Now that cool weather has arrived, ensuring that your home’s
heating system is in good condition should be considered essential. If your furnace exhibits
any of the following warning signs, then consider contacting an HVAC technician
Your furnace is getting old.
In some cases, you may not notice any obvious problems as your heating
system begins to decline. Your furnace is designed to last for 10 to 15
years so, if yours has passed the decade mark, then it could be time to
schedule repairs and maintenance to help ensure that the furnace is working
properly and efficiently.
Your furnace makes a lot of noise.
While you can’t expect your furnace to run in complete silence, it
should not make strange sounds or operate too noisily. If you hear banging
noises, clanging sounds, or loud rumblings when your heater turns on,
then you could benefit from calling a technician about furnace repair.
Your house never gets warm enough.
When you set your thermostat to a reasonable temperature, your heater should
be able to meet the setting and warm your house consistently. If you find
yourself frequently adjusting your thermostat to try to warm your home
to a comfortable level, then there is a chance that your furnace isn’t
Your electric bills have risen.
When a furnace is running inefficiently, it requires more energy than necessary
to warm your home. Heating accounts for a significant portion of the average
household’s cold weather electric usage, so an increase in your
energy costs is yet another sign that something could be wrong with your furnace.
You’ve noticed a decrease in indoor air quality.
Finally, if anyone in your family is experiencing allergies or breathing
problems while in your home, then this can indicate that something is
wrong with your furnace. If your home’s indoor air quality is reduced,
then consider having an HVAC technician inspect your furnace.
Is your furnace exhibiting any of these warning signs? If so, then contact
Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating today by calling (510) 843-6904. We
specialize in expert repairs and
replacements for heating in Berkeley.