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Tips to Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

Keeping warm is as essential to you as it is for your house.

Sometimes, when your heating system breaks, it doesn’t always equal a cold house. Other signs can show you that your heater requires repair.

If you see any of these issues, you’ll want to get it checked out. These signs could be trying to warn you that your heater is about to break down. In some cases, it means preventing a health hazard.

So what are some of the signs?

Carbon Monoxide

Having a carbon monoxide detector in your house is extremely handy. These could save your life. They also will let you know if your heating system is broken.

Some units use natural resources such as oil or gas. These systems produce carbon monoxide. When this works right, it leaves through an exhaust system. However, if the heating exchanger is cracked, then the carbon monoxide can end up in unfavorable places. When the heat exchanger cracks, then it can leak Carbon monoxide into your home.

Carbon monoxide is silent but deadly. The gas is colorless, tasteless, and odorless. However, if you breathe too much of it, you’ll get sick and pass out. Continue breathing it, and you will die.

This is why you want monitors. Having one on each floor of your home and near your heater will prevent disaster. You can also prevent this from happening by having routine maintenance. When someone comes out to clean and examine it, they will test for carbon monoxide leaks as well.

Higher Heating Bill

Naturally, your bill will increase as the colder months roll in. However, sudden swells in price can mean the heater is using more energy than it should.

This could happen because it needs to be cleaned, or there’s faulty wiring. There are multiple reasons why more power would be flowing to the unit that necessary.

Although some reasons can be small, others can be more significant. You could have a faulty compressor or a leak. For those, the unit is trying to overcompensate for the problems.

Furnace Replacement and Repair

Repair any issues to ensure a safe and functional furnace

Rumbling and Clanging

When pieces break, they can get loose and rattle around the heating system. Weird sounds mean that its time to call a professional.

Depending on the problem, it can put stress on the system. This could lead to more significant issues in the future if not fixed immediately.

If you are having problems with your heating system, give us a call (281) 876-9400. Or check out our website.