Signs That your Furnace is not Working Properly

What to do if your furnace is not working

If a furnace is struggling to keep your home warm, it is time to check for warning signs. Generally, a furnace that is having issues will offer signs that indicate problems. Many of these signs are noticed during an annual Furnace Inspection. Here are some signs that your furnace is not working properly.

Noises or Gas Odor

Two of the most common Furnace Warning Signs are unusual noises and gas odors. If a furnace is making strange noises, or when the smell of gas is present, it is time to contact a professional. These two signs are indicators of a furnace that may need to be repaired.

If you smell gas or hear strange noises, it is important to get help immediately. Putting these signs off can cause further damage, and it puts household members in danger.

Yellow or Orange Flame

Another serious warning sign that should never be ignored is a yellow or orange flame. A furnace flame should always burn blue; it should also be stable and appear clean.

When flames are yellow or orange it is a sign of dirt build-up in the burner or other possible issues. An unstable flickering yellow or orange flame is an indication that the furnace is not producing an appropriate mixture of gas and oxygen. Ignoring this sign can lead to a large gas leak and lead to disaster. If a yellow or orange flame is noticed the furnace should be shut down until a professional can inspect it.

Faulty Thermostat

A faulty or broken thermostat will also give homeowners warning signs. When a thermostat is broken or not working properly, the furnace may cycle on and off quite often, or not operate for as long as it should. A home that does not seem to get warm regardless of the temperature setting is another sign of a broken thermostat.

Obstructed Vents

Obstructed airflow in front of vents is another reason a furnace does not seem to be working. Obstructed vents will lead to furnaces struggling to keep a home warm. Dirty air filters should be changed or cleaned often because dirty filters make furnaces work extra hard. Play it safe and contact a professional at Air Management today or as soon as you notice signs that you are unable to solve.

What to do if your Furnace is not Working

If you notice any of these problems in your home, contact the experts at Precision Tech Home Services. We are available 24/7 for your emergency furnace repair. We are located in Monmouth county NJ and are available for your furnace service needs in Manalapan, Englishtown, Marlboro, Monroe, Freehold, Howell & Middletown, NJ. 

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