If caught early, heating problems can be fixed before they cause a major breakdown. Here in the winter of northwest Ohio, that matters. But, what are the signs that you need furnace repair before that point? In this blog, we’ll review the five signs that your furnace is having problems or is on the verge of a breakdown.
If you suspect your furnace has trouble, contact the Tin Man team for 24/7 furnace service. We serve Bowling Green, Findlay, and much of northwest Ohio.
What are the signs you’re having heating problems?
From strange furnace sounds to performance issues, here are the five signs you need heating repair this winter.
1. Strange sounds coming from your furnace
Call a furnace repair expert if you hear any unusual sounds coming from your furnace. A certified furnace repair technician can diagnose the causes of banging, rattling, or squeaking sounds and perform the required repairs.
Do not ignore strange noises coming from your furnace. Failing to address these issues can lead to a disaster for your system.
2. Furnace gas leak or cracked heat exchanger
As your furnace gets older, it’s possible for the heat exchanger to develop small cracks. This has the potential to release carbon monoxide—a colorless, odorless gas—into your home. We always recommend keeping a working carbon monoxide detector in your home for this reason.
3. Uneven or inconsistent heating
Uneven heating inside the house can also indicate that something is wrong with the furnace. It could be something wrong with the system and the way it’s using energy, or it could be an issue with the temperatures your thermostat is reporting to the furnace system.
Either way, if you find yourself either boiling or freezing in your home, it’s not just a quirk: it could indicate that something is wrong with your system.
4. Cold air coming from your vents
If your furnace is on, running, but is releasing cold air from the vents, it’s probably an issue with the furnace itself as opposed to your air ducts or the thermostat. Obviously, the blower is working, but the system isn’t heating the air to the correct temperature. Give us a call, and we’ll inspect the system and determine what the problem is.
5. Rising heating bills
If the heating bills are much higher than they were around the same time last year, it could be due to a fault with the furnace. The heating system may be straining to produce heat because of it, resulting in high energy bills. We recommend getting the system checked by a professional technician.
If you’re having heating problems, call the team at Tin Man
Tin Man is northwest Ohio’s premier heating and cooling company. From our dedicated technicians to our 24/7 service, we’re your top choice when you encounter heating problems. Contact our team today for emergency furnace repair.