serving Snohomish and East King
Counties since 2001.
Locally Owned and Operated.
Do you need to buy another furnace or simply repair it to earn back the services it gives you? Well, you do not have to go through all these moments. Rarely will your furnace fail you when you really need it. It is not equipment that immediately stops working. Instead it gives the owner signs that it is in trouble. Below we have provided signs that should show you that you need to do something about your furnace.
A furnace is a gas burning appliance that is powered by 120V electricity. Electricity is therefore an essential that enables the furnace work. If it does not produce any heat then it is definitely not in proper condition. To avoid any inconveniences, check your furnace in advance before the cold season approaches. Switch on your furnace and see it is working. If the power is on and the furnace seems not to produce some heat, then problem lies with the furnace. Immediately cut the power and not tamper with the furnace. Do not make assumptions, be careful and call a professional to check out the problem.
Thermostat Constant runs
Normally a furnace should only run when in use and remain firm when not in use. When your furnace begins to make constant cycles on and off, this is a sign that there is a problem. The thermostat is the part that is responsible for the running of a furnace. It contains a bunch of temperature sensitive switches that open and close enabling the heating and cooling of a room. If you have set your thermostat to produce certain temperatures and the room seems to be the same, then your stat has malfunctioned. Also when unnecessary runs occur, check your thermostat .Switch the furnace off and call a professional to check the thermostat. Usually thermostats can be replaced since they are not too costly. It is therefore good to buy a new thermostat to enable the furnace work efficiently. Another key thing that could contribute to the furnace running constantly is as a result of unnecessary poor air seal in the house. Ensure you keep note and seal this air loops.
Clogged air filter
When the furnace produces favorable temperatures, the air filter removes any obstacle in the way. Usually after sometime it will contain dust, dirt and unnecessary objects. This debris is what makes it clog .Under these conditions, the air filter will not work properly as before. Clean the air filter or simply replace it with a new one. If you cannot diagnose this problem, request for a professional.
Production of an odor
It is normal for any electronic equipment to produce a dusty odor once is switched on. But after sometime, the equipment gains momentum and gets rid of the odor. When you switch on your furnace, it is possible that it will produce a dusty odor too. However, after sometime and the smell persist, switch it off and check it out. Perhaps the furnace could be slowly burning without your knowledge. Ensure you call for help when you notice these sign.
When the carbon monoxide detector goes off
Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas that can lead to lethal accidents. Gas appliances when handled without care can also be dangerous which can lead to production of carbon monoxide. Therefore your furnace should be accompanied with a carbon monoxide detector. The poisonous gas does not have a smell; it’s the detector that will inform the owner that carbon monoxide is in the room. The alarm then sounds and notifies the user that carbon monoxide is in the room. If the detector goes off, you are in trouble. Get a professional to come and fix it for you before your furnace and house blows up.
Production of banging sounds
A furnace in good condition runs quietly. If there is any noise it should be from the radiator systems but not a banging one. When you begin to notice screeching and banging sounds from the furnaces, begin to call for repairs.
A furnace can never inconvenience you when you really need it. Users only need to be careful and keen on how it works whenever they use it. This way, they will save it in time before it completely malfunctions.