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December 23, 2020

Furnace Warning Signs to Watch Out For

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The furnace in your home is an essential piece of equipment. When it comes to furnace repair, Newark, DE homeowners trust Gold Star Services. In this post, we look at 5 warning signs that your furnace needs repairs or replacement, and how Gold Star can help.

5 Furnace Warning Signs

Contact an HVAC professional if you notice any of the following signs:

  1. Inefficient Heating

Low or no heating can indicate furnace problems. Initial troubleshooting might include checking thermostat settings and cleaning/changing air filters, but if you continue to experience heating problems, schedule a visit from an HVAC technician to find the root of the problem.

  1. Smells

While furnaces can smell like the fuel they run on, especially when first turning a unit on for the season, most odors go away with time as the furnace runs. If you notice persistent, strong odors or new, sudden smells, have a professional take a look.

  1. Pilot Light

Check your unit’s pilot light periodically to ensure it’s functioning properly. A pilot light should typically appear blue—if you notice a different color to it, especially yellow, it could indicate excessive amounts of carbon monoxide. Have a professional take a look right away, as this could be a health concern.

  1. Starting the Unit

If it takes several attempts to start the furnace, or you need to restart it frequently, it could indicate problems ranging from wiring issues to a faulty thermostat. This happens more frequently as a unit ages.

  1. Strange Noises

While some noise is normal during operation, if you notice strange new noises, or persistent loud noises, it could indicate belt or fan issues. If the noises include banging or groaning, you might have loose or damaged component parts. Have an HVAC technician inspect your unit to determine the cause of the noises and replace any damaged parts.

Gold Star Can Help!

Gold Star Services prides itself on excellent workmanship. We are proudly backed by the Google Guarantee as a result of proving our business to be reliable, trustworthy and professional. Gold Star offers repair, replacement and maintenance services in the areas of heating, air conditioning and water heaters. Call 1-302-485-1687 today to get started with Gold Star Services!

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