Must-Know Information About Your Home’s Furnace

Dealing With Your Furnace

It is important to keep your home’s furnace in working order and to call for furnace repair services whenever needed. Lack of maintenance would create an environment where one’s furnace can experience a number of maladies. These could be all or any of the following.

1. The noisy furnace

A loud banging noise from your furnace could mean a number of different issues. these could include a very loose belt, a problem with the ignition system, or the replacement of a component that close to failing.

2. The thermostat requires a major notch up to produce heat.

If one finds their home cold on a regular basis the thermostat may be faulty culprit as well as possible leaking ducts. Another issue could be a problem with one’s pilot light.

3. Sky high electric bills

High electric bills often is a sign of inefficient performance.

4. The pilot light is yellow

This is a sign that the gas combination of one’s furnace is not in the best condition. Yellow can be a sign of bad gases such as Carbon Monoxide.

5. Its difficult to start the furnace and keep it going

A furnace repair may be needed to replace a thermostat, fix faulty wiring, or repair a pilot light, or a fan motor.

6. The air quality in one’s home is affecting the health of the family

If one’s family has experienced various breathing related issues such as asthma or other allergies a poorly operating furnace may be the culprit.


7.
Cold spots exists in pockets within your house

Ice inside the home is never a good sign and requires immediate repair.

8. Condensation is seen inside of the house

Evidence of condensation inside of the house is a sign that the furnace is operating inefficiently. A repair visit should fix the problem but if that is not successful a new furnace may be needed.

9. One’s furnace is past ten years old

If one’s furnace is over ten years old it may be cheaper to purchase a new one and save costs on repairs over the course of the several years following the ten year anniversary of the furnace.

10. Lack of maintenance visits to one’s furnace

The normal age for a furnace is about 10 to 15 years based on use and periodic maintenance. If one’s furnace requires frequent repairs in a a few year period it may be time to purchase a new furnace.

Looking to hire professional HVAC technicians for your Boise home’s furnace repair? Call Wickstrom Plumbing Heating & Cooling at (208) 466-9447 for our quick and efficient services.