It’s that time of year. Winter. And wouldn’t you know it but there is a myriad of problems that you may experience with your furnace. Sometimes the solution is simple and can be done by the homeowner in as little as an hour after a quick trip to the home improvement store. Other times the furnace concern that is most pressing is one that requires us to call us! We decided to put together this article to help you determine what you may be able to tackle on your own and what may require a call to us and help keep you warm for the rest of the winter!
It’s common for your furnace to make noise. However if you notice a sound that is unfamiliar then that can be a sign that your furnace needs your attention or the attention of a professional. When you hear clicking this can be a sign of:
Furnace Blowing Cold Air
You turned on the furnace and expect to warm up however, you are not warming up and you notice that your furnace is only blowing cold air. What is a homeowner to do? What could be the reason for this? Well, here are a few things to try prior to putting in a call to us!
Instances that require you to call a pro are:
Furnace Leaking Water
Again, with a high efficiency furnace you may notice a leak if the condensation lines are full. These units are designed to extract heat from the combustion gasses through two heat exchanges and this causes the gases to cool and condensate. There is a condensation drain directs the water of your home. If you find that there is a pool of condensation around your furnace this may be an indication that the condensate drian or tubing may be clogged or broken OR the condensate pump may need to be repaired. Conversely, if you notice a leak it can also be the result of a whole house dehumidifier leaking into the furnace or be the result of the installation of an incorrectly sized flue pipe.
Due to the fact that these and many other problems can spring up at any time, this is why we find it so helpful for many homeowners to become part of our monthly maintenance plan. If you are interested in learning more please be sure to click here! If you are currently having one of these or any other problems with your furnace, we are always happy to come help you and get you back up and running! All you have to do is contact us!