How Can You Tell If Your Furnace Needs a Repair?

Furnace breakdowns often come up when we’re least expecting or prepared for them. But the good news is that there are ways for you to prevent them in the first place and save that furnace replacement for a day in the hopefully distant future. In this blog, the Carrier® pros at Cliff Bergin & Associates explain how you can tell whether your furnace needs repair.

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Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

It Blows Cold Air When You Turn It On

Picture this: You finally break down and decide to turn on your heat for the season only to be greeted with a blast of cool air. While the culprit could be something simple, like a clogged air filter, it could be a sign that your furnace is on its last leg. Try replacing your filter, and if nothing changes, call the professionals at Cliff Bergin for more help.

It Takes Longer to Heat Your Home

If you’ve turned on your furnace and it’s barely getting warmer or it’s taking a while for it to get toasty, the system isn’t running as efficiently as it could be. It’s possible to make a repair and help it last longer, but unfortunately, this inefficiency happens when furnaces age, so it could mean a replacement is inevitable soon.

Your Energy Bills Are Suddenly Skyrocketing

Your energy bills are almost always larger during the colder months. But if you get a bill and it’s even more exorbitant than usual, it’s definitely a sign that something isn’t right—and it means your furnace isn’t running as efficiently as it should. Let the Cliff Bergin team investigate so that you can bring your energy bills down to a more reasonable level.

Your Furnace Keeps Turning On and Off (or Won’t Turn On at All)

When this happens, it means your furnace is over-cycling. This is a common issue when the air filter becomes clogged, if air isn’t properly circulating, or if there are complications with your thermostat.

If your furnace won’t turn on, be sure to check your thermostat to ensure it’s on the proper settings. Also, check your breaker box. Something as simple as a blown-out fuse could also be the real culprit.

You Haven’t Had Your Furnace Serviced in Years

If you haven’t had a professional come to service your furnace in years, it’s definitely time to do it—especially before issues become more apparent. Scheduling annual service for your furnace is one way to prevent future problems.

Cliff Bergin—for All Your Furnace Repair Needs

Whether your furnace needs repair or replacement, trust the Cliff Bergin team for your home comfort needs. We’ll set up your service appointment right away and take care of any issues quickly, so you can get back to enjoying your warm and cozy home. Contact us today to schedule.