If there’s one thing we’ve learned after living and working for years in the Indianapolis and Hamilton County, Indiana area, it’s that the winters can really test your tolerance for the cold. The average temperature can sit anywhere between 36 and 18 degrees Fahrenheit, and even dip below zero in some of the more extreme arctic weather patterns. Having a reliable heating system is crucial this time of year, so knowing the signs that your furnace is not working or is about to break down can save you and your family some mid-winter agony.
Star Heating & Cooling has experience with all types of furnaces, and our HVAC professionals can diagnose and repair any furnace issue that comes their way. We’ve compiled a list of the most common signs that your furnace is about to break down. Read on to learn more, and give us a call if you have any of these issues.
Signs That Your Furnace Needs to be Repaired
The sooner you detect something is amiss with your heating system, the sooner we can have our certified furnace repair experts drop by and fix it for you. Here are some tell-tale signs that your furnace needs to be repaired.
Furnace Frequently Turning on and Off
If your furnace seems to be turning on and off a lot more than it normally does, that’s a red flag. There are a few different causes for a furnace not being able to complete a full cycle. It could be a problem with your blower motor as well as an interruption in the airflow due to a dirty filter. If you’re not sure, give us a call to look into this further.
Increasing Utility Costs
Is the energy bill higher than it was last month or this time a year ago? Chances are, there’s something causing your furnace to work harder and use more electricity. Bring in a professional before this problem turns into a larger one.
Thermostat Not Correct
Does it feel a bit drafty for 70 degrees? If the temperature on your thermostat isn’t matching up with the temperature in your home, chances are your furnace can’t keep up with your home’s heating needs.
Cold Spots Around the House
If there’s a room in your home that’s significantly cooler than the rest of the house, your furnace might not be heating enough to reach the entire house or isn’t able to maintain the positive and negative pressure of the vent system to keep air circulating.
Furnace Making Loud Noises
Any of the following sounds coming from your furnace are cause for alarm. Rattling, whistling, clanking, and buzzing. A rattling noise could be a sign of a serious problem. A cracked heat exchanger can cause a rattling noise and could mean there’s a heightened chance of a carbon monoxide leak in your home.
Constantly Need Repairs
If we’ve had to come over multiple times to fix your furnace in the last two years, chances are that’s a sign that things are only getting worse. We recommend considering a preventative maintenance plan to catch problems before the heating season, or a full replacement.
Is your furnace between 15 and 20 years old? Then, it’s had a good life, and it’s time to move on to a newer, more energy-efficient model. Call Star Heating & Cooling’s home heating experts to assess your home’s HVAC service needs, recommend the proper replacement, and perform the installation.
Call Star Heating & Cooling for Furnace Repair or Replacement in Central Indiana
Nobody wants to be left out in the cold when the most extreme cold temperatures sweep into Central Indiana. By knowing the signs that your furnace is about to break down, you can prevent a major catastrophe, bring in a professional furnace repair technician to perform the requisite fixes, and keep yourself and your family warm all winter long! Call Star Heating & Cooling today.