise. But what you should look for is how much they are rising. Are they comparable to your heating bills last year? Is your neighbor’s usage the same or far less than yours for the same number of people in the home? If your bills are too high, it’s time to call in Stan to take a look.
Furnace Heat Doesn’t Seem Warm Enough
If your comfort is suffering due to a furnace that just can’t get your home as warm as it used to, then it’s time to get it looked at. Is it an older furnace? Or maybe it just needs a thorough cleaning. As an older furnace struggles to reach the desired temperature your thermostat it set to, it will cause more and more parts to wear down. Be proactive and call Stan the Plumber sooner rather than later when it’s turned into an emergency.