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Heed These Signs You Need Furnace Repair

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If you’re like many homeowners in our area, then you may very well be using a furnace as your heating system of choice. Since the furnace is the most common type of residential heating system out there—ahead of boilers and heat pumps—it’s the one we get the most calls about. Furnaces can provide powerful heating and reliable performance, but just like any other complex mechanical system, furnaces can malfunction and as a result require professional furnace repairs in Nashville, TN.

Fortunately, you needn’t look any further than our team to get those services, but we know that some furnace problems can be tricky to find for the untrained eye. We’d like to help you detect problems early on, so you can get our technicians out to help you before you’re stuck with a completely malfunctioning or broken down heater when you need it the most. After all, winter isn’t over quite yet! If you notice any of the following signs, please make sure your next step is giving us a call.

Loud Noises

If you’ve already had your furnace for some time, you’re likely familiar with the normal, daily sounds it makes during operation. When your furnace becomes noisier than usual, however, or if you hear sounds you don’t expect, you’re probably hearing a indication that your heater needs repair.

These loud and strange noises may include anything form mechanical shrieking (motor bearing running down) or grinding (motors in need of lubrication) to clicking (potential crack in the heat exchanger) or rattling (general loose components, often in the blower fans). It takes a trained pro to determine what’s actually wrong, and have it repaired.

Short-Cycling

Or rather, a furnace that is turning on and off rapidly. Something is causing your furnace to finish its heating cycle too soon, which puts immense strain on the components, raises your energy costs, and doesn’t give your heater time to send heat evenly around the house.

The problem may be as simple as a clogged filter (which we encourage you to check on your own, and replace if needed to see if that resolves the issue on its own), or a big as a furnace that is not properly sized. Our HVAC technicians will get to the bottom of your short-cycling issue so we can repair it for you ASAP.

Higher Than Expected Energy Bills

Take a look at your heating bills and compare them to last year’s. If your heating system use is comparable, then you may be looking at a heater that is operating inefficiently for some reason. Give us a call if you notice this so we can properly inspect the system.

Cold Spots in Your Home

We have a bit of good news here—this might not actually be caused by the heater itself, but rather another component of your home. It could be the ductwork attached to the heater that has a breach, allowing conditioned air to escape. Or it can be a miscalibrated thermostat not allowing your home to actually reach your desired temperature—this one will affect your cooling efficiency too, so you’ll want to have an inspection done before spring begins. One other possible cause is that you need to install weatherstripping around drafty windows and doors.

On the other hand, it could be a problem with your heater, but the only way to know for sure is to give our staff a call. Also, be sure to check out our current promotions to see how you can save on your heating repairs!

Need a Helping Hand, Call the Maynard Man! We are the “Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Energy Experts” and we look forward to serving your HVAC needs.

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