Fall is officially here in South Bend and the surrounding areas, which means furnace season is too. While your furnace might be running a little now and again, it won’t be long before it’s running around the clock. Make sure it’s prepared for the added use this season. If you’re not sure if you need a professional furnace tune-up, take a look at these three telltale signs you need to call Home Comfort Experts.
Higher Utility Bills
While it’s completely normal for your utility bills to go up somewhat when the season turns because your furnace is working harder, you shouldn’t see a drastic spike in your monthly energy bill. This could be a signal your furnace isn’t working efficiently. Check to see if your air filters are dirty, and if they aren’t, that’s a sign you definitely need a professional tune-up for your furnace.
Loud Banging Noises
Furnace engineering has come a long way in the last 20 years, so your system should run relatively silently when it’s on. If you’re experiencing loud banging noises when it kicks on, you might have an issue. A common culprit is an unaligned blower motor or delayed furnace ignition.
Strong Smells Coming from Your Furnace
Another signal you’re in need of a furnace tune-up is a strong odor coming from your furnace when it’s running. If you detect a burnt fuel scent or it smells like strong rotten eggs, you could have a gas leak. This is a serious problem that should be addressed immediately. If you smell a strong gas odor, leave your house immediately and call your local fire department.
Whether you are experiencing these three signals or not, a furnace tune-up will prepare your system for the shock of the winter. As a result, you’ll see more stable and lower energy bills, and you will have the peace of mind that your system won’t poop out on you in the middle of winter’s wrath.
Call Home Comfort Experts to schedule your seasonal furnace tune-up today. We are offering a special on furnace tune-ups for only $89 dollars. Special ends November 19th.