Manufacturers recommend annual maintenance on your furnace every year. Regular maintenance not only helps prevent system failure, but it also can help your system perform better & catch issues early on.
5 Signs That Your Furnace Needs Maintenance
Furnace Smells - Usually, furnace odors go away as the unit runs. If an odor shows up suddenly, or a scent persists, it could be a sign of an underlying problem.
Difficulty Starting the Furnace - With older furnaces, you may experience more trouble starting and maintaining the unit. If you find yourself restarting your furnace multiple times during the day, you should consider calling in an expert.
Not Enough Heat - If your furnace is not producing enough heat to match the thermostat setting, we recommend calling a professional, as there are a number of things that could be causing this issue.
Constant Noises - It is true that no furnace is silent, but loud and persistent noises are usually warning signs. Listen carefully to the sounds you hear and make sure your HVAC contractor is aware of them during the inspection. Squeaking or whistling is typically not normal noise.
Discolored Furnace Light - The Pilot light color should typically be blue. If you notice a yellowish flame, there could be issues with your ventilation.
How Often Should You Maintain Your Furnace?
Several internet articles suggest that furnaces in Minneapolis do not require annual service. However, HVAC manufacturers, and industry professionals with decades of experience will tell you that furnace maintenance is essential.
It is important to inspect, clean, and maintain your furnace annually to keep it working efficiently, using less energy, and lasting as long as possible. It can also help your indoor air quality and keep your family healthy and safe.
The majority of your furnace-related problems are caused by not getting regular and thorough maintenance. A poorly-maintained heating system can suddenly stop working in the winter, causing significant discomfort.
As part of our 24-point Furnace tune-up, we will:
- Check for Carbon Monoxide (CO)
- Check the pilot/flame sensor
- Inspect the heat exchanger
- Inspect motor and blower bearings
Contact Standard Heating & Air for Your Furnace Tune-Up Needs
Get your furnace inspected and tuned up by any of our highly trained and qualified technicians! Ensure the safety of your family while making sure that your furnace is running at peak efficiency by calling Standard Heating & Air Conditioning today. In case of the unforeseen emergency of a broken furnace, make sure to call us for heating service! We treat your emergency as our emergency.