What To Do If You See A Red Tag In Your Furnace?

Perhaps you’ve had issues with your home’s HVAC systems, such as a broken furnace or a defective air conditioner. The furnace in many houses not only generates “warmth” for winter heating, but it also distributes air for air conditioning during the summer months. It is often the source of ventilation for many houses and commercial buildings. As a result, it’s critical to remember that your furnace runs all year. Even though our winters are moderate, severe summer temperatures or even large temperature changes can cause havoc with the cooling and heating systems.

The trouble is, there are telltale symptoms that your furnace needs to be repaired—or at the very least, well maintained. Unfortunately, many homeowners ignore these warning indications until their air conditioner breaks down.

Sure, you can always contact for an emergency furnace repair, but these are often expensive and inconvenient. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure in this case. Even if the problem appears to be minor, you should call a professional to repair your furnace as soon as possible. Ignoring the issue, pushing through the season, or attempting a DIY fix can all be dangerous. Here are a few frequent furnace issues that must be addressed by a professional.

Here Are Some Red Flags To Look Out For:

If You Detect The Odour Of Gas

It’s incredibly dangerous if you smell gas! Take action right away. Leave the area as soon as possible and call emergency services. Hissing, whistling, or roaring sounds, damaged gas appliance connections, dead or withering flora in otherwise moist areas above or near gas piping, unusual soil movement, or bubbling water are all symptoms of a gas leak. When it comes to natural gas, it’s always better to be on the side of caution.

Problems With Combustion

A licenced HVAC repair technician should solve any problem with your furnace’s heat-producing function. Unusual aromas coming from your furnace’s direction, as well as an unexplained increase in your power bill, could indicate a potential furnace combustion problem. Keep in mind that a defective furnace combustion typically leads to higher CO emissions, so have your heater inspected as soon as possible.

Maintenance Should Be Performed On A Regular Basis

Because your HVAC system is so crucial to the comfort, safety, and value of your home, it only makes sense to keep it in good working order all of the time. Consider investing in regular preventative maintenance, such as provided by our Encore21 team, to avoid unexpected and costly furnace repair expenditures. Regular HVAC maintenance, like your twice-yearly dental check-ups, allows you to address minor issues before they become major problems. Furthermore, routine maintenance ensures a safer house and can extend the life of your HVAC system by up to 7 years.

The Air Conditioner Will Not Turn On

Resetting it and checking the circuit breakers may be all that is required. If it doesn’t work, you’ll need to hire a professional HVAC repair service. It’s unclear what’s causing the problem. It may be something straightforward. It could also be a burned-out compressor, which would take a large amount of technical knowledge to replace. This is also the point at which ‘good money after bad’ becomes an issue. When it comes to extensive HVAC repairs, it may be more cost effective to simply replace the unit with a new energy efficient one at some point. An expert can assist you in determining the best way to spend your HVAC budget.

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