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3 Signs Something Is Wrong with Your Furnace

Sometimes the signs of furnace problems are obvious and easy to identify. But other times, furnace problems are quieter and less ominous. It is important that you understand the various signs that something could be wrong with your furnace so you can identify them when they begin happening.

When you need furnace repair in Langdon, AB, you can give our team a call to schedule service. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about some of the common signs that can indicate your furnace is beginning to have problems. Calling to schedule service sooner rather than later can be the difference between a cheaper repair bill versus a complete system breakdown.

Unusual Noises

Any unusual sounds coming from your heater always indicate that something is going wrong. Sometimes you hear a loud noise one single time or intermittently. For example, you may hear a loud boom when your heater first turns on for each cycle. 

Other times a sound can be persistent and continuous. You may hear a tapping or rattling during furnace operation. Noises are not always particularly loud. Instead, they are quiet like the soft clicking sound when the furnace first turns on. 

Unusual Heating Cycles

You may also notice changes in heating cycles when something goes wrong with your furnace. For example, your furnace may begin to turn on and stay on for an extended period of time without ever turning off. On the opposite spectrum, your furnace may turn on and off every couple of minutes without ever staying on long enough to sustain heating your home. 

Both of these types of cycles are a problem because they add strain to your furnace. This strain can increase wear and tear on components and increase the likelihood that you will need to make repairs. Plus, your furnace is working harder instead of smarter, so your energy bills are costing more.

Bad Smells

The air coming from your furnace should never smell bad. If you begin to smell an unpleasant odor coming from the vents when your furnace is operating, something significant could be wrong. A burning smell can indicate that a component inside of your furnace is overheating and potentially burning up. 

At the same time, you may have electrical problems that are causing a burning smell. A foul odor like rotten eggs can mean you have a gas leak. Even though natural gas does not have an odor, some providers do add smell to the gas so that identifying a leak is easier.

Contact Ace Plumbing and Heating today to schedule an appointment for your plumbing and HVAC needs. Fusing Technology with Comfort.

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