If you’re like most New Englanders, you probably dread the cold winter months! Staying prepared in these frigid temperatures inside and outside is crucial! If your home is running a little colder than your thermostat is telling you, it could be a sign that your furnace isn’t running efficiently and needs repairs or to be replaced. Continue reading to find out additional signs that your furnace may not be operating correctly.

One sign of a furnace that needs to be repaired or replaced is the smell. The smell could range anywhere from rotten eggs, to burning oil to dirty socks in a locker room. If your furnace is smelling like any of these, we highly suggest you immediately shut down your furnace to prevent it from creating a fire. Then, give the professionals at Greenwood Plumbing and Heating a call to come and service your furnace immediately. We will provide you with advice on if you need a replacement or what repairs are needed on your furnace and how to maintain its life for as long as possible going forward. Damages to your furnace such as a gas leak can be very unsafe for you and those in your home or building. It is very important to get one of our team members out to you to have it serviced right away.

The second sign of needing a furnace repair would come from if the system is running efficiently. Look at your energy bill and see if you can monitor the price increasing. This is important because your system may be taking up valuable resources of energy and causing your bill to skyrocket, but at the same time, providing you little to no warmth inside your home or office. There would then be an inefficiency within your furnace that would need to be remedied. To ensure your furnace is running efficiently and to its full optimization, be sure to have the furnace serviced and cleaned regularly.

Another sign that your furnace may need our services is that the furnace may not be operating. You would then need to schedule an appointment to get one of our technicians to come in and service your furnace with new parts. Having the temperature on the furnace not matching the warmth in your building is a red flag that something may need to be serviced on your furnace. During the winter and cold weather months, it is important to have heat and make sure your furnace is running properly. If you are continuously raising thermostat levels in your house yet you are still feeling a draft of cold air, you should have your furnace repaired.

Other things to look for if your furnace needs repairs are unusual sounds and loud noises. This can usually mean that something within the furnace is damaged or has been blown out and is no longer operating correctly. If you find that your furnace is not staying on, this could also be a sign that the filter in the furnace is clogged. The filter may need to be changed or cleaned out when there is too much debris. The debris starts to build up and can cause the furnace to stop working completely. If you find that the light on your furnace starts to give you problems such as flickering, this may be caused by a draft in your house from a window or a door that may be slightly opened.

If you see, smell, or feel a change in your furnace at home or in the office, give us a call. We can come and evaluate your furnace system and ensure your safety in the building. It is better to be safe and be proactive when you sense a problem with your heating system. We advise that at least once a year you schedule a maintenance check of your system to ensure that nothing is damaged and that it is operating smoothly during the winter. We are here to service you and make sure you get the most out of your system. Call us with any questions or concerns and make an appointment to have our professionals check your furnace and clean your filters. Call Greenwood Plumbing and Heating at (401) 738-9245 for furnace repairs and installation.