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How Can You Tell When Your Furnace is Failing?

Action Air wants you to be aware of possible furnace problems before they become a major breakdown.

Start and Stop

If your furnace is cycling on and off, it’s because something in the system is causing it to cut off before it can complete a full heating cycle. Or it could be something simple like the heat sensor needs to be cleaned.

Flame color

Open your furnace door or look through the peepholes (if provided) and notice the color of the flame. If the flame is yellow, it is often a sign of a dirty burner. This could mean that your furnace isn’t heating to its full potential.

Higher Utility Bills

This could be many different issues. Excessively cold weather makes your furnace work harder than usual but if your furnace is struggling to get the job done, it may be a deeper problem. But, it could be something simple like a clogged filter that’s obstructing your furnace’s airflow.

Rodents at Work

Mice, rats and squirrels can do lots of damage to your home’s mechanical systems. If you see signs of nest material or animal droppings, check for signs of chewed wires.

Water Leaks

If you see a puddle of water around your furnace, it could be a sign of trouble. During the summer when running your air conditioner, it could be just water condensation. But if you see a leak while running the heating furnace, that could mean a big problem.

But of course, the best way to keep your system in peak running condition is to schedule regular maintenance check-ups with Action Air. Our technicians have a list of 15 checkpoints to keep your furnace running at peak performance.

If you’re ready for a thorough preventative maintenance check-up, schedule your appointment today. And as always, when you need action, call Action Air (931) 647-8525.