How to Tell If Your Furnace Needs a Tune-Up

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You may have been putting off your furnace tune-up for this year as your furnace seems to be running fine. While it may seem you are saving money in the short term, leaving your furnace to its own devices all winter long may actually cost you more in the long run. If you haven’t had a tune-up recently you may want to watch out for a few signs that can tell you it’s time for a tune-up.

Signs That It Is Time for a Furnace Tune-Up

The following signs are good indications that it’s time to call a professional heating team for furnace maintenance services:

  • Rising energy costs – if you have noticed a sudden rise in your energy costs this can be due to the fact that your furnace is not running as efficiently as it can. A dirty furnace will need to work harder to get your home warm, causing your costs to rise.
  • Hot and cold spots – a furnace that is not working effectively can produce uneven heating throughout your home. This means you can have one room that is boiling hot and other rooms that feel too cold.
  • No heat – if you turn your furnace on only to find it is blowing cold or not blowing at all, it is time to call a professional right away.
  • Loud noises – banging or popping noises could be due to dust or dirt build up in your furnace or your home’s vents.
  • Cycling – if your thermostat is switching on and off constantly this is a good indication that something is wrong. The problem could be with your furnaces wiring or it may be the thermostat itself.
  • Rising repair costs – calling constantly for furnace repair is not normal. When a furnace is not cleaned and maintained, its life span will be reduced and problems may regularly start popping up. Regular maintenance can help your system run efficiently and effectively throughout its lifetime.
  • Aging furnace – an older furnace will need regular care to ensure that it is working as efficiently as it can. When a furnace ages, things can start to go wrong, you can reduce the chances of major repairs by caring for your furnace on a regular basis.

Why Have Regular Furnace Tune-Ups?

There are many advantages to keeping your furnace in good condition, these advantages include;

  • A longer lifespan
  • Reduced energy cost
  • A comfortable home
  • A safe heating system
  • Cleaner air inside your home
  • Reduced repair costs

While it may seem like an inconvenience to have someone come out to tune-up your furnace the advantages far outweigh having to make a yearly tune-up appointment.

Book Your Furnace Tune-Up Today

If your furnace is in need of a tune-up, contact us today! We can help you keep your home comfortable through the cold winter months.

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