Is Your Furnace Suffering From Winter Stress?
As Minnesotans, we’re tough against the cold, but we rely on heating when we’d rather not be. Throughout our harsh winters, come sleet or snow, your furnace works hard to ensure your family’s comfort and health. Where would you be without a heated home during a polar vortex?
Because furnaces go through a lot during the cold season, they need a little TLC (at least once or twice per year) to help them through. No machine lasts forever without proper maintenance, and furnaces are no exception. When this workhorse of a machine is struggling, contact your local pros at Furnace Doctors and get it the attention it deserves!
The farther we get into winter, the harder your heating system has to work due to a drop in heating effectiveness – especially if you forgot to schedule furnace maintenance last fall! Let’s take a look at some common signs of winter stress on your furnace...
The Good News: Many Furnace Problems Are Fixable
If you work with top-of-the-line HVAC contractors like our team at Furnace Doctors, chances are your furnace’s winter blues can be resolved in a cinch with a simple furnace repair. Furnaces are designed to last for many years, and as such it’s often small parts that give out before the machine as a whole is rendered unserviceable.
Keep an eye out for these common signs of winter stress on your furnace:
Your Igniter Is Failing
As the name implies, this part of your gas furnace creates the electrical spark that allows for ignition and thus heat generation. Wear-and-tear, grime, and old age can all be the cause of this issue, and it often manifests as a furnace that fails to stay lit or won’t light at all.
Your Filter Is Dirty
Since we use our furnaces more in the wintertime, their filters are going to collect more airborne pollutants. It’s common sense. A dirty furnace filter, while generally an easy problem to spot, can result in a furnace that works harder to heat your home, landing you with sky-high energy bills.
Your Furnace Is Noisy
While it might not be an issue in and of itself – furnaces are usually situated quite out-of-the-way – it’s a surefire sign that something is seriously amiss with the machine, potentially resulting from wintertime overuse. Get in touch with a heating contractor ASAP if your furnace is excessively talkative.
Furnace Doctors: Your Twin Cities Heating Company
Like our name suggests, we’re experts in curing your furnace of “illness” and restoring your home to its previous high levels of comfort. For furnace repair services done right and with a smile, give our Saint Paul Park office a call today at 651-789-3082.