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5 Silent Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

Your furnace has been working hard for months to keep your home warm, and now we’re coming to the end of the winter season. All that work from your furnace may have added strain to some of the components and it needs to be addressed.

Sometimes furnace problems are loud and easy to identify. But other times, furnace problems are quiet, and you may not realize that something is wrong until it’s too late. You can keep reading to learn more about some of the quieter furnace problems we see and why they are serious. Then give our team a call to schedule your furnace repair in Calgary.

1. Lack of Heat

There may be times when your furnace turns on and even blows air out of the vents, but does not produce heat. Furnace air may feel lukewarm and at first, your home may still be comfortable despite a lack of heat. 

However, a lack of decidedly hot air is a red flag that something is wrong with your heater. The problem isn’t with airflow if you can still feel air coming out of the vents. Instead, there may be something wrong with the heating elements or ignition inside of your furnace.

2. Lack of Airflow

There may be other times when your heater turns on, but if you hold your hand up to a vent you do not feel any airflow. If you do, the airflow may be weak instead of a strong and steady stream. When this happens, there’s usually a problem with the airflow somewhere in the system. It could be that the air filter is clogged and blocking airflow into your furnace. 

Or, there could be a blockage anywhere within the system that is preventing airflow from reaching your home. No matter the problem, it needs to be addressed quickly, especially if your furnace is still producing heat. When the temperature increases too much inside your furnace as the heat stays trapped, the system may shut down as a precaution to prevent overheating.

3. Pilot Light

If you have a gas furnace, it is important to pay attention to the color of the pilot light. Do periodic checks on your furnace to make sure that the pilot light is burning bright blue during operation. If you notice that the flame dims or turns yellow or orange, there isn’t enough oxygen in the chamber.

You can try to make adjustments on your own like turning off your furnace and allowing it to cool down so that you can wipe the chamber where the pilot light is located to eliminate dust buildup. You can also change out the air filter and make sure there are no blockages on the outside exhaust vent preventing exhaust air from channeling outside. If none of these steps help, you can give our team a call to schedule professional service.

4. High Energy Costs

If you have energy costs that are increasing without an identifiable reason, your furnace could be to blame. If your furnace suddenly starts using more energy to operate, something is wrong inside of the system that is interfering with normal operation. A maintenance appointment means that our team can tweak the components and ensure that they are working together the way they are supposed to instead of struggling.

5. Leaks 

Any leaks coming from your furnace are also a red flag that something is wrong with the system. If you have a gas furnace, gas leaks are obviously extremely concerning. A leak can cause fire hazards to your home as well as negatively impact your family’s health. But water leaks are equally important to pay attention to. If condensation is developing inside of your furnace and leaking out, you run the risk of mold growth inside the system and around your home.

Contact Ace Plumbing and Heating today to schedule an appointment for your plumbing and HVAC needs. Happy Today or You Don’t Pay!

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