Signs your furnace may need an emergency repair

Your furnace is your first line of defense against the cold winter temps. But what happens when your furnace clunks out in the middle of the winter season? Luckily, your heating experts at Finken can help you get your furnace up and running in no time. Here are a few tell-tale signs that your furnace is about to break down and call it quits:

Diagnose those clanks and clunks

The second most obvious sign that your furnace is having trouble are irregular noises. (The first sign would be that your furnace doesn’t even turn on). If you furnace is making irregular noises it often means that ductwork is loose inside the unit, a damaged fan belt or even improper combustion. Call a heating professional ASAP to help you diagnose those mysterious clanks and clunks.

Smelling gas

A gas leak is a serious sign that there is a problem within the heating and gas exchange inside your furnace. This problem often indicates that your unit has a faulty heat exchanger or damaged ductwork. Gas leaks can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning so it’s pertinent that you call for emergency heat repairs right away.

The pilot light is not blue

A furnace pilot light should be blue. If the pilot light is not blue, it means that something is wrong inside the unit. The pilot light might appear yellow which means that there is a combustion problem. Combustion problems can lead to carbon monoxide issues so they should be addressed ASAP by an emergency heating professional.

If there are any problems with your furnace this winter season, give the heating professionals at Finken a call. Finken is ready to deal with your heating emergencies 24/7.

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