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Signs That Your Furnace Might Be in Trouble

The fastest way to identify a contractor that you don’t want to work with is to find the one that tells you they can promise a completely problem-free home heating experience.  Why is that? Because 100% reliability simply is not something that you’ll ever get from any machinery, heaters included. This includes furnaces in Fort Wayne, IN. Yes, even the best furnaces on the market.  Yes, even when trained professionals install and service them.

Investing in good equipment and scheduling your furnace services with qualified professionals is certainly the best way in which to get the most reliable and effective performance possible from your home heating system, but nothing can guarantee 100% dependability. Learning some of the warning signs that your heater is in trouble is the next best thing, though. When you understand that your furnace is in trouble early on, after all, it’s more likely that you’ll be able to fix the problems quickly to mitigate any damages.

Your Furnace Is Blowing Cool Air

Okay,  let’s start with an obvious one. If your furnace is blowing cool air, then something is obviously wrong, right? You’d think so, and you’d be right, but trust us, there are plenty of homeowners out there that will write such problems off as long as they’re not too extreme. They may just think it’s too cold for the heater to really keep up, and tell themselves it’s not really that bad anyway.

And that’s how more major problems start developing. Truth be told, a properly sized and well-maintained furnace should not struggle to keep up with heating your home, especially not if that’s a new development. You may have leaky ducts, a fuel delivery problem, or even an issue with your thermostat. Whatever the case, you’ll want the problem resolved promptly.

Your Furnace Is Short Cycling

Again, some homeowners may tell themselves that this is not really a serious problem. Those homeowners are fooling themselves, and with sometimes disastrous results. A short cycling furnace is one that starts up, but then runs only very briefly before cycling back down. That causes a lot of wear and tear on the furnace, increasing the risk of damages over time. Plus, it wastes energy, leaving you to pay more for a weaker performance from your system.

Short cycling can happen for a lot of different reasons. You should check your air filter before calling us, because if it is very dirty then replacing that air filter could actually solve the problem. If it’s not the filter, though, you could have a more serious problem on your hands, like relay issues.  We’ll get to the bottom of it and resolve the problem completely.

Your Furnace Is Costing  too Much to Run

If your furnace is costing a lot more to run than usual, don’t just suck it up and shell out your hard-earned money! Schedule professional services with us to get your system back on track and working efficiently. When something goes wrong with your furnace, there is just no way in which you can hope for it to function as efficiently as it should.

Schedule your furnace services with Collier’s Comfort. True Comfort, True Savings.

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