Gas furnaces are a great option for older homes with reduced electrical services where a larger electrical service panel might night be available. These systems are also known to push out "hotter" air, resulting in an overall higher and more even temperature than electric options. Our team has worked with countless customers to solve their gas furnace installation and repair issues and ensure that their home is a safe, comfortable place to live.
Delaying the need for furnace repairs in Statesville puts much more than your comfort at risk- a malfunctioning gas furnace can be incredibly dangerous for your home and the people who live in it! Like any system, every part of your heating system relies on the other parts to operate smoothly. Even a small issue can escalate as one worn down part continues to wear on the other part, potentially resulting in the need for a complete replacement. Proper maintenance is important, and working with the JP’s team will ensure that you get exactly what you need, so you can rest assured that your home will be safe and comfortable.
Common Signs Maintenance is Needed
It can be difficult to distinguish between regular furnace activity and signs that may be a cause for concern. In our experience, here are a couple top signs that your furnace might need to be looked at by a professional.
- Moisture buildup throughout your home. If you've noticed that certain rooms have moisture building up on the windows, walls, or even the ceiling, there's a chance that there is not enough airflow going through your home. While this can be caused by vent blockages, another common cause of this issue is a furnace that is failing.
- A yellow burner flame. Take a look at your gas powered furnace's burner flame. If there is a yellow hue to the flame, you might have a dirty burner which can mean that your furnace is working harder than necessary to heat your home.
- Constant cycling between on and off. If your furnace is starting and stopping often, the reason is often because an issue with the system is causing it to turn off prematurely. Sometimes the cause of this issue is a failing or dirty heat sensor, other times the fan motor may need to be replaced.
- High utility bills. If your utility bills are spiking beyond what is normal for your home in a given season, it may be time to call a professional to take a look at your gas furnace. High utility bills mean that your furnace (and heating system) are working on overdrive to heat your house as usual, and this strain can only go on for so long before something begins to fail. Often times, the solution is as easy as replacing the furnace filter!
If you've noticed these signs or any other normal activity coming from your gas furnace system, the best thing to do is to call a professional to come take a look.