5 Indicators of a Failing Furnace

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This time of year, you don’t want to be dealing with a failing furnace. With evening temperatures dropping into freezing territory, it’s just too cold to turn a blind eye to a furnace that’s on its last legs.

Fortunately, furnaces typically provide several warning signs that they’re about to go out. If you pay attention, you can likely catch them and call for rescue repair or replacement before you’re left in the cold.

Here’s what to look for:

Uneven Heating

You can hear the furnace running, but your rooms aren’t as warm as they should be. Unless you have windows or doors open, it’s quite possible that you’re dealing with a furnace that’s losing heating capacity. And this problem rarely gets better on its own, so heed the warning and call Bruce’s at 480-968-5652.

Noisy Operation

All furnaces make some noise when they run, but the sounds shouldn’t be getting increasingly loud. Rattling, booming, clicking and squealing are all sounds that indicate it’s time to call in the experts.

Short Cycling

Start, stop, start, stop. When a furnace gets into this annoying pattern, it can indicate a variety of problems. A furnace should run in heating cycles of at least 15 minutes before cycling down. If you are experiencing short cycles, consider it time to get your furnace checked out.

Rising Heating Bills

A properly maintained furnace should maintain approximately 95% of its original energy efficiency throughout its life. If your heating bills are creeping up month after month, you may need repair, or it may be time to consider a replacement.

It’s Always Chilly

If you’re turning the thermostat higher and higher to keep the house barely comfortable, your furnace is likely failing. Instead of continuing to bundle up and hope for the best, call an expert at Bruce’s. We’re here to help.

With 24/7 service, Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating is your go-to source for all your home’s heating needs. Whether it’s a simple repair or the installation of a complete new system, we bring our expertise and experience every time.