5 Signs Your Furnace Needs Attention | Dalton AC & Heating

Now that it’s getting cold enough in Pearland, TX, for most of us to need to run the heat, the hope is that most people will have a smooth, cozy experience. It’s more likely if you had your heater tune-up done (and if you didn’t, it’s not too late for an inspection). 

If you didn’t, or if you don’t plan to, then you should be aware of these ten signs of early heater problems. By paying attention to these issues, you might catch problems with your heater before it fails altogether.


#1) Strange Noises

If you hear banging, squealing, or rattling, then something has gone wrong. A belt could have broken, the ignition could have been delayed, or ball bearings could have worn away. 

No matter what the cause, a full heater failure could be on the horizon if you don’t get the problem fixed fast.


#2) Unpleasant Odors

Strange smells aren’t just unpleasant. When they come from your heater, they can be downright dangerous.

If you smell gas, evacuate the home and call the gas company first. But if you smell musty odors or burning smells, it’s time to make an appointment with your friendly neighborhood HVAC company before things go wrong. If possible, turn off the heater before we arrive, for safety’s sake. 


#3) Increased Energy Bills

Higher energy bills are normal whenever you need your HVAC system to really work at heating or cooling your home. But if they skyrocket well past expectations, it’s a sign that your system is malfunctioning.


#4) Frequent Cycling

Is your furnace turning off and on again very fast? Often, this means the thermostat is malfunctioning, but it can be a sign of a deeper, more serious issue.


#5) Your Pilot Light is Yellow

If you have a gas furnace, your pilot light should be blue. A yellow pilot light indicates a problem with incomplete combustion.


Get Help Today

Bad behavior on the part of your heater is bad news, but here’s the good news. Our heating repair services are often quite a bit more cost-effective than most people believe they’ll be, and we act fast to get your heat working once again.

We’ll try to save your heater without going straight to a replacement. However, if your heater is older, it may be unavoidable. Fortunately, we also offer financing.

You don’t have to tough it out if your heater is on the fritz. Call us to get help today! 

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