In our last post, we discussed some signs that indicate your furnace may need to be replaced or repaired. It is pretty obvious at this point that if your furnace is more than 10 years old, replacing it rather that repairing it seems to be the best option. Here are other signs of an ailing furnace and how to deal with it. Again, if your furnace is relatively new and suffering a problem, call your St. Paul heating service.
One of the more obvious signs that your furnace is in distress is in the noises it makes. You might be the type of person who hears a noise in your car’s engine and merely turns up the volume on the radio. This is not a good idea. Don’t ignore the sounds your furnaces makes, it could cost you dearly in the long run. That popping, rattling and squeaking will not go away until the underlying issue is resolved. And whether you repair or replace your furnace, the noise won’t go away until you act on it.
Check the flame on your furnace. If the flame is burning yellow instead of blue, it could be a sign that carbon monoxide is being created. This is a case in which you will want to call somebody as soon as possible to resolve this problem. People get sick from carbon monoxide poisoning and it could even kill you. So act right away.
Take the condition of your furnace seriously. Like any product with working parts, some will break or wear down in time and repairs will be needed.