As the days get colder and the holidays approach, you’ll probably be watching the weather to see when you need to turn on your furnace. We looked at two furnace problems you may experience in a previous post, so be sure to catch up on that information if you haven’t yet read it. In today’s post, we’ll continue to look at some of the most common furnace problems we’ve seen in homes throughout Colorado.
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There’s almost nothing more concerning than attempting to fire up your furnace for the first time since last season, only to discover that it won’t turn on at all. You might be wondering if you’ll have to invest in expensive furnace repairs, or perhaps even a brand new furnace installation. Sometimes a tripped circuit breaker will cause your furnace to turn off, and all you need to do is turn the switch back on. If your furnace still isn’t working, then call us to schedule a furnace maintenance appointment.
It doesn’t matter what time of day it is — there’s almost nothing scarier than hearing your carbon monoxide detector go off. If your carbon monoxide detector’s alarm bells are ringing shortly after you turn on your furnace, then a cracked heat exchanger may be to blame. Older furnaces often develop cracks over time, allowing carbon monoxide to escape and permeate throughout your home. While we always check the health of your furnace’s heat exchanger during furnace maintenance appointments, it’s possible that it was damaged or developed cracks during the summer when the unit wasn’t in use. This is just one more reason why you should invest in a furnace maintenance appointment before you turn on your heat.
If your first heating bill of the season is much more expensive than it was last year, then the problem could be that you have developed a leak somewhere in your home. Perhaps a window in one of your bedrooms is allowing cold air to fill your home, or maybe one of your doors has developed a serious crack. Check to see if you can feel a draft in any of your rooms, and if you can’t, then give our HVAC company a call to schedule furnace maintenance. One of our friendly HVAC technicians will come to your home and look for any problems that could be compromising your furnace’s efficiency. Should you need furnace repairs, we’ll offer you a solution that works with your schedule and doesn’t exceed your budget.
Watch our blog page for future posts in which we’ll provide you with even more information that can keep your furnace working efficiently through the winter. If you would like to schedule furnace repairs or furnace maintenance, then please get in touch with us using the button below. We look forward to working with you!