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6 Signs You Need Repairs

Are you noticing strange smells, abnormal sounds, or reduced airflow coming from the register? Call Access Heating & Air immediately. Any number of these issues could cause a fatal breakdown in your heater.

Although some heater repair issues are inevitable, many can be prevented with routine maintenance. Proper heater maintenance service is a simple, yet essential part of avoiding unexpected, costly problems. You can help identify potential problems by routinely watching for the following problems in your home:

  • When you turn on the thermostat, it doesn’t turn on the furnace
  • Your utility bills are higher than usual.
  • The furnace is very loud and noisy while it’s running.
  • Your system is more than 10 years old.
  • Your pilot light is yellow instead of blue.
  • Your furnace blows cold air.

If the furnace is less than 10-years-old and not functioning properly, contact us to schedule a heating repair. Our technicians are licensed and insured and can repair any make and model heating system.

How to Prevent a Furnace Breakdown

Replace the filter regularly.

It is estimated that 90 percent of furnace issues are caused by the filter. Not only will a dirty filter restrict airflow and hinder your energy efficiency, they also put additional wear-and-tear on your furnace and can significantly reduce its lifespan. Different filters have different replacement schedules, so read the instructions when you put yours in; some need to be replaced as often as every four weeks.

Insulate your home.

It’s hard for your furnace to be efficient if half of the heat it’s producing is going out the window, or through walls or ceilings. Insulating your home is an effective way to retain heat and boost energy efficiency. Key places to insulate your home are on the walls, floors, attic and basement.

Get a programmable thermostat.

By installing a programmable thermostat in your home, you can take advantage of scheduling your heat usage. For example, turn down the heat before you go to bed and have it automatically turn on an hour before you wake up to avoid getting up to a cold house.

Have your furnace professionally installed.

The best furnace in the world isn’t going to operate at maximum capacity if it wasn’t properly installed. When it comes to your furnace’s performance, your HVAC contractor matters just as much as the manufacturer of the heating equipment.

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