Well, we have certainly gotten a little beat up by winter weather these past couple months. And as temperatures continue to reach below freezing temperatures outdoors, you’ll want to make sure they aren’t doing the same indoors as well! We can all agree that there is little worse than coming in from the cold only to realize your furnace isn’t working or has been blowing cold air into your home. So keep an eye out for these 5 warning signs that your furnace is in need of repairs if it’s going to be any help at all for the remaining winter months:
1. Your furnace is more than 15 years old.
On average, most furnaces last between 10 and 20 years, with a high end unit lasting into the upper end of that range. If your furnace is more than 15 years, it is without a doubt time for some major repairs and maintenance. Or better yet, just start planning for a furnace replacement sooner rather than later. Raynor Services can handle that for you too!
2. You have a tough time getting it started.
Furnace repairs that might need to happen in order to correct this problem include thermostat replacement, rewiring of faulty connections, pilot light repair or blower motor replacement. Definitely don’t sleep on this one. It’s a recipe for a chilly home if I’ve ever heard one!
If you’re noticing more condensation in your home than usual particularly on the inside of windows and doors, a furnace repairs might your best course of action. You won’t know for sure until you get an Raynor heating technician out to your house to check things out.
4. Chilly rooms and ice issues.
If cold air seems to be constantly drafting through your house, it is likely that your furnace isn’t functioning at full capacity anymore. If you notice ice is forming on your roof, it can be a sign of furnace trouble because the heat from your home is leaking up through your attic as opposed to staying down in the living areas where it belongs.
5. Your indoor air quality is on the decline.
If your furnace is in need of repairs, you might notice a rise in breathing-related troubles among your home’s residents. These can often include asthma, allergies, dry nasal passages and more uncomfortable problems. A furnace that is not running properly could be forcing dust, mold and other irritants into the air that circulates throughout your home.
Don’t let winter win! If any of the above items describe your furnace, do not hesitate to contact the heating experts at Raynor Services!