Heating concerns in the dead of winter can be stressful and inconvenient. Keeping track of maintenance and paying attention to any warning signs is the best way to stay ahead of emergency repairs. When the time comes for a replacement furnace, it’s good to know what your options are as well. Gresham, OR has relied on the expert service of Sunset Heating & Cooling since 1922. Our dedicated professionals treat each and every call as though it was their own. When the time comes to have your furnace replaced, we have all the answers you need.
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What Are the Symptoms of a Damaged Furnace?
If you want to avoid breakdowns, the best thing to do is to pay attention to the warning signals your furnace can give. Typically, a furnace will not just randomly die (though on rare occasions it can happen). If you can spot these warning signs early, you can have the issue repaired before it gets worse.
Here are some warning signs to be on the lookout for:
- Pilot light is yellow or green. It should be blue.
- Poor airflow through the duct system.
- Inconsistent warm air or insufficient warm air.
- Poor air quality or an excess of dust or soot around vents.
- Water leaking from the unit.
- Odd odors or strange noises coming from the system.
- There is an increase in your fuel costs with no change in use.
- Thermostat is not working (make sure to check the batteries).
Sunset Heating & Cooling is ready to help when your furnace shows signs of damage. We offer top-quality furnace repair services and take the time to diagnose your issues. By solving the root source of the problem, you can expect long-term solutions and added peace of mind.
What Causes Thermostat Damage?
Your thermostat is the barometer for how your furnace is functioning. It can tell you a lot about what is going on with your system. Occasionally, you may have an issue with your thermostat that can be a warning sign of other bigger issues. Most importantly though, if your thermostat is not working make sure you check the batteries first to avoid an embarrassing moment.
If the batteries are good, and it is still not responding, this can be due to a few things. First, it can be faulty wiring from the thermostat to the heater. It can also mean a malfunction in the thermostat itself.
Another issue that can arise is when the thermostat is adjusted but nothing happens. This is most likely an issue with the heating system or blower. Also, if there are some rooms that are hotter or colder than others it could mean the thermostat is telling the furnace to turn on and off too frequently.
One way to catch thermostat issues early? Remember to schedule ongoing heating tune-ups and maintenance services today!
The Perks of Ongoing Maintenance
Many of the issues above can be eliminated, or at least reduced, with annual tune-ups. Furnace maintenance will be able to keep repairs at bay, catch problems before they become serious, and keep any faulty equipment from causing trouble.
Other benefits include an extended lifespan, better air quality, reduced or maintained energy costs, and inspected safety features. All of these things combined give you peace of mind that your electric, gas, or oil furnace will be working properly to keep you warm all winter long.
When you need to choose a central heating service company, work with the experts that always put your needs first!